Thank you for thinking of people experiencing homelessness during these uncertain times. We are grateful to be a part of such a compassionate and caring community.
To help protect the health and well-being of people experiencing homelessness, our staff, volunteers and our local community we have taken additional measures in-line with health authorities' guidelines.
We are also conscious of reducing the need for our wonderful donors and supporters to go shopping to purchase items, and the need to minimise visitors to our Centre.
With this is mind, we are no longer able to accept donations of clothing or household items. Our onsite Opshop has also been closed.
We can accept of donations of food. You can find items we are currently in need of here:
The items, urgency and amount we need to support our clients changes incredibly quickly. We kindly ask that if you are in a position to make a donation - it would help us so much in ensuring we have the right items for people at the right time. Your generosity and kindess will help keep our doors open, essential services operating and enable us to support people the best way we can in this rapidly changing environment.
Food can be dropped-off at our Administration Office, 258 Hutt St Adelaide, Monday-Friday 9am-4:30pm. The Administration Office is the only area able to accept donation deliveries.
Unfortunately, we are unable to collect donated items. If you have a large quantity of items please contact our reception prior to arrival on 8418 2500.
If you are in doubt or have any questions, please contact us.
Are there any items you are unable to accept?
Due to safety and hygiene regulations and/or space (we have a very limited storage area) we are not able to accept:
- Household items
- Second-hand electrical items
- Used pillows and doonas
- Mattress toppers and roll up mattresses (blow-up beds accepted)
- Used/soiled clothes from Opportunity Shops
- Travel-sized / hotel toiletry items
- Baby car seats
Mobility aids (e.g. second hand walkers or aged care equipment)
Where can I drop-off my donation?
Hutt St Centre reception (administration building), 258 Hutt Street, Monday to Friday 9am - 4.30pm, excluding public holidays. If you have a large quantity of items to deliver, please contact our reception prior to arrival on 08 8418 2500.
There are two ten-minute loading zone parks located out the front of 258 Hutt Street, and free street parking along Hutt Street. Please note, deliveries can no longer be made via Vincent Place due to a change in parking conditions to No Parking.
We kindly request that items being donated are packed into bags, containers or boxes that you no longer require. Our volunteers do a great job sorting through donated items, but are unable to empty out goods and return bags/containers to you on-the-spot.
Are you able to pick-up my donation?
As a small organisation focused on service delivery to people doing it tough, we are unable to provide a donation pick-up service. Thank you for your understanding.
How are donated items distributed?
Items will be provided to clients, as needed, through our case workers.
If you are unable to accept my donation, can you recommend any other organisations?
There are many wonderful organisations supporting people experiencing homelessnes, poverty and disadvantage, please find below some suggestions . We recommend contacting them directly to check their situation on accepting donations under the current COVID-19 health guidelines.
Bric a brac
- www.salvos.org.au - due to COVID-19, Salvos opshops are currently closed and not accepting donated goods. Please put items aside until the stores reopen.
- www.vinnies.org.au - due to COVID-19, Vinnies opshops are currently closed and not accepting donated goods. Please put items aside until the stores reopen. Update 27/4/2020: Vinnies SA are trialling a drop off point https://www.vinnies.org.au/page/Shops/SA/
Kids and Baby items
- www.treasureboxes.org.au - due to COVID-19, Treasure Boxes operations have been altered. Please contact them directly for the latest information on donating goods.