We are often approached by generous members of the community looking to donate clothing items for people experiencing homelessness. For donations of material aid, we kindly request that you refer to the list below. Due to our limited storage space, we are not always able to accept and store material aid for distribution to our friends on the street, however frequent stocktakes allow for us to reach out to sponsors and donors for desired and required items.
When donating second-hand clothing items, we ask that they only be offered if washed and wearable. All socks and underwear donations must be new.
We are currently accepting donations for the below items at 7-9 Hosier Lane, Melbourne 3000.
Women’s Clothing: Tracksuit pants and hoodies (size S-M)
Men’s Clothing: T shirts (size M), shorts, track suit pants and hoodies (size S-M) and jeans (all sizes)
Accessories: Men’s belts, Men’s and Women’s hats and beanies, scarves, gloves and raincoats
Toiletries: Spray and roll on deodorant, body wash, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, body lotions & moisturisers, shampoo and conditioner
Coats/Jackets: Men’s and Women’s hoodies, sweatshirts and jackets
Shoes: Men’s footwear (work boots and runners sizes 9-10) and Women’s footwear (runners, boots, no heels). New thongs/flip-flops are useful all year-round for client and patient use.
Socks: Women’s – must be new
Underwear: Underwear, all sizes. Men’s (size M) and Women’s (sizes 10-12, 12-14) / bras (sizes 10, 12, 14)
Sleeping Bags/Blankets: All clean waterproof sleeping bags, swags and blankets that can be rolled up for easy carrying. Clean linen and doonas in good condition for client entering housing.
Other: Tarps, backpacks (both daypack size and larger; new or used, must be usable with no tears or broken zips/buckles, bottled water and drink bottles, unwanted mobile phones with charges, bike locks, towels, insect repellent, supermarket vouchers. ‘Essentials’ hampers for clients entering housing (e.g. clothes basket of cleaning products, hamper of pantry staples, dinner sets etc). Coffee mugs, breakfast bowls and cutlery for use in our clinic and drop in space.
Music Program: Percussion, stringed or electronic instruments
Cooking Program: Deep dish non-stick electric frypan with lid, food processor, wooden chopping boards, quality cooking knives
Gardening Supplies: New or used pots, fertiliser, secateurs, other gardening hand tools etc.
We are currently accepting donations for the below items at 6 Hartington Street, Glenroy 3046.
Art and Craft supplies: New or used pencils, markers, pastels, charcoal, drawing paper/pads, paints, glue, modelling clay etc.
Sporting/fitness equipment: Yoga mats, basketballs, soccer balls etc.
Games: New or used board and card games
Our team will update our wish list regularly to ensure that we can work alongside the generous people throughout Melbourne to provide material aid and support to people in need. Please call our team on 9340 9100 (Glenroy) or 9945 2100 (City) to arrange drop offs.