Christmas is a time for giving, and it is a great opportunity to teach children to give back to the less fortunate in the community. If this is something you’re considering for your family this year, Buggybuddys has a list of charities around Perth collecting everything from gift vouchers to good quality used toys and clothing.

 

Charity Clothing Drop Off
Saturday, 1 December, 9am to 3pm
City of Stirling, 25 Cedric Street, Stirling

It’s time to have a clean out and donate items you no longer need to charity!
With a range of items accepted for donations, we need your help to make our next Charity Clothing Drop-off Day our biggest one yet
Our last drop-off day saw over 25 tonnes of items collected and given to charities who could put these items to good use.
What CAN be donated?
• Clothing
• Textiles (curtains, blankets, tableware etc.)
• Shoes
• Towels
• Bedding
• Jewellery and accessories
• Games, DVDs and CDs
• Books and toys.
Charities will accept old, new or worn out clothes that are still in good condition. Items that cannot be re-purposed will be recycled into useful things such as industrial rags.
What CANNOT be donated?
• Bric-a-brac
• Furniture
• White goods
• Hazardous waste
• E-waste
• Kitchenware
• Electronic goods.
The above items can be dropped off at the Recycling Centre Balcatta or the Tamala Park Recycling Centre.
For a complete list of what can be donated please
visit www.stirling.wa.gov.au/clothingdropoff or
call (08) 9205 8555.

Operation Sunshine WA
Drop off points available Perth-wide

An average of three children are taken into out-of-home care each day in Western Australia. Often taken without warning, leaving everything and everyone they know, with nothing but the clothes on their back. They don’t have clean underwear or a change of clothes, or their favourite teddy to comfort them at night.
It is a highly traumatic experience and leaves the child feeling alone, scared, and extremely vulnerable.
Operation Sunshine need your help to ensure every child entering care receives a Sunshine Pack full of essential and comfort items to help relieve some of the uncertainty children face at such a traumatic time, giving them a sense of self worth, comfort, and preserving their dignity.
What you can do to help:
  • choose a size and gender and create a full Sunshine Pack
  • purchase items to go in a Sunshine Pack (brand new items only-list in photos on Facebook post)
  • make a cash donation and we will do the shopping for you
  • start a collection at work, with friends or family

Please head to Operation Sunshine WA Facebook page for more information on drop off locations and for what goods are currently needed.

Perth Christmas Charity Collections

Little Things for Tiny Tots
Drop off points available Perth-wide

Not just Christmas but all year round, Little Things for Tiny Tots collects for families in need with a new baby.

“We believe all babies deserve an equal start to life. Sadly, some families can’t afford essential items for their newborn baby.

Our charity distributes new and pre-loved essential baby items to Perth families in need. We provide a box of “little things” that assist a family to care for their baby in the first few weeks of life containing items such as clothing, blankets, nappies, wipes, toys and books. We distribute our New Baby Boxes via existing support services and government agencies and do not give boxes directly to families or individuals. We operate out of our homes and are all volunteers. We rely on the generosity and support of our local community to help Perth babies and their families. Little Things for Tiny Tots is registered with the Australian Charity and Non-Profits Commission and has a Western Australian Charitable Collection Licence.”

Do good this festive season and help Little Things for Tiny Tots provide assistance to WA families-in-need by purchasing a print-at-home Christmas card

Each print-at-home card, ranging in price from $10 to $250, represents a donation of newborn essentials made to Little Things on behalf of the card recipient.

For more details and to purchase, please visit – https://chuffed.org/project/little-things-christmas-cards

Follow their Facebook page for more information, collection/drop off locations to donate your pre-loved or new baby goods you no longer need, and how you can volunteer to assist with packing boxes for new families. Volunteers accompanied by their children are always welcome.

The Smith Family – Give Toys or Books Appeal

The Smith Family’s Toy & Book Appeal is your opportunity to help bring a smile to a disadvantaged child’s face this Christmas.

Sadly, thousands of Australian children will go without receiving a gift this holiday season simply because their families can’t afford it. Your generous support will help children in need to acquire the skills and knowledge they need to build a better future and help them to create a sense of belonging this Christmas.

During this pandemic, the children and families we support remain at the heart of everything we do, and more than ever before, it’s so important that we help them end 2020 on a brighter note. With your help, we are aiming to support 32,550 Australian families with children living in disadvantage for the 2020 Toy & Book Appeal.

Our Toy & Book Appeal provides gifts to children in need, allowing them to feel a sense of belonging this Christmas. Your generous gifts will help them acquire the skills and knowledge they need to build a better future.

Thank you for your generosity. After all, it’s only Christmas when we share it.

Make a donation or volunteer your time. Purchase a gift online. Host a toy or gift collection in your community.

Perth Christmas Charity Collections



Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation

Three months ago, Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation announced a proud partnership with the Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS), to provide the first children’s hospice in Western Australia.

A hospice allows families to spend time together as a family. It allows parents to be parents, and not be the person causing pain or discomfort to their child through treatments. Children’s hospices can offer symptom assessment and treatment, respite care and support for siblings, parents and grandparents. Some families will also choose the hospice as the preferred place for end of life
care.

Right now WA does not have a dedicated children’s hospice facility, but with your support we can turn the vision we have into a reality to help fund this once in a lifetime facility for WA’s sickest children and their families.

Ways to get involved:

Buy a Gift

By purchasing a gift from the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation Gift Shop you are directly supporting our Christmas Appeal. You can choose to have your gift delivered to an address or to a sick child on the wards, brightening their stay while in hospital over the Christmas period.

Christmas at Big W

Give the ultimate gift this Christmas by purchasing a $2 or $5 token at your local Big W to hang on their Christmas tree that will help us build the very first children’s hospice in Western Australia for WA’s sickest kids and their families.

Start a Fundraiser

Fundraise for Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation and help us build the first children’s hospice in WA. Hold a bake sale, ask for donations in lieu of gifts, or organise a fundraising day at work or school – the options are endless to help support WA’s sickest children and families this Christmas.

Donate Financially

Make a one time donation or set up a regular donate to Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation. Set up your donation online. Give the ultimate gift to help WA’s sickest children and their families.

Perth Christmas Lunch in the Park by Mission Australia
Register or donate online

Bringing hope, compassion and celebration to Perth’s most marginalised and disadvantaged people this Christmas.

Providing Perth’s most disadvantaged and in-need people a place to call home on Christmas Day, with a shared lunch, companionship, entertainment and access to community support services.

The 2020 event will take place in a new venue. After 44 years, we are moving from Wellington Square, East Perth to Langley Park (West), Riverside Drive, Perth City 6000.

Can you help us to make a difference this Christmas?

Donate a Plate: From just $25 you can give someone the joy of Christmas lunch shared in the company of others.

Make a Donation: Your support will help us to make a difference this Christmas.

Volunteer: The event relies on a team of over 250 volunteers to make it happen. Register your details to be kept up to date about volunteering at the 2020 event.

Give a Feed by FoodBank WA
Donate online

Tens of thousands of West Australian families will struggle to put food on the table this Christmas.

Hunger is a growing crisis in Western Australia with at least half a million people struggling to afford enough food to eat in the past year. Sadly more than 100,000 are children.

In 2020 Give A Feed has set a goal of providing 2,500 Give A Feed Christmas Hampers to West Australian families in need so they can celebrate Christmas and not go hungry. ​

Your kind donation of $30 will provide a Give A Feed Christmas hamper filled with festive food for a family of four to enjoy on Christmas day. Our hampers are packed by volunteers and distributed by Foodbank WA to ensure they reach those who are most vulnerable in our community.​

To reach our target we ask for your generous support, please Give A Feed today and help us share the Christmas spirit.

Choose how you want to make your donation.

1. You can donate to Give A Feed personally.

– You will receive a receipt and a Give A Feed certificate of appreciation.

2. You can Gift A Feed and donate on behalf of someone else. 

– The person you are donating on behalf of will receive an email containing a message from you that a donation has been made on their behalf as a gift to them, plus a personalised Give A Feed certificate of appreciation explaining that their gift has helped feed a WA family in need.

100% of the purchase price of each hamper goes directly to Foodbank WA and are fully tax deductible.

Perth Basket Brigade
2020 Location To Be Confirmed – Register online

We’re on a mission to deliver 500 baskets this year, can you help?

The Perth Basket Brigade is a small and dedicated group of volunteers who assist locals in need. This year we will be packing and delivering baskets of food and other goods to families in need. These deliveries are made anonymously and arrive just in time for Christmas.

We organise fundraising events throughout the year which help us raise valuable funds to enable us to deliver as many baskets as possible. We thank you for your interest and look forward to hearing from you soon!

Our volunteers collect generous donations in the form of money, food, clothes, toys, books, etc.

Save the Dates are sent out to notify volunteers a month before packing day.

Hundreds of volunteers gather in church, school and community halls around Australia to fill baskets.

The baskets are delivered to the families to bring joy and happiness to their lives at Christmas.

Register to be a collector or volunteer online. Donate financially online, or contact Michelle via Email perthbasketbrigade@magicmoments.org.au or phone 0416 107 554 to arrange donations of goods.



Southcare
Drop off in Manning or donate online

Why contribute to Southcare?

Contributing to Southcare can help make a lasting difference in the lives of Perth’s seniors. We provide a diverse range of personal and community services to encourage wellbeing, the development of community connections and to increase the independence of older community members to continue to live at home.

We recognise everyone has individual care and support needs and we pride ourselves on providing a diverse range of services that are well informed and tailored to these needs. We appreciate all contributions to help us continue to provide the highest level of care to our local community.

How can you contribute?

If you would like to contribute to Southcare, whether it is in appreciation for our work or because you want to help us to continue to make a difference in the lives of the hundreds of people we help each year, we always welcome.

Donations

Thank you for your interest in donating clothes and household goods to our Mankara Op Shop. Through the sale of your donated items we are able to continue to make a difference in the lives of the hundreds of people we help each year. Your financial support enables us to provide emergency relief services. This service is managed by Duncan Edgar our Financial Counsellor who holds a degree in Social Work and is an accredited Financial Counsellor with over 26 years’ experience. When a client is assessed we did not give them cash, we provide the following based on their determined need:

  • Provision of vouchers of a fixed value for the purchase of food
  • Provision of vouchers of a fixed value for the purchase of household goods or clothing from the Southcare Opportunity Shop
  • Assistance with an outstanding account (e.g. accommodation costs, medical expenses, utility accounts). Southcare pays the account of their behalf

Financial donations can be made online here.

Please note: any donations above $2 are tax deductable.

UnitingCare & Target Christmas Appeal
Dontate online or instore

SUPPORT A BETTER CHRISTMAS FOR OTHERS

Christmas can be a difficult time for many people in our community. With the effects of the pandemic continuing to be felt, we think of those who are confronted with hardship for the first time and are bracing themselves for a very different Christmas this year. For people and families facing financial stress, many will struggle to access daily necessities, such as food, essential items, and even a safe place to live.

The Target Christmas Appeal has proudly partnered with UnitingCare Australia for the past 29 years to give customers the chance to support a better Christmas for those in need. Giving to the Appeal will help make Christmas a better day for thousands of people and families who might otherwise go without.

The UnitingCare Australia’s network is one of the largest networks of community service providers in Australia with many well-known services such as Lifeline and Wesley Mission. They support 1.4 million people every year across urban, rural and remote communities and have over 50,000 staff and 30,000 volunteers assisting our most vulnerable, especially older Australians, people with disability, our First Peoples and those experiencing social and economic inequality. UnitingCare Australia believes that everyone, no matter their circumstance, has the right to live life to their full potential.

The Appeal runs from Monday 9th of November to the 24th December. Our customers will have the opportunity to purchase a packet of six gift tags designed in a variety of trends for $3. The gift tags can be found at registers in all Target stores. To make an online donation please click below:

100% of all contributions go directly to UnitingCare Australia and their national network of community service providers, who have been at the front line of service provision for over 100 years.

https://www.target.com.au/targetchristmasappeal

Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal
Donate online or instore

Kmart and the Salvation Army are coming together to help support those doing it tough. Prior to the pandemic, more than 3 million Australians were living under the poverty line and that’s why we encourage you to embrace the spirit of giving this year by supporting the Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal. You can do this by making a cash contribution in store, or online, or giving a gift in store. The Appeal has been extended this year to run from 19 October to 24 December 2020.

This year, things are a little different. We have new and safe ways to give to the Appeal including:
  •  Monetary contributions by scanning a Wishing Tree tag at any Kmart store register
  • Online donations via scanning a QR code in store
  • A new gift tag to avoid unnecessarily handling of donated gifts (with no need to write the age category on gifts)
  • Engaging the little ones at home with Christmas arts and crafts activities now on our website

Operation Christmas Child
Drop off points available Perth-wide

“Volunteer with Operation Christmas Child and join our happy band of volunteers reaching children in poverty with gift-filled shoeboxes and the Good News of Jesus Christ. There is a role for you!”

Pack a shoe box or host a packing party and pack many shoeboxes with gifts for a child in need. Gifts can be as simple as something to wear, something to love, something to play with, something for hygiene or something for school.

Please see the Operation Christmas Child website for COVID-19 guidelines and how you can help this year.

Christmas Cheer Box
Drop off points available Perth-wide

Christmas Cheer Box collects for less fortunate people living in Western Australian- donating to Woman’s Council for Domestic Violence, Ruah, Zonta House and 360 Health.

Step 1: Get an empty shoebox (or buy one that is similar in size to a shoebox) OR backpack It MUST have a lid or zip that shuts ☺
Step 2: Fill your shoebox with skincare, cosmetics, chocolates (decide if you are doing a MALE or FEMALE shoebox)
I have found it usually costs $30-50 to fill a box with items from more economical brands. Spend what you feel comfortable with, and I will supplement boxes with samples and extras where I can.
Your box may include the following NEW & UNUSED items:
  • Shower Gel
  • Moisturiser/skin products
  • Deodorants
  • Nail polish, handcare (NO Nail Scissors please)
  • Pre/Post Shaving (NO Razors please)
  • Perfume
  • Makeup
  • Socks
  • Brush, hair ties, compact mirror, combs
  • Shampoo, conditioner, hair treatments
  • Chocolates & lollies
  • Notebook, Pens
  • Book, gift vouchers
PLEASE do NOT include : Anything sharp or not kid safe (Razors, candles, nail scissors)
You can put a pretty ribbon on the box but please don’t wrap it shut or use curling ribbon, as I need to go through EVERY box. Cutting off curling ribbon is very time consuming
Write a Positive Affirmation to the recipient
This is optional but if you choose to this is an opportunity to write directly to the person receiving the box
Drop locations for 2020!
As far North  as Beldon, South  as Dunsbourgh and East  as Goosberry Hill.
All open and collecting till Sunday 29th November. Who will be the first to donate?
Head to the Christmas Cheer Box Facebook page for more information.

The Esther Foundation

The Esther Foundation provides to up to 50 young lives at any time. This extensive women’s health, development and leadership program is not Government funded and relies on donations for its work in our community.

The Esther Foundation gratefully accepts donates of furniture, electrical goods and new clothing goods, though only if in absolutely excellent condition and working order.

Each year the Esther Foundation prepares to give up to 50 young women and their children a truly happy and memorable Christmas. Your donation of a gift voucher will not only be a wonderful surprise on Christmas morning; it will also allow the young women, many of whom are teenagers, to buy those items that they truly need in the post-Christmas sales.

On behalf of our Girls, Staff and Board members, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your donation today.

Because of you, a young woman has overcome addiction, reconciled her family and is building a new and bright future.

Donate online, or check out the Wish List to see if you can contribute.

The Ruah Centre
Donate online

Ruah is grateful to our many partners, supporters, donors and volunteers who are helping us win the fight against homelessness and family violence in Western Australia. Together we are helping to shift the dial on community attitudes to poverty and mental illness.

Your generous contribution makes it possible for us to:

  • provide relief for people in desperate need – those who are sleeping rough and don’t have a home
  • protect women and children who are escaping family and domestic violence and help them find a safe place to live
  • create opportunity and pathways so people struggling with mental illness and life crisis can have a better future
  • treat every client individually with support that is integrated, holistic, culturally appropriate and just right for them
  • develop real solutions to wicked problems through innovation, collaboration and solid research
  • drive social change to end the violence, homelessness and discrimination that costs our community so dearly
  • make Western Australia a richer, fairer and happier place for all of us to live.

Donations can be made online.

Donations of physical goods such as food, clothes and hygiene items was available via the Northbridge centre at 33 Shenton Street, Northbridge. Please contact the centre before donating to ensure this is still the case on either administration@ruah.org.au or 13 7424.

Fostering Hope Australia Inc.
Drop off points available in Clarkson, Ellenbrook, Westminster, Banksia Grove and Halls Head

When the Foster Care Association foster shop closed recently we decided it might be time to put into action a plan we have been thinking about for a long time.
We will be storing clothes and acting as a drop off centre for donations. We often help families out with clothing and would love to extend this to foster carers. We love to give and are happy to fund as much as we can ourselves.
We are have four drop off locations – Clarkson, Ellenbrook, Westminster, Banksia Grove and Halls Head but could collect clothes within reason. Please PM an admin for more info.
We would love to pass along all your donations to foster families in need. Can you help??

For more information or to donate, please join their closed Facebook group here or PM an admin.

Amaris – For Mums and Babies

Amaris works in partnership with Pregnancy Assist and CentreCare to support struggling mothers set up new homes. Amaris does this by collecting and distributing preloved baby and children’s items to families in need, including prams, cots, bassinets, clothes, linen and other baby items. They do this all year round, but no doubt donations at Christmas time would also be appreciated.

For more information or to donate, please visit their Facebook page here or call 0450 095 592.

Starick

Starick is a domestic violence refuge that accepts donations of clothing, household items, toys, art and craft materials, toiletry packs, Christmas and Mother’s Day gifts and linen.

You could support us by helping arrange special gifts for our families at special times. 

This list shows you some of the incredibly generous donations of new goods made by corporate organisations, community groups and individuals over the years.

These goods directly benefit the families in our refuges and transitional homes.

Perhaps there’s something on this list you’d like to donate?

  • Christmas gifts for each member of a family in our transitional homes.
  • Movie vouchers.
  • Christmas trees.
  • A leg of ham for each of the families in our transitional homes for their Christmas celebrations.
  • A table tennis table for one of our refuges.
  • An extensive selection of scrapbooking items for the children’s program in our refuges.
  • Individually fitted new bras for our refuge clients.
  • Christmas gifts specific to each woman and child in our refuges.
  • Christmas cakes.
  • Vouchers
  • Food parcels for the families.

To make a donation, contact the centre on 9478 5300 or see the website for more information. Financial donations can be made online.

Clutterbugs

Clutterbugs collects unwanted items and distributes them to those in need and the organisations that support them in the Perth region.

We know what it’s like to be on the verge of losing everything.  Many people today are not lucky enough to have the help and support of family, and just need a helping hand to get them through the tough times. If enough people care and are willing to share, we can make a difference together.

We have a long track record of distributing tonnes of blankets, clothing and many other items to organisations.  This also saves your once loved items from a grisly end and tries to place them where they’re most needed.  Every type of clothing from uniforms, jackets, socks & jocks through to blankets and linen can all be collected.

What Is Needed?

  • Clothing
  • Blankets
  • Linen
  • Curtains
  • Toys, games, puzzles and children’s books (new items until further notice)
  • Books  – Christian only (no magazines, textbooks or fiction)
  • Gaming Systems
  • Computers, Phones, Ipads
  • Toiletries
  • Non-perishable food items (In date)
  • Medical & First Aid Supplies
  • Jewellery (any condition)
  • Spectacles, Sunglasses and cases
  • DVDs, CDs and computer games
  • Pet toys, food and beds
  • Craft Items

As long as the supply of donations continues to come in, we will be able to help those who need it most.

To organise a donation, contact the centre on 0417 177 260 or see the website for more information.

Pregnancy Assistance
Drop off available at 195 Lord Street, East Perth

 

Pregnancy Assistance is a Not for Profit Organisation that supports pregnant women and new mums in difficult and challenging circumstances all year round.

They provide both emotional and practical support. They also offer counselling for women (and men) impacted by pregnancy loss. Their services are free and confidential.

Your monetary donation makes a difference !

Thank you for supporting us to continually achieve our principal objective – “To provide relief of poverty, suffering, distress, misfortune, destitution, or helplessness for pregnant women of all sections of the public irrespective of religion, race, demographic or personal values. ”

Pregnancy Assistance Inc. solely relies on private donations. We are an ACNC registered charity and all monetary donations above $2 are fully tax deductible. Your generous support gives life and changes lives for the better.

In-Kind Donations

As we have limited storage space, we focus on collecting only the basic goods needed from birth – 12 months.

We gratefully accept the following items :

CLOTHING & BABY GOODS

  • New and good quality 2nd hand baby clothes size 00000-0
  • Baby formula (*Please check the use-by date*)
  • Nappies for newborn, infant, crawler (*disposable*)
  • ​Baby wipes
  • Bottles, teats, dummies (all new please)
  • Baby bath supplies
  • Bedding for cot, bassinet (sheets / blankets)
  • Maternity clothes
  • Pampering items for mum / books / magazines

FURNITURE

  • Bassinets
  • Baby baths  
  • Car seats (Baby Capsule).  Has to have the Australian Standard Sticker AS/NZS 1754 and must be less than 10 years old. 

To organise a donation, contact the centre on 9328 2929 or email info@pregnancyassistance.org.au or see the website for more information.

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