Where You Can Donate To Needy Sydney FamiliesHow to Donate Directly To Families In Need
When you donate money or pre-loved goods to charity, do you ever wonder if the aid is getting to where it really needs to go? Any giving is great but would you prefer to see your nearly-new donations in a bargain bin, or in the hands of a mother and a child who might be facing homelessness.
Sydney Mums Group
understands this desire to help fellow mums, so we have put together a starter list for organisations who accept donations and pass them on, as directly as possible, to those in need.
And do note that we've listed phone numbers for the organisations, as it's best to call first and double check what, where and when to donate. Dealing with an excess of donations they are unable to re-distribute, can be a problem for charities too.
Image c/o- The Exodus Foundation Facebook page
: provides FREE meals and a suite of health & outreach services to Sydney’s poor and homeless that have an immediate, tangible and positive impact.
: 180 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield
: (02) 8752 4600
: Exodus Foundation
QMHR Ark Mission
: assists families and individuals whom are in financial burden and are struggling to make ends meet. If you wish to help make a difference you can do so by donating food to go towards the Mission's families in need. Ark provides fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh bread, eggs, milk and assorted grocery items on a weekly basis.
: Rear 59 Rawson Road, Greenacre
: 0414 400 028
: QMHR Ark Mission
: is a not-for-profit organisation which collects surplus, salvaged and donated food, and grocery products, from food manufacturers, distributors and retailers and distributes it via charitable welfare agencies, to people in need. Do you have a food-related business and wish to donate to avoid wastage?
: 50 Owen Street, Glendenning
: (02) 9756 3099
: FoodBank NSW
Clothing and Other Items
Image c/o- FoodBank NSW & ACT Facebook page
: is a national not-for-profit, connecting those who have with those who need, in a private and safe way. The GIVIT website is free to use and makes giving easy by allowing you to see exactly what is required by vulnerable families in need. Just refine your search to the area in which you are looking to give, and you will see posts from any matching families in need.
: No set drop off location - you can look for required giving opportunities in the area of your choice, or post items
Image c/o- GIVIT Goods For Good Causes Facebook page
And here is where we stuck to get a little stuck. I could list the names of all the great charity stores in Sydney who accept donations, but you won't necessarily know whether your items are given directly to families in need or sold in the stores. They may also be discarded due to spoilage in clothing, or an over-abundance of particular items. Also, you will find that a lot of charity stores place strict guidelines around what types of donations they will and won't take, especially with toys and furniture, so you may not find a willing home for your pre-loved item.
Any organisations listed in this article, express that they are open to direct donations of goods that will be re-directed to those in need, rather than sold to raise funds for charitable services.
When I researched how to donate direct to women's and children's shelters, I started hitting the brick walls of general advice. There is also the salient point that you are unlikely to find these types of protective shelters openly advertising their addresses, or calling out for direct donations to be dropped off.
So, the best advice I can offer, if you wish to support families in need in your local community, is to:
Has this article been helpful? In a city as big as Sydney, giving often comes down to local knowledge and word of mouth. If you have any suggestions on where and how to donate, and you'd like to share them with the Sydney Mums Group
community, please feel free to leave a note in the comments section.
[INTRO With our children growing up so fast, we often have an abundance of gently-used items we'd love to donate to families in need. We all have a favourite local charity shop, or a clothing bin where we can drop off donations, but what if we are looking to give food, clothing, toys or household items directly to the people who need them? Sydney Mums Group has put together a list of organisations that accept donations and re-direct them back to the community. ]
31985 - 2022-03-16 12:18:37