Donations advice

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We love your donations – we can’t operate without them!

There are a few things we’d like you consider when you donate to us, to make it easier for you and our volunteers.

Bags and boxes

We have some recommendations. Please:

  • choose smaller size bags and boxes
    (such as supermarket bags, 1/2 dozen wine pack boxes, or smaller-size fruit boxes)
  • pack them evenly, with the contents level with the top of the container
    (we often have to stack them and this makes it easier for us)

Small donations

Up to two bags / boxes as suggested above

  • Bring to the front desk during opening hours – our desk volunteers will take care of them

Large donations (more than two bags / boxes) – to be delivered to our back entrance only

  • Drop them off Wednesday, Friday or Saturday
    mornings only 10 am – 12
    Volunteers will be available to help
  • Other times can be arranged by appointment only if these times aren’t suitable
    Contact us through our Contact page only to make a time
    (please don’t phone – our desk volunteers will be unable to assist with this)
  • Directions: our premises’ back entrance door is off the private car park on the south side of Wakefield Street, between 285 Wakefield Street and the café on the corner of Hutt Street (S-W corner Hutt / Wakefield Streets) – door on the right (southern side)
    If you come into the car park, please park in No. 18 only
    Some unticketed street parking is available nearby in Wakefield Street, and there is a loading zone adjacent the entrance to the car park

Materials we don’t accept

  • encyclopedia
  • VHS tape recordings
  • vinyl recordings
  • Reader’s Digest condensed books
  • magazines such as the Australian Women’s Weekly and Woman’s Day
  • magazines older than a year unless they are very old or of special interest
  • magazine series in binders
  • DVDs not made for widescreen – we are happy to take those that are

Many thanks for your donations and your consideration