all sorters regularly deliver items to charity on behalf of paying clients (often 1-3 truckloads monthly).
Below are some of our favourites:
“Thank you to those who contribute their time & skills to our communities & charities.” We would love to hear from any other groups (student, community, schools, seniors) or charities who would welcome or pickup donations, particularly of furniture, tools, books, toys, organs, pianos. So if you have a fete or similar event coming up, please let Mary know.
Please note that allsorters is not a charity or government funded – unfortunately, we do not offer a free service to pick up items.
Donate your old or unwanted vehicle and help prevent youth homelessness
Diabetes Vic are a pleasure to deal with. They have several trucks on the road each day & usually pick up within a few days. They may take small items of furniture but not large.
Dress for Success (Melbourne)
Dress for Success (DFS) is an international not-for-profit organization that helps clients find jobs & remain employed. Each DFS client receives one suit for a job interview & can return for a second suit & separates when she finds work. Great if you have suits, professional clothes, accessories, etc, to give.
Mary loves to browse local Op Shops (got some fabulous earrings recently) – not only are there some great buys but donating is a basic form of recycling. So if you haven’t visited your local Op shop lately, drop in when you get the time. They’re usually open from 10am-4pm (Mon-Fri) & 10am-1pm (Sat)
An amazing group of volunteers based in Mitcham who collect goods in the Boroondara, Manningham & some surrounding areas. They will often taken larger items, fridges, washing machines – so give them a call to check what they need that you have.
Eastern Emergency Relief is supported by the Rotary Club of Balwyn.
Car Recycling, Mobile Phone Recycling, Used Stamps
If you have foreign coins you don’t know what to do with, donate them to UNICEF easily at any Commonwealth Bank branch.
There are Salvo Stores everywhere. They can be selective & will often take a few weeks to pickup. For large items, give them a call & allow plenty of time for them to pick them up.
Visit their website for details (click on their logo). As with most charities, large items for donation may take several weeks to organise pickup & they may want to check out prior. Sadly, this probably reflects the costs of running trucks & having volunteers to load.
Have many community stores and several specialising in vintage clothing.
Freecycle is amazing – it’s a grassroots & entirely non-profit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It’s all about reuse & keeping good stuff out of landfill. Each local group is moderated by local volunteers – there are groups all around the world. Membership is free.
all sorter Mary has been a member for many years now & is currently part of the Balwyn group. It’s a great way of offering items you no longer need, or receiving emails about items on offer. In Melbourne, there are groups in several areas. She was introduced to the group via one of her first clients (the lovely Lyn).
Angel Gowns Australia
These angelic ladies take donated wedding gowns & lovingly hand craft Angel Gowns which are then gifted to Neonatal Intensive Care Units & Hospitals all around Australia & New Zealand.
The National Association of Charitable Recycling Organisations Inc (NACRO) is the peak organisation for Australian charities that recycle clothing, furniture, household & workplace goods to provide for the disadvantaged & fund vital community welfare programs.
Donate your old footy boots …
There maybe a men’s shed in your area that would welcome donations of tools, etc