Where to Donate Melbourne
all sorters regularly deliver items to charity on behalf of clients (often 1-3 truckloads monthly).
Please note that allsorters is not a charity or government funded, so unfortunately, we do not offer a free service to pick up items.
Below are some of our favourite charities to donate to:
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.
Boots for all Donate your old footy boots & sports gear …
Brotherhood of St Laurence Have many community stores and several specialising in vintage clothing.
Diabetes Vic Diabetes Vic are a pleasure to deal with – organise a pickup via their website. They may take small items of furniture.
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.
Eastern Emergency Relief An amazing group of volunteers based in Mitcham who collect goods in the Boroondara, Manningham & some surrounding areas. They often taken larger items, fridges, washing machines – so give them a call to check what they need that you have.
Freecycle Freecycle is 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. 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.
Kidney Health Australia Car Recycling, Mobile Phone Recycling, Used Stamps
Kids under Cover Donate your old or unwanted vehicle and help prevent youth homelessness
Kogo Knit one, give one – you can done your time & knitting skills or donate yarn, etc
Local Op shops They’re usually open from 10am-4pm (Mon-Fri) & 10am-1pm (Sat)
Men’s Sheds There maybe a men’s shed in your area that would welcome donations of tools, etc
National Association of Charitable Recycling Organisation 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.
Salvation Army 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.
St Vincent de Paul Visit their website for details. 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.
UNICEF If you have foreign coins you don’t know what to do with, donate them to UNICEF easily at any Commonwealth Bank branch.
“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.