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Where to donate your unwanted clothing in Sydney


Animal Rights and Rescue Group

Where/ How you can Donate:  Donations of saleable items would be very appreciated. Items can be dropped off at the shop daily between 10am – 3pm or if you need items picked up call us on 66221881.

What happens with your donation:
All money raised by ARRG’s Op Shop goes directly to help abused and unwanted animals and to help pay vet and food bills for over 80 homeless animals living with our foster carers, all ARRG volunteers are unpaid and dedicate their time to save these homeless animals.

Contact Details:
Phone: 02 66221881
Fax: 02 66221881
Address: PO Box 16, Wollongbar NSW 2477

Aussie Boats for East Timor

Where/ How you can Donate:  CLOTHING: Any good quality clothing of all sizes, rainproof clothing, eg: ponchos, weather proof clothing etc., childrens’ clothes, knickers and bras, etc. GENERAL: Fabric and offcuts, hand-powered sewing machines (no electricity), reels of cotton of any colour and size, sewing kits, needles, pins, buttons, zippers, velcro, etc.  Check out the website for other valueable items that the East Timorese people need.  Contact Barry and Michele Wicks to arrange pickup and/or delivery details.

Contact Details: NEW SOUTH WALES ~ Barry and Michele Wicks
Phone: 02 66464699

Community Helping Hand Association Inc

Where/ How you can Donate:   To donate clothing or surplus cotton fabrics to Community Helping Hand Association, please contact The Smith Family on 02 4961 3095. Clothing is received in Newcastle and the Hunter, the Central Coast, Taree, Forster/Tuncurry, North Coast, the Namoi, New England and adjacent areas.

What happens with your donation:
The Community Helping Hand Association is a Hunter region-based, charity run wholly by volunteers and receives NO government funding or other special support. Our priority is the optimal financial return able to be generated from the limited funds the Association has invested and is dependent on the goodwill and support of local and regional communities in general and on business clients in particular.

A relatively small portion of the clothing available to our recycling business – about 5% – is considered to be of a quality suitable for our disadvantaged clients.

The majority of clothing and other cotton materials received – about 80% – is cut to produce wiping cloths that are sold to commercial and industrial businesses throughout northern NSW. There is about 15% wastage, the responsible disposal of which costs the Association significant funds.

Contact Details:
Phone: (02) 4961 3095
Fax: (02) 4961 6212
Address: PO Box 88 Wickham NSW 2293

Learning Links

Where/ How you can Donate:   To donate clothing to Learning Links, please contact Learning Links on (02) 9534-1710. Clothing bins are located throughout Sydney.

What happens with your donation:
The proceeds from Learning Links’ clothing bins help children who have difficulty learning and their families. Anything sold through these bins directly subsidises specialist services so we can help as many children as possible who have learning disabilities, difficulties and developmental delays.  We appreciate your support.

Contact Details:
Phone: (02) 9534 1710
Fax: (02) 9584 2054
Address: 12-14 Pindari Road, Peakhurst  NSW  2210

Salvation Army

Where/ How you can Donate:  There are 165 family stores located all across Australia. If you have any clothing which you feel is too good to simply throw away you may bring them to your nearest family store.

What happens with your donation: “
No where does a bag of clothing do more good than in a Family Store”.  Family Stores: Assist the community by providing reasonably priced, quality, used clothing, furniture and other household goods; Provide free goods to families referred by a welfare officer of The Salvation Army Family Support Services; Contribute to the protection of the environment by recycling waste and providing industry with recycled cleaning materials.

Contact Details:
Phone: 13 16 40

St Vincent de Paul Society

Where/ How you can Donate:  St Vincent de Paul collection bins are located in many convenient positions and are often a handy place to deposit such items.

Another option is to deposit the items at your local Vinnies Centre. You can search for your nearest store/centre using the services locator.  To arrange for collection, please contact your nearest Vinnies depot or store.  [Note: Not all areas are able to collect furniture, food and/or white goods, or supply Vinnies bins.]

Your donation of any of the following items will be greatly appreciated: Furniture;  White goods; Books; Clothing; Household goods; Bric-a-brac; Clothing; Toys; Blankets; Food (non perishable) – not past the expiry date please.

What happens with your donation:
Families in need are given these items free of charge while surplus items are sold at Centres to support our activities. Even torn clothing can be recycled and sold to companies as cleaning rags.

Contact Details: New South Wales & ACT
Phone: (02) 9560 8666
Fax: (02) 9550 9383
Address: PO Box 5, Petersham NSW 2049

The Smith Family

Where/ How you can Donate:  To donate clothing to The Smith Family, please contact The Smith Family on 1300 737 166. Clothing can be collected in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Wollongong, Newcastle, Wagga Wagga, Albury and the Central Coast NSW.

What happens with your donation:
The priority is to ensure the optimal financial return is generated from the funds the organisation has invested. We do so currently by operating a nonwoven textiles manufacturing business as well as a clothing recycling and retail business.

Only a relatively small portion of the clothing made available to our recycling business -approximately 5% – is of the quality such that it is either made available to clients of our Emergency Help activities who are in crisis, or is sold through our Retail Stores network.

The majority of clothing -approximately 50% -is exported, primarily into Asia, the Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.

Items no longer suitable for use as clothing due to rips, staining, etc may be cut to produce wiping cloths. This accounts for approximately 15% of the total recycled volumes of clothing.

Contact Details: State Office – Parramatta 
Phone: 02 9895 1233
Fax: 02 9689 3978
Address: Level 1, 239 Church Street, Parramatta NSW 2150

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