Do you have an abundance of baby, toddler and children’s clothing that you simply don’t need anymore? With so many Perth families in need, whether it be through financial hardship, domestic violence and other family issues, or those who are new to Perth, demand for unwanted items in good condition is always high.
So why not give away your unused goods to the people who need them most? Perth Mums Group has put together a list of some of the places in Perth who are always in need of kids clothing and baby and kids items for the most vulnerable people in our communities.
The Patricia Giles Centre offers safe crisis accommodation and counselling for women and children affected by domestic violence. They currently accept a wide range of items including women and children's clothing, non-perishable food, linen, crockery, towels, curtains, cutlery, furniture (fridges, washing machines, chest drawers, bed base with mattress must be in good condition no stains, electrical goods (only flatscreen TV's, DVD players, CD players, lamps, vacuum cleaners) and good quality children's toys e.g. bikes, Lego, matchbox cars, dolls. They do not accept baby furniture (change tables, porta cots, cots, play-mats, play pens, high chairs) plastic toys, jigsaw puzzles, boxed games, furniture in need of repair or cleaning, small electrical items such as hair dryers, electric frypans, heaters, kettles, toasters, blenders or juicers.
Donate your unwanted baby clothes.
The Ruah Centre Address: Donations can be made at 33 Shenton Street, Northbridge between 9am and 2pm, Monday to Friday.
Phone: 13 78 24
Ruah is a community services organisation providing services in housing and homelessness, mental health, domestic violence and women leaving prison. They accept donations of children’s women’s and men’s clothing in all sizes, toiletries, such as shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, deodorant, plus shoes, socks, belts, backpacks, blankets, sleeping bags and household items in good condition.
Fostering Hope Website: For more information, you can join the closed Facebook group.
Fostering Hope acts as a drop off centre for donations for Perth foster families, and has drop off locations in Clarkson, Ellenbrook, Westminster, Banksia Grove and Halls Head. They can, however, collect clothes within reason. For more information or to donate, join the closed Facebook group (listed above) or PM an admin.
Some places accept prams and other bulky baby items.
Free Baby Stuff Perth Website: For more information, see the Facebook group
This group will take your unwanted baby items and clothes and give to needy Perth families.
Little Things For Tiny Tots Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: For more information, see the Facebook page.
Little Things for Tiny Tots is a volunteer-run charity that provides new and pre-loved essential baby items to Perth families in need. They provide a box of “little things” that will assist a family to care for their baby in the first few weeks of life. Each box contains items such as clothing, blankets, nappies, wipes, toys and books. They distribute the boxes via their partners (including the Department of Child Protection and Family Services, Pregnancy Assistance, Armadale Hospital and Horizon House) and do not give boxes directly to families or individuals.
Image: Little Things For Tiny Tots Facebook page.
Amaris for Mums and Bubs Phone: 0450095592
Website: For more information, see the Facebook page.
Amaris aims to rehome new and pre-loved baby goods and nursery equipment to families who desperately need them. They accept prams, cots, bassinets, clothes, linen and other baby items and work in partnership with other community support services Pregnancy Assist and Centrecare, which helps set up homes for struggling mums.
Give to the needy and free up space at home.
Starick House Phone: To organise a donation, contact the centre on 9478 5300.
Starick House is a domestic violence refuge that accepts donations of clothing, household items, toys, art and craft materials, toiletry packs, Christmas and Mother’s Day gifts and linen.
Zonta House Women’s Refuge provides accommodation for women over 18 who are experiencing family or domestic violence issues. They welcome donations of clothing toiletries and food hampers. While they only accommodate women over the age of 18, they do accept donations of children’s items and clothing, which they pass onto other refuge centres accommodating children.
You can even donate blankets and items suitable for pets.
If you’ve got a heap of unwanted items that could be given to the needy, Clutterbugs will pick them up and distribute them to those who need them the most. Clutterbugs accepts a wide range of items, including clothing and uniforms, underwear, linen, blankets (including those suitable for pets) and other pet items, along with toys and books, toiletries and sporting equipment.
Pregnancy Assist - East Perth Address: 195 Lord Street, East Perth
Phone: 9328 2929 or email email@example.com
Pregnancy Assist accepts clothing, toy and equipment donations.
Eco Pay It Forward Address: 100 Furniss Road, Lansdale
Phone: 9302 3456
Website: For more information, see the Facebook page
Eco Pay It Forward help people in need and will take all donations including cots, furniture and toys. They are in Landsdale but have donation bins all over Perth.
Have we missed an organisation from our list? If you know of place or centre that accepts donations, please feel free to let us know and we'll add it to our list. You can either comment on the article or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any used or unwanted kids toys you'd like to donate, read on here.