An item you no longer need has the power to help someone rebuild their life after experiencing domestic and family violence. DVConnect does not have direct physical contact with Queenslander that we assist through our helplines. Because of this, we do not accept any tangible donated items or goods. However, there are a many great charities within the domestic and family violence sector that do. We’ve compiled the below list so you know exactly where to donate your items to ensure they are given to those who need it most.
Share The Dignity is a national charity who helps those escaping violence access period products. This includes sanitary pads, tampons, period underwear, incontinence pads, menstrual cups etc. You can donate to their collection drives that happen each year in March, August and November. For details on where you can donate items, please visit their website. Your donations help those experiencing homelessness, fleeing domestic violence and those doing it tough. Share the Dignity believe everyone deserves a right to take control of their period with dignity.
You can donate your old mobile phone to DVSafePhone. They will erase, reset and test the phone to ensure it passes all the necessary tests to be safe for use for someone who needs it. Phones can be dropped into any Jeep dealership in Australia (Jeep are kindly covering the cost of sending your phones to DVSafePhone. Or, you can post your phone directly to DVSafePhone at: Ashton Wood, PO Box 1440 Mooloolaba QLD 4557.
Gold Coast based charity RizeUp work with domestic and family violence services to furnish homes of survivors who left with no possessions. RizeUp can pick up the items from you. They accept beds, mattresses, linen, manchester, bedside cabinets and draws, towels, bathmats, washing machines, fridges, electrical appliances, TVs, TV units, curtains, lounge suites, dining tables and chairs, coffee tables. For more information please visit RizeUp or email .
Gold Coast based charity My Friends Place work alongside domestic and family violence services to provide smaller household items to Queenslanders who have escaped domestic and family violence. Items they need include: food, cleaning items, women’s clothing, books, DVD’s, craft items, towels, toiletries, soft furnishings, home decor and bedding and linen. They have drop off points at Helensvale, Oxenford, Upper Coomera and Coolangatta. Please contact My Friends Place to organise a time and you’ll then be provided with the address.
Australian-wide charity AssistASister works alongside domestic and family violence services to provide smaller household items to survivors of domestic and family violence. These items include new and pre-loved clothing, toys, kitchenware, bed linen, baby goods, back to school items. New items only for pillows, pantry items, toiletries, laundry items, blankets. Find out how to donate on their website website.
Broken to Brilliant Opshop: This charity would love help in their charity shop, for more information visit their website, or email them at
Givit is a not-for-profit Australian charity that works directly with trusted support organisations within many sectors, including domestic and family violence. They talk to the service organisations that directly work with those who have need help, find out what they need and put out a call for donations. The current list is here.