Christmas can be a really difficult time for our clients. Many are estranged from their families, children and friends.

At Catherine House, we try and make Christmas time as special as we can for the women who are staying with us or come back to join us on Christmas Day as they have no where else to go.


If you would like to make a difference for women experiencing homelessness at Christmas, there are a couple of different ways you can get involved.



Here are some examples of how your donation will support women at Catherine House:



$25 Gift from a mum to their child


This allows a Catherine House mother to purchase a gift for her child.



$50 Welcome pack for a woman arriving at Catherine House


This includes new pyjamas, toiletries, underwear and slippers.



$100 Christmas gift bag


A special Christmas Gift Bag for a woman who will be staying with us on Christmas Day.



$200 One nights’ accommodation for a woman experiencing homelessness


Supports a nights’ accommodation for a woman entering our Emergency Program.



$300 Case worker support over Christmas


Helping women with the emotional challenges of Christmas, especially if they are separated from their families.



$500 Hot Lunch for Catherine House Outreach clients


Supports a hot lunch for all our outreach clients who join us if they have nowhere else to go.



$1000 Christmas Lunch


A special lunch for our Emergency Program clients who will be staying with us on Christmas Day.




CLICK HERE to read Maddies story and how your support will help women like Maddie this Christmas. 





Give the gift of choice with a Gift Card


Christmas can be a really hard time emotionally for women at Catherine House. When women are in a position of having limited control over their situation, one of the best gifts we can give them is a gift card. This allows them the choice and control over a purchase they need.
They may also use the card to buy a gift for their child, enabling them to participate in the tradition of gifting.


Gift cards from Coles Myer, Woolworths, Target, Big W and Kmart are greatly appreciated.

At Catherine House we want every woman to know she is supported and cared for. Whether Catherine House is her home on Christmas morning or the place she is sharing her
Christmas lunch she deserves to feel special and know she has the support of those around her at this emotionally challenging time.


If you would like to contribute an item/s to our Christmas Gift Bags please choose from the following list:


  • Perfume
  • Boxed Chocolate
  • 2020 Diary or Calendars
  • Note Books
  • $25 Gift Card
  • Word Search Puzzle Books
  • BPA Free Water Bottles
  • Reusable Coffee Cups
  • Adult Colouring In Books/ Pens & Pencils
  • Candles
  • Affirmation Books
  • Movie Tickets
  • Nail Polish


Please note that only the above items will be accepted for our client Christmas Gift Bags ( Gifts bags are acceptable). 
Due to limited storage items from our standard wish list are not able to be delivered during December.


Christmas Donation Delivery Dates:

Items can only be delivered directly to Catherine House from Monday, December 9th to Friday December 20th.


Please contact us 08 8232 2282 or email to organise delivery.
Please ensure all gifts are new, we are unable to accept second hand items. Please do not wrap items


Please CLICK HERE to download our Christmas Poster for your business, office, community group or school!