Community Fundraising and Events


If you would like to fundraise or host an event for Catherine House in your home, workplace, school or community club we would love to hear from you.

Please contact our Fundraising and Marketing Coordinator Alexandra Growden on 8232 2282 ( option 4) or  email her –  for more information and a fundraising authority form.

We can provide you with a community fundraising pack including a donation box, newsletter, balloons and other Catherine House marketing material.


Suggested Fundraising and Event Ideas:


  • Workplace or school Casual Day- Go Casual for Catherine House
  • Community BBQ- Bunning’s, local shopping centre
  • Morning or Afternoon Tea
  • Quiz Night
  • Bingo Night
  • Golf Day
  • Dinner or Cocktail Party
  • Raffle
  • Running/Walking Events- City Bay, Adelaide Marathon etc
  • High Tea


Catherine House School Fundraising and Education Program


The Catherine House Fundraising and Education Program is a Toolkit will provides primary and secondary schools with ideas to educate students and raise awareness of how homelessness affects our community.


The toolkit will also provide teachers with fun ideas and suggestions as to how their school can support the work of  Catherine House.


The aim of these activities is to allow students to develop empathy for women experiencing homelessness.

These activities are designed to facilitate reflection, and for students to understand that homelessness is real; every woman who experiences homelessness has a story, and each of them are individuals experiencing crisis in their lives.


Key Dates


There are some perfect times in the school year when you can use this Fundraising & Education Toolkit, for you to consider in your term planning, in relation to national awareness campaigns or dates:


8 March:

International Women’s Day


2 – 8 August:
Homelessness Week


5 – 9 October:

Mental Health Awareness Week


11 – 17 October:

Anti-Poverty Week


22 November:

White Ribbon Day


25 November:

St Catherine Day


Or you can choose to coordinate this at a time that suits your term planning.


For more information or to order the Catherine House Fundraising and Education Tool Kit please contact Alex at or 08 8232 2282 option 4.


Challenge for Change!


We are inspired every single day by the determination and commitment women show to better themselves and their lives under the toughest of circumstances.


We are inviting you to challenge yourself, raise funds and make a change, just like the thousands of women who have come to Catherine House and changed their lives.


Your challenge in 2020 could be to simply raise funds for Catherine House or it could be something more specific:


  • Personal fitness goal
  • Personal wellbeing goal
  • Fundraising Event
  • Run a marathon
  • Career or Education Challenge
  • Give up something- coffee, alcohol, certain foods, technology


Funds raised from Challenge for Change will support women in their recovery and provide them with education and employment opportunities to ensure they end their homelessness and change their lives.





OTR Give 


We are thrilled to be one of 24 SA charities that have been chosen as part of the “OTR Give” Initiative.


This means  you can select Catherine House as your charity partner and ensure your purchases at any OTR will benefit the work of Catherine House!


How do I download the APP?

The OTR App is FREE to download on your from the Google Play Store (Android Phones) and the iTunes Store (Apple phones). Once you download the app there is a quick 3 step tutorial! It really is very simple!


What will OTR donate to Catherine House?

OTR will donate 1c for every $2 spent in store and 1c per 2 litres of fuel.


How will I know if Catherine House is receiving the money and how they are spending it?

Together with OTR we will be providing all supporters with updates as to funds donated and where it is being allocated to make a direct difference to women experiencing homelessness.


How will Catherine House really benefit from this?

The more people that select Catherine House as their chosen charity on the app the more support we will receive!

The more funds we receive simply means we can continue our vital work.

Please encourage your friends, family and  work colleagues to get their phone out – download the app and select Catherine House!