Donations Wish Lists

 

Catherine House relies on the support of the commnunity to ensure we can continue to provide clients with their on-going daily needs.

GUIDELINES FOR DONATING ITEMS FROM WISH LST

 

Before collecting any items for Catherine House or contacting the team to arrange delivery, please read carefully the following guidelines for donating items from our Wish List:

  • Due to lack of storage, hygiene and safety reasons, we cannot accept any second hand items
  • All items, regardless of the type, must be brand new, unused, and in original packaging
  • Toiletries must be standard size – no hotel/mini/travel sized.  Clients can stay at Catherine House for a number of months, so these smaller sizes are not appropriate
  • Underwear and sleepwear must be brand new with tags still intact
  • Any donations of food must be in date, unopened, with ingredients listed. We cannot accept donations of non-packaged or any pre-cooked food
  • Any electrical items must be brand new and packaged
  • There are a number of items that we cannot accept – please see below at WHAT WE CANNOT ACCEPT
what we cannot accept

 

Due to storage limitations, safety and hygiene reasons, there are a number of items we are unfortunately not able to accept.

Donations of Clothing and Furniture:

Unfortunately due to lack of storage, we are not able to accept donations of clothing and furniture.

We do encourage you to donate your items of clothing and other household goods to the Magdalene Centre, who have a voucher system for Catherine House clients to “shop”.

Magdalene Centre:
82 Gilbert Street, Adelaide
P: 08 8305 9434
Open Monday to Friday 10am – 3pm, with off-street parking available.

We recommend for any of donations of furniture to RuFus.

RuFus:
https://rufus.org.au/
P: 0416 960 424

 

Donations of Used Electrical Goods

Due to test and tag regulations, we are only able to accept boxed, new electrical items.

 

Donations of Baby/Children’s Items

Catherine House does not have children residing at our accommodation program. Therefore we do not have a need for baby or children’s clothes, furniture, items or toys.

We suggest donating these items to The Village Co, Coolock House, Louise Place or Backpacks for Kids.

 

Please contact us at fundraising@catherinehouse.org.au if you have any questions.

current high need items

We are currently in high need of the below items:

  • Shampoo and conditioner (pair)
  • Deoderant (spray preferred)
  • Body wash/shower gel
  • Face wipes
  • Razors
  • Hair ties
  • Hand cream
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Liners
  • Toothpaste

PLEASE NOTE: All personal care items must new, unused and be of standard size (no hotel/travel/minis), due to the fact that clients stay at Catherine House for a long period of time.

CHRISTMAS WISH LIST

 

At Catherine House we want every woman to know she is supported for 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 particularly challenging time.
If you would like to contribute an item/s to our Christmas Gift Bags, please choose from the following list:
  • Boxed chocolates
  • 2021 diary or calendar
  • Reusable coffee cups
  • Movie ticket vouchers
  • Nail polish
  • Perfume
  • Notebooks
  • BPA free water bottles
  • Adult colouring in books
  • Pens/pencils
  • Word search/puzzle books
  • Hand lotion
Please note that only the above items will be accepted for our Client Gift Bags.  Due to limited storaege, items from our standard wish list are not able to be delivered during December.
Delivery dates: Items can only be delivered directly to Catherine House from Monday 7 – Friday 18 December.  Please contact 8232 2282 to organise delivery.
Please ensure all gifts are new; we cannot accept second hand items.  Please do not wrap items.
moving on packs

 

When moving in to a new home, there are always items that women need to help get them started once again. If you would like to support our women as they transition in to their new home, here are some suggestions of new items that are always so gratefully received.

Kitchen Packs:

  • New toasters and kettles
  • Cooking utensil sets
  • Tea towels
  • Dinnerware and cutlery sets
  • Coffee mugs and drinkware
  • Travel mugs and BPA drink bottles
  • Pots and pans
  • Oven trays and mits
  • Knife blocks and chopping boards
  • Basic cook books

Bedroom Packs:

  • Pillows/pillow protectors
  • Mattress protectors
  • Sheet sets (Double or Queen)
  • Quilt (Double or Queen)
  • Quilt cover (Double or Queen)
  • Blankets (bed sized)

 

Wellbeing Items:

  • Calendars/diaries
  • Adult colouring books
  • Textas/colouring pencils/pens
  • Writing pads/note pads/journals
  • Movie vouchers
  • Metro cards
  • Wordsearch books
  • Affirmation cards or books
  • Inspirational books
  • USBs
  • Document folders
  • Internet dongles
  • Gift Cards (Kmart, Coles, Target, Woolworths, BigW)

Laundry Packs:

  • Laundry basket and/or hamper
  • Pegs
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Washing powder or detergent
  • Fabric softener
  • Plastic storage tubs
  • Light bulbs
  • Tool kits
  • Tool boxes
  • Electric screw drivers
  • Electric drills
  • Toilet paper
  • Tissues

Cleaning Packs:

  • Squeegee for windows and glass
  • Microfibre cloths
  • Dusters
  • Bin liners
  • Toilet brush and holder
  • Dust pan, mop and broom
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Cleaning products

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

personal care items

Donation of toiletries are utilised by all women who stay at Catherine House. When a woman arrives at our crisis accommodation service, they often have very few possessions. Each woman will receive a welcome pack of a handbag, toiletries and new sleepwear. Toiletries are also used throughout our three communal accommodation sites and Women’s Centre bathroom facilities.

As women move in to their own properties, we continue to support them through monthly toiletry orders through our Outreach Service. This assists them financially as it is one less expense for them as they are trying to get back on their feet.

If you would like to support our women as they transition in to their new home, here are some suggestions of new items that are always gratefully received and can be accepted.

PLEASE NOTE: All personal care items must new, unused and be of standard size (no hotel/travel/minis), due to the fact that clients stay at Catherine House for a long period of time.

Toiletry items

  • Shampoo and conditioner (pair)
  • Deoderant (spray preferred)
  • Body wash/shower gel
  • Body lotion/moisturiser
  • Facial moisturiser
  • Face wipes
  • Razors
  • Cotton tips/pads
  • Hair brush/ties
  • Dry shampoo
  • Hand sanitiser

Underwear and Sleepwear

  • Underwear (all sizes)
  • Bras (all sizes)
  • Pyjamas (all sizes)
  • Dressing gowns (all sizes)
  • Slippers (all sizes)

Miscellaneous Items

  • Gloves
  • Umbrellas
  • Sun hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Thongs

grocery list

 

Did you know we provide 55,936 Meals and Snack to women every year?

 

Providing fresh and nutritious meals is really important for women staying at Catherine House.

When women stay in our crisis and mental health programs they are provided with meals and snacks.

If you can support our kitchen or general items for the house by purchasing some of the below items we would be very grateful. To organise delivery of your items, please contact us on 08 8232 2282 – option 3.

To ensure Food Safety Standards, please ensure you read and abide by the following documents:

Food Safety Standards – Transporting Food

Food Standards Fact Sheet

Due to Health and Safety Requirements, we are not able to accept donations of non-packaged food or any pre-cooked food.

Please note we can only accept items in date and unopened.

Grocery Items

  • Fresh Milk – full/skim/lactose free
  • Coffee/tea/Milo
  • Eggs
  • Dairy – cheese and yoghurt
  • Bread/bread rolls
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Red Meat – beef and lamb
  • Chicken breast or thigh
  • Seafood
  • Cordial/juice
  • Catering Size- gravy mixes, soup mixes, sauce, cheese sauce
  • Smallgoods/cold meats
  • Frozen Lasagne/vegetarian lasagne
  • Gluten Free products
  • Paper towel
  • Cling wrap/aluminium foil
  • Toilet paper
  • Canned tuna – large and individual size
  • Canned salmon- large and individual Size

We truly appreciate any support of the above items that can assist our kitchen.

arts/crafts
  • Wool – bundles of colours
  • PVA Glue
  • Drawing paper (A4 and A3)
  • Mindfulness Colouring Books
  • Art Canvases
  • Paint stick sets
  • Acrylic Paints in particular – sets of colours and skin tones
  • Water Colour paints
  • Water Colour pencils
  • Spray Varnish
  • Paper scissors
  • Draft paper (roll brown paper)
  • Stencils
  • Craft glue
  • Whiteboard/Blackboard/corkboard
  • Mindfulness Colouring books
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Balloons, pencil sharpeners
  • Corkboard pins