Our Wish List



“Giving is not just about making a donation; it is about making a difference”


At Catherine House we rely on the support of the wider community to assist us in being able to support our clients and their individual needs.

One of the best ways you can support us in through a monetary, tax deductible donation.

Funds that are donated assist us in the shortfall we have to provide our accommodation and support programs to clients. Currently, we have approximately 37% shortfall in the funding provided for our programs.


CLICK HERE to make a donation


As well as financial donations, our clients are always in need of various items to assist them when staying with us or as they leave to help start their life living independently. 



Wish List Items


Please note we are unable to accept second hand donations including clothes and furniture.


Due to an overwhelming amount of recent donations we are unable to accept toiletry donations ( unless listed below) and donations of blankets unless this has been pre-approved by our Fundraising  and Events Manager.




Below are a list of items we are currently in need of:





  • Shower Gel/Body Wash
  • Face Wipes
  • Razors
  • Spray Deodorant/Body Spray
  • Face Moisturiser
  • Hand Cream 
  • Hair Ties
  • Cotton Tips
  • Cotton Wool/Pads
  • Conditioner
  • Hand Sanitizer 
  • Dry Shampoo


Please note we are only able to accept full size toiletry items- we are not able to accept hotel size and samples.


Underwear and Sleepwear


  • Small Size Underwear and Bra’s – 8,10,12
  • Larger Size Underwear 18 and above
  • Larger Size Bra’s 18 and above
  • Large Cup Size Bras – D and above
  • New Pyjamas
  • New Slippers
  • New Dressing Gowns 




  • New Sheets – Single, Double and Queen
  • New Quilt Covers – Single, Double and Queen
  • New Quilts- Single, Double and Queen
  • New Pillows
  • Mattress Protectors- Single, Double and Queen
  • New Towels, Hand Towels, Face Washers


Household Items


  • New Cookware- small frying pans, pots, pans, baking trays’, microwave bowls
  • Cooking Utensils
  • New Toasters, Kettles
  • Travel Mugs
  • Plastic Storage Tubs
  • Washing Baskets
  • Light Bulbs
  • Tool Kits
  • Tool Boxes
  • Electric Screw Drivers
  • Electric Drills 
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tissues
  • Boxed Glassware and Coffee Cups
  • Boxed Dinner Sets ( small)
  • Cutlery Sets


Education Resources


  • Internet Dongles
  • Note Books
  • New Laptops/Tablets




  • New Thongs
  • Gift Cards- Coles Myer, Target, Big W, Woolworths


Catherine House Women’s Centre 


Our Women’s Centre runs a range of recovery orientated educational and recreational activities for our clients. The contributions of our volunteers and paid facilitators ensure quality delivery of these activities. Materials are needed on an ongoing basis to keep these activities running each week and for different projects that arise through the year. Our Activities include: Art, Music, Craft, Beading, Low Impact Exercise, Yoga, Knitting, Quilting and Sewing, Movie Nights, Tutoring and Mandalas/colouring.

Any donations for these activities is greatly appreciated and will be put to good use. Please see below for current materials required:




• Paint – Chromacryl or Similar brand, 1 Litre/500ml in colours: Black, white, cool blue, cerulean blue, cobalt blue, light green, mid greed/forest, pthalo green, violet, orange, crimson, flesh colour, burnt umber, raw umber, burnt sienna, raw sienna• Paper – A3 mixed media paper, A3 cartridge paper, A3 black paper, A3 kraft paper (brown)
• Canvases – Boards or stretched. A3 and/or other sizes

Sewing & Quilting


• Dried Lavendar, cloves and Cardamon for pantry pouches.
• Needle threaders
• Sewing needles for embroidery thread – bigger eyes
• Sharp fabric scissors (or someone to sharpen our current scissors)



• 8 ply wool in all colours




• Memory wire



Please CLICK HERE to familiarise yourself with items we are unable to accept



When you are ready to donate your items please contact our Fundraising Manager Jaylee Cooper on 08 8232 2282 (option 3).

or email fundraising@catherinehouse.org.au to organise a time for delivery and our location details.



Moving On Packs


Catherine House does not exit women into homelessness. This means that women will only leave Catherine House when they have a safe and secure home to go to. ( Unless they choose to leave earlier). 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:



  • Cleaning Packs which could include: squeegee for windows and glass, microfiber cloth, duster, bin liners, toilet brush and holder, brush and broom, dishwashing liquid, cleaning products.
  • Kitchen Packs which could include: Basic cooking utensils, tea towels, dinner sets, coffee mugs, basic cook books, oven trays, small frying pan, chopping board and mits.
  • Laundry Packs which could include: Washing Powder, Pegs, fabric softer, napisan, iron.
  • Bedroom Packs which could include: New Pillow, Pillow protectors, mattress protectors and a set of neutral coloured sheets (Queen).
  • Activity Based Items which could include: calendars, adult colouring books, textas, colour pencils, writing pads, note pads, movie vouchers, metro cards, word search books
  • Wellbeing Items which could include: Affirmation cards or books, inspirational books or DVDs
  • Gift Cards – Gift vouchers for Kmart, Coles, Target, Woolworths,  Big W.
  • Essential Items which could include: umbrellas, gloves, sunscreen, sun hats, sunglasses, pens, thongs, slippers, USBs, annual diaries, document folders, internet dongles.



Please note that all donated items must be NEW. We are unable to accept second hand items. 

As a general rule if you would not like to receive it yourself please do not donate it.