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 35% 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 them get “back on their feet”.



Client Christmas Gift Bags


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 and item/s to our Christmas Gift Bags please choose from the following list:


Boxed Chocolates
Word Search/Puzzle Books
Movie Tickets
$25 Gift Card
Adult Colouring In Books/Pens or Pencils
Nail polish
2019 Diary or Calendar


Please note that only the above items will be accepted for the client Christmas Gift Bags.


If you would like to make an alternative donation please check our website for our Wish List and Shopping List for other items we are able to accept.
Please ensure your gifts are not wrapped.


Delivery of Donations


You are welcome to deliver your donations from Monday December 3rd until Monday December 17th.
Our office is open Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday.
Please contact us on 8232 2282 for delivery drop off details.


General Wish List Items


Please note due to an overwhelming amount of recent donations we are unable to accept toiletry donations  and donations of blankets unless this has been pre-approved by our Fundraising Manager.


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


  • New Pyjamas
  • New Slippers
  • New Dressing Gowns
  • Face Cleanser/Toner
  • Face Moisturiser
  • Hair Colour- Red and Black
  • Gift Cards- Coles/Myer, Target, Kmart, Woolworths, Big W, IGA
  • Travel Mugs
  • New Thongs
  • New Socks
  • Internet Dongles
  • Washing Baskets
  • New Towels, Hand Towels, Face Washer’s
  • New Cookware- small frying pans, pots, microwave bowls, oven trays
  • Plastic Storage Tubs
  • Cotton Buds/Cotton Balls
  • Note Pads
  • Phone Cards
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tissues
  • Double/Queen bed covers
  • New Pillows
  • New Pillow Cases
  • New Sheets- Single, Double and Queen
  • Mattress Protectors- Single, Double and Queen


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


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 jayleec@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. ( 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.