“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 38% 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


**COVID-19 and Donations to Catherine House**

Due to the coronavirus we have temporarily put a hold on receiving in-kind donations from the public.
We have an incredibly vulnerable client group and their health and safety is our main concern.
Please continue to check back on our website or contact 08 8232 2282 if you have any questions.


Please note we are unable to accept second hand donations including clothes, baby and children’s items and furniture.

Please Visit our Donation of Goods page for places you are able to donate these goods. 


If you are planning to hold a collection at your workplace, school or community group please let us know (prior to holding your event) by phoning 08 8232  2282 or emailing fundraising@catherinehouse.org.au


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




  • 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


We currently have a high need of all of the above listed linen items


Underwear and Sleepwear


  • Small Size Underwear and Bra’s – 8,10,12 – High Need
  • Larger Size Underwear 18 and above
  • Larger Size Bra’s 18 and above – High Need
  • Large Cup Size Bras – D and above – High need of 16D
  • New Pyjamas – High Need 
  • New Slippers
  • New Dressing Gowns 




  • Face Wipes 
  • Sunscreen- High Need
  • Razors 
  • Body Lotion- High Need 
  • Spray Deodorant/Body Spray
  • Face Moisturiser – High Need
  • Hair Ties/Hair Brush – High Need
  • Cotton Tips – High Need
  • Cotton Wool/Pads – High Need 
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Hand Sanitizer – High Need 
  • Dry Shampoo


Please note we are currently not in any need of Tooth Brushes or Tooth Paste.

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


Household Items


  • New Cookware- small frying pans, pots, pans, baking trays’, microwave bowls – High Need
  • Cooking Utensils – High Need
  • New Toasters, Kettles – High Need 
  • Travel Mugs
  • BPA Drink Bottles 
  • 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.