Donate goods

With seven shops and several major Book Fairs every year, we always welcome donations of quality books, clothes and bric-a-brac.

Donate goods

Re-selling good condition pre-loved books and clothes is one of the most effective ways we can raise the funding necessary to continue providing our services. Providing the condition is good-to-excellent, no donation of books or clothes is ever too small.

There are a few guidelines around what we accept

As our customers expect high quality products, we unfortunately can’t accept all donations. Regrettably, in spite of our donors’ best intentions, almost 50% of goods donated can’t be re-sold, and have to be disposed of (at a cost to Lifeline Northern Beaches). While we certainly don’t want to discourage donations, we do ask that you read the guidelines below before you drop your goods off.

Books

Yes please

 

  • Paperback books
  • Hardback books
  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • Puzzles and games
  • Comics, graphic novels & Manga
  • ‘Talking book’ audio on CD
  • Text books – late editions only, not defaced
  • National Geographic

No thank you

 

  • Reader’s Digest condensed books
  • Law books, older than 3 Years
  • Encyclopaedias, no matter how new
  • Atlases older than 3 years
  • Magazines
  • Text books, unless recent & in mint condition
  • Any item not meeting our quality standards (any books that are yellowed, mouldy, torn, dirty, written in, or defaced can unfortunately not be sold)

Clothes and other goods

Yes please

 

  • Clothing
  • Accessories
  • Bric-a-brac including small good quality electrical items such as lamps and food processors

No thank you

 

  • Furniture
  • Mattresses and cots
  • White goods (ovens, dishwashers)
  • Electrical equipment, toasters
  • Computers & software

Where to drop your donations

If possible, please deliver your book donations to one of our shops during business hours (click here for opening times).

 

Or, for larger donations, please take your donation to:

 

Lifeline Distribution Centre
267 Harbord Rd, Brookvale 2100
5th driveway past Officeworks; look for the big Lifeline sign at the front
Phone: 02 9939 9746
Open weekdays, 8.30am-3pm

other ways to donate

 

Financial donations aren’t the only way you can help support Lifeline Northern Beaches. Whether you contribute your time as a volunteer, or donate goods to our shops, your help will be appreciated.

Donate ‘in kind’ services

Donate ‘in kind’ services

Donate ‘in kind’ services

 

Can you provide a service like accounting help, transport, or marketing, free of charge or at a reduced rate? We’d love to hear from you.

 

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Leave a bequest

Leave a bequest

Leave a
bequest

 

After you have taken care of your loved ones, why not extend your gift to other Australians in need of care by leaving a bequest to Lifeline?

 

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Workplace giving

Workplace giving

Workplace giving

 

Through workplace giving, you and your employees can choose to donate a small portion of your pre-tax salary to Lifeline Northern Beaches. It’s a great way to show your support!

 

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Make a financial donation

Make a financial donation

Make a financial donation

 

You can do this easily online – every donation helps, no matter how big or small! Donations over $2 are tax deductible too.

 

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