Serving Sydney's Northern Beaches

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Books & Clothes

Why your donation is important

Lifeline Northern Beaches has over 450 volunteers on its books, including approximately 150 telephone crisis supporters.

Despite this huge and hard-working volunteer contingent, the costs of training new Telephone Crisis Supporters, and of providing ongoing crisis intervention, personal counselling and support services – day and night, weekdays and weekends – are very considerable.

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. We regret that due to space restriction we are unable to accept furniture donations.

Fact: Only 9% of our funding comes from Government

The rest we must make up through revenue from our Lifeline Northern Beaches Shops, and from sponsorship, appeals, community grants and our fund-raising events.

In the final analysis, it is the generosity of local Northern Beaches individuals, organisations and businesses that makes the biggest difference. Your support ensures not only that our vital services continue each year, but also that they evolve and adapt to meet the fast-changing needs of the community that we serve.

Help us to go on helping

You, and your donation of good condition reusable books, clothing or bric-a-brac, can help us to go on helping.

Comparison - ProsYes please!

(must be in good condition)

  • Clothing
  • Accessories
  • Bric-a-brac including small good quality electrical items such as lamps and food processors
  • Books, (please see detailed guidelines here)


Comparison - ConsSorry, no thanks!

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

Please do not leave these items, or rubbish or damaged goods.  Lifeline incurs costs to have these items removed.  

More Information – Clothes & Bric-a-Brac

More Information – Books