Why donate to Lifeline?
When you donate to Lifeline and buy at Lifeline Shops, you are helping to save lives. This is because the sale of quality, pre-loved items helps fund the 24-hour 13 11 14 Lifeline crisis support line. You’re also giving someone else the chance to buy something you no longer want or need, reducing your impact on the environment. And when you shop at Lifeline shops, you’re sure to land yourself a bargain!
So whether it’s a large item, such as an old comfy sofa, china cabinet or dining suite, or a smaller piece, such as books, clothing and other bric-a-brac, don’t let it collect dust. It could just save someone’s life.
It’s easy to donate to Lifeline. Follow these steps to keep our shops filled with great quality items and our lifesaving services available 24 hours.
Step 1 - Deciding what to donate
Furniture of all kinds – from couches to cabinets, and beds to bedside tables – is greatly appreciated.
These larger items can be resold in our Lifeline shops and because of their higher value go a long way towards saving lives.
Just make sure they are clean and in good condition.
Clothing makes a great donation – not only does it raise funds to help save lives, it can be resold cheaply to bargain hunters. We accept good-quality, wearable clothing, shoes and accessories, with no rips, stains or tears. To really help, you can even bag the items up in lots (eg women's, men's or children's clothing). And make sure shoes are in pairs, with any laces tied together.
Books are a great way to share the love. They can be resold at regular Lifeline Shops, as well as our dedicated Lifeline Bookshops. And don’t forget the wonderful Lifeline Bookfests, which are held all over Queensland. Funds raised at Lifeline Bookfest events are used to support the 24-hour 13 11 14 Lifeline crisis support line, Lifeline Suicide Bereavement Groups, the Lifeline post-disaster support program Community Recovery, and UnitingCare Community services across the state.
Bric-a-brac that no longer has a place in your home can make a difference in someone’s life. So consider donating those unwanted wine racks, candelabras, and any other curios and ornaments you might have lying around.
Step 2 - Make the donation
Step 3 - Make your donation count
Make sure your gifts go inside Lifeline donation bins or Lifeline shops. If you leave them outside, they could be stolen or damaged by the weather. It costs us money to remove damaged items, meaning our 24-hour 13 11 14 Lifeline crisis support line misses out on vital funds.
For more donation information, contact your nearest Lifeline Warehouse.