You came in like Mary Poppins, worked your magic with so much practical kindness, I could hardly believe the result. I wouldn’t have been surprised to see a big black umbrella outside instead of a car!

~ G, Grey Lynn


De-Clutter & Donate! If you know of an organisation in Auckland that we should list here please do let me know – The Tidy Lady’s Email

Furniture Collection: (And general donations, including clothes)

Auckland City Mission – Accepts donations of high-quality used items throughout the year. Collection of larger items can be arranged.

Habitat For Humanity ReStore – If you are unable to transport your items, the ReStore will arrange a time to transport the items directly from your home (area limits apply, and charges for deliveries).

Hospice West Auckland – If you’re having  a clean-out at home, your office, your warehouse  or are moving house – they can collect your items, including furniture, homewares, quality clothing, office furniture and shop fittings and more.

Mercy Hospice Auckland – House lots are particularly welcome and a collection service is available.

Red Cross – Offer a pick-up and delivery service in some areas of New Zealand. Take a look at your local shop’s page to find out if they can come to you: Find a shop near you

Salvation Army Stores – Free pick up of excellent quality household items. Contact your nearest Family Store. Please note that the Salvation Army will only pick up items that can’t fit in a car. So large items only. (Thanks Suzy!)

SPCA – If you have furniture, or any other bulky items, please call the Howick SPCA Op Shop. They will be more than happy to arrange a pick up for you in most areas of Auckland. They also need animal care items which can be dropped off at any SPCA Op Shop.

General Donations:

The Tipping Point – Diverts reusable materials and products from landfill and sell them at their shop in Henderson. slick the link to see the kinds of materials and goods you can donate.

The Collective – High quality clothing, designer or antique furniture & homewares that have seen better days. Free furniture pickup. 50% of profits go to The Mental Health Foundation of NZ.

Hospice New Zealand – Contact your local shop directly for opening hours and information on donating goods.

Woven Earth – Accepts good quality household items including furniture, electronic goods, cleaning products, personal care products, linen and non perishable pantry items. Also toys, books, sporting goods, baby items and many more of the essential belongings that families rely on. 


Toy Library Federation libraries accept donations of clean good quality toys (except soft toys). It’s best to contact them to see if they can accept the donation at that time.  You can find libraries’ contact details by clicking on the link.

Note – Also see Personal Items and of course all the charitable organisations above.

Personal Items:

Womens Refuge – Refuges are always looking for furniture, clothing, bedding, household items and children’s books and toys in good condition. If you have goods to donate, please contact your local refuge and find out whether they will be of use.

Refuges also need:

  • First Aid Supplies
  • Clean and tidy clothing for both women and children (always looking for over 8-year old boys/girls)
  • Linen – duvets and sheets (especially single bedding)
  • Mops, brooms and cleaners.


Fix up, Look Sharp – A not-for-profit charity that equips Auckland males with a job interview outfit to keep and if employment is gained a 2nd work appropriate outfit to keep. They need men’s clothing that is in near to mint condition, meeting a job interview standard of dress, preferably dry cleaned and vests, waistcoats, belts, dress shoes, dress sneakers, socks, ties and men’s grooming products.

Dress For Success – Not-for-profit organisation supporting women entering the workforce. They accept interview and employment appropriate clothing, shoes, hand bags and jewellery in near-new condition, coat hangers, personal care items and new makeup. This link has a list of places where you can drop off your donations.

The Blue Child Cancer This is they’re specialty, if your fav op shop isn’t taking clothes, pop them in this bin. Only donate good clothes, clothes that you would consider buying. They also accept cotton clothing and fabrics for rag recycling. Clearly write on the bag “Cotton Rags”.

Baby Gear:

Little Sprouts – Any and all baby items, new or in excellent condition. 100% cotton and wool fabric and 100% wool yarn that their Craft Angels will lovingly turn into baby items.

Little More – Pass on your pre-loved baby clothes and other baby essentials to families with newborns in need in Auckland.

Bedding & Blankets:

Give A Kid A Blanket – Auckland

Excellent condition donations only. Collects blankets and other items of warmth and care and gifts them to kids and their families through service providers including police, public health nurses, social and community workers.

Old Towels & Dog Blankets:

Auckland Council Animal Shelters – Call your local shelter to ask what they need.

SPCA – Towels, sheets, duvet covers and blankets (especially polar fleece blankets) – but please NO duvet inners, pillows or pillow cases, mattresses, bean bags or electric blankets.

Call your local vet and ask if they could use clean old towels. A reminder from Just 4 Cats, Balmoral Road.

Donating Curtains:

VisionWest – Assists low income households who have no or insufficient curtains to prevent heat loss in their homes by providing them with free recycled curtains to make their homes warmer, resulting in healthier living spaces.

South Auckland Curtain Bank – Objective is to assist low income households by providing thermal or lined curtains free of charge from donations of curtains & fabric.

Habitat For Humanity Auckland – The Habitat Curtain Bank provides low income Auckland individuals and whanau with free curtains for their home.


Department of Corrections – Are always grateful for the support of the community in the form of donations of books for prison libraries.

Variety – Books donated to Variety will be sold through our Trade Me online book fair to collectors and book lovers around New Zealand. Funds raised from the sales go towards our vital work helping disadvantaged Kiwi kids


FoodBank NZ A directory of food banks around NZ.

The Pātaka Kai Open Street Pantry  Donations of food are accepted at Open Street Pantries under these guidelines. They have a very useful map for active locations too.

Free Food Directory A community of food sharing hubs, also has a nifty map.

Freecycle– Worldwide sharing movement that reduces waste, saves precious resources & eases the burden on our landfills.

CAB (non-Council Recycling) – Links and related information.

Auckland Council Inorganic Collections  – How to and the booking page.

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