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(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 possible charges for deliveries).
Hospice Auckland – List the locations of Hospice for the entire region of Auckland.
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. Scroll to the bottom to see info on donating.
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.
St John’s – Store proceeds go towards local St John Youth programmes, purchasing new ambulances and Health Shuttles, and buying vital new equipment; allowing St John to continue its life-saving and life-changing work.
Chooza Sell your stuff for charity. Chooza product to buy or sell, Chooza charity to support and Chooza better world.
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.
The Aunties – Donations of clothes for women and children, plus personal care items, linen and towels all in excellent condition. “We service and care for a lot of people, most of whom are dealing with the fall out of family/ intimate partner violence. Their needs are many, and our aim is to provide them with as many of those needs as is practicable. We keep up with most needs but we always need more.”
Koha Apparel Their mission is to divert the amount of clothing waste entering landfill and to repurpose quality clothing for those in need.
Everlasting – Accepts great quality woman’s and children’s clothing, shoes and accessories. They appreciate and love labels but their focus is on the quality of the goods passed on so that another woman can re-love these items and feel fabulous in them.
Project Uplift NZ wide charity recycling bras (in excellent condition) to women in need. They have sent bras to Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Philippines, Bali, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Botswana, Uganda and Pakistan, the outback of Australia and to projects and schools in need in New Zealand.
Icebreaker & UPPAREL Drop off your preloved clothing to an icebreaker Touch Lab store. They accept all clean and washed used clothing but not socks and underwear. It can be any brand.
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.
Clean For A Cause is an initiative aimed at providing Kiwi kids and families in need with preloved shoes donated by the community.
Second Step aims to provide second hand school shoes to children who need them. We need kind people to donate unwanted/preloved school shoes for us to clean, repair and distribute.
Also see Clothing and Business Clothing headings above.
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 Care 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.
Mummys In Need = Mummys In Need collects all baby items in excellent condition. Please see the list of items they accept on their website. They appreciate all clothing and linen to be freshly washed with no stains or rips.
Little More – Pass on your pre-loved baby clothes and other baby essentials to families with newborns in need in Auckland.
Auckland Family Free Cycle – a Facebook group to offer household and kids items – free for pick-up.
Frugal Mumma Auckland – a Facebook group to offer kids and babies items for free, you must offer something first.
Bedding & Blankets:
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.
Chained Dog Rehabilitation Chained Dog Rehabilitation & Rehoming are an Auckland dog rescue that work with owners of life-chained, neglected and abused dogs to help improve their lives, and provide the tools so they can become responsible dog owners.
Pet Whisperer Rescue accept pet supply donations in Auckland. They work every day to reduce the numbers of stray animals in our community and help every animal rescued to find their forever home, where they can feel safe and loved.
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.
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 their vital work helping disadvantaged Kiwi kids
Lions Club NZ – Many Lions clubs run book sales throughout the year as a way of raising funds for projects in their community. You can support your local club by donating good quality books.
For Youth – Collect books from everyone and everywhere: libraries, organisations, people, families etc. These books are then checked for quality, stamped and sent to a school or organisation that appreciates these donations.
Books For Tonga – Their vision is to see village libraries run by Tongans, operating throughout Tonga to enhance the reading, writing, and speaking of English. They encourage all Tongans to enjoy reading and make it a natural part of their lives and recreation time, not just something to do at school.
FoodBank NZ A directory of food banks around NZ.
Your local pharmacy might have a donation program to MAA below. Check with your pharmacist first.
Medical Aid Abroad can take donations of unused medications of most kinds, as long as they are not expired or partly used. Click the link to see how you can donate your medications.
Anglican Missions Please send them to: Stamps for Missions. C/- K Frampton. 17 Kensington Ave Petone, Lower Hutt 5012
Hospice Book & Retro Shop Birkenhead, Auckland. LOVE to receive any donations of stamps, in or out of albums, also old coins, postcards, records, anything retro really!
Auckland Library of Tools Are always on the lookout for new tools, storage solutions and equipment. Their library stocks tools for building and construction, as well as gardening, textiles, jewellery making and more. If you have items you’d like to donate please fill out the form on their website. Make sure you check out the tools wanted page to see which items they are specifically needing.
Community Sheds. Always contact your local shed before donating. Menz Sheds bring bring men together to share their skills, have a laugh, and work on personal projects or community projects. There might be a Womenz Shed near you too.
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.