Donations

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:

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

Personal Items:

Shakti has 8 centres and 5 refuges covering Central, West and South Auckland, North Island Central and South Island. Services include a 24-hour domestic violence intervention service for women and other social services for immigrant families. They need petrol vouchers, clothing, blankets, kitchen appliances, toiletries and food for the women they help. To donate goods email: hrd@shakti.org.nz.

Womens Refuge – Refuges are always looking for furniture, clothing, bedding, household items and children’s books 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.

Clothing:

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 bins which are maintained by Savemart 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.

Old Towels & 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.

E-Waste:

Ecomatters – Supports the community with knowledge and tools to restore nature, reduce waste, ride and fix bikes, and live more sustainably. They even help recycle Weird Stuff!

Ewaste – Ewaste.org.nz is a not for profit organisation providing electronic waste recycling events around Auckland

Computer Recycling – Eco-friendly e-Waste disposal.

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.

Books:

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

Useful Links:

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.