The colder months in our nation's capital aren't for the faint of heart!
Donations of warm clothes, vouchers and bedding are needed to help our community's most vulnerable
Unfortunately, thousands of Canberrans don’t have the luxury of debating when to turn on the heater or to switch to the warmer duvet. For them, there's no such thing as supplementary heat on demand, and for too many there's not even a roof over their head at all.
This is why GIVIT ACT is on a mission to ensure that our community members doing it tough experience the warmth and comfort that everyone deserves.
Below are examples of current requests from registered charities in the ACT that support those experiencing homeless and severe financial hardship. These requests range from waterproof jackets for rough sleepers, a heater for a refugee woman new to Canberra living alone with no heat, to tents for those with no place to call home.
Donate winter items
Requested items currently include:
- Men's clothing like coats, jumpers, tracksuit pants, beanies, scarves, underwear socks.
- Warm boy's and girl's pyjamas for kids and teenagers.
- Tents and sleeping bags.
- Vouchers to department stores like Big W or Kmart to buy clothes.
- Double and queen blankets.
For many of these requests, you can use the FUND option to donate the money needed to purchase these items. A $30 donation will go a long way, buying a good quality blanket, jumper, or sleeping bag.
Donate bedding and linen
Short term, homeless and crisis accommodation providers are always busy through the winter months, and are always in need of donations of items like blankets and quilts (all sizes), pillows and mattress protectors. These donations will be put towards helping Canberra locals who are often at their lowest ebb. Please give generously.
There is a huge demand from ACT-based organisations, charities and shelters for warm winter items. These organisations help our city's most vulnerable through the winter months every single year.
Their work is so important, and with your generous donations, they can focus fully on delivering their core service - helping people in need.
Donate money to buy essential items for vulnerable Canberrans this winter
The easiest way to donate money to help people in the ACT stay warm this winter is to look out for requests with the FUND option. This means you can donate the money needed to purchase the item. It might be $30 for a jacket, $15 for a pillow or $50 for a clothing voucher, you'll be making a difference to someone who's struggling.
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