Repair and donate

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As the saying goes, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.  So before you throw out that old clothing you have outgrown, or old furniture you no longer have a need for, think to yourself "I wonder if someone else could get some use out of it?"

Repairing items

Do you have items in need of repair?

Repair Cafe's are community hubs all about saving precious resources from entering landfill, sharing skills, and bonding over a cup of tea. Here, you can find tools, materials, and experts eager to help bring your cherished items back to life.

Check out the cafe's below for scheduling and locations:

Keep an eye on Mend It, Australia to stay up to date with repair cafe's across Australia and join the Inner West Melbourne Repair Cafe Facebook group for local advice.

Donating items

If the household items you have no need for are in good condition you can donate them to your local charity. Below you'll find a list of charities and organisations ready to accept your goods and help those in need.

Alternatively, you can visit the Australian Opportunity Shop Listing website to search for your local community and charitable organisation stores.


Donations accepted

West Welcome Wagon

Children's items, adult and child clothing, home entertainment, kitchen items, linens, furniture, non-perishable food and toiletries.

Footscray Community Bike Hub

Bikes, parts and accessories, tyres and tubes, and bike tools.

St Kilda Mums

Nursery equipment, baby and children clothing and baby and children toys in good condition.

Glee Givers
Functional Windows laptop that is less than 8 years old, any functional Apple MacBook Pro or Air, and any functional iMac that is less than 4 years old. Laptop chargers, iPads, and USB's.
Big Group Hub

Clothing, blankets, toys, books, cots, prams and more in good condition.

St Vincent de Paul

Clothing, general items, books, household furniture in good condition.

Brotherhood of St Laurence  

Clothing and household furniture in good condition.