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The Essentials Collective Inc (TEC Inc) is a unique and inspiring Western Australian not-for-profit organisation that provides people in need with essentials every day items.

At TEC Inc, our board and volunteers are committed to a no-fuss and hands-on approach to ensure that goods get to the people that need them. 


In a world where it's easy to take basics things for granted, TEC Inc asks the general public for donations of goods twice a year in June and October. 

essentials for women

Essentials for Women campaign runs every October. This campaign kicked off in Perth, Western Australia in 2014 when our founder, Lenny Jacoby, asked a few friends to donate sanitary items and underwear for women in need.


She got a little more than she bargained for! To date, Essentials for Women have provided over 220,000 items to local women's refuges, drop in centres and outreach services in Perth and South West WA.


This campaign runs during the month of October. 

basics for blokes

Basics for Blokes runs every June. This campaign kicked off in 2018 with its Pair for a Pair sock program, where the public can purchase a pair of funky socks and in return we donate a pair to a bloke in need. To date, we have warmed over 700 feet in Perth.


The general public can also donate toiletries, socks and underwear. Donations are distributed to local crisis accommodation, drop in centres and outreach services in Perth.


This campaign runs during the month of June. 

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