We believe in the basics.
Basic dignity, basic respect, basic warmth, hygiene and safety.
When the weather gets colder, many vulnerable people in our community struggle to stay warm and comfortable.
In May 2023, we launched Collecting the Basics; a donation drive that focuses on providing essential items for comfort and survival to those in need during the Winter months.
Returning in 2024, the public is invited to donate new and unused items during the campaign. Items like thermal underwear, socks, beanies, ponchos, and gloves can be dropped off to any of our donation drop-off locations across Perth.
Items are distributed to people in need through crisis accommodation centres, drop-in centres and outreach services for men, women and youth.
Every donation makes a difference!
How you can help
Get your family and friends together to purchase new and unused items to donate.
Check our FAQ page for a list of items collected.
Dozens of businesses across Perth host donation bins during the campaign.
If you'd like to help, but don't have items to donate, cash donations are a great way to make a real difference.
Donations over $2.00 are tax deductible and directly contribute to the campaign, helping people in need.
During the campaign, items need to be collected, sorted and packed to get to those who need it most.
Our team of volunteers are passionate, hard working and, most important, love to have fun. If this sounds like you, fill in the form below and we'll be in touch!