Giving books is a great way of helping out the community, donations of books that can be distributed to those in need, or sold in opportunity shops can make a great
difference to an individual or organisation.
GiveNow.com.au has compiled the following register of places and organisations where you can donate your unwanted, good quality furniture. Click on your state below
to find a local organisation you can donate to.
Aboriginal Literacy Foundation
The Aboriginal Literacy Foundation believes that positive and practical change to closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous young people starts with literacy and numeracy. As a result they greatly appreciate donations of Children’s Books.
ADRA Op Shops totally rely on donated goods and are predominantly staffed by volunteers. Funds raised from ADRA Op Shops are used to fund a range of local ADRA community projects such as women refuges, at-risk youth intervention, drug and alcohol counselling as well as literacy and job skill training. To locate your nearest ADRA Op Shop please refer to their website
Book Post (South Australia)
The Book Post provides the local community with cheap books, keeping them accessible to the large number of retirees and young families in the area. It keeps good and interesting/ informative books out of landfill and hopefully gives them a new home. The Book Post helps create a place for people to volunteer and gather in their local community. All proceeds go to continuing the life and work of the Church .The Book Post is in the Grounds of St RichardÕs Anglican Church at 1 May Terrace and is open Tuesday to Friday 10a m -3pm and Saturdays 10am -1pm. Donations of both fiction and non-fiction books old and new are gratefully accepted.
Brotherhood Books (Victoria)
Brotherhood Books an initiative of the Brotherhood of St Laurence to encourage the recycling of high quality books and to contribute funds to the Brotherhood’s charitable operations. To donate your book simply drop them off at one off one of the community stores
located across Victoria.
Bus of Books
Bus of Books is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing young people in rural and disadvantaged communities within Australia with resources and programs to read and succeed. Before donating your pre loved books please refer to their guidelines
To donate your pre loved books simply post them to:
Attn: Bus of Books Community Project
27 Mars Road, LANE COVE NSW 2066.
Please include a note with your contact details so we can thank you for your support.
Online Contact Form: http://busofbooks.com/contact-us/
GIVIT will find a worthy recipient for your good quality items including clothing and furniture and match it with a recipient in need. Items are given directly to those in need, via 580 trusted charities
What happens with your donation? Lifeline Centres raise up to 80% of their annual operating costs from fundraising and retail activities. The goods that you donate are resold in Lifeline
Stores to raise funds to operate services such as the 24-hour telephone counselling line and other community programs.
to find out where your local material drop off points are, to access contact numbers for collection of materials and to locate a Lifeline bin near you.
Modbury Hospital Foundation (South Australia)
Books are sold on our regular trading tables to raise funds for the Hospital. Books are sold within our Gift Shop at reduced price, providing resources to
Hospital patients and families. To arrange for collection, please contact Modbury Hospital Foundation directly on 08 8161 2626. Or you can drop your books into the Gift Shop at Modbury Hospital.
Offenders Aid and Rehabilitation Services of South Australia (OARS SA)
Our Adelaide stores are located in Pt. Adelaide, Woodville, Christies Beach and Elizabeth North, as well as Angaston in the Barossa Valley. You can donate books to your local store directly during store opening times, or fill in the goods donation form
. Book donations are distributed to the Op Shops, with the majority going to the Christies Beach and Elizabeth North Book Exchanges. The Op Shops provide the community with a source of good quality second-hand books at very reasonable prices. Funds raised by the Op Shops help to assist our programs.
08 8218 0700
There are 165 family stores located all across Australia. If you have any books which you feel are too good to simply throw away you may bring them to your nearest
family store. You can also arrange for large quantities to be collected through The Salvation Army Family Stores home collection service by ringing 13 72 58, or filling in the form at: http://www.salvosstores.salvos.org.au/donate/#SalvosStoreForm
13 72 58
St Vincent de Paul Society
Families in need are given books free of charge while surplus items are sold at Centres to support our activities. You can drop in your books to your local St Vinnies Centre.
UnitingCare Community (Queensland)
UnitingCare Community provides many important services to Queenslanders within key service areas such as individual and community support; children and families; older persons; disability; inclusion support; and childcare. In Queensland, UnitingCare Community also provides Lifeline services including, telephone crisis support, suicide bereavement and community recovery. These services are funded by sales of second-hand goods including books. Please contact us to find the location of your nearest Lifeline shop where you can drop off your donated items.
(07) 3632 1010
Women in Prison Advocacy Network (WIPAN) (New South Wales)
WIPAN accepts donations from the public that are then passed on to women in correctional centres across NSW. WIPAN accepts any type of book in ok condition with the exception of true crime books.
If you haven't found a group here in your area, you could also talk to your local library about donating your unwanted books to them - they will often gladly take
them off your hands.
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