Donations of goods such as clothing, food etc. while well-meant and extremely generous are not necessarily what’s needed right now by those affected by bushfire.
Some suggestions instead of donating items:
- Donate cash, where possible, to existing campaigns by organisations such as the Red Cross or RFS
- Hold a bake sale or garage sale and donate the proceeds
Alternatively, if you do have items you would like to donate, register them on www.givit.org.auwww.givit.org.au . This website is dedicated to matching donors with recipients who need those items and facilitating the exchange either directly or via existing charities.
Items that have currently been donated by the community are going to local organisations such as St Vincent de Pauls, who will take over the management and distribution of already donated clothing and personal items through their Vinnies store and other local community groups.