items of
greatest need

Items of greatest need all year round

We need your help with items that are needed the most all year round by those we support. You can bring joy to someone this Christmas by donating a gift from one of the suggestions below.

Scroll down for details about how to donate.

What gifts can I donate?

  • Sets of sheets, single, double or queen – double is most popular
  • Twin pack of pillows
  • Quilts, doonas or blankets
  • Bath towel and face washer
  • Sleeping bags
  • Swags
  • Travel size toiletries packs for adults and children
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Nappies from newborn to toddler
  • Wipes safe for children
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Where can I donate gifts?

You can purchase any of the gifts suggested and drop them off to our Emergency Relief Centre at 58 Dale Street, Port Adelaide between 9am and 3pm, Monday to Friday.

Donations are being accepted from now right up until Friday 23 December.

Your workplace or group can also become a Christmas Community Collector and host a collection point on our behalf.

Find out more about our Christmas Community Collector program here.

Here are just three stories of the 12,500 people we support each year.

Donate today and help us bring joy to South Australian individuals and families in need.

A young couple, both aged 19, were forced to flee their family homes with no belongings and ended up sleeping rough for months.

They are about to move into their own home together and your donation will help them purchase a toaster, kettle and new set of bed sheets.

A 51-year-old single person with no support network of family or friends is about to move into one of our affordable housing units and restart their life.

Following a long history of domestic violence and with no personal belongings since escaping over a year ago, your donation will help with essential items such as furniture, a microwave and comfy quilt.

A mum of two has found herself unemployed after escaping domestic violence and is starting the long process of rebuilding her life. She desperately wants to give her children the happy Christmas they dream of.

Your donation can help ensure each of her children receive a gift and stocking fillers, as well as a grocery voucher to help feed the family on Christmas Day.

Nobody can do everything but everyone can do something.

UnitingSA relies on the generosity of donors to help deliver innovative programs and support for people in need across metropolitan and regional South Australia.

"Because we feel secure with UnitingSA Housing, I don’t have anxiety about where I live anymore."

Shona and Derek,
UnitingSA Housing tenants

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