Support the health and wellbeing of people experiencing homelessness or displacement by donating unopened and unexpired personal hygiene products.

ACU Engagement and Campus Ministry have partnered with local community organisations at each campus to ensure our donations meet specific community needs. Find out what’s needed in your community and where to bring your donations below.

 

Ballarat

Items collected at the Ballarat campus will be donated to Pop Up Shop For The Homeless And Those In Need who provide materials to those experiencing homelessness and others in need.

You can collect items now.

Once lockdown restrictions have eased and staff can return to campus we will announce collection dates.

Pop Up Shop For The Homeless And Those In Need have expressed a particular need for:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Toothpaste

Other suggested items include:

  • Body wash
  • Shower gel
  • Soap/sanitiser
  • Moisturiser
  • Toothbrush
  • Deodorant
  • Perfume
  • Female sanitary items
  • Razor
  • Shaving cream
  • Brush
  • Comb
  • Lip balm
  • Chapstick

Donations should be unopened and unexpired. 

Please bring your donations to any of the following locations:

ACU Engagement
Ground floor, Loreto House (114)

Campus Ministry
Ground floor, Burke House (113)

Campus Concierge
Ground floor, Carn Brea (100)

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Blacktown

Items collected at the Blacktown campus will be donated to St Clare’s Catholic High School and St Agnes Catholic High School to help students experiencing complexities such as couch surfing.

You can collect items now.

Once lockdown restrictions have eased and staff can return to campus we will announce collection dates.

St Clare’s Catholic High School and St Agnes Catholic High School have expressed a particular need for:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Shower gel
  • Deodorant
  • Perfume
  • Female sanitary items

Other suggested items include:

  • Soap/sanitiser
  • Moisturiser
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Razor
  • Shaving cream
  • Brush
  • Comb
  • Lip balm
  • Chapstick

Donations should be unopened and unexpired. 

Please bring your donations to any of the following locations:

Staff Kitchen
Level 5, 22 Main Street

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Brisbane

Items collected at the Brisbane campus will be donated to Emmanuel City Mission who provide support and services for individuals and families who are doing it tough or experiencing homelessness.

The collection period for 2021 has closed. 

The next collection period will be in July 2022.

Emmanuel City Mission have expressed a particular need for:

  • Long-life Milk

Other suggested items include:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Shower gel
  • Soap/sanitiser
  • Moisturiser
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Razor
  • Shaving cream
  • Deodorant
  • Perfume
  • Female sanitary items
  • Brush
  • Comb
  • Lip balm
  • Chapstick

Donations should be unopened and unexpired. 

Please bring your donations to any of the following locations:

ACU Engagement
Building 200 (200.1.05)

Foyer
Building 200 (200)

Foyer
Saint John Paul II Building (212)

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Canberra

Items collected at the Canberra campus will be donated to Companion House who support adults and children who have sought safety in Australia from persecution, torture and war related trauma.

You can collect items now.

Once lockdown restrictions have eased and staff can return to campus we will announce collection dates.

Companion House have expressed a particular need for male items:

  • Deodorant
  • Razor
  • Shaving cream

Other suggested items include:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Shower gel
  • Soap/sanitiser
  • Moisturiser
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Perfume
  • Female sanitary items
  • Brush
  • Comb
  • Lip balm
  • Chapstick

Donations should be unopened and unexpired. 

Please bring your donations to any of the following locations:

Campus Concierge
Ground floor, Blackfriars (300)

Campus Ministry
Ground floor, Signadou (302)

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Melbourne

Items collected at the Melbourne campus will be donated to St. Mary’s House of Welcome who provide services and support for those experiencing homelessness.

You can collect items now.

Once lockdown restrictions have eased and staff can return to campus we will announce collection dates.

St. Mary's House of Welcome have expressed a particular need for small single use/hotel size items as the people they support are usually in transit and cannot carry large items:

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Razor
  • Shaving cream
  • Soap/sanitiser
  • Deodorant
  • Face masks
  • Mens underwear (Black preferred)
  • Mens socks (Black preferred)

Other suggested items include:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Shower gel
  • Moisturiser
  • Perfume
  • Brush
  • Comb
  • Lip balm
  • Chapstick

Donations should be unopened and unexpired. 

Please bring your donations to any of the following locations:

ACU Engagement
Level 2, 340 Albert Street, East Melbourne (462)

Campus Ministry
Mezzanine level, Daniel Mannix Building (403)

Campus Concierge
Ground floor, Mary Glowrey Building (420)

Kitchen
Level 5, 250 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne (460)

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North Sydney

Items collected at the North Sydney campus will be donated to Arrupe Place of the Jesuit Refugee Service Australia who provide support and services to refugees and others who have been displaced.

You can collect items now.

Once lockdown restrictions have eased and staff can return to campus we will announce collection dates.

Arrupe Place of the Jesuit Refugee Service Australia have expressed a particular need for:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Shower gel
  • Soap/sanitiser
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Razor
  • Shaving cream
  • Deodorant
  • Female sanitary items (pads not tampons)

Other suggested items include:

  • Moisturiser
  • Perfume
  • Brush
  • Comb
  • Lip balm
  • Chapstick

Donations should be unopened and unexpired. 

Please bring your donations to any of the following locations:

ACU Engagement
Level 8, 23 Berry Street (530)

Campus Ministry
James Carroll Building (502)

Campus Concierge
Tenison Woods House (532)

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Strathfield

Items collected at the Strathfield campus will be donated to St Clare’s Catholic High School and St Agnes Catholic High School to help students experiencing complexities such as couch surfing.

You can collect items now.

Once lockdown restrictions have eased and staff can return to campus we will announce collection dates.

St Clare’s Catholic High School and St Agnes Catholic High School have expressed a particular need for:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Shower gel
  • Deodorant
  • Perfume
  • Female sanitary items

Other suggested items include:

  • Soap/sanitiser
  • Moisturiser
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Razor
  • Shaving cream
  • Brush
  • Comb
  • Lip balm
  • Chapstick

Donations should be unopened and unexpired. 

Please bring your donations to any of the following locations:

Campus Ministry
Ground floor, Saint Edmund Building (613)

Campus Concierge
Level 1, Edmund Rice Building (600)

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Contact and volunteer

For more information about this initiative or to register your interest in volunteering to help sort, clean and pack the donated items before they are delivered to our community partners, please contact ACU Engagement.

acuengagement@acu.edu.au

Our 2020 collection

Despite the challenges of 2020 we managed to donate hundreds of toiletry items to our community partners across the country as part of our Giving from Home initiative. Thank you to all staff and students who donated or assisted with the collection of items.

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