During Lent ACU Engagement and Campus Ministry collect winter clothing for those in need in our local communities. Each campus partners with a local community organisation to ensure our donations meet the specific needs of the community. See below for specific information about the needs of your community.

March 6 - April 18

Community Partner - St Vincent de Paul- Ballarat

St Vincent de Paul operate three shops in Ballarat offering a wide range of pre-loved clothing, household items, furniture and bric-a-brac. By using profits from the sale of goods their shops are able to provide crucial material and financial support to people in need. Vinnies ability to serve the community through Op-shops relies solely on the kindness and generosity of those who donate quality items to sell in our shops.

www.vinnies.org.au

St Vincent De Paul have requested donations of:

  • Coats
  • Jackets
  • Jumpers
  • Cardigans
  • Beanies
  • Scarves
  • Gloves
  • Mittens
  • Long pants
  • Socks
  • Sleeping bags
  • Blankets 

Where to donate

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Please bring your donations to:

  • ACU Engagement - Ground level, Loreto House (114)
  • Campus Ministry - Ground Level, Burke House (113)
  • Campus Concierge - Ground level, Carn Brea (100)

Community Partner - Blind Eye Ministries

The Blind Eye Centre is a daytime sanctuary for the most vulnerable in our city. This centre in based on Christian values and behaviour with each individual being treated with dignity and respect.  The centre consists of regular activities, basic facilities and services to assist those with a variety of needs.

www.blindeyeministries.com

What to donate

Blind Eye Ministries have requested donations of:

  • Coats
  • Jackets
  • Jumpers
  • Cardigans
  • Beanies
  • Scarves
  • Gloves
  • Mittens
  • Long pants
  • Socks

Where to donate

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Please bring your donations to:

  • ACU Engagement – Level 2, Saint John Paul II Building (212)
  • Campus Ministry - Ground Level, Building 200 (200)
  • Campus Concierge - Ground Level, Building 200 (200)

Community Partner - St Vincent de Paul – Night Patrol

Night Patrol has been operating in the Canberra region since 2001, providing mobile outreach to people on the streets. Primary clients of Night Patrol are the homeless, people at risk, both young and old, and those in need, who might not otherwise seek help from the St Vincent de Paul Society or other community or charitable groups.

www.vinnies.org.au

What to donate

St Vincent De Paul have requested donations of:

  • Coats
  • Jackets
  • Jumpers
  • Cardigans
  • Sleeping bags
  • Blankets

Where to donate

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Please bring your donations to:

  • ACU Engagement & Campus Ministry - Ground Level, Signadou Building (302)
  • Veritas Foyer – Ground Level, Veritas (301)

Community Partner - Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre

An initiative of Lentara Uniting Care, The Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre (ASWC) is a community centre that offers a safe and welcoming space for people seeking asylum in Melbourne. They empower and resource clients to act on their own behalf and maintain a secure and consistent environment, as this forms the basis for providing clients with a sense of safety and belonging.

http://www.lentarauc.org.au/

What to donate

The Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre have requested donations of:

  • Coats
  • Jackets
  • Jumpers
  • Cardigans
  • Beanies
  • Scarves
  • Gloves
  • Mittens
  • Long pants
  • Socks

Where to donate

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Please bring your donations to:

  • ACU Engagement - Level 2, 340 Albert St, East Melbourne (462) 
  • Campus Ministry - Mezzanine, The Daniel Mannix Building (403) 

Community Partner - St Canice’s parish

The Catholic parish of St. Canice is an inclusive community located in Elizabeth Bay. St Canice’s parish extends its welcome to marginalised groups in the cosmopolitan area of Kings Cross by providing daily meals, community initiatives and material support to the homeless, refugees and other disadvantaged groups. St Canice’s are committed to a vision of service to faith and to the justice that faith demands.

http://stcanice.org.au/

What to donate

St Canice’s have requested donations of:

  • Coats
  • Jackets
  • Jumpers
  • Cardigans
  • Beanies
  • Scarves
  • Gloves
  • Mittens
  • Long pants
  • Socks

Where to donate

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Please bring your donations to:

  • ACU Engagement - Level 8, 23 Berry Street (530)
  • Campus Concierge - Tenison Woods House (532)
  • Campus Ministry – Level 3, James Carroll Building (502)

Community Partner - Concord Baptist Church

Concord Baptist Church works together with people from a range of ages, cultures and backgrounds to create a welcoming and inclusive community within multicultural Sydney. Concord Baptist church works closely with the homeless and other disadvantaged groups to continue the work of Jesus in the modern world.

http://concordbaptist.org.au/

What to donate

Concord Baptist Church have requested donations of:

  • Coats
  • Jackets
  • Jumpers
  • Cardigans
  • Beanies
  • Scarves
  • Gloves
  • Mittens
  • Long pants
  • Socks

Where to donate

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Please bring your donations to:

  • ACU Engagement - Level 1, Edmund Rice Building (600)
  • Campus Ministry - Ground Level, Saint Edmund Building (613)
  • Campus Concierge - Level 1, Edmund Rice Building (600)

Contact

For more information about this initiative, please contact ACU Engagement.

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