Share some warmth this winter by donating to those experiencing homelessness and disadvantage.

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 below and have an impact this Lenten season.

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

 

Ballarat

Items collected at the Ballarat campus will be donated to St Vincent de Paul Society who provide crucial material and financial support to people in need all across Australia.

We are collecting donations from Wednesday 2 March to Thursday 14 April.

St Vincent de Paul Society have specifically requested good quality, new or used, winter clothing and accessories such as:

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

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 One Meal NSW, a not for profit community organisation that helps to feed, clothe and support those experiencing homelessness and disadvantage.

We are collecting donations from Wednesday 2 March to Thursday 14 April.

One Meal NSW have specifically requested good quality, new or used, winter clothing and accessories such as:

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

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, a daytime sanctuary for those experiencing disadvantage in Brisbane offering regular activities, facilities and services to assist those with a variety of needs.

We are collecting donations from Wednesday 2 March to Thursday 14 April.

Emmanuel City Mission have specifically requested:

  • Long-life milk
  • Packets of Noodles
  • Rice
  • Muesli Bars
  • Up&Go Liquid Breakfast

Please bring your donations to any of the following locations:

ACU Engagement
Building 200 (200.1.05)

Campus Ministry
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 the St Vincent de Paul Night Patrol who visit the streets of Canberra and surrounds 364 nights of the year, providing engagement, material aid and light refreshments to people in need.

We are collecting donations from Wednesday 2 March to Thursday 14 April.

St Vincent de Paul Night Patrol have specifically requested good quality, new or used, winter clothing and accessories such as:

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

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 Sts Peter and Paul's Parish where the Capuchin friars welcome those experiencing disadvantage to share food, supplies and conversation.

We are collecting donations from Wednesday 2 March to Thursday 14 April.

The Capuchin friars of Sts Peter and Paul's Parish have specifically requested good quality, new or used, winter clothing and accessories (mainly for men) such as:

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

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 One Meal NSW, a not for profit community organisation that helps to feed, clothe and support those experiencing homelessness and disadvantage.

We are collecting donations from Wednesday 2 March to Thursday 14 April.

One Meal NSW have specifically requested good quality, new or used, winter clothing and accessories such as:

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

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 One Meal NSW, a not for profit community organisation that helps to feed, clothe and support those experiencing homelessness and disadvantage.

We are collecting donations from Wednesday 2 March to Thursday 14 April.

One Meal NSW have specifically requested good quality, new or used, winter clothing and accessories such as:

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

Please bring your donations to any of the following locations:

Campus Concierge
Level 1, Edmund Rice Building (600)

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Our 2021 collection

Layers for Lent was a huge success in 2021 with over 1000 items donated across our campuses. Thank you to all those who donated goods or volunteered their time to support those in our communities experiencing homelessness and disadvantage.

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