Empower people experiencing disadvantage to achieve economic independence by donating professional attire and accessories.

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.

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 Groomed to Go who offer a dressing and support service for clients who need to rebuild their self-confidence and self-esteem as they seek work.

You can start cleaning out your wardrobe and collecting items now.

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

Well maintained and clean professional attire and accessories for men and women. 

Groomed to Go have specifically requested:

  • Mens shoes
  • Casual clothing
  • Mens and women's clothing in larger sizes
  • Nightwear/Pyjamas
  • Socks

Other suggested items include:

  • Suits
  • Shirts
  • Pants
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Handbags
  • Shoes
  • Belts
  • Makeup
  • Deodorant
  • Ties
  • Jackets
  • Blouses
  • Jewellery
  • Watches

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 Dress for Success and Dress for Work who supply a network of support, professional attire, and development tools to help them thrive in work and in life.

You can start cleaning out your wardrobe and collecting items now.

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

Well maintained and clean professional attire and accessories for men and women. 

Dress for Success have specifically requested:

  • items for professional job interviews
  • workwear (corporate, smart casual environments and/or trades)

Other suggested items include:

  • Suits
  • Shirts
  • Pants
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Handbags
  • Shoes
  • Belts
  • Makeup
  • Deodorant
  • Ties
  • Jackets
  • Blouses
  • Jewellery
  • Watches

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 Suited to Success who help people overcome the barriers to employment.

We will be collecting donations from 6-24 September 2021.

Well maintained and clean professional attire and accessories for men and women. 

Suited to Success have specifically requested:

Ladies Boutique

  • Clothing size 18+
  • Shoes - size 5, 6, and 7 (flats and mid-heels preferred)
  • Small bottles of shampoo and conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Toiletry bags
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Small bottles of body lotion
  • Handbags
  • Combs / brushes
  • Client carry bags

Men’s Boutique

  • Deodorant
  • Soap / Shower gel
  • Toiletry bags
  • Small bottles of shampoo and conditioner
  • Combs / brushes
  • Socks (plain colours)
  • Underwear (trunks or boxer briefs)
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Cologne
  • Razors and spare blades
  • Shaving foam
  • Client carry bags

Other suggested items include:

  • Suits
  • Shirts
  • Pants
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Handbags
  • Shoes
  • Belts
  • Makeup
  • Deodorant
  • Ties
  • Jackets
  • Blouses
  • Jewellery
  • Watches

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 Communities at Work who provide community support services for those in need, including food, clothing, shelter and other critical services.

You can start cleaning out your wardrobe and collecting items now.

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

Well maintained and clean professional attire and accessories for men and women. 

Suggested items include:
  • Suits
  • Shirts
  • Pants
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Handbags
  • Shoes
  • Belts
  • Makeup
  • Deodorant
  • Ties
  • Jackets
  • Blouses
  • Jewellery
  • Watches

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 Groomed to Go who offer a dressing and support service for clients who need to rebuild their self-confidence and self-esteem as they seek work.

You can start cleaning out your wardrobe and collecting items now.

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

Well maintained and clean professional attire and accessories for men and women. 

Groomed to Go have specifically requested:

  • Mens shoes
  • Casual clothing
  • Mens and women's clothing in larger sizes
  • Nightwear/Pyjamas
  • Socks

Other suggested items include:

  • Suits
  • Shirts
  • Pants
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Handbags
  • Shoes
  • Belts
  • Makeup
  • Deodorant
  • Ties
  • Jackets
  • Blouses
  • Jewellery
  • Watches

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 Dress for Success and Dress for Work who supply a network of support, professional attire, and development tools to help them thrive in work and in life.

You can start cleaning out your wardrobe and collecting items now.

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

Well maintained and clean professional attire and accessories for men and women. 

Dress for Success have specifically requested:

  • items for professional job interviews
  • workwear (corporate, smart casual environments and/or trades)

Other suggested items include:

  • Suits
  • Shirts
  • Pants
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Handbags
  • Shoes
  • Belts
  • Makeup
  • Deodorant
  • Ties
  • Jackets
  • Blouses
  • Jewellery
  • Watches

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 Dress for Success and Dress for Work who supply a network of support, professional attire, and development tools to help them thrive in work and in life.

You can start cleaning out your wardrobe and collecting items now.

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

Well maintained and clean professional attire and accessories for men and women. 

Dress for Success have specifically requested:

  • items for professional job interviews
  • workwear (corporate, smart casual environments and/or trades)

Other suggested items include:

  • Suits
  • Shirts
  • Pants
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Handbags
  • Shoes
  • Belts
  • Makeup
  • Deodorant
  • Ties
  • Jackets
  • Blouses
  • Jewellery
  • Watches

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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Our 2020 collection

Despite the challenges of 2020 we managed to donate hundreds of clothing items to our community partners across the country. Thank you to all staff and students who donated or assisted with the collection of items.

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