Organisations that accept donated items

There are a variety of organisations and charities that accept donated items in Wellington.

Three smiling staff members standing in front of the fence and ‘Taupuni Hangarua me te Whare Hokohoko Recycle Centre and Shop’ sign at Ōwhiro Bay.
The Tip Shop and Recycle Centre at Ōwhiro Bay.

Drop off an item

The following organisations generally welcome and accept donated items – just give them a call first in case they have too much stock.

Dress for Success
Good quality women's clothing - providing appropriate outfits to women going for their first job or work experience.

Food rescued from retailers that is good enough to eat, but not good enough to sell - redistributed to charities working with people in need.

Kiwi Community Assistance
Fresh produce, non-perishable food, clothing, footwear, books, toys and household goods, including furniture and whiteware - 100% of donations given to families in need.

Mary Potter Hospice Shops
Accepts good quality clothing, furniture, household goods, toys and books. Offers a free collection service from homes and businesses for larger lots of donations.

New Zealand Red Cross
Good quality household items - given to refugees who have just arrived in New Zealand.

The Salvation Army Family Stores
Drop off clothing, furniture, household goods, toys and books. Most Family Stores will also collect donated goods.

The Tip Shop and Recycle Centre
Items that are still in usable condition.

The Soup Kitchen
Used men's clothing, basic household items and food - supporting those in our community who are in need.

Wellington City Mission
Find out what food and goods we are short on for their foodbank and drop-in centre.

Wellington Curtain Bank
Good quality, used curtains and fabric - provided free to to Community Service Card holders.

Women's Refuge
Good quality items - given to women and their children who suffer from domestic violence in your local area.

St Vincent de Paul society accepts quality donations of second hand clothes, pre-loved toys and used furniture at their shops located around the city.

Give it away online

The list of recently added food/non-food in Wellington where people are currently trying to reduce food waste via the OLIO app

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