Ruth’s accepts both new and preloved items.

Sorry but we will not accept unless they are clean, not broken and in great condition.

We want these items to empower the family in need rather than just passing on some one else’s unwanted items.

Clothing & Toys 

New and preloved

Ask yourself, would you give this to your best friends child?  If not, please donate elsewhere


New and preloved

We can not accept electrical items due to Health & Safety.

But we would love cutlery sets, glassware and crockery providing they are not chipped, cracked or broken

Bed Linen

We are always in need of bed linen that is in good condition and if possible bagged and labelled with its size.

We can only accept new pillows due to Health & Safety.

Large Furniture Items

Ruth’s gratefully accepts donations of such items as long as they are clean, not broken and in good condition.

Baby Goods

All items must be clean and in good working order : prams, cots

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What will your donation do?

To enable us to assist our clients to leave a domestic violence situation and start a new life.

How will the funds be used?

The funds will be used to help clients establish themselves back into the community in their own accommodation.

Key areas of expenditure
The main items that will be provided to clients are; to provide second hand furniture, white goods, electrical items.

Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation? Yes, immediately sent to you by email when approved.


Do you shop at Picconi’s IGA Cairns (Pease Street Manunda) and Edmonton?

If so you can nominate Ruth’s Women’s Shelter and we receive a contribution from them

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