Donate to those in need this Winter!

Published on 16 June 2022


Shoalhaven City Council is hosting a donations drive this winter for people in the community that are doing it tough. From Monday 13 June to Friday 15 July 2022, we’re collecting essential items and creating dignity packs that will be distributed to attendees at the Thrive Together Fair this August.   

The Thrive Together Fair, on Wednesday 3 August 2022, is a free one-day event that connects people with services and support they might need. 

We need your help! Please donate essential items to one of our drop-off points. We can accept:

  • Non-perishable food
  • Tea
  • Blankets
  • New socks
  • Beanies and hats
  • Arts & crafts
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Laundry soap
  • Moisturiser
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Hairbrushes and combs
  • Soap and body wash
  • Face cloths
  • Women's sanitary items
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Nappies and baby wipes
  • Notebooks and pens
  • Baby wraps and dummies/pacifiers

Please note, used clothes, money, vouchers, fresh produce and perishables cannot be accepted at our drop-off locations.  

You can deliver your donations to the following drop-off points:  

  • Nowra Administration Building - 36 Bridge Road, Nowra
  • Nowra Aquatic Park - 20 Scenic Dr, Nowra
  • Shoalhaven Regional Gallery - 12 Berry St, Nowra  
  • Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre - 42 Bridge Rd, Nowra 
  • Shoalhaven Indoor Sports Centre, Bomaderry - 90 Cambewarra Rd, Bomaderry 
  • Nowra Library - 10 Berry St, Nowra
  • Ulladulla Library - 81B Princes Hwy, Ulladulla 
  • Milton Library - Old Town Hall, Princes Hwy, Milton 
  • Sanctuary Point Library - Paradise Beach Rd, Sanctuary Point 
  • Bay and Basin Leisure Centre - The Wool Rd, Vincentia 
  • Ulladulla Leisure Centre - 139 Warden St, Ulladulla 
  • Ulladulla Civic Centre - 81B Princes Hwy, Ulladulla
  • Mobile Library

If you'd prefer to donate online, please visit our Givit page. Donations include fuel and grocery vouchers, clothes and other essential items and will go to people in our community who really need it.  

Shoalhaven City Council Deputy Mayor Liza Butler said, “The last two and a half years have been particularly hard for a lot of our community. I urge you to donate generously to support those who are really doing it tough”.  

“Essential items such as toiletries, laundry items, nappies and non-perishable food will go a long way to helping people get through this winter”, Clr Butler said. 

“If you know anyone that is doing it tough, for whatever reason, please let them know, or bring them along to the upcoming free Thrive Together Fair to connect with others, access support service, and have some fun”, Clr Butler said. 

For more information visit Council’s Thrive Together web page.  


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