At Charitable Recycling Australia, we can absolutely vouch for this because we see the incredible power of donations to not only cut down waste, but generate revenue for charity and social enterprise organisations.
On average, this translates into $550 million towards their charitable mission and social welfare programs, every year!
Whether you’re dropping your goods into a standalone donation bin or visiting a charity or social enterprise shop, they will typically accept a wide-range of pre-loved goods.
This includes clothing, shoes, accessories, jewellery, bags, books, kitchenware, bed linen and towels, games, music, films, paintings, sports equipment and musical instruments.
But it’s essential to consider the quality of your donation, before you pass it on. While your intentions may be wonderful, donating goods that are broken, unsafe, unusable or damaged can be a burden for many charity and social enterprise retailers, because they can’t sell them on and have to dispose of them as waste.
This includes incurring a cost for the item’s removal and ultimately means they have to use revenue that would otherwise go towards their charitable mission.