All the donations that we pass on are considered to be a gift to someone in a time of need. We have high quality standards for what we re-home for safety reasons, as well as wanting the people we support to feel uplifted by the bundle they receive.
We accept new and excellent quality used baby gear, nursery furniture, children’s clothes and toys with a few notable exceptions.
So that our volunteers can make the most of their time, we love it when items are clean, freshly laundered, of good quality and in good working order prior to donation. For any battery operated items, please remove old batteries before donating.
What Can I Donate?
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Unfortunately, there are a number of items we are unable to accept for reasons of safety, difficulties with handling, or other considerations towards the families we support.
Before donating your items, our team would love it if you can please wash, sort and bag items. We often get asked how best to sort:
- Clothes – By size & gender (don’t need to split season)
- Shoes bagged separately
- Linen separately, can be all bagged together.
- Toys – Bagged by 0-18mth, 18mth – 3yo, 3-5 yo & 6+ is really helpful!
- Consumables and miscellaneous separately to above.
We have a small team helping families and this helps us to assist families as quickly as possible.
Please note: There is a temporary hold on toys for baby – 5yrs and clothing size 1 – size 16 while we settle into our new premises. If you can please hold on to these donations, we will let you know when we have room to accept them again.
Donation Drop Off Locations
Our main drop off location is Unit 4, 141-151 Taren Point Rd, Taren Point, NSW 2229. Donations can be dropped off Monday – Wednesday between 1pm and 3pm during the school term. We are not open during the school holidays.
In addition to our main site at Caringbah, Dandelion have drop off points for donations at Castle Hill, Maroubra and Woonona as well as a drop off in Manly that takes smaller items (no bigger than a car seat). For further details on these locations please email email@example.com and one of our team members will be in touch.
Donations via Post
We are always grateful to receive donations via post. Please send them to PO Box 582 Jannali, NSW 2226
Our current most needed items:
- Batteries for toys (AA, AAA, C and D)
- Cot and single bed sheets and mattress protectors
- Undies (sizes 3 – 8 kids)
- Baby bath wash, shampoo and nappy cream
- Newborn baby clothes (0000-0)
- Baby toys (rattles, lamaze style, simple puzzles, shape sorters etc)
- PJs (size 3 – 16)
- Newborn suitable car seats (made 2015 or later, never been in an accident)
- Newborn nappies
Dandelion Network Inc. reserve the right to sell excess stock with all proceeds going to support our work. If you wish for your donations to be excluded from sales we ask that you advise us at the time of donation so that your wishes will be indicated in our inventory. We thank you for your understanding.