Threads of Change

Do you have professional clothing you no longer need?

Each ACU campus has partnered with local community organisations to ensure that donations directly meet the needs of our local communities. These important programs strive to empower disadvantaged women and men to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help thrive in work and life.

From 1-22 October ACU Engagement will be collecting donations of:

  • Clothing: clean and well maintained smart casual men’s and women’s clothing suitable for work or job interviews. All sizes needed and plus sizes particularly desirable - suits, shirts, dresses, pants, skirts etc.
  • Accessories: good condition men’s and women’s accessories - handbags, backpacks, shoes, belts, ties, cufflinks
  • Toiletries: new, unopened toiletries - makeup, deodorant etc.

Volunteers needed

We are also looking for volunteers to help sort the items and prepare them for donation to our community organisations. Volunteers are welcome on all campuses and sorting will take place between Wednesday, 23 and Friday, 25 October 2019.

See the campus specific information below, or for more information about this initiative, to lead a collection in your area or to volunteer, please contact ACU Engagement.

Please bring your donations to:

Ballarat:

Women’s items donated at the Ballarat campus will be given to Dress for Success and men’s to Smart Blokes. Dress for Success have specifically requested larger sizes of clothing and Smart Blokes are in need of men’s shoes, particularly larger and smaller sizes.

  • ACU Engagement Ground level, Loreto House (114)
  • Staff Room Carn Brea (100)
  • Campus Concierge Ground level, Carn Brea (100)

Brisbane

Women’s items donated at the Brisbane campus will be given to Dress for Success and men’s to Suited to Success.

  • ACU Engagement Saint John Paul II Building Level 2 (212)
  • Corridor Saint John Paul II Building Ground Level (212)
  • Campus Ministry Ground Level, Building 200 (200)

Canberra

Items donated at the Canberra campus will be given to Communities at Work. They have specifically requested men’s and women’s shoes, especially women’s black slip on shoes, and women’s pants and handbags.

  • ACU Engagement Ground Level, Signadou Building (302)
  • Campus Ministry Ground Level, Signadou Building (302)
  • Concierge Ground Level Blackfriars Building (300)

Melbourne

Women’s items donated at the Melbourne campus will be given to Dress for Success and men’s to Smart Blokes. Dress for Success have specifically requested larger sizes of clothing and Smart Blokes are in need of men’s shoes, particularly larger and smaller sizes.

  • ACU Engagement Level 2, 340 Albert St, East Melbourne (462)
  • Campus Ministry Mezzanine, The Daniel Mannix Building (403)
  • Campus Concierge Ground floor, The Mary Glowrey Building (420)

North Sydney

Women’s items donated at the North Sydney campus will be given to Dress for Success and men’s to Dress for Work. Dress for success have specifically requested spring/summer clothing in up to date styles and Dress for Work would like men’s large sizes, cuff links, backpacks, shoes, new underwear and socks.

  • ACU Engagement Level 8, 23 Berry Street (530)
  • Campus Ministry James Carroll Building (502)
  • Campus Concierge Tenison Woods House (532)

Strathfield

Women’s items donated at the Strathfield campus will be given to Dress for Success and men’s to Dress for Work. Dress for success have specifically requested spring/summer clothing in up to date styles and Metro Assist would like men’s large sizes, cuff links, backpacks, shoes, new underwear and socks.

  • Campus Ministry Ground Level, Saint Edmund Building (613)
  • Campus Concierge Level 1, Edmund Rice Building (600)


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