Donations are received at the rear entrance of the Holt Community Hub (old Holt Primary School), 80 Beaurepaire Crescent, Holt. Please do not enter the building – if you need assistance please call our office on 02 6193 6452. Full instructions will be provided in a confirmation email once the booking is made.
We only accept donations via booking on certain days and times, outlined in the booking form here: https://form.jotform.com/220192105572851 Bookings are via contactless drop off for the time being while we are being COVID-Safe. We ask that you please wear a mask when dropping off donations.
We like all of the items we pass on to be considered a gift. As such, all items donated should be in as-new or excellent used condition. Please ensure all items are clean and in excellent working order. Items should be freshly sterilised, laundered and smaller items packed and sealed into clean plastic bag to enable us to get the items out to families as quickly as possible. Manuals should be provided where possible or model numbers provided if known.
Please note that some items (such as cots, prams, car seats, highchairs and bassinets) have safety standards. Details about these standards can be found here. You can also obtain a copy of the safety standards on the ACCC website.
Activity mats: Please wash prior to donation.
Baby baths: Must have plug hole and preferably warning label (we can supply this if not).
Baby bottles: BPA free. Sterilised
Baby carriers: Front carry. No slings or backpack/camping carriers. Must be hip-safe with a wide base.
Baby food: Must have at least 3 months before expiration
Baby towels: In new/excellent condition
Bags: We accept used doona/pillow packaging for the creation of our packs. New toiletry bags. Fabric library bags with handles for books.
Bassinets: We re-home bassinets with removable mesh sides. We’re not able to re-home bassinets without fully mesh sides, cradles, Moses baskets or cane baskets. Please contact us prior to donating your bassinet so we can confirm we can accept it.
Books: In great used condition to suit 0 – 16 years
Bottles: Sterilised, clean and in good condition. If discoloured we can’t accept.
Bottle teats: New in packaging.
Bouncers and rockers: With 3 or 5 point harness. In excellent condition (no electric swings please!).
- Manual pumps
- Unopened/unused/brand new electric pumps
- We do accept used hospital grade electric breast pumps which have a closed system.
Breastfeeding products: Any new and unused nipple cream, hydrogel breast discs and breast pads.
Capsules, carseats, booster seats: Must meet standard AS/NZS 1754 NOTE: We can only accept car seats/boosters/capsules that meet the following criteria:
● Have never been in an accident
● Were manufactured less than 8 years ago
● Are Australian models (overseas models cannot be accepted)
If you’re unsure if your item meets the above criteria, please contact us and provide a photo of the carseat/capsule/booster seat via email firstname.lastname@example.org or via facebook.
Change tables and change mats – (must have roll protection – 100mm sides or safety harness).
Clothing: Excellent quality clothing for children from 00000 to 16 years (please note, we no longer accept shoes). If you would pass the item onto your best friend we’ll gladly accept the items.
Cots and mattresses: Must meet standard AS/NZS 2172:2003 revised 2005. Must be manufactured after 2003, undamaged and include all parts. Mattresses must be stain free. Please note we do not accept mattresses without a cot.
Please contact us prior to donating your cot, with details about the make and model or with a photo of the cot.
We will accept Portacots but only if they have all mesh sides.
Dummies: Unopened /Brand New
Feeding items: Kids plates, bowls, cutlery, sippy cups & drink bottles
Formula: Unopened with at least 6 months before expiry
Highchairs: Must meet standard AS/NZS 2088:2000. 3 point harness which is less than 10 years old. We do not accept booster seats.
Linen: We accept excellent condition single bed, bassinet and cot sheets, mattress protectors and blankets as well as face washers, baby towels and wraps.
Nappies: Disposable (open packs are fine). Please note we no longer accept cloth or reusable nappies.
Nappy bags: in excellent condition. Please ensure you clean and empty all pockets before donating.
Pillows: We accept new unopened pillows. The IKEA brand are ideal as they are compact to put in our packs.
Play pens: Small playpens are accepted. Please ensure they’re clean and in excellent condition.
Prams: Standard AS/NZS 2088:2000. Must have 5 point harness, canopy and under basket. We are currently accepting sturdy stroller with under basket and sun hood canopy. We do not accept umbrella strollers.
Pram accessories: including rain covers, head supports, and foot muffs. If they’re not being donated with a pram, please ensure you label them so we know which pram they’re for.
Pram bassinets: Label with pram brand and prior to being donated.
Safety gates: Stand alone gates with all parts included, and in excellent used condition.
Safety items/home safety: cupboard locks and corner protectors, but only if they’re in excellent condition
School items: we accept excellent condition lunch boxes and backpacks for children aged 4-16. Also craft supplies to be included in the backpacks are welcome.
Sleeping bags and swaddles: In excellent condition (stain-free). Please note we only accept sleeping bags where arms are free to move (no ‘love to dream’ style bags)
Stationery: We accept pencils, pens, textas (please check they work still, or new packs!), activity books, glue sticks (good condition), rulers, paper/craft supplies, exercise books, plain coloured paper.
Sterilisers: (microwave only) We do not accept electric sterilisers unless new in box
Toiletries: Unopened/unused wipes, lotions, creams, kids toothbrushes 0-16years, toothpaste, baby shampoo, and bath wash, shampoo and conditioner, new soap, roll-on deodorant. We do not accept aerosol deodorants or talcum powder.
Towels: We accept all good quality towels including face-washers, baby towels, children’s towels and bath towels/sheets.
Toys: we do not accept soft toys unless they’re brand new with tags. We do accept lamaze style baby toys. We accept small, educational toys in excellent condition for ages 0-12 years. We will gladly take lego for older children! Please ensure toys have all parts included – particularly puzzles! If the toy is broken or damaged please do not pass them onto Roundabout, we want to provide a gift to families in need where their dignity is upheld.
Please see the section above for items that we do not accept.
Roundabout Canberra is appreciative of all donations from the Canberra community. There may be times where we cannot pass these items onto families in need through our networks. In these situations we have connections with a range of other not-for-profits such as Vinnies, St John’s Care, Ngunnawal St Pantry, Pegasus and Koomarri. We may pass on items to these organisations which aligns with our philosophy of re-use, re-home and recycle.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS DUE TO SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS, HYGIENE AND CAPACITY LIMITS:
- Activity centres, Jolly jumpers, walkers or ride on toys
- Adult clothes (including maternity clothes)
- Bath aids/seats
- Bed rails
- Bean bags
- Bikes, scooters, ride on toys or helmets
- Bumbo seats, booster seats or highchairs that sit on a chair or hang from tables, portable travel/camping chairs
- Change tables that sit on top of drawers
- Cloth nappies
- CDs and DVDs
- Cot bumpers/air-wraps, cot pillows or cot doonas, sleep positioners
- Cushions or used pillows
- Electrical items including sterilisers and breast pumps (unless new and unopened)
- Furniture such as single beds, chest of drawers etc.
- Nappy bins
- Portacots/travel cots
- Potties, toilet steps or toilet training aids
- Stuffed toys (unless new with tags) nor toys larger than 40cms
- Baby swings (electric)
- Umbrella strollers
- Used bottle teats
We do not accept furniture such as beds, chests of drawers or bedside tables as we do not have enough space to store these items. Please head to GIVIT www.givit.org.au to donate these bigger items.
Thank you for your understanding.