Make a Donation

Communities@Work supports the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the Canberra community through a range of support services. You can help us help them.

Please note that we’re unable to accept food or item donations during the COVID-19 lockdown. Please visit our COVID-19 Information and Advice page for details. However, you can still make a monetary donation to help us help the community! 

Donate food and other essentials to Communities@Work

Make a Donation and Support the Canberra Community 

Will you help us help those in need? We work hard throughout the year to help the local community through our community food pantries, clothing program and op shop, crisis support and accommodation support services.  If you make a donation to us, you become a part of the social impact we create.

Our community support services (social programs) help those in need by providing support for food, clothing, accommodation, and emergency relief. Every year, we support almost 15,000 vulnerable people who come to our community food pantries to access free and heavily discounted food, household and personal care items. And as always, you can help us in this mission too, in several ways:

Make a Monetary Donation

Your monetary donations will be used to stock our community pantries with food and essential items, to help the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in our community. Your donations will also help our support services for clothing and accommodation. We may also use your donations to provide emergency relief to an individual or family in need.

Click on the button below to visit our donate money page and find out more.


Donate for Christmas

Christmas is an important time of the year for us. Each year we run a Christmas Appeal to collect donations to bring joy to families and individuals who otherwise wouldn’t be able to celebrate the occasion. From October we encourage the community to donate food, gifts, or monetary donations to our Christmas Appeal. Given that there will be fewer people out in the community due to COVID-19 restrictions, and to help keep people safe, this year we will be focusing more on virtual donations. You are still welcome to donate food and gifts – please visit our Christmas Appeal page for details on what you can donate and the ways you can support our Christmas Appela.


Donate Food and Other Essentials

We are always happy to accept donations of food (everyday meals, baby needs, tinned food etc) and other essential items (personal hygiene items, cleaning products etc) for our community pantries. For more information on what you can donate, where to drop off your donations, and how your donations can help, visit our Donate Essentials page.


Donate Clothing

Your clothing donations support our clothing program and Best Dressed Store, helping vulnerable people in the Canberra community get dressed for interviews, work, special occasions and other important events. For more information on what clothes you can donate and where to drop off your clothing donations, visit our Donate Clothes page.



For more information on the ways we help those in need, please visit our support services page here.

Find out more about our other community services here. 

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