Financial Donations

Every dollar enables us to continue our work helping refugees, asylum seekers and detainees. Detainees such as Ahmed (not his real name), whose story you can read in our letter to our supporters.  Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible.


CARAD runs a food bank for our clients who have limited or no income. Clients can access free food and pantry staples which help them supplement their limited weekly budget, or provide them with their weekly grocery needs.

Through our partnership with Secondbite we are able to ensure that CARAD’s clients have access to a wide range of fresh fruit and vegetables during the week.  Halal Food Bank Perth provides essential items in food parcels for our most needy clients.

We also need YOUR HELP to keep our pantry stocked.  You can help by contributing the following items to our Foodbank:


  • Cooking oil (vegetable and olive) - always in high demand

  • Long-life milk - always in high demand

  • Sugar - always in high demand

  • Eggs - always in high demand

  • Ground salt and ground pepper - currently in high demand

  • Biscuits and snacks

  • Tinned fish

  • Dried chickpeas, red lentils, and kidney beans (no mix varieties please)

  • Flour

  • Honey and other spreads

  • Cereal (no oats please)

  • Dried spices (coriander seeds, cumin, turmeric, chilli, cardamom pods, etc)

  • Basmati and long grain rice

  • Pasta

  • Nuts and dried fruit

  • Instant coffee

  • Food wrap, foil, baking paper, and sandwich bags


  • Baby wipes - always in high demand

  • Liquid laundry detergent - always in high demand

  • Shampoo - always in high demand (no sample sizes please)

  • Unisex spray deodorant - always in high demand

  • Toilet paper - always in high demand

  • Nappies (13kg and above) - always in high demand

  • Shavers and shaving cream

  • Body lotion/cream (products for people with sensitive skin are always welcome)

  • Body wash/soap (products for people with sensitive skin are always welcome)

  • Dish washing liquid and household cleaners (sponges, cloths, sprays)

  • Sanitary pads

  • Underwear (men, women, and children) and socks

  • Tissue boxes and toilet cleaner

Our office (245 Stirling Street, Perth) is open from Monday to Friday between 9am – 4pm to receive donations.

Online Fundraising

Whether it be for climbing Mt Everest or asking for donations in lieu of presents on a special occasion, it’s easy and fun to set up your own CARAD fundraising page with Give Now. It’s called “Crowdraising”. Just click on this link and look for the button below – it’s at the bottom on the right-hand side of the page. Good luck with your Crowdraising!


If you’d prefer not to set up a web page for a fundraiser event you are organising, check out our POP-UP FUNDRAISER KIT.

Workplace Giving

Does your employer have a workplace giving program using the Good2Give portal? Many of Australia’s largest corporations do and CARAD is now registered with Good2Give to receive your workplace donations. Just choose CARAD as your preferred charity and you will be helping us with our vital work of supporting those most in need.


Gift Vouchers

Supermarket vouchers from Coles, Woolworths, Kmart, BigW and Target are also a very helpful resource for our clients, allowing choice in what they purchase.

Material Aid

CARAD also assists clients to access other items that they may need in their day to day lives.  Whilst we do have very limited storage space, we do have capacity for items in high demand such as:

  • Disposable nappies in unopened packs (any size) and Baby wipes

  • Brand new linen sets in unopened packs

  • Blankets (in Autumn and Winter)

Online Orders

Online shop orders can be delivered to CARAD from Monday to Friday, 10am to 2pm. 

What not to donate

There are many items that for safety and/or practical reasons we are unable to accept.  These include; Baby cots, baby furniture, prams, child car restraints, clothes, furniture, whitegoods, electrical items, children’s toys and books

To donate these items please contact Starting Over Support – email:

Other ways to support CARAD

  • Have a great excuse for a get together with friends: Check out our POP-UP FUNDRAISER KIT.

  • Become a CARAD member HERE.

  • Become an active volunteer.