Financial Donations

CARAD supports people seeking safety who have no income and no where else to turn. Your donations enable CARAD to support people to live with dignity in our community.

 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 (full cream) - always in high demand

  • Sugar - always in high demand

  • Eggs - always in high demand

  • Ground salt and ground pepper - currently in high demand

  • Nuts and dried fruit

  • Biscuits and snacks

  • Tinned fish

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

  • Flour

  • Honey and other spreads

  • Cereal (no oats please)

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

  • Basmati and jasmine rice

  • Instant coffee

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


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

  • Baby wipes - always in high demand

  • Liquid laundry detergent - always in high demand

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

  • Unisex spray deodorant

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

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

  • Shavers and shaving cream

  • Shampoo

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

  • Tissue boxes and toilet cleaner

Our office (245 Stirling Street, Perth) is open from Monday to Thursday 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 Thursday, 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.