Lifeline Shops from Camperdown, Warrnambool and Portland are urgently seeking quality furniture donations, as the home makeover show boom has customers seeking vintage, retro and quirky furniture items.
Lifeline hub manager Jaimee Millar said shops were in need of items to sell to raise funds for its vital crisis support services, with current stocks depleted as customers increasingly seek out something unique.
"Whether it’s a retro sofa, a vintage table, a quirky chair or an ornate dresser, Lifeline Shops within the south-west will take it off your hands, with the items then passed on to eager makeover customers," she said
“Importantly for all concerned, when you donate or buy with Lifeline, you help save lives. The funds raised in our shops keep the Lifeline crisis support service, including the 24-hour 13 11 14 Lifeline Crisis Support Line and Crisis Support Online Chat service going."
Nationally the Lifeline crisis service receives more than one million calls for help annually – one call every 32 seconds.
“We are very grateful for the furniture donations we receive, particularly any goods that are a bit out of the ordinary," Miss Millar said.
"A lot of people want to be unique with their home décor and in a way Lifeline Shops provide that sense of getting a ‘one off’.
“So if you have quality furniture that is simply not being used, please consider donating to Lifeline – not only will you free up space in your home, but you’ll be supporting our suicide prevention service."