City of Canada Bay teams up with the Ted Noffs Foundation
Wed, 17/11/2021 - 11:27

The City of Canada Bay has partnered with Sydney-based charity, the Ted Noffs Foundation, to provide our community with more options when it comes to making charitable donations for reuse.

While most charity bins accept clothing only, residents are invited to donate quality pre-loved homewares, kitchenware, soft toys, books and other media – as well as clothing, accessories and shoes – to our Ted Noffs Foundation charity bins located at:

  • Five Dock Leisure Centre car park, corner William Street and Queens Road
  • Kings Road car park, corner of Thompson Lane, Five Dock
  • Drummoyne Pool car park, Henley Marine Drive, Drummoyne.

The Ted Noffs Foundation supports disadvantaged young people aged 10-25 years old, with a particular focus on addressing drug and alcohol problems, and mental health issues.

“The foundation’s work is vital for so many young people, and the City of Canada Bay is proud to be able to support their programs and services while also encouraging environmental responsibility,” said City of Canada Bay General Manager John Clark.

“The Resource Recovery and Waste Strategy adopted by Council this year aims to increase recycling and reuse, and reduce waste to landfill. Donating to our charity bins and shopping at Ted Noffs Foundation op shops is a way we can all help to achieve these aims and make our City a better one for young people.”

“The partnership between the Ted Noffs Foundation and the City of Canada Bay is an exciting new opportunity that is timely given the ongoing impact of COVID-19. We have found that the need for affordable quality clothing and household items has increased, and we are proud to be able to be working with Council to meet this need in the community,” said Michael Chan, Operations Manager at The Ted Noffs Foundation.

“The foundation has a multifaceted approach to reducing harm among young people including casework, counselling, rehabilitation, and housing support. We have found that after leaving rehabilitation, crime drops by over 60 per cent, drug use drops by over 50 per cent and suicidal thoughts drop by over 30 per cent for these young people. Our work is focused on real, lasting change and this is made possible through community support including our partnership with the City of Canada Bay,” he said.

There are two main ways that donating to a charity bin can help the Noffs Foundation’s work. First, donations help them provide items directly to people in need, which proves critical in times of crisis. Second, donations can be sold in the foundation’s volunteer-run op shops around Sydney, where the proceeds go towards funding important services for youth.

“Donating to the foundation also means that we collectively divert items from landfill – it’s a win, win,” adds Mr Chan.

To learn more about reuse and recycling opportunities in the City of Canada Bay, visit our webpage.

Ted Noffs Foundation charity bins in Five Dock