Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard in need of furniture donations

Hopeful: Mother Hubbard's Cupboard volunteers Eva Campbell, Cheryl Turner, Sue Cross and Val Stewart hope more people will donate. Picture: Kayla Osborne
Hopeful: Mother Hubbard's Cupboard volunteers Eva Campbell, Cheryl Turner, Sue Cross and Val Stewart hope more people will donate. Picture: Kayla Osborne

There’s plenty of blankets, clothes and kitchen items at Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard but the charity is in desperate need of some household essentials.

The Elderslie charity is running dangerously low on mattresses, drawers, bed frames, tables and chairs.

Volunteer Val Stewart said they used these items to help struggling families to get back on their feet.

“We’re one of the only agencies that gives people these things without cost so we’re filling a niche,” she said.

“We help people who are fleeing domestic violence or getting out of homelessness.

“Often it’s no fault of their own that they ended up in this situation and we help them to rise again.”

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard relies on community donations to stock these items.

“We hire a truck at our own expense to collect the items from people and we store them until people need them, but we are running very low,” Ms Stewart said.

“It’s been a while since I have seen tables and chairs and lounges are something we haven’t seen in a while either.”

Ms Stewart said the community had always been a great supporter of the organisation.

“Most people know what we do and people have always been willing to donate,” she said. “So we hope the community will help us support these people again.

“Sometimes the people who come to us break down in tears when they realise that the community has their back and is willing to help them get over this hump.”

Ms Stewart said making a donation was simple.

“If you have any furniture that we can use just give us a call and we will organise to have it picked up,” she said.

“You might have to hold onto it for a short time but we will have someone pick it up.”

To support Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard people can also purchase items in the shop or donate other items.

“Don’t just throw stuff away,” she said.

“Anything in good condition can be reused so bring it to us or give us a call.”

Details: mhccamden.com.au or 9191 4999.