Wayside Chapel has provided unconditional love, care and support to people on and around the streets of Sydney since 1964. The essential work done by Wayside never stops, but the money we need to do it sometimes does. We simply wouldn’t exist without the ongoing support of our friends. To give a monetary donation, click here.

Donate to our Winter Appeal

Vulnerable people need your support this winter.

With restrictions now being relaxed and our world beginning the long journey back to the new normal, many of us are naturally feeling a sense of optimism and relief. But the reality is that, as we move deeper into winter, many vulnerable people will still be fighting for survival.

Lives are still at risk – from the threat of new COVID-19 outbreaks as well as the winter flu season. From the brutal reality of living homeless in the bitter winter cold. And from the devastating impact that loneliness and isolation is having on people’s mental health.

Many people now have no choice but to return to living on our streets during the brutal winter months, having to face the elements with limited access to hygiene and shelter and already compromised immune systems. Our homeless community are now experiencing their most vulnerable time.

Help people in crisis by donating now.

Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible in Australia.Please Donate urgently

Contact: 

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (02) 9581 9101

Regular Giving

By joining our regular giving program, you are part of the stability that Wayside relies upon in providing support to people in crisis and experiencing homelessness.

Your contribution is an offering to our community, helping to connect, transform and move people towards health and healing.

Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible in Australia.

Learn More
Contact: 

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (02) 9581 9101

Gift in Will

No matter how big or small, your lasting gift to Wayside Chapel will help provide emergency meals, clothing, first aid and showers for people who desperately need it. Your bequest can also cover the costs of counselling, health and alcohol referrals, as well as legal referrals to help people get back on their feet. Most of all, your gift will help build a sense of connection for people who feel discarded by the rest of society.

Like any strong community, our success over the years has relied on the kindness and compassion of our supporters. Bequests have played a big part in making sure our community continues to flourish. Without these special acts of generosity, we simply couldn’t help as many people as we do by keeping our doors open every day of the year.

Making a lasting impact is easy – here’s how:

1. Speak with your loved ones

Talk to those closest to you about your decision to leave a gift in your Will to charity. Doing so means you trust the organisation and believe in the vital work they do. Wayside Chapel would be honoured to be held in such high regard.

2. Choose your legacy

Two ways you can leave a gift to Wayside Chapel in your Will are:

  • Residual bequest: Pass on the remainder of your estate to your chosen charities, after other legacies have been fulfilled.
  • Specific bequest: Specify the percentage share or dollar amount that each of your chosen charities receive.

3. Use the correct wording

Here is some suggested wording to ensure your gift is used in accordance with your wishes.

‘I give to Wayside Chapel Foundation (ABN 77 406 918 553) free of all taxes and other deductions the residue of my estate / ____% share / $____ for its general purposes, and the receipt given on behalf of the Wayside Chapel shall be sufficient discharge to my Trustee.

4. Write and legalise your will

If you already have a Will in place, you will need to prepare a simple codicil to update your wishes. If you do not have a Will, you will need to include a specific bequest when your Will is prepared. A solicitor, lawyer or estate planner can assist you to do this under your direction. Your Will is not legal until it is signed and witnessed. You can change your Will and your beneficiaries at any time.

5. Please let us know

We understand that your Will is very personal. But by letting us know that you’ve made your bequest, we can send you our heartfelt thanks and recognise you as a committed supporter of Wayside. You don’t have to tell us the amount you intend to leave – simply let us know that you’re leaving a gift and we can make sure to keep you up to date about our vital work in the community. Call Liz on 0490 103 948 or email [email protected].

Contact
Email: [email protected] 

Phone: (02) 9581 9119

Workplace Giving

Becoming involved in our Workplace Giving program is a simple, easy and affordable way of supporting Wayside Chapel. You can become an active member of this program by donating through your employer’s payroll system from as little as $5 a week.

Workplace Giving is a program that enables you to donate small amounts to Wayside Chapel on a regular basis, through your employer’s payroll department. Each pay period you can nominate to donate a small amount to Wayside Chapel. Your employer will collect this and pass the donation on to Wayside. It makes a huge difference to what we do.

How do I get involved?
There are some simple steps to get involved in workplace giving:

1. Ask your employer if they have a workplace giving program
2. Register for workplace giving at your organisation
3. Nominate The Wayside Chapel as your preferred charity
4. Select the amount per pay period you would like to contribute
5. Stay in touch with us!

Many companies with a workplace giving program will also provide matched donations up to a maximum amount. This means that for every dollar you donate to Wayside Chapel your employer will also donate a dollar – doubling your contribution to what we do. We encourage you to check your employer’s policy on matched giving.

Donations through Workplace Giving are tax deductable and generally the deduction is made at the time of giving, as donations reduce your gross taxable income. Check out the Australian Taxation Office (www.ato.gov.au) for more information on the tax implications of contributing through Workplace Giving.

Contact
Email: [email protected] 

Phone: (02) 9581 9104

Donation of Goods

UPDATE: **Due to safety concerns, Wayside Chapel Op Shops are closed to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, however still accepting donations of good quality, clean clothing, towels and blankets in clothing bins. Please see donation requirements below. For the full statement of Wayside Chapel’s response to COVID-19, click here.**

We are incredibly grateful at Wayside for all our supporters who keep us stocked with the necessities we need day to day.

When making a donation please note that we will only accept:

  • Good quality, clean items to Wayside as you would give to a friend or wear yourself
  • Items delivered in the donations bin/chute only, – anything left on the ground outside becomes contaminated and unusable and will not be accepted
  • Items in good condition. We will not accept broken, soiled or stained donations.

If you’d like to make a non-monetary donation to Wayside there are certain items that we consistently require. These are:

  • Pre-loved clothing – warm clothing like hoodies and trackies, particularly in winter
  • Men’s underwear – Medium and Large sizes preferred
  • Women’s underwear – Size 10- 12 preferred
  • Bras – can be new or used but clean
  • Men’s and women’s socks of all sizes – these can be new or used but clean
  • Towels – new or used but clean
  • Sample size toiletries 
    • shampoo
    • conditioner
    • soap
    • shower gel
    • deodorant (spray preferred)
    • razors

Wayside Chapel Op Shops will also accept:

  • SMALL amounts of kitchenware and bric-a-brac
  • Jewellery/handbags
  • Good condition books (no self-help or textbooks)

Wayside Chapel Op Shops can’t accept

  • Electrical items
  • Kids’ clothing or toys
  • Furniture

Wayside’s op shops are now closed, but you can still donate these items to our donation bin/chute outside each of our op shops. Please find address’ below.

Wayside Chapel Kings Cross – 29 Hughes St Potts Point –  Donate in chute in Orwell Lane (next to painted wings on wall)

Wayside Chapel Op Shop Bondi Beach Donation Bin at Cnr Warners Ave & Niblick Street, North Bondi

Elizabeth Bay Donation Bin – 19-23 Bradley Ln, Potts Point

Contact
Email: [email protected] 

Phone: (02) 9581 9127