Lifeline urgently seeking quality furniture donations

IF YOU have unwanted, quality furniture that is only gathering dust why not donate it to Lifeline.

Lifeline shops in Gladstone are urgently seeking quality furniture donations to replenish their supplies.

The Lifeline Shops furniture drive has started and runs throughout December, however people are encouraged to impart their good-quality, pre-loved furniture whenever they can.

There has been a lull in quality furniture donations and Lifeline shop staff and volunteers are keen to restock supplies to sell to people in the community who are seeking unique furniture items.

Lifeline shops sell donated goods to raise money which is used to help provide free professional counselling and support services in our communities.

Lifeline Central Queensland business manager Belinda Bath said all proceeds raised through the sale of donated products go directly into the free services and support essential programs that UnitingCare Community and Lifeline provide to the community.

But it isn't only people in need who are seeking out furniture treasures around the local op shops.

"Many people are looking for unique, collectable and retro furnishings to deck out their homes or shops," Ms Bath said.

"Timeless, antique and retro furniture are popular and walk out the door as soon as they come in. A lot of people want to be more unique in their home décor and Lifeline Shops provide those one off, distinctive pieces."

Those who would like to donate can phone their local Lifeline to arrange collection dates and times. 

Alternatively, if you have items to donate that aren't furniture, Lifeline also offers donation wheelie bins. 

These bins can be delivered to homes, filled up at leisure and then collected at an arranged date and time by helpful Lifeline truck drivers. 

For more information on the Furniture Drive or to arrange collections and wheelie bins please phone Lifeline at Gladstone on 49 701 631.