Make A Real Change in Someone’s Life

Did you know that of the more than 13% of Australians living in poverty, sole parent families have the highest poverty rates, at 35%?

And did you know that children in sole parent families are more than three times as likely to live in poverty as children in couple families? The numbers are shocking: just over 40% of children being raised by a single parent live below the poverty line.

This is the urgent need that we are inviting you to help alleviate.

Australian DIY Families Institute is a registered non-for-profit charity providing help with essentials, utilities, food, shelter and schooling needs to sole-parent families and members of the community in times of crisis.

When you partner with us, you play a crucial role in helping sole-parent families struggling with poverty, homelessness, financial hardship, domestic violence, living in an unsafe environment, or the inability to provide for their child’s or family’s needs.

How You Can Help Our Causes

Support the Op Shop

We accept new and pre-loved quality items for our op-shop. We are open Wednesday – Sunday from 9:30am – 5:00pm. See what items we accept.


We are open to volunteers looking to assist with our services which include our community essential service store operations of delivering non-perishable food hampers to our clients, op-shop stock pick-up runs and local fundraising and sporting events.


We work with supporting partners and open to work in partnership with businesses and organisations wishing to give back to the community through our services.


Tell people about us! When you share about what we do, you help bring our mission to a wider audience, increasing our reach and ability to help struggling sole-parent families.

Support our Partners

Our partners’ generosity is in great part what allows us to do what we do. When you support them, you support our urgent and important work.

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