Donation call out for Mahboba’s Promise

Campus Life are collecting items for the ‘new arrival appeal’ for Mahboba’s Promise.

“As new arrivals from Afghanistan arrive and seek to rebuild their lives and navigate language barriers here, Mahboba’s Promise will provide the housing, education, community connection, social, psychological and physical health support and care required.” – Mahboba’s Promise

Campus Life are looking for the following items:

Children’s Items (new ONLY)

  • Reusable water bottle
  • Blankets

Children’s items (new and near new ONLY)

  • Backpacks
  • Toys

Clothing (new or near-new ONLY)

  • Children’s clothing (sizes 3 – 16)
  • Men’s clothing (in high need of this)

Socks and underwear (new ONLY)

  • Kids socks (3 – 16 years)
  • Kids underwear (sizes 3 – 16)
  • Men’s socks (all sizes)
  • Men’s underwear (all sizes)

Baby items (new ONLY) – NB: there are only a few babies

  • Nappies
  • Formula

Technology items (new or near-new ONLY)

  • iPhone phone chargers
  • Android phone chargers

Manchester (new ONLY)

  • Bath towels
  • Hand towels
  • Bathmats
  • Blankets
  • Flat sheets, fitted sheets, and quilt cover sets (all sizes)
  • Quilts (all sizes)
  • Pillows

Toiletries (new ONLY)

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Hand wash
  • Face cream
  • Deodorant
  • Lip balm
  • Vaseline
  • Sanitary items for women

Household products (new ONLY)

  • Laundry detergent
  • Dish washing detergent

Household items (new or near-new ONLY)

  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Bins (all sizes)
  • Door mats
  • Watering cans
  • Carpets/rugs

Kitchen Items (new or near-new condition ONLY)

  • Saucepan
  • Wok
  • Frypan
  • Tawa
  • Plates (all sizes)
  • Bowls (all sizes)
  • Large fruit bowls
  • Colanders
  • Storage containers (all sizes)
  • Water jugs
  • Trays
  • Forks and spoons
  • Large spoons
  • Stirring spoons
  • Tablecloths (all sizes)

Packaged food (new ONLY)

  • Rice
  • Sultanas
  • Dates
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Sugar
  • Kidney beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Nuts
  • Chocolate
  • Biscuits
  • Lollies
  • Oil

Religious Items (new or near-new condition ONLY)

  • Jainamaaz
  • Quran Shareef
  • Tasbih

You can drop your items at the following locations and times:

Where When
MacShop – Level 1, 18 Wally’s Walk Wednesday 5, 12, 19, and 26 October: 9:30 am – 11:30 am.

Thursday 6, 13, and 20 October: 2:30 – 4:30 pm.

Reception – MQ Health Speech and Hearing Clinic, Ground Floor, Australian Hearing Hub Between Tuesday 4 October – Wednesday 26 October during reception hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (weekdays only).
Reception Desk – Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic Centre Between Tuesday 4 October – Wednesday 26 October during reception hours: 5:30 am – 10:00 pm (weekdays), 6:00 am – 7:00 pm (weekends).


If you don’t have anything to donate but would like to support, you can make a monetary donation for the ‘new arrival appeal’ directly to Mahboba’s Promise via their website here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact





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