Please Donate to Pinch-a-Poo

Hi, I’m Phoebe Azzopardi, a Year 9 student in Homestead 1. You may remember last year I organised a fundraiser for Pinch-a-Poo. I received donations from across the three campuses and collected over seven-hundred toiletry and sanitary products.

This year I am hoping to achieve the same thing. Pinch-a-Poo is an organisation that supports the 1 in 5 Australian families who have to choose to buy food or personal hygiene products each week. Their vision is to make sure that every Australian has access to basic hygiene products.

An amazing lady, Kate Austin, runs Pinch-a-Poo. Kate was a part of a domestic violence situation and had to leave immediately. Her first instinct was to grab her toothbrush and run. She knew that wherever she went, at least she could brush her teeth.

To learn more about Kate’s story, please visit here.

I will start collecting donations from Tuesday, 26 October and hoping to have all donations collected by 3 December. There will be a donation box at reception. Pinch-a-Poo is an effortless way to help out the less fortunate. All you need to do is pick up an extra toothbrush, toothpaste or some other toiletries when you go shopping.

Please only donate unopen items.

Items that they are in desperate need of include

  • Roll-on deodorants
  • Kids toothpaste
  • Kids toothbrushes
  • Face washers
  • Singe Use Soaps
  • Sanitary products

Other items to donate

  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Body Lotion
  • Deodorants
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Razors
  • Dental products (floss, mouthwash etc.)
  • Hair ties
  • Brushes/Combs
  • Hand Sanitiser
  • Skincare
  • Haircare
  • Makeup
  • Lip Balm
  • Fragrance
  • Shaving cream
  • Babycare

If you have any questions or would like to know more about the cause, visit me in Homestead 1, email me at or visit the Pinch-a-Poo website.

Thank you in advance,