Our Library is auspiced by local charity, Mullum SEED, in order to receive financial donations that qualify for tax deductibility. If you would like to make a donation and you require a tax deductible receipt please follow the directions below to donate to the Library via Mullum SEED.
If you do not require a tax deductible receipt you can make your donation directly to our bank account at Southern Cross Credit Union. See details below.
If you have any questions please contact the committee by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or get in contact with us on the Library phone – 0490 957 899.
Donate directly to the Library's bank account.
We proudly bank with the Southern Cross Credit Union who have supported our Library regularly over the years. Please let us know so we can thank you if you make a donation into our bank account by emailing us at email@example.com
Bank: SCCU Mullum – BSB 722 744 – Account Name – Library of Stuff – Account number 100 134 855 – Much thanks
The first question to ask yourself when considering donating items to our share library is:
“Would it be likely that someone would like to borrow this item for one week?” That is the best test of whether it’s likely something that would work well for our membership.
The second question is:
“Is the item in excellent condition?” Now that we have been operating for a number of years our maintenance team have their hands full keeping our aging items in good working order so we don’t accept new inventory that need fixing before use. The Repair Cafe Mullumbimby is a great community resource to look to if you have items that you want to keep out of landfill that just need a small fix.
If you answered yes to both questions then please consider our donation policy in full below and then we suggest you send us a text or give us a call to see if we can accept your donation. Thanks for thinking of us!
Our Donation Policy
Safety is paramount in our operation. We only stock and accept donations that are completely safe to use.
The Library of Stuff exists to provide affordable access to high quality, irregularly needed items. When we purchase items either new or second hand we ensure beforehand that we will be able to maintain them and repair them in the future without too much trouble.
Our goal is for all our items to be kept in use for as long as possible.
This applies to donations we accept but don’t be deterred from offering us an item if you’re not sure that it will pass this test. We are building a knowledge base around these issues so send us an email with a photo and the make/manufacturer and model if applicable.
If you have a game or puzzle or sporting goods that are missing a couple of pieces or parts that we can easily source or make something that will mean the item is fully ‘usable’ (even if a couple of pieces or parts are obviously makeshift) then please offer these to us rather than bin them.
4. No guarantees
When we accept donations they may not stay in the inventory forever based on a number of considerations including space and popularity. We reserve the right to on-gift or sell any item as we deem in the best interests of the Library. So don’t give us something you 100% want to be able to borrow in the future. We do make some exceptions to this but all items are available to all members so we can’t guarantee a member doesn’t brake or lose an item.
5. With Deep Gratitude
Choosing to share rather than hoard items that you infrequently use is a significant gift to your community and the planet so we thank you on behalf of the Library of Stuff founders, our members and all earthlings who are benefiting from the reduced demand on the planet’s finite resources and the habitats they are taken from.