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Change someone’s tomorrow, today. Your gift will make a vital difference to the lives of struggling South Australians. Your generosity and care provides a hand up in a time of crisis.

Make a donation today


Thank you for your support.

Families are going cold and hungry!

Help support families in need by donating to our WestCare Winter Appeal.

There is a sharp increase in the number of people who have never had to ask for help to put food on the table and a roof over their heads.

Families who are up until recently were self-sufficient, are now struggling to make ends meet.  Often due to loss of work or loss of hours.

The cost of food is soaring, rents are increasing, and bills can’t be paid.

In an average week at WestCare we provide

Together we can give hope…

You will not only provide food and warmth to families but dignity and self-respect.  Your generosity is a ‘gift’ that will provide a safe haven for those in need.

Winter Appeal 2022



If you’d like to know more, do contact us on 8273 7100 or email [email protected].


Food Donations

There’s no doubt about it, South Australians are having a tough time.  Severe overcrowding is on the rise and we’ve seen more people sleeping rough – more than 100 every night in inner city Adelaide. 

Last year, Baptist Care SA’s WestCare Emergency Relief Program provided 2500 food parcels to 620 people in SA doing it tough. However, in December 2019, government funding for our Emergency Relief program was halved. 

With less funds available to purchase food, the program, which has assisted thousands of people over 10 years with emergency food parcels and financial relief, has been forced to reduce relief days from four to two in 2020.

During times of financial crisis, the struggle to feed yourself and your family is very stressful and distressing.


Please help through your donation of any of the following:

  • Tinned goods (tuna, corn, creamed corn, lentils, fruit, sliced beetroot, spaghetti, baked beans, soup, spam, ham)
  • Cup a Noodles
  • Soup – add water or heat’n’eat
  • Beans (chick peas or kidney beans)
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Long Life Milk (1L or 2L – full cream and skim)
  • Cereal (small & large boxes)
  • Tea and coffee
  • Crackers
  • Baby/toddler foods
  • Deodorant (no spray cans)
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Razors
  • Nappies
  • Baby wipes
  • Sanitary items
  • Towels
  • Thongs
  • Blankets
  • Large pencil cases to make up hygiene packs


If you or your group can make a contribution, please drop off items at:

Baptist Care SA Reception, 11-19 Millers Court, Adelaide (off Wright Street) during office hours, 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday.

Any queries? Call (08) 8118 5200.

Thank you for your support!

Fundraise for Us

Want to share your passion for helping South Australia’s most vulnerable – the homeless in Adelaide?  We’d really like to hear from you.

We can support you to run your own event or participate in a Challenge Event (City to Bay for example) – it’s great fun for a great cause!

Ideas include Movie Nights, Food Drives (or collections of other vital items such as toiletries, warm blankets, thongs etc), Morning Teas and much more

Call us on 8273 7100 or email [email protected].

Thank you for caring.

Gifts in Wills

Change the future, today.

Leaving a Will is the ultimate way to care for your family and loved ones. For many people, leaving a Gift in their Will is an opportunity to give a gift to an organisation they have been committed to throughout their life.  It can also be transformative for those served by organisations like Baptist Care SA. In making these gifts, you are expressing enduring care and commitment.

Every week, hundreds of children, families and individuals reach out to us for support. Every gift to Baptist Care SA – no matter how large or small – assists us to respond to their needs.


Your gift will support the ongoing provision of

  • a warm welcome and access to vital services for those experiencing homelessness and disadvantage
  • a safe, caring place to live for children unable to stay with their families
  • education and employment opportunities for young people who would otherwise find it very hard to get a job and gain vital living skills
  • therapeutic services to empower individuals and families to overcome adversity and embrace opportunity
  • early intervention initiatives designed to break the cycle and give struggling South Australians their future back.


Learn more


If you are considering including a gift in your Will, you can arrange for a confidential discussion by contacting Hugh Ballantyne on 8273 7100 or email [email protected] 

Thank you for considering leaving a gift that will transform lives.

1913 Lavis Pathway Team

Creating a pathway from Adversity to Opportunity 

Join our community of monthly donors today.



Make a regular donation each month and become part of our 1913 Lavis Pathway Team.  By doing so you will join an active network of change-makers who are committed to ending poverty and overcoming barriers to social and economic inclusion for all South Australians.

1913 Lavis Pathway Team members are people who recognise that it takes a trusted friend by your side – someone who won’t walk away or give up on you – to help you move beyond the toughest challenges life throws at you so that you step toward the life you want.   

Our 1913 Lavis Pathway Team are the heartbeat of our care and compassion for those in need, without your invaluable support, people today would go hungry and cold. 


Click here to read our invitation to you.


Since 1913 the West End Mission (now the WestCare Centre) has been engaged in transforming lives in the heart of Adelaide. Jess* is one of many who has found hope at the WestCare Centre:

“After living in an abusive relationship I discovered I had no one to turn to. I couldn’t go home. I didn’t have anywhere to live and was constantly on the move.”

We invite you now to partner with Baptist Care SA so that together we can continue the work of transforming the lives of men, women and children. 


Workplace Giving

Going the extra mile to support vulnerable and homeless South Australians by donating through your pay (pre-tax) is a win-win for everyone.

Baptist Care SA is registered with Good2Give which is a purpose-built platform which is easy to use and secure. You can give regular or one-off donations directly to Baptist Care SA – learn more about how this works by clicking here

As donations made through workplace giving are made before tax is taken, you won’t need to wait until the end of the financial year to claim it back, or collection donation receipts. You can give as much or as little as you like, and you can start, stop or change your giving whenever you want.

Join us and start donating today!

If you have any questions about workplace giving, please call us on 8273 7100 or email [email protected] .

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