Make a one-off or regular donation

We depend on the support of our community to keep our doors open to vulnerable women who need safety and shelter.

The Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter is a volunteer led organisation.

All donations are directed to the needs of the women we support.

HKWS ABN is 49 735 037 904. We are a registered charity and financial donations over $2 are fully tax deductible.

Where does your dollar go?

$20    helps a woman access education

$45    keeps our Shelter pantry and fridge full of healthy food

$70    provides a woman caseworker support at court

$99    provides a woman in crisis housing for the night

$100  gives a woman access to a caseworker

Give Every Month

GEMs are the backbone of the HKWS family – providing regular, sustainable income that we can rely on. They are kind, compassionate and committed to helping women and children in our community who are escaping domestic abuse and homelessness. Click here to learn more and become a GEM today! 

Direct Deposit & Cheques

If you prefer, you can also make a direct deposit into our Bendigo Bank account please contact us for the details.

Cheques can be mailed to PO Box 641, Hornsby NSW 1630.

Please be sure to send an email with details of your deposit including the date and amount, as well as your full name and address so we may issue a receipt for taxation purposes.

Leave a gift in your Will

Leaving a gift in your will (also known as a ‘bequest’ or ‘legacy’) can make a real difference to support women in crisis.

The best way to arrange a bequest is to speak to your solicitor. They understand all the conditions and can ensure your estate is distributed in a way that meets your wishes.

You can find a solicitor through The Law Society of NSW.

We encourage you to let us know of your intentions so that we can give you proper thanks and honour your wishes.

Donate in memory of your loved one

Donating to HKWS in memory is a very special way to honour the life of your loved one and create a lasting legacy.

If you’re organising a funeral or memorial service, you may wish to collect donations as a tribute to your loved one, instead of sending flowers.

We understand it’s a stressful and emotional time. To help make things easier we can supply memorial envelopes directly to you, please get in touch.

Creating an online donation page or is another way of paying a special tribute to your loved one.

Donors will receive tax-deductible receipts.

Workplace giving

Enabling employees to make one-off or regular donations to HKWS through a Workplace Giving program is an easy, low-cost and tax effective way of making a positive difference to the lives of vulnerable women.

Workplace Giving helps your employees strengthen their connection to the community and lets everyone know that your organisation cares.

The end of financial year is a perfect time to make a meaningful contribution.

If you would like to include HKWS in your Workplace Giving program, please get in touch. We can provide advice and support around promoting your program to employees.

Tax Time


The end of financial year is a perfect time to make a meaningful contribution.

Choosing HKWS to make a charitable donation at the end of financial year is not only a meaningful way to help change the lives of vulnerable women, it’s good for your personal finances.

Donations can reduce your taxable income, meaning the more you give, the less tax you pay.

Donations of any amount above $2 made before June 30 are considered tax deductible and can raise the value of your tax return.

If you’re looking for some more information, you can find it via WCS or head to the ATO.

Food & Goods

Our Shelter runs with the same comfort and love that your home does.

We have very limited storage, so we can only accept particular items at certain times.

Please follow us on Facebook for the latest news including posts for specific donation requests.


HKWS can provide brochures and donation boxes for your business to help raise awareness and funds for women in need.

If you would like some of these materials for your workplace or to support a workplace giving event, please get in touch and we can deliver one to your door.

Refund Policy


Due to the nature of charity donations and fundraising, refunds are given at the discretion of HKWS management. Donations will only be refunded if genuinely made in error. Please ensure that the amount you enter is correct.

In the event of an incorrect amount being entered, the donation has been made accidentally, or there is an unusual circumstance, please contact us. We will review the request and respond within 5 days.

If a donation is refunded, then any associated tax receipt is invalid and should be shredded.

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