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The Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter fills a much needed gap in emergency housing for victims of domestic violence and homelessness. Since its opening in December 2014 it has been at capacity.

Where does your dollar go?

The shelter receives no government funding and is entirely dependent on fully tax deductible donations. Every dollar received benefits the shelter directly. Our board and supporting committees consist of dedicated, unpaid volunteers. We aim to keep running cost to the absolute minimum, but keeping the shelter open is a costly affair though. Without boring you with the details, it costs $69 per day to house and feed one woman.

You can help in lots of ways.

Join our HKWS Coffee Crew. Making a donation of only $5 per week makes a
huge difference! Think of it as buying a woman a cup of coffee once a week. We call this the Coffee Crew because this is what we need to keep going: regular drips of coffee kick-start our fundraising and provide much needed regular income to pay for the ongoing expenses. And you don’t need to restrict yourself to one coffee, of course! You can buy as many coffees as you like. All joking aside: of course we are happy with any one-off donation too.

Regular Donation Click here to drip feed us a regular coffee….
Donate Now Click here if you want to make a one-off donation.
Gift Cards Click here to design a card that says you’ve made a donation instead of buying a gift for someone.

Direct Deposit

If you prefer, you can also make a direct deposit into our Westpac bank account:

BSB          032-285
Account    577204

Please inform our treasurer via so we can send you a receipt. Click this button after you have made the deposit to send an email I have made a deposit into the account.

Alternatively, you can mail a cheque or money order to HKWS, attn Treasurer, PO Box 641, Hornsby NSW 1630.

Create your own fundraising event

Alternatively, you can set up your own fundraiser for the shelter by clicking one of the buttons below.  This will take you to MyCause, our fundraising partner and secure, established site. If you need any help in setting up your event (either online or in general) or would like to discuss a fundraising idea, please contact us via fundraising@hkws.com.au and a team member will get in touch with you.

Fundrasing Page – join an organised event or start your own fundraising page. You can also use this to create a request of donations instead of gifts, for celebrations or occasions. For more complicated events with multiple participants, choose the next option.

Fundraising Event –  For more complicated events with multiple participants, we can set up an events page for you. This customised website will allow for registrations, individual fundraising pages for participants and can even cater for merchandise, all online.  Please get in touch with us via fundraising@hkws.com.au to discuss your needs.

Pledge your birthday – if you’d like to ask for donations instead gifts for your birthday. Ideal for those who have everything!

Also have a look at our Fundraising tips for some ideas on how to maximise your efforts.

Run your own charity auction via eBay

eBay Charity Auction – If you have some good quality items, sell them via a special eBay Charity Auction, then donate the proceeds to us. You will need to contact us for written approval that needs to be included in your listing. Click the button for more information.

Memorial Service

Memorial – If your loved one has passed away, we offer an option to create a digital memory box and to distribute details of the service online. Friends & family can post messages, make donations and send flowers through the website.


Bequest wording – We’re often not able to give as generously during our lives as we might like to. Leaving a gift in your Will is a great way to support our work. Click the button for some more information. If you have any further questions or would like to discuss this further, please click here to contact our treasurer.

Sponsorship packages

If you really want to make a splash, consider sponsoring us. We have a range of annual and event packages available to suit your (business) budget. For more information, please email our business liaison team via fundraising@hkws.com.au.

Donation BoxIMG_1179

We have our donation boxes available, ideal for any high-traffic area in a business, shop, club, you name it! When it is full, wew come and empty it for you.

If you would like one of these, please contact us and we can deliver it to you.


The Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter  (ABN 49 735 037 904) is a registered charity with DGR status.
All donations over $2 are fully tax deductible.


Last but not least … THANK YOU!

We thank you for your interest in the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter and appreciate your time.