What is Storehouse?
The Storehouse provides free, new clothing for the 0-12 year old children of families in need in the North-West region of Sydney.
It is a not-for-profit initiative of Northridge Vineyard Church in Thornleigh, NSW.
How does it work?
Family is introduced to The Storehouse by an approved referral partner.
Family contacts The Storehouse to make an appointment.
The family visits The Storehouse to select two new outfits per child.
The family receives a repeat visit vard, valid for 12 months.
Refer to Storehouse
If your work engages you directly with families who would benefit from our service and you would like to apply to be one of our approved referral partners, please email us or contact us using the form below.
Who is eligible for help from Storehouse?
If a family is living within a 12km radius of Thornleigh and facing any crisis that significantly affects their financial and/or emotional capacity to care for their 0-12 year old children, they may be eligible.
This may include financial crisis, mental health breakdown, abuse, disability or other similarly acute situations.
Families get connected to The Storehouse through approved referral partners already working in the community. These include, among others, local GP’s, counsellors, school principals, early childhood workers and community service representatives with whom The Storehouse has met.
Before making an appointment to visit The Storehouse, families must collect, and complete, a signed referral form from one of these partners.
What can I expect?
We look forward to warmly welcoming families to The Storehouse. Our centre is equipped with tea and coffee facilities, a small, indoor play space with children’s toys and books; resources and information on other support services available in the community and a place for you to sit comfortably as your children try on their clothes in the change room provided.
You will not be asked personal questions about your situation. However, you are welcome to ask for prayer or information on additional support services at any time (these will not be offered unprompted).
Your family will be served by 2-3 volunteers at your appointment. It will be a relaxed, friendly experience as your children receive their new clothes with a smile.
Each child will receive two new outfits per visit and one family repeat visit card for two more visits.
How can I help Storehouse?
The Storehouse is a not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers. The Northridge Vineyard Church supports the operating costs of The Storehouse. Any money donated by individuals or businesses to The Storehouse Fund goes directly to supporting the families we serve.
Tax-deductible donations can be made to:
The Storehouse Fund
Acct No: 245181 BSB: 032 089
Cheques made out to ‘The Storehouse Fund’ can be posted to PO Box 4331, Thornleigh, NSW, 2120.
To receive a tax reciept, please contact us with the details of your donation, your name, and address.
Donations of new clothing
If you would like to make a donation of new clothing to The Storehouse, please contact us to see what the current needs are, and arrange for delivery or collection of your items.
Do you know a business that might like to partner with The Storehouse? Contact us to help build local partnerships.