How RufUs Helps the Homeless

Homelessness can & does happen to anyone

Anyone can fall victim to homelessness. For example, victims of domestic violence, the unemployed, mental disability as well as other reasons too numerous to mention.

RufUs works closely with many other charities/organizations that find housing accommodation for their clients. RufUs fits out the dwelling with essential furniture and items needed by their clients as they begin their new start to life.


How you can help RufUs

Donate your Money, Time, or Furniture

Financial donations are our Lifeline, without which we could not operate. To make a donation, please click on the Donate button at the top of the page, You can also click the Ways you can Donate link in the top navigation menu to find out about volunteering and/or donating furniture..



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RufUs Charity - Supporting the Homeless and victims of domestic violence

1 week 11 hours ago

Today we were able to help and support a young indigenous family, from a remote NT community, who are in Adelaide as their baby is in hospital.
We were able to provide basically everything they needed for their household including a table and six chairs, 3 single beds mattress, linen and doonas, a double bed and all that goes with that as well. A 3 seater lounge and 2 arm chairs, a fridge, a microwave, a kitchen pack and many other useful household items.
We wish them all the best of luck and most importantly, that their baby is well enough to go home soon.

RufUs Charity - Supporting the Homeless and victims of domestic violence

2 weeks 5 days ago

Oh No!! It's the middle of winter and we have run out of Doonas, of all sizes. Due to this, we are asking our Rufus community and supporters for some help. We have managed to secure some new Doona, wholesale, but we need some dollars to buy them. So we have started our "Donate a Dollar for a Doona" drive, with the hope that with some donations, we will be able to purchase new Dooinas to pass on. We are hoping to raise $250. If you would like to help and support our Doona drive, we thank you and you can click the link and make a donation. All donations over $2 are tax deductible and you are able to save and/or print a receipt for tax time. It's the first time we are asking for donations like this, and we would like to ask you to share this

RufUs Charity - Supporting the Homeless and victims of domestic violence

3 weeks 13 hours ago

Wow. It seems a thousand "thank yous", still weren't enough. That's what our delivery drivers said when they returned from assisting a gentleman, who has been living on the streets for the last 6 years, into his accommodation. We were able to provide him with a queen-size bed and almost new mattress, a 2 seater couch and TV plus a corner lamp. A small table and chairs, a kitchen pack, a bathroom pack a heater and many other useful items. The driver's told of his enormous appreciation for the items that he received and that he was so grateful he didn't know how to say thanks enough. From all of us at Rufus, we are so delighted that he has a home and it is now also homely and cosy. It's days like today that we can really see how the community and Rufus support some of the most vulnerable

RufUs Charity - Supporting the Homeless and victims of domestic violence

3 weeks 1 day ago

It's astounding how much our drivers can squeezing to our van.
We supported a mother with 3 children, who needed an entire house full of furniture including a fridge and washing machine.
We were also able to provide a queen bed and 3 single beds plus all the linen and blankets and brand new pillows. A lovely wooden table and 4 chairs, a lounge suite, a kitchen pack, a bathroom pack, a heater and the list goes on.
Given the amount of things required and requested, you will see by the photos that there literally wasn't a millimetre of space to spare.
Our drivers certainly know how to turn our van into a can of sardines... lol