How it began

The concept of charityBay started from living in an apartment in inner-city Melbourne. It felt as though every day, new people were coming and going, and in their wake left countless items being left on the nature strips and in the communal rubbish rooms to be taken to landfill inevitably. A washing machine, a couch, an assortment of children's toys left in a cardboard box labelled 'free to a good home'. But these items had worth - they still had life in them and would be perfect for someone else to use and love. And more surprisingly, they were belongings people were happy to part with for no monetary gain. So it got us thinking.. what if we could somehow sell these items and create a new revenue stream for those who truly need it. Cold hard cash that could be used in any charity, for any cause and go towards the personalised needs of those associated with any charity. From there - our minds went wild. Imagine if we could simultaneously help those in need AND reduce our impact on the environment. Reducing landfill, increasing reusing and recycling. And hey! That pre-loved item you picked up on charityBay might even inspire a Saturday afternoon DIY project! The opportunities are truly endless! Convinced that everyone has the power to help, we committed to giving our sweat, blood and tears into this movement, the new era of giving back. Since, we have seen:

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What charities say about charityBay

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We absolutely love CharityBay, it is an innovative concept that supports the environment and charity fundraising. Broken to Brilliant is a not-for-profit charity who works with domestic violence survivors to help them move forward after abuse. CharityBay has helped raise awareness and much needed funds to support our survivor programs. We cannot thank Mateo, Haidar, Amir and all the CharityBay team who have provided so much support, innovative ideas, and unique strategies to help make our fundraising successful. We learned so much working from working with them, and they went above and beyond to help us. A valuable experience in many ways.
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Step Up For Students started to work with charityBay in 2020, a year full of challenges for everyone. However, thanks to the support of charityBay, a platform that helps charities across Australia, we have been able to support international students during these difficult times. We are very grateful with Mateo and his team not only for the constant support, but for the innovative, unique, and eco-friendly ideas and strategies.
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I love charityBay I think it is one of the most innovative ideas this century and a wonderful way of putting goods to good use. Its helping the environment and it is changing lives through the charities it supports. charityBay has helped ChildSafe to raise much-needed funds and we are looking forward to a long relationship with a great organisation changing the planet and charities, one purchase at a time.
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World Youth International are so excited to be featured on charityBay. This user-friendly online marketplace that helps you convert your unwanted valuable items into donations allows non-profit organisations such as ours to focus on our sustainable development projects. It has been a pleasure working closely with the charityBay team so far, and we hope our relationship can continue to grow over coming months and beyond. Well done to charityBay for their innovation in creating such a worthwhile platform to facilitate the act of giving when the world needs it most!
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Genius! A way for charities to be supported by making use of items that may otherwise go to waste, especially during social distancing.
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A platform like charityBay is a great partnership for SisterWorks in spreading awareness about our organisation. Any bit of money invested into SisterWorks goes a very long way for a locally based non-profit like us. Furthermore, the ethos of charityBay in promoting a sustainable cycle for unused items blends with the ethical model of our SisterWorks products. We believe in sustainability and making consumption more eco friendly.
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Kate Smith
  • Broken to Brilliant
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Andrea Riaño
  • Step Up For Students
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Neil Milton
  • ChildSafe
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Gabriella Ocenasek
  • World Youth International
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Sondy Oli Ward
  • God’s Dreaming Inc.
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Maria Chindris
  • SisterWorks™

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