Making Lives Matter

About: Making Lives Matter

Join us in our mission to turn everyday transactions into life-changing support for your Noosa neighbours.

About: Making Lives Matter

Join us in our mission to turn everyday transactions into life-changing support for your Noosa neighbours.

Our Story

Founded in March 2022, Making Lives Matter emerged from a deep-seated desire to address the unnoticed struggles within the Noosa community. Recognising the gaps in support and the hardships many face, our charity was born out of a commitment to ensure that no one has to navigate life’s challenges alone.

Our Mission

Our mission at Making Lives Matter is simple but profound: to provide immediate and effective support to individuals and families in crisis, ensuring they have the resources and help they need when they need it most. We transform everyday transactions into life-changing support by leveraging the proceeds from our premium op shop and generous community donations.

Our Impact

In just two short years, we have touched the lives of over 1,700 people and distributed almost $300,000 in direct aid. From emergency housing and financial assistance to counselling and support groups, our services are designed to offer a lifeline in times of need.

Our Approach

We operate with an open-door policy, ensuring that anyone in need can reach out and find help. Our dedicated team of case managers works closely with each individual to assess their needs and provide tailored support. This hands-on approach allows us to be flexible, responsive, and effective in our assistance.

Our Community

At the heart of Making Lives Matter is our community—volunteers, donors, and the people we serve. Together, we create a nurturing and supportive environment that values each person’s dignity and potential. Our op shop serves as a funding source and a community hub where people can connect, share, and support each other in meaningful ways.

Our Vision for the Future

We aim to expand our services and reach more needy people. Through continued community engagement and partnerships, we strive to enhance our programs and extend our impact further into the Noosa area and beyond.

Join Our Cause

We invite you to learn more about our work and join us in making a difference. Your involvement, whether through volunteering, donating, or simply shopping at our op shop, is crucial to our success. Together, we can continue providing hope and help to those who need it most.

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Where We Are

Located at 4 Venture Drive, Noosaville, with convenient off-street parking, Making Lives Matter is more than just a place to shop—it’s a place where every purchase helps someone in need. Visit us to see the difference your shopping can make, and explore our photo gallery and Google Maps location to plan your visit.

Get in Touch with Us

Frequently Asked Questions

We welcome various items, including clothing, books, household goods, jewellery, and more. Please ensure that donations are in good condition to help us maintain quality.
Funds raised through our op shop sales are directly used to support community services such as emergency housing, counselling, and financial assistance for those in need in Noosa and surrounding areas.
Absolutely! Volunteers are crucial to our mission. You can help sort donations, provide customer service, or even provide administrative support. Contact us to find out how you can get involved.
Monetary donations can be made through our website via PayPal or direct bank transfer. Visit our donations page for more detailed information and secure transaction options.
We focus on immediate, direct support to individuals in crisis in our community. Our unique approach ensures flexibility, rapid response, and personal attention to the needs of those we help.
Yes, all monetary donations are tax-deductible. We are a registered non-profit organisation and comply with all regulatory requirements to ensure your contributions can be acknowledged for tax purposes.

Our op shop is open Monday to Friday: 9am to 4pm.
Saturday: 9am to 3pm and Sunday: 10am to 3pm. We welcome you to visit us and explore our range of items!

We prioritise the privacy and dignity of all individuals seeking help. All interactions and assistance are handled with the utmost confidentiality and respect.
Businesses can partner with us through sponsorships, corporate donations, or by organising fundraising events. We also welcome in-kind donations and services that can aid in our operations or benefit our clients directly.
If you require urgent support, don’t hesitate to contact us directly through our emergency line or visit our shop to speak with a case manager. We strive to provide same-day assistance wherever possible.