WITH the end of winter only days away, Veritas House is asking locals to keep the organisation in mind during their annual spring clean.
Veritas is in the process of furnishing its second interim house in Bathurst, hoping to make the space as comfortable as possible and create a homey feeling for the young residents.
Operations manager Bronte Emanuel said she was overwhelmed with the initial response from locals and businesses who made contact wanting to donate pre-loved furniture.
"We are so thankful and grateful for the wider community offering us things from TV cabinets to bed frames to freezers," she said.
"I think it will be a good symbol, once we can get this house furnished, that there was help by the community and it's for the young people within our community."
Because its pre-loved décor, Veritas House can't accept all items, however a list of what is needed has been added to its website and all donations, regardless of whether they're used, are always appreciated.
Ms Emanuel will spend the next week organising which donated items will be suitable and will help turn the interim house into a home.
"It's just assessing does it fit in the space and can we make it work, is it suitable and in good condition," she said.
"Obviously, there's still lots of things we can't take secondhand, but if there is some furniture out there that's in really good condition, we would love to put it to good use.
"We're always thankful for the community support for Veritas House as a whole."
The need for a second interim house has arisen due to the lack of foster carers within the region.
The house will act as a "home-based environment" for children who are not safe in their current living situations until a more permanent placement can be arranged.
"I think it's a really important program for some young people in our community," Ms Emanuel said.
In light of the current lockdown situation, contactless collection will be arranged with anyone who has a suitable item to donate.
Bathurst-based donations are preferred, though Veritas House is happy to collect items from Orange.
Household items including furniture and appliances for the kitchen, living areas, bedrooms and laundry are all needed to get the second interim home up and running.