LIFELINE Port Macquarie (Gordon Street) manager Helen Cornhill is worried people may not realise how vital their donations are.
Her plea for more clothing, household items and furniture comes as the usual entrance to their donation bins is now closed.
"The gentleman who owns the driveway has decided to sell it, and has blocked it off at the front," she explained.
"Customers must now detour right around to the back entrance (and) there are no signs so we aren't getting as many donations.
"We want to let people know that we still have two donation bins and access is available from the back entrance via Gore Street."
Mrs Cornhill said donations of everything, especially furniture, are needed with hundreds of people in need.
"We also have many more phoning for help. All the money we make here goes towards suicide prevention (so) it goes around full circle for Lifeline," she said.
"In the 10 years I have been here I have seen so many changes in the community. There are a lot more people who need help these days.
"Whether that is because of the cost of living, the fact it is hard to get employment ... we (Port Macquarie) are growing like crazy."
She said her and her team of 45 volunteers thrive on the great feeling they get when helping people.
"We get all types of people coming into the store in need of help (and) we are lucky to have a great team of volunteers," she said.
"The volunteers sort clothing, work at the counter, setting up displays and other tasks. They are very valued."