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Feb 14 2018

7 Places Where You Can Donate Your Pre-Loved Stuff – Clothes, Toys, Home Stuff, used


Urbandesis Singapore

7 Places Where You Can Donate Your Pre-Loved Stuff Clothes, Toys, Home Stuff!

Used clothes donation

Thinking of getting new clothes, but don’t know what to do with your current wardrobe? Urbandesis brings you 6 charities / organisations you can donate your pre-loved clothes to. You’ll be saving closet space, and at the same time helping the less fortunate and saving the environment.

This thrift shop run by the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO) has some unique finds in store. From vintage party frocks and formal blazers to designer pieces, there are always great bargains such as ½ price student discounts on Tuesdays. The preloved clothes here are in good condition and sell for as low as a dollar. Nifty and thrifty! All items at the thrift shop have been donated and you can do likewise by dropping clean unwanted or preloved men, women and children clothing at the SCWO Centre any day of the week between 9am and 10pm. Besides clothes, you can also donate books, toys, bags, accessories, shoes, crockery and utensils. Indicate “Donation for New2U” on the bags. Proceeds from the sale of these items go towards the Star Shelter (a temporary refuge for women and their children who are victims of violence) and other SCWO initiatives.

Used clothes donation

Address: Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO), 96 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187967

With four thrift shops around the island, this MINDS (Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore) social enterprise initiative enables trainees with intellectual disabilities to garner useful skills in their interaction with customers while operating the store. Besides providing opportunities for vocational training, funds are also raised through the sale of donated clothes and items at the thrift stores. To donate unwanted or used clothes that are still in good condition, walk in or contact the respective MINDS Shops.

Used clothes donation

Address: MINDS [email protected], 800 Margaret Drive, Singapore 149310

Phone: +65 6473 1148 | Operating Hours: Monday to Wednesday, 10am-3pm

Address:MINDS [email protected], 30 Woodlands Ring Road, Singapore 737883

Phone: +65 6366 3966 | Operating Hours: Tuesday toThursday, 10am-3pm

Address: MINDS [email protected], 29 Rosyth Road, Singapore 546190

Phone: +65 9785 1997 | Operating Hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 10am-3pm

Address: MINDS [email protected], 7 Lorong Napiri, Singapore 547533

Phone: +65 6387 7662 | Operating Hours: Monday and Thursday, 11am-3pm

Address: MINDS Shop [email protected] Eldercare Silver Activity Centre, Blk 71 Redhill Road, #01-29, Singapore 150071

Phone: +65 6473 8223 | Operating Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 9am-6pm

You have probably scoured H M more times than you can remember. But have you heard of H M CONSCIOUS? With its tagline, ‘Don’t Let Fashion Go to Waste’, this is one place fashionistas won’t want to miss when it comes to donating old clothes. According to H M, each year, tons of textiles end up in landfills, up to 95% of which can be used again. In an effort to reduce the fashion industry’s environmental impact, H M now accepts clothes and textiles of any brand, quality and condition. Got clothes that are worn and torn? Don’t bin them, instead donate them here. Moreover, with every bag of clothes turned in, you receive a discount voucher for your next purchase. Clothes collected will be recycled, reused or converted into energy or other products, the goal is zero waste. Revenues from the collected garments go towards rewarding customers as well as to local charities.

Used clothes donation

Address: Clothes can be donated at any H M store in Singapore.

This non-profit charity delivers donated supplies such as clothing, school supplies, hygiene products, and kids-related productsto disadvantaged children and rural communities in Asia, such as Cambodia, Nepal and Burma. Founded by local radio DJ Emily Teng, the initiative allows you to donate your clothes, which are delivered to needy communities in the form of ‘Blessings’. As of March 2015, Blessings in a Bag have put a hold on accepting donations-in-kind as they work towards clearing the warehouse inventory and revamping the way they operate. You can stay updated on their latest developments and happenings via their Facebook page and mailing list as they still run collections for other supplies for relief work such as the recent Nepal earthquake, from time-to-time.

Used clothes donation

Address: Blessings in a Bag, 10 Jln Serene, Singapore 258748

Metta means ‘loving kindness’ in Pali and this is exactly what the organisation practises. A registered charity, Metta serves over 1000 beneficiaries regardless of ethnicity and religious background and has a total of nine centres across the island. The centres include disability care, medical care, children care, special education and alumni care. The organisation is open to donations-in-kind such as wearable and usable clothing (for men, women and children); shoes, belts handbags; towels bedsheets; and stuffed toys. Metta has a recycling organisation supporting them, to recycle donated items. The collected items are exchanged for donations by matching the total weight of used items collected. Place items in a plastic bag (to maintain hygeine) and drop them into the recycling bin in the basement car park of Metta Building.

Address: Metta Building, 32 Simei Street 1, Singapore 529950

6) The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army helps the less fortunate regardless of background, be it children, families or the elderly. Donated items, which are still in good condition, are retailed in The Salvation Army’s Family Thrift Stores. These thrift stores are the savvy fashionista’s haunt for fabulous buys and unique clothing. At these stores, you can find dresses from the 70s to new branded goods, all reasonably priced.. Likewise, you too can see your pre-loved clothes go to good use by dropping your items at the donation bins, which are available across the island. Proceeds from the sale of items at the thrift stores go to charity.

Used clothes donation

Address: Praisehaven, 500 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 678106

Operating Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturday Sunday, 9am-8pm

Address:Family Hub, 356 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247674

Operating Hours: Monday-Friday, 6am-11pm, Saturday, 7am-9pm, Sunday, 7am-6pm, Close on Public Holidays

Address:The Salvation Army Hope Centre, 7 Upper Changi Road North, Singapore 507706

Operating Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturday Sunday, 9am-8pm

Address:The Salvation Army Headquarters, 20 Bishan Street 22, Singapore 579768

Operating Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturday Sunday, 9am-8pm

Address:The Haven, 350 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118692

Operating Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturday Sunday, 9am-8pm

Address:IMM Open Car Park, (Beside security guard house, unloading bay), No. 2 Jurong East Street 21, Singapore 609601

Operating Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturday Sunday, 9am-8pm

Phone: +65 62885438 (For donation-in-kind enquiries)

Pass-It-On is a convenient alternative for busy individuals who can’t find time to head down to collection points. Started by Central Singapore CDC and managed by The Helping Hand, this non-profit project lets you donate your unwanted but usable items to the less fortunate through Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs). Pass-It-On provides a web platform by channelling the donated items to the needy via the Voluntary Welfare Organisations (for example, Family Service Centres and Senior Citizen Centres). Anyone, within Singapore, can donate, as long as the items are useful and of good working condition.

Address: The Helping Hand, 819 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534678

Phone: +65 8511 9160

Used clothes donation

Nawira Baig

Nawira calls Singapore home, but takes pride in her rich Indian heritage. A full-time fashionista and part-time writer, she is easily mesmerised by Sabyasachi and Shayari. She also swears by all things meethi and mirchi. Oh, and she loves to revel in Bollywood movies and music. Despite her flair and passion for writing, Nawira is hopeless at writing profiles of herself because as she says “there’s too much awesomeness to sum up in a paragraph”. She says “she writes, she writes to create, she writes to create change. and entertain!” After all, you can never truly be desi without some drama!


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