Would you like to do some charity in Singapore? Thinking of getting rid of unnecessary clutter? Consider donating those items and help out those who are in need.
Where to donate items in Singapore? Here are some organisations in Singapore where you can donate unused items listed by HalalTrip.
Picture: New2U Thrift Shop (SCWO)
New2U Thrift Shop is a thrift shop run by the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SWCOs). All proceeds go to a charity known as Star Shelter – which is a temporary shelter for victims of domestic abuse or to other charitable ventures.
Not only can you find some pretty good clothing at the thrift shop – you can also donate clothing, toys, household items, books and more that are in good condition.
Address: 96 Waterloo Street
Website: New2U Thrift Shop (SCWO)
Picture: The Salvation Army Singapore
People can donate items that are in good, usable condition at any of the collection centres for unused goods located throughout Singapore.
The Salvation Army is well known internationally for helping people from all walks of life that are in need of a helping hand. They are an ideal organisation for you to donate your books & clothes.
You can even donate electronic devices or used furniture or anything that is in good condition at any of the locations listed on their website, where monetary donations can be made online too.
Picture: The New Age Parents
Pass-It-On is managed by The Helping hand and allows convenient donations of clothing and other items through Voluntary Welfare Organisations. This ensures that there is no need to find collection centres for unused Goods.
Pass-It-On allow those who are in need of various items to create a wish list that will be posted on their site. The organisation will then help them connect with people who are willing to giveaway those items.
Address: 819 Upper Serangoon Road, Kovan, Singapore 534678
Picture: Blessings In A Bag
Blessings In A Bag was founded by Singapore DJ Emily Teng and has been providing clothing, toys, school supplies and other necessary items for children who are in need or who are part of rural communities in Asia.
They also accept monetary donations for running their operations, and they host several donation and charitable events that can be referred to on their Facebook page.
Those who wish to donate will have to fill up a form on their website and they will contacted by the organisation for drop off details.
Address: 315 Outram Road, #08-06A Tan Boon Liat Building, Singapore 169074
Website: Blessings In A Bag
There are 5 Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore’s (MINDS) Shops across the nation.
These are unique thrift stores that focus on encouraging and empowering those with intellectual disabilities by training them to interact with customers and run shop operations.
They also aim to give members of the society a clearer understanding about the challenges faced by their clients. Do consider the MINDS Shop when donating clothes in Singapore or even used home wares or furnitures that are in good condition.
Picture: Metta Welfare Association
Metta Welfare Association has nine centres across Singapore and takes in donations of used items that are in good condition - that includes clothing, footwear, electronic devices and more. In addition to this, they also have centres that provide medical and rehabilitation care and similar necessary facilities for those who are under-privileged.
Address: 32 Simei St 1, Singapore 529950
Website: Metta Welfare Association
Popular fashion brand H&M has created a garment collecting program which promotes recycling and reducing the wastage of clothes that are thrown way.
You can drop off your unwanted clothing at any H&M stores in Singapore. Upon donation, you will receive a free voucher from one of the staffs.
Your garments will then be sent to a company called I:CO, where they will be turned into second-hand clothes, other products such as cleaning clothes or textile fibres.
Picture: Dignity Mama Stall
If you want to get rid of your old books, magazines or comics you can donate them all to Dignity Mama Stall which is part of Project Dignity.
Dignity Mama Stall is run together by the children with disabilities and their parents where they sell second-hand books and other reading material to raise funds.
There are three stores located at National University Hospital, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and Ng Teng Fong Hospital.
Website: Dignity Mama Stall
Picture: Tzu Chi Singapore
Tzu Chi Singapore holds a recycling day on every second Sunday of every month. Volunteers get the community engaged by going around residential areas and encouraging people to donate recyclable items.
If you are wondering where to donate your books & clothes, there are recycling points across Singapore where people can deliver the items to that are listed on their website. Clothes, accessories, electrical goods, school supplies or toys are some the ideal items to drop off.
Website: Tzu Chi Singapore
If you are unable to donate your items to any other collection centres for unused goods, Singapore Freecycle Network will take any kind of donated items as an aim to promote recycling.
All you have to do is post a picture of your items that you're will to give away for free on their Facebook group. They will then offer them to the public on their website and choose the most suitable candidate that volunteered to collect the items.