The COVID-19 pandemic remains a tough challenge in all parts of Malaysia and the world at large. But you can step away from the stress of it all by de-cluttering.
De-cluttering, cleaning, and organizing can be amazingly therapeutic. It can improve your mental health and give you something to do while on lockdown.
However, you may wonder about the best ways to donate gently used items safely and responsibly.
As one of the best moving and storage companies, we’ve put together a list of the best ways and places to make your non-food donations and help others amid the COVID-19 pandemic. These organizations have outlets, bins, or headquarters all around Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. Some may also offer pickup services if you have plenty to donate.
Kechara Soup Kitchen
Due to the high unemployment rate brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, soup kitchens are no longer providing just food but clothing and household goods. Kechara Soup Kitchen is one of the many with the mandate to feed and clothe the homeless and underprivileged. The organization is accepting shoes, raincoats, and umbrellas. You can also reach out from time to time to check their updated lists of accepted donations.
Community Recycle for Charity (CRC)
You can donate to CRC by either selling-off items and donating the amount or merely donating the items. CRC has over 400 bins around Klang valley. However, you can send a WhatsApp message to +6017-363 8100 for pickups.
Salvation Army Malaysia
Salvation Army’s social outfit, Red Shield Industries, also collects and processes donated items. Then they retail them at Family Thrift Stores to fund social service programs and community projects. You can either send a message on WhatsApp to +6016-492 1078 or make your bookings via www.redshieldindustries.com.my
BLESS Shop has about four outlets across the Klang Valley, including One Utama, Sunway Mass Community Centre (SMCC), Citta Mall, and Art Jaya. They collect clothing items and sell to fund projects such as feeding Myanmar refugee children, Kenosis Homes for Drug Rehabilitation, Crossroads Ministry – Rainbow Home for Troubled Women, and supporting volunteer teachers on staff.
Kloth Cares is still up and running, especially in these trying times. You can donate textiles, clothing accessories (belts, hats, and scarves), garments, footwear, toys, bedsheets, tablecloths, etc., to Kloth Cares bin locations across Kuala Lumpur. You can check out their Facebook page for details on bin locations nearest to you.
The Freecycle Network (TFN)
TFN, a non-profit organization registered in Arizona, US, also co-ordinates a global network of gifting goods. You can donate gently used items, including books, magazines, furniture, cassettes, kid’s clothes, toys, kitchen appliances, home appliances, pet items, clothes, etc. Join Freecycle KL in Yahoo Groups and make posts about your things. People in need will contact you, and you can set the location, time, and date for pickup.
UNIQLO Malaysia, a Japanese clothing giant, also collects clothing donations and re-distributes the same to the homeless, refugee camp, and underprivileged communities in Kuala Lumpur. You can make donations of casual wear, sports, and work wear. UNIQLO Malaysia donates collected clothes to the homeless, refugee camps, and others in need. To make your donations, visit any UNIQLO store (Kuala Lumpur Homeless Transit Center), and drop off your clothes in their recycling boxes.
Besides our list, you can also scout for Facebook groups, especially those around your town, to see who might be collecting.
Don’t forget to wash your clothes and disinfect before donations to ensure that items are delivered in the best possible condition. Please adhere to the COVID-19 pandemic guidelines on the pages of your desired charitable outlet. You should also not offer items or respond to offers if you are ill or under quarantine or have been exposed to a known source of the coronavirus.
Many charitable outlets have pickup options, including click and collect services, to ensure physical distancing is maintained.
As one of the best removal companies Malaysia, we know that de-cluttering is a great move, especially when moving. It can save you the cost of moving things you don’t need. Take advantage of these donation outlets to donate your gently used items in Kuala Lumpur and put a smile on the faces of those in need.
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