MOVING SERIES: DECLUTTERING : PLACES TO DONATE
Following up on our last article on Decluttering, here are some places you can donate.
Remember, you don't have to be a Marie Kondo to achieve the perfect tidy and organized space. The right motivation should get you started. And what more motivation do you need before you declutter than doing so just before making that international move and at the same time making a difference and helping someone else in the process.
Here’s a list of places to donate before moving. Please do call/email/check their website reconfirm their requirements and status.
Pass-It-On is a non-profit project that works with Voluntary Welfare Organizations (VWOs) to support the needy.
· Infant milk formula
· Electrical appliances such as refrigerators, microwaves and television sets
2. The Salvation Army
Since 1935, the Salvation Army thrift store is part of the organisation’s comprehensive network of social services to support the underprivileged in Singapore.
· Electronic devices and appliances
The Salvation Army has seven fixed Donation in Kind Booths where you can drop your items off. Their locations can be found at www.salvationarmy.org/singapore/dik_fts. If you have bulky items, you may arrange for a collection service by calling +65 6288 5438, booking online at www.redshieldindustries.com
MINDS, or Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore, store serve as avenues where their intellectually disabled clients learn how to interact with customers.
· Ornaments and small furniture
4.Dignity Mama Stall
Dignity “Mama” Stall are pushcarts that sell pre-loved books, which are managed by young adults with special needs and their parents. These kiosks are found at three hospitals, National University Hospital, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and Ng Teng Fong Hospital and Seng Kang General Hospital.
· English and Chinese fiction and non-fiction books
· Magazines like the National Geographic and Readers’ Digest
· Books on arts and craft
5. Tzu Chi
Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation has made every second Sunday of the month Tzu Chi Recycling Day.
· Electrical appliances
· School bags
· Aluminium cans and steel tins
6. Singapore Freecycle Network
A grassroots and non-profit movement that aims to match people who have functional items they have no use for to people who have a need for them.
· Any item in working condition and can be reused
7. New2U Thrift Shop
Donate and shop for bargains, including pre-loved clothing, accessories, household items, ornaments, books and more.
· Clothes (men, women, and children)
· Books & Toys
· Bags & Accessories
· Crockery & Utensils
8. Green Square
Greensquare offers free textile recycling services, sifts out good quality recyclables which are sold to second-hand textile importers in developing countries to help the less fortunate purchase them at a more affordable price. The rest are sold as industrial cleaning cloth.
· Clean clothes and wearable paired shoes
· Clean household linen like bedsheets and towels
· Accessories like belts and bags
9.Metta Welfare Association
Metta Welfare Association operates 10 welfare centres in Singapore.
· wearable and usable clothing for men, women, and children
· belts, handbags, and books.
· electronics and groceries
Rewear, Reuse, and Recycle – clothes that are able to be reworn will be marketed as second-hand clothing, and damaged material gets converted into other products, such as cleaning cloths.
They’ll also get a new lease of life as textile fibres, or can be used in the auto industry as insulating and damping materials.
· Used clothing
11. Chen Su Lan Methodist Children’s Home
Chen Su Lan offers temporary protection and shelter to boys and girls aged between 5 and 21, of different ethnic and religious backgrounds, who come from needy and disadvantaged families.
12. StarHub RENEW Bin & Singtel ReCYCLING Programme
RENEW & ReCYCLING both provide avenues for customers to recycle their unwanted electronic items.
· Any electronic product can be recycled
13. Project Homecoming
Project Homecoming supports recycling unwanted ink and toner cartridges, as part of the effort in environmental conservation.
· Used ink and toner cartridges, as long as they are functional
14. NEA E-Waste Recycling Programmes
15. Babes Pregnancy Crisis Support
Babes is a voluntary welfare organization, with the aim of providing support, assistance, and guidance to pregnant teenagers aged 21 and below.
· Unexpired formulated milk powder
· Pre-loved baby’s clothing, prams, and strollers.
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