If you want to help mums in need, families facing financial difficulties, and children in foster care, you can donate all your gently used pre-loved stuff to charity, where they will be appreciated and treasured.
If you plan on doing some spring-cleaning to get rid of all the clothes that don’t fit anymore, the toys your kids no longer play with, the old books that have been sitting around untouched on your shelves, and the outdated furniture that’s still in good condition but you just want a new look — give them a new lease on life and donate all your pre-loved stuff to charity.
Here is a list of all the places in Singapore that you can drop off your gently used pre-loved stuff for a good cause:
1. Babes Pregnancy Crisis Support
Imagine if you were a teenager who just discovered that you’re pregnant — what will you do next?
Babes is a teenage pregnancy crisis service that reaches out to pregnant teenaged girls who are in need of help, guidance and support.
Some of the teenaged girls experiencing an unplanned pregnancy crisis come from low income families and often face financial difficulties in paying for their medical expenses and baby’s necessities.
Besides monetary donations (cash or vouchers) which will help the girls greatly, donations of pre-loved stuff are also welcomed.
What to donate: Baby formula milk (Stage 1 for 0 to 6 months), baby diapers (newborn to size M), baby clothes (0 to 2 yrs), breast pumps, baby cots, baby milk bottles, baby bath tubs, prams.
Address: 26 Jalan Klinik, #01-42/52, Singapore 160026
2. Pass It On
This non-profit society wants to help distribute useful pre-loved stuff to benefit the underprivileged so they have provided a web platform by channelling donated items to them, as well as setting up an online wishlist where those in need can request for specific items which they need.
Anyone in Singapore can donate, as long as the items are useful and are in good working condition.
What to donate: Furniture, baby cot, home appliances, medical aids, mobility aids, learning aids and more (refer to their wishlist online)
Address: 819 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534678
3. H&M garment collecting
The good people at H&M want to help reduce the environmental impact caused by the fashion industry so this campaign is set up to limit the amount of waste which ends up in landfills.
For each bag of old clothes and textiles you hand in, you will be rewarded with a voucher for 15% off your next purchase (maximum of two vouchers per day will be given per person).
All revenues from the items donated will be used to reward all H&M customers, donated to local charity organisations, and invested in recycling innovations.
What to donate: Clothes (even if it’s torn) and home textiles
Address: Various locations around Singapore (refer to website for exact address)
4. Bless for Mummies and Babies
Not everyone in Singapore is living life in the fast lane with all the 5 C’s (Cash, Car, Condominium, Credit card, Country club membership), and it certainly isn’t very cheap to raise a family here.
Bless for Mummies and Babies (BMB) is a wonderful Facebook group which was set up to help mums in need connect with kind-hearted donors who are giving away their gently used pre-loved stuff.
Mothers in need can request for specific items, or other members can post their own second-hand items which they would like to “bless”, or donate to someone who will treasure it.
What to donate: Baby and children’s clothes, books, toys, baby diapers, prams, baby cots, and other specific requests.
5. Sanctuary House
Some parents in Singapore are unable to take care of their own children, either due to emotional, financial or health problems, so they are faced with the heart-breaking decision of putting their children in foster care.
Sanctuary House works with expectant mothers, families in crisis, structurally disadvantaged ‘traditional’ families, fragile families and single parent families.
They provide foster care to children who are lacking family care, and give support to families where children are at risk of being separated from them.
What to donate: Baby clothes, toys, and other durables (refer to their wishlist online)
Address: 159A Thomson Road, Singapore 307612
6. Jamiyah Children’s Home (Darul Ma’wa)
Children need love, care and a safe home to grow well and thrive – but when they become orphans or are neglected by their own families, they have to be placed in a Children’s Home where they will receive the TLC that they need.
Managed by the Jamiyah Singapore (Muslim Missionary Society Singapore), Jamiyah Children’s Home (Darul Ma’wa) has been helping orphans and neglected children of single parents, drug detainees, abused and dysfunctional families and children with special needs.
What to donate: New children’s clothes, footwear, toiletries, food (fresh produce, canned food, etc)
Address: 15 Guillemard Crescent Singapore 399910
Want to turn your pre-loved stuff into cash which will be donated to those in need? Go to the next page for more info!