It’s the time of the year when we start house cleaning and clear away old stuff for the coming new year.
If you have unwanted stuff that are still in good condition, consider giving them to someone or donating them to charity. You can give it away through the following ways:
1. Give Away Online
The Singapore Freecycle Network is part of the global Freecycle movement that allows anyone to give away or receive items for free on Yahoo! Groups.
Pass It On is a Central CDC initiative that allows the public to donate unwanted household items in good working condition to Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs).
YouSwop is an online community that allows people to exchange items for something they need for free.
2. Give to Charity
The Salvation Army operates Family Thrift Stores that receives donations-in-kind from the public and companies, and resells them to support social programmes. You can find a list of the locations of Family Thrift Stores and donation bins at the Salvation Army website.
The Tzu Chi Recycling Points and the monthly Recycling Day collects items like clothes, electrical appliances, school bags, leather, belts, shoes, soft toys, CDs, etc.
Blessings in a Bag is a non-profit project that partners with communities, orphanages, schools, and homes across Asia to provide for the needs of underprivileged, abused and medically-ill children. They accept donations for items (in decent condition and not stained, torn or dirty) such as children’s workbooks, educational toys and games, baby and children’s clothes, children’s story books, and recyclable tote bags.
3. Use the Recycling Programme
Old clothing and soft toys or electrical items can be placed in the recycling bags or bins under the National Recycling Programme. These items are usually sold by the recycling collectors.
Contact your recycling collector to check what used items can be placed inside the recycling bag or bin.