Updated 8 Jan 2019
Google “Singapore donations” and you’ll find MANY blog posts on lists of places to donate. But where are the donations going?
I reached out to friends, googled places and cross-checked with Journey to Zero Waste Life in Singapore Facebook group. Robin, the admin, seems to be quite an informed and logical person.
I’m personally okay if donated items do not go directly to beneficiaries, but be transparent about it. Then the donor can make an informed decision.
Swapping is an option, but my plan is to get rid of items.
1. Items to Directly Benefit Beneficiaries
- Stationery – Anecito Panolino Elementary School in Passi, Iloilo, Philippines via Woon Hung
- Clothes, new towels – Victims of Typhoon Mangkhut via Willing Hearts
- Bras, new underwear – Uplift Project Singapore
Currently not accepting donations due to lack of space. Needs help transporting items to Bali or Vietnam. If you’re willing to ship bras or swimwear (depending on the country) directly to the country in need, check out their global donation page for more instructions. According to a 10 Dec 2018 post on the Uplift Project Singapore Facebook page, Pakistan is in great need.
- Books – Drop off at shelves outside basement entrance of the National Library (100 Victoria Street). Members of the public will take the books. Free for all.
2. Beneficiary Unknown
- Clothes (unconfirmed) – Holy Family Church Thrift Shop (East Coast)
Not much useful information on the thrift shop could be found. Items could be sold to benefit the church
Please read this very informative post on places to donate clothes in Singapore. The list does not include any of the places listed above.