Due to small homes and limited storage facility in Hong Kong, many of us wish to declutter home on a regular basis.
When you have completed reading a book, or used an item or wished to upgrade appliance(s) and may also wish to make a place for your new shopping. Do you wonder what do to do with your old items that can be used.?
When you donate, you recycle and you help in reducing the pollution and space taken by landfills, and ultimately contribute towards improving the environment.
Following is the partial list of places where you can donate old books, wearable clothes and food, toys etc
Items to donate: Books
Address: Unit F2, 12/F, Block B, Marvel Industrial Building
17-23 Kwai Fung Crescent, Kwai Fong
Caritas Community Centre
Caritas community center is an official social service agency of the Catholic Church in Hong Kong. It emphasis on the needs of the ‘3 Ls’ – the last, the least and the lost. you can drop off your items at their door.
Items to donate: All wearable clothing.
Caritas Community Centre, 2/F, Caritas House, 2-8 Caine Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong, 2843 4652, www.caritas.org.hk
Castaways Charity Shop
This is convenient place to drop off your items at their shop on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Castaways Charity Shop sells items received in donations and raise money for poor and needy.
clothes. Had a clear-out at home and have some unwanted clothes to get rid of? Found inside the grounds of St John’s Cathedral in Central, Castaways sells clothing (including shoes and handbags) along with books and household linens, with all profits going to small locally based charities. Donation days are Wednesday and Saturday mornings.
Items to donate: Clothing, shoes, handbags, books and household linens (only on Wednesday and Saturday mornings)
Address: Castaways Charity Shop, St John’s Cathedral, 4-8 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: +852 2523 4157
Christian Action offers comprehensive services to ethnic minorities, refugees, asylum seekers and foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong. It takes anything that can be used again. you can drop off your items or arrange for pick up if you have many bags to donate.
What you can donate: All wearable clothing, books and toys.
Address: Christian Action, 2 Kwun Tong Road, Choi Hung, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Contact: +852 2456 2220,
Crossroads supports needy people locally as well as globally through its global distribution program. It also supply goods to Social Welfare Departments. You can drop off at their door or arrange a pick.
Items to donate: wearable clothing, electrical appliances, furniture and household goods, baby items and toys.
Address: Crossroads Foundation, Crossroads Village, 2 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong,
Contact: +852 2984 9309,
This is second hand book store for giving away your old books.
Items to give away: Books
Address: G/F-1/F, Kai Fung Mansion
189 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan
Facebook Page: FlowBookshop
Contact: +852 9278 5664
Friends of the Earth
This organization promotes environmental cause and to support this, they to recycle the used clothes, shoes, handbags etc to avoid burdening mother earth. The wearable items are donated to poor people in neighboring country and other waste is reused in industry to ensure that nothing goes waste. You can drop your items in one of the many locations in Hong Kong.
What you can donate: All wearable clothing, shoes and handbags.
Contact: +852 2528 5588
JupYeah.com (meaning ‘taking stuff’ in Cantonese) is an online swap platform where people share preloved goods and exchange for goods shared by others for reducing waste and overconsumption.
H & M
All H & M outlets in city accept wearable used clothes for reuse and recycle. They may offer some on new clothes.
1. 20號 Paterson St, Causeway Bay
2. Shop B2 on B/F, G/F-1/F, Gala Place, 56 Dundas St, Mong Kok
3. 30 Canton Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
Hong Kong Federation of Handicapped Youth
This is government organization established in 1970 to support people having disabilities. You can drop your items at their office at the address mentioned below.
Second-hand clothing and books will be most helpful to these young people. Drop your items off at the Federation’s address.
Items to donate: clothing and books
Address: Hong Kong Federation of Handicapped Youth, G/F, 16-21 Wan Kee House, Wang Tau Hom Estate, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Contact: +852 2388 5111
Mother’s choice is dedicated to offer care and support to the expectant single mothers or mothers from adverse background.
Items to donate: baby items such as clothes, bibs, changing board, toys etc., electric appliances, camera, air-conditioners
Address: Mother’s Choice, 10 Borrett Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong,
Contact: +852 3915 5710
It is one UK based humanitarian organization founded in 1942. They arrange a pick up for your donated items.
Items to donate: Books, all wearable clothing, handbags, small home appliances.
Address: Oxfam, LG8, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: +852 2522 1765
Po Leung Kuk Orphanage
This orphanage provides educational and social support to orphan children. you can drop off your items for donations at their door.
Item to donate: all wearable clothing, cookware, electrical appliances, computers, stationery, household items, baby items, toys etc.
Address: 66 Leighton Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Contact: +852 2277 8888
Remar Hong Kong
This Christian charity organization supports those who are fighting drug addicts, homeless and other poor and needy people. If you call them, they will arrange a pick up for your donated item(s).
Item to donate: electrical appliances, furniture and other home items
What can you donate: Large electrical appliances and furniture.
Contact: +852 3193 4919
St. James’ Settlement
St James’ Settlement run a several charity program such as day care, elderly care, food bank, donation drives.
Items to donate: non-expired Food, money, all wearable clothes, electronic appliances.
St. James’ Settlement, Rm 902, C C Wu Building, 85 Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai, Hong Kong,
Contact: +852 2574 5201,
website: St James’ Settlement
The Hong Kong Salvation Army
This is famous for recycling goods. Usable items are given to poor, homeless, and ex-prisoners. You can drop your items at one of their center in city or call them up to pick it up if you have more than 5 bags or heavy appliance
Items to donate: Furniture, electronic appliances, wearable clothes
Contact: +852 2572 2879
The People’s Food Bank
ALthough the people’s food bank is centrally located in wan chai, it has over 30 locations across the city to collect the food . They accept dry food items such as rice, pasta, noodles, oats, milk powder, canned food, packaged food for homeless people.
There are over 50 thrift stores across the city.
Items to give away: Books, clothes, home products, furniture
Address: Several stores in Hong kong and Kowloon
This organization supports refugees in Hong Kong and offer all basic necessities required to survive during their initial days.
What you can donate: Octopus cards, SIM cards, blankets and bedding, winter clothing, shoes, dry food and more.
Vision First, 5F, 102 First Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.vfnow.org
Website: Vision First
Redress by ZARA
Address: Zara Store, 70 Queen’s Road, Central
Contact: +852 2903 9500
Some of the residential complex such as swire property in Taikoo Shing (next to Marigold building) offer a collection point for used clothes and shoes. They collect them, wash them and donate to needy people.
Address: a walkway between Marigold Mansion and cityplaza 4 (towards Quarry bay garden), Taikoo Shing.
Buy & sell new and secondhand high end children’s & maternity clothes at up to 90% off for needy people.
email: mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org
This foundation regularly manages events that encourage individuals to recycle old books. During each event, World Vision usually receives at least 8,000 books. In total, World Vision has contributed to more than 350 projects, and have helped individuals who reside in at least 15 countries.
Another way to clear away your unwanted books is to resell or give them away to thrift stores. Thrift stores usually sell items at a discounted price, and some of them even donate a percentage of their revenue to charitable organisations. By donating your books, you clear your space and do good at the same time.
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