Giving away stuff in Singapore
EDIT: See also this listÂ here.
Pass it on
If you have stuff to give away and want it to go to charity, check out this site:
Pass It On seeks to provide an efficient and effective means of distributing unwanted, albeit useful, household items to benefit the less privileged. The donated items will be made available to all Voluntary Welfare Organisations, with the ultimate aim to pass on these items to meet the needs of the less privileged within the care of these organisations.
Note: I have not used this service. I don’t know how fast/efficient it is. At the time of writing, there were not many organisation listing items in need.
If you want something collected quickly and don’t care who gets it, then SG Freecycle is excellent:
This is a Yahoo group. You need to sign up with Yahoo and register with the group. There is a fairly high volume of items given away through that forum every day.
Note: The Yahoo group reaches a wider audience and is more effective than the sgfreecycle group on FB. There is a newer group on FB Singapore Neighbourhood FreeCycle which I haven’t checked out yet… stay tuned.
Singapore Really, Really Free Market
Finally, if you are not in a rush, you can wait for the next Really Really Free Market where many people come together to freecycle their stuff:
The really, really free market happens every 6-8 weeks. The beneficiaries depend on where it is held. Often they are other people freecycling their stuff. It’s good for karma.
TWC2 – Help a worker: Donate a used 3G phone
RE-PC – Your old laptop can be a child’s future
Salvation Army – note that due to rising costs they are asking for a donation of $60 to collect items to cover delivery. Large items end up in one of the massive warehouse stores.
New2U Thrift Shop @SCWO – Donation items can be dropped off at SCWO Centre (Waterloo Street) any day of week, between 9am â€“ 10pm. Please indicate clearly “Donation for New2U”.
List by Sassy Mamas – there seem to be a lot of “pre-loved” exchange groups specifically catering to moms and/or expat wives
Tana River Life Foundation is a Charitable Trust in Africa set up by Singaporean Gabriel Teo Kian Chong. Once a year (around March) they do a donation drive for specific items in need. Follow their Facebook Page for details.
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tan mei sze
16 March, 2016 @ 9:08 pm
Sgfreecycle group is very selective. I realised it doesn’t accept everyone into the group and they screen members in their own ways. I just got bumped out of the group when i decided to give away something to somebody who is not in the group. The admin claimed it is due to safety reasons which I did not understand at all. To me it is just pure discrimination. Why reject people who want to recycle?
16 March, 2016 @ 10:16 pm
I hear you. I had a similar experience with the FB group.