Where can I donate my stuff?

The combination of growing children and apartment living often equals that claustrophobic feeling of “I have too much stuff!” Your bubs turn into toddlers before you know it and so, the baby gear needs to be purged to make room for the “big kid” kit; the little ones become tweens and so, out with the Barbie and Lego and in with the chapter books and sports equipment; you are downsizing or upgrading your pad and either way none of your furniture seems to fit. Forget about all the barely-worn clothes and shoes!  But what to do with all this “stuff”?  It would be a shame not to put it to good use. Even in Hong Kong there are many who go without and there is a great need for gently used items.  Hong Kong Moms have suggested the following places that welcome donations:

Crossroads (crossroads.org.hk; 2984 9309)

Needs: Home furniture, office/school furniture, household goods, toys, clothes, and electrical items

Info:  They use an online delivery form; and ask that items be delivered by the donor or a prearranged transport service

St. James Settlement (sjs.org.hk; 2574 5201)

Needs: Furniture, electrical appliances, second-hand ladies clothes, books

Info: Call the specific number for each donation category to arrange pick-up or delivery

Ronald McDonald House (rmh.org.hk; 2947 8778)

Needs: This organization has a “Wish List” which currently includes rice, healthy food, household goods, cookware and office supplies

Info:  Call before making a donation

Furniture: 8226 9211

Electrical: 2795 7038

Clothes: 28313204

Books: 2835 4368

Pathfinders (pathfinders.org.hk; 5500 5486

Needs: Newborn and children’s clothes, baby blankets, baby carriers, slings and wraps, diapers, pushchairs, formula, maternity clothes

Info: They ask that items are dry, clean and in good condition. Your contact details should be included in each donation bag or box.

Drop  off Locations

PathFinders Office: Unit 2D, Worldwide Centre, 123 Tung Chau Street, Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon 

Volunteer’s Home: 8/F Horizon Mansion, 104 MacDonnell Road, Mid-Levels (Leave with doorman at anytime)

Christian Action (christian-action.org.hk; 2456 2220)

Needs: Clothes, accessories, stationary, books, toys, baby items, new bedding, carpets, electrical items and small household appliances

Info:  Call to arrange pick-up (available for building with elevator access); $60 will be charged for a pick-up of less than three bags.

Salvation Army (salvationarmy.org.hk; 2332 4433)

Needs: Clothes, electrical home appliances, office equipment, toys, stationary, books

Info: Donations accepted at Salvation Army stores and recycling bins around Hong Kong. Pick-up can also be arranged for large quantities by calling.

Vision First (vfnow.org; WhatsApp: 9370 2039)

Needs: Blankets and bedding, winter clothes, baby gear, diapers, formula, carriers, shoes, stationary, toiletries, phones, cameras, computers, art supplies, dry food, kitchen appliances

Info:  Donations must be delivered to the Vision First office in Sheung Wan; email info@vfnow.org to arrange.

Other resources:

Home Affairs Department

Waste Reduction Hong Kong

Po Leung Kuk

YMCA (MacDonnell Road)

Vine Church

DB Mothers & Friends

Flow Books

 

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