Give It Away

December 8, 2008 by  
Filed under Reuse

If you have old or unwanted items 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 Stations 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.

You can also visit the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) website and search the eMatch service for donation needs by non-profit organisations.

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.

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35 Responses to “Give It Away”
  1. Lawrence Lim says:

    I have hundreds of old radio cassette tape. Who can i contact to dispose them. I need them to collect and i don’t mind giving it away free.

  2. Daisy says:

    Hi Lawrence, do u still haf them? I would like to collect n use them for some diy home projects.

  3. joey says:

    Hi, i need to get rid of my electric organ by this weekend. Its not working very well. how can i recycle this bulk and heavy item? Thanks

  4. Old Computer says:

    I collect unwanted old / damaged and discarded desktop and laptop computers. In return, I do a free service to transfer the data from your old harddisk to your thumb drive and destroy your harddisk in your presence. This is important as your hard drive would likely contains years of your private and confidential documents that cannot be erased even if you reformat it and if landed in the wrong hand, including some recyclers, may cost you dearly.

  5. Jtay says:

    I have to get rid of a number of stuffed toys, that are not exactly in a good condition to give away. what can i do?

  6. Donyan says:

    i have few tall chairs to give away or throw away. please tell me any collector who can come to collect thr chairs. i can pay for the fee .

  7. Edmond says:

    Just wish to inform that Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery has stopped their recycling project since 5th April 2012. Source: http://kmspks.org/news/recycling-project

  8. Rhoda Dinesen says:

    Hi! I have 1 year old glass office desks, red chairs, white conference table, refrigerator, microwave oven to sell or giveaway. Who would be interested?

  9. Mukisa Daniel says:

    Am in Kampala – Uganda we are interested in used items, we are ready to collect them from anywhere in the Kampala area.
    if you know anyone who is Kampala please forward our contacts.

    But if you have items you can mail please let me know. we shall be very grateful to you. send them to
    MUKISA DANIEL
    c/o PAUL OBONYO
    P.O.BOX 36378
    KAMPALA (U
    EAST AFRICA
    TEL: +256781592980

  10. Wendy says:

    Hi, I’ve some second hand and new clothes that I would like to give to charity/needys. Who can i pass to? Do NEA recycle them or give to charity? Sorry to ask, becoz not too familiar with it. Thanks in advance. =)

  11. cassie says:

    Can I recycle clothes that are torn or stained? Bcs the description you provided require the clothes to be clean. so i was wondering whether they will accept clothes in such condition to be recycled. Thank you very much.

  12. Emily says:

    You can donate to http://www.blessingsinabag.org

    They distribute to kids and communities across Asia that needs clothing and other items that are listed on their website.

  13. Francis Tan says:

    Do I need to erase all markings from my child’s school activity and workbooks before giving them away. I know how useful used textbooks are, but just wonder if people need used workbooks? Otherwise they just end up in the recycle bins.

  14. Janette goh says:

    hi there, I hv numerous old books (storybooks, textbooks, self-help books, etc.) tt are either outdated or hv turned yellow. would there be any recycling companies tt will be keen to collect them for recycling (they weigh a ton altogether and are not easy to transport to nearest recycling point. in addition, e recycling bin for papers will be too small to contain them). appreciate ur advice as to how we can recycle or give it away. thanks.

  15. Lalaine says:

    Hi,

    I am doing a fundraising . If anyone who has plenty of bags whether branded or not branded that you dont used or want it in your closet… Please donate it to me: proceeds will support kids education.

    You can email me:weiailan20060918@yahoo.com.hk

  16. Journey East says:

    Freecycling is a great idea! There is always someone who will value something you no longer need, and it’s great for the environment. Hope this trend catches on even further in time to come.

  17. Dan says:

    Hi I have an old PC 2.4Ghz, 2gb ram, 1x 120Gb & 1x 160Gb Hdd.. I am also giving away the 17″ view sonic LCD monitor. Plus new wired keyboard and mouse. Fully functional and hope that it can at least help someone who can’t afford it.

  18. Dan says:

    Maybe I should correct “who can’t afford” to “who can accept the configuration”.

  19. chew joyce says:

    hi,i at singapore,got a brand new bagtag want to donate to charity to sell nonprofits,where can i donate?

  20. Nana says:

    Hi.. I have quite a huge range of soft toys.. Well kept & want to donate to some orphanage or needy kids.. Hope you can recommend.

    • Jacqueline says:

      Hi.. I have some soft toy in good condition and wish to donate orphanage or needy kids.. Hope you can recommend.

    • Jacqueline says:

      Hi.. I have some soft toys in good condition and wish to donate orphanage or needy kids.. Hope you can recommend.

  21. Maie says:

    I am planning to buy huge box to help victims of war in the philippines. Any unused/used clothes,outgrown shirts any excess clothes in ur closet, bags or even can goods do not hesitate to give it away to the needy. Can contact me at barbie.barang@yahoo.com. Planning to let go my box on sept30 2013. Thanks for ur kindness.

  22. siti says:

    Hi im looking for a baby playpen and a sofa. Anyone one kind to give away
    To me as my 5 mths old bed cot n sofa has been infected with bedbugs n have to be thrown away.
    Do email me. Please blessed me.

  23. Mohamed Elsanhoury says:

    Hi..I have two boxes of 2nd hand clothes in good condition ..could u recommend me any charity organization can help me to donate these clothes ?
    Thank you .

  24. valar says:

    Hi. A friend of mine a very young couple with a baby is sifting t into a rental flat needs old furniture or electrical items. Pls help if you would lr to give away. Many thanks

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