Give It Away

December 8, 2008 by  
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Salvation Army Thrift Store

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 its Facebook Group or Yahoo! Groups. Another similar Facebook Group is the Singapore Neighbourhood Freecycle.

Pass It On is a Central CDC initiative that allows the public to donate unwanted items (home appliances, home furniture, medical aids, mobility aids, and learning aids) 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 or to Others

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 Points 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 good condition) such as activity mats, blankets, clothing (for newborns to teens), craft material (paint, construction paper, crayons, coloured pencils, etc), educational toys, story books and educational books (for toddlers to primary reading level), school bags for children, and tote bags.

Singapore Really Really Free Market is a temporary market where everything is free. Anyone with stuff to give away are welcome to set up a stall.

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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164 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

    • Eugene Tay says:

      Hi joey, try checking with the electrical items collectors at

    • john says:

      Hi I’m john if anyone there who is giving away any bulky item like sofa no tear dirty abit is ok, mattresses queen or king size no tear stained is ok dining table scratches is ok or plasma TV that is not working I would take all of it but make sure all the items is in good condition and is usable accept for the TV my contact number 93881944 I’m John

      • James Lim says:

        I have 3 items to give away:
        ) Sofa set 3 seater + 1 seater, beige color, very good condition
        2) brand new TV stand for 60inch TV
        3) Used Philip VHS player
        Let me know if anyone interested.
        James Lim

  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:

  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
    P.O.BOX 36378
    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

    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:


    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

  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 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

  25. Leong says:

    Any Baking Oven give away?

  26. divya says:

    I am relocating. I have lots of stuff to give away. Can someone collect it? All is in good condition.

  27. Dee says:

    Looking for cassette tapes for my wedding! Willing to pay a nominal fee for them.

  28. Sherman says:

    Hi all,

    I have some old music CDs, novels, bags, digital cameras and laptops to give away. Is there any cause that requires the above?

    • Zero Waste Singapore says:

      @Sherman, you can give the items to the organisations above, such as Salvation Army.

    • lily says:

      I need used furniture, kids school stationary and some electrical stuff.. can contact me at 83755917..thnx

    • Maria says:

      @Sherman, hi Sherman, are those still avail? I’m helping a friend who has lost a lot during a typhoon in Philippines. She got kids and am sending some of my stuffs and the one’s donated by a friend. I’ve got a big box to fill, if you got anything please do let me know. They will surely be grateful for anything we can extend. Thanks

  29. Abarientos J. says:

    Hello everyone. I am a teacher from a school in the Philippines and I would want to know of anyone or any organization who can donate school furniture or equipment whether new or used. We badly need it. We will be very grateful if you could be of help. Thank you

  30. Mariah says:

    Hi there i have loads of old CDs to give away.If no one reply by the end of next week i will just have to throw it away.


  31. Ayesha says:

    Need to dispose off a table and chairs and a wooden shelf

  32. Jenny says:

    Hi. Old books and some children clothes n stuff. Pls contact me. Not a lot, but will collect n compile them. Thank you 😉

  33. Anon says:

    I have a clothes dryer to get rid of for parts. Does anyone want it?

  34. Jaslin says:

    Hi, we have lots of toddler’s books, softoys, a set of TV, a pushcar, a single bed frame and toys which we would like to give away. Where or who can we pass to.

  35. Eric Chia says:

    I have few unused items to giveaway.
    Some soft toy, unused clothes, Electronic components & a camera bag etc…

    Anyone willing to take all please contact me


  36. velly needs it says:

    Hiii please any one have used items
    Like woman clothing, children clothing, scrapbook, toys.
    Or any collection.
    Please donate to a friend.

    Serious and kind hearted people only
    As she needs it. Thank you may god bless you ♥

  37. ck says:

    Please submit your posting of stuffs you wanted to give away at

  38. Cynthia says:

    Hi everyone! I would like to get any electrical devices if you are willing to give as a giveaway for me? My family is having some financial crisis lately. Thank you! email me at:
    P.S. I live in Singapore currently

  39. Andrea says:

    Dear all,

    I have some toys, soft toys, women’s clothing, winterwear, notebooks, an old used camera (Canon Ixus 80 IS), some old mobile phones (Xperia Mini and LG) to give away. You can collect from me at Simei MRT.

  40. dona says:

    Let me know if you have used bags, clothing and shoes
    Need it as I have financial problems.

  41. Aria says:

    Hi, I have been really interested to learn to play the piano for a long time but cannot afford to buy a piano. Does anyone have a second-hand piano to go? Thanks!

  42. Hira says:

    I have old and new clothes and some toys to give away. If anyone needs them, please let me know. thanks

  43. Ben says:

    Where to donate things? Singapore is such a small island and so hard to find reliable website to donate.
    I have tried sgfreeccycle facebook, but they are so rude there. I have click to join there but kept resetting. I do not know if the administrator Mac Chew was kept resetting the join. After several days and so many times attempting to join and resets, I decided to message him. One hour later, I was unable to see his facebook at all anymore. Someone told me that I was barred from looking at this facebook group.

  44. Jay says:

    I have some soft toys to give away and used furniture sofa to sell in gud condition.let me know if interested.

  45. Gans says:


    we need 5-8 years children (toddler’s books) books or toys like car
    anybody have mail me

  46. chuaky says:


    I have a old philips 22″ lcd monitor (native res is 1650×1050) to give away. It is in good condition.

  47. cher says:

    Hi i have lot of used clothes that are quite new and some are unworn to donate. May I know how can i go about doing it. I understand there are some collection of old clothese and used item by community but not sure when it usually comes.

  48. Judith says:

    Hi, I’m from a needy family. My children are interested in music and am interested in looking for a second hand piano. Willing to pay if not to expensive. Do let me know if any thanks

    • Carroll says:

      I have an old 2nd hand piano for sale. Condition is still good. You may contract me O:64609129 if you are still looking for it.

    • Derrick says:

      Hi ,
      I have a piano that I inherited from my grandfather. As the piano hasn’t been tuned for a while , the sound is at a lower pitch and keys may be sticky otherwise will be good . I intend to return to my uncle as I will be getting a new one. I am still waiting for his reply. If you are really interested , you can email to me at . The delivery charges I will pay for you .
      Thank you

  49. Eunice says:

    I have a lot of Chinese comics,anime dvd, drama dvd, song cd and toys
    Can advise me who can donate to…

    Thanks and Regard

  50. Jess says:

    I have a used fridge to give away. It’s in good working condition except the exterior wasn’t quite well taken care of. It’s has auto ice maker function.

  51. Ebby says:

    Many old bags, used clothes (men and ladies) and some shoes to donate. Interested to donate directly to needy beneficiaries. Please email me at if interested. Self collection at outram area.

  52. Yoko says:

    I have an old upright piano in bad condition.
    Give it away for free.
    If you like to play with it for fun, please feel free to sms me 81372142.

  53. miranda says:

    i have a brandnew leather single bed frame and dressing table to give away, bought SGD 600 plus for both, new condtion , SGD 80 for 2 items, but I need self collection from my flat before 22nd Dec 2015, pls email: for prompt reply, thx

  54. Saiful says:

    I have tons of used mens clothes to donate.. anyone keen? Drop me an email at

  55. Abigail says:

    Hi all,

    I have an old wooden upright stand piano to give away.
    Brand: Blessings
    Made in Korea, European Brand.

    A few sticky keys and not for fussy users. Need some tuning. Suitable for practice only.

    No piano bench as it was broken and not suitable for use.


  56. Sagar says:


    I have LG refrigerator 330 L to give away. Compressor not working and need repair. Remaining everything is fine.

    Also, have a microwave which has stopped working for last one month.

    Email me at if anyone wants it.


  57. Lyson says:

    Running a Childcare Centre along Yio Chu Kang,

    If you guys have any usable piano or electric organ for donate, kindly drop me an email at The kids will appreciate it.

  58. Sandip says:

    I have a 43 inch plasma TV and a single bed frame and mattress to give away. Need to do so in the next couple of days. I live off Fort road and you will need to pick it up

    Pls email me at

  59. Nisah says:

    Hi.. I have some preloved soft toys.. Well kept & want to donate to some orphanage or needy kids.. Hope you can recommend.

  60. Raji says:

    I have old clothes in good condition to donate. Adult clothing, both men and women . Please let me know if anyone needs.

  61. LI MEI says:

    I looking for a piano for my kids because they having piano lessons. If you guys have any usable piano or electric organ for donate, kindly drop me an email at My kids will appreciate it.

  62. Helen Wong says:

    We have 5 office chairs (blue colour) still in good condition for giving away / disposal. Please advise if any organisation is interested to have it FOC ?

  63. rienzie says:

    i wish to have a laptop/tablet used please try to help me . also if some one interest to help the people who effected by the recent flood also can send used cloths thank you

  64. Eileen says:

    Hi, I have few packs(30 or more pcs) of plush toys or bears to be given away, but I am not sure of which organization to send to?

  65. Maria says:

    There are a lot of furniture and home items given away on but they get requested and collected fast. Great to see so many people who actually cares!

  66. David says:

    Hello to everyone, I have two tubs of off-white paint (ICI brand) left over from my home renovation to give away. Each tub is 15 litres. Self-collection from my home at Bukit Panjang. Please let me know if you are interested.

  67. Shannen says:


    I have a Simmons king-sized mattress in good condition to give away. Please contact me if you need.

  68. Erin ng says:

    Hi I need some glass bowls, plates and traditional Chinese wares and utensils for an art project. Anyone has them?

  69. Melissa says:

    Hi, I have an old but usable, good condition Daewoo piano to giveaway.
    Please comment with email or contact details if interested.

    Do note that any moving fees of the piano is not included. I think it cost about $100+ to have it moved.

  70. Esther says:

    I have an acoustic Lawrey brand upright piano to give away with a minimum token to me (personal), but I m willing to donate to any non-profit organization for free. Reason being plan to buy electric piano for my daughter.
    Transportation to be arranged by the interested party. Let me know at

  71. Nizam says:

    I have 2 dvd players and hundreds of cd movie collections. I would like to give it away. Anyone interested?

  72. travis says:

    I helping a friend to clear a medical bed . if anyone know who in need do contact me. the bed is given free but have to get own transportation.

  73. Jules says:

    I have an old ariston large cooker to give away. The door needs to be replaced but it’s in working order. Would anyone collect this for parts to reuse (or to fix the door and use the oven)

  74. Eileen says:


    I have the below items to give away:-

    1) 1 14″~16″ TV in working condition
    2) 1 Sealy Queen Size Bedframe
    3) 1 Queen Size Bed

    If anyone interested, please contact me: 96824092

  75. Karen says:

    I looking for a piano for my kids because they having piano lessons. If you guys have any usable piano to donate, kindly drop me an email at Thanks in advance

  76. Mala Asokan says:

    Would like to give away the following items

    1- Hospital Bed with air mattress
    1- Very new commode
    1- Wheel chair

    Pls call 81397269

  77. Josie says:

    Hi, I have some old clothes and soft bear to give away to “Zero Waste” Please advise which is the nearest Zero Waste to send.

  78. J. Lim says:

    I am a collector of music cds mainly Cantonese and Chinese pop. Let me know if you have any that you are getting rid off. Happy to take over them. email

  79. NonProfitOrg says:


    Would like to check if there’s any pre-loved items for give away:

    Wish List:
    – Sofa
    – Dining Table Set
    – Magazine Rack

    Thanks in advance.

  80. Sohail says:

    Im a diplomat who is shifting houses in singapore and need to give away two beds , a king size and queen size along with 2 side tables each , a dining table and 6 chairs all in brand new mint condition

    please contact
    Sohail Siddiqui
    tel: 8263 0390

  81. Alex says:

    I give my old books to this website They either recycle by selling it at a discounted price or donate to some charity organisation. They usually sort out the books by their types before donating.

  82. Marcus Khoo zhen yuan says:

    My desktop computer is not working anymore. I am looking for a desktop comp that is on working conditions,can collect any place in sg,preferably north any laptop ,pc or pc parts,as I’m also a computing student, i accept non working computers too
    I will help to copy ur data over if needed
    Thanks in return of ur old laptop
    Contact me if still avail

  83. Violet Quek says:

    Hi I have a wheelchair for disposal. Pretty good condition except need to replace one tyre. Kindly let me know of any orgn which will take the wheelchair, replace the tyre and maybe donate to a charitable orgn.



  84. Htd says:

    I’ve good condition infant furniture along with bottles, walker, clothes. Can I donate these items and how?

  85. Tay E K says:

    Hi, my in-law has an old piano to give away. Would need tuning because it has not been used for a few years.
    If you are interested, may email me ( and I can share more details.
    Please note: to arrange for self collection.

  86. Lyson says:

    Looking for used piano or electric organ for childcare at AMK and Hougang.
    Can be contacted at


  87. Tay E K says:

    Hi, I have an old piano to give away. Please email me at if you are interested.

  88. Yan Fong says:


    I have a 3-door used fridge to give away. Still in pretty good working condition. It has auto ice maker.

  89. Jessica Chua says:

    We have new items of 2 ring binders, files, folders, display files and many others in letter size (Not A4 size) to give away.
    Anybody interested please contact us.

    Tel: +65 66948317

  90. Mrs.Krishnan says:


    I have a spoilt microwave which I want to dispose off responsibly but cannot find details of where to drop off for e-waste recycling.

    Can someone guide me, thanks.

  91. Shah says:

    I need a lightweight laptop

  92. Konis Gabu says:

    I need to give away an old but repairable, ALLEN ORGAN. Anyone interested please come a get it between June 12 and July 20.

  93. Sophia Leong says:

    I got a kingkoil queen size bedframe mattress to give away. Frame is still in good condition.
    Mattress itself a bit stain on it. I needs to give away by 20th october. Interested pls contact me or email @ 91358519/


  94. Rahul says:

    Hi there! I’ve got an HP printer/scanner to give away. The printer is a little temperamental but the scanner works fine. I also have a couple of unused cartridges. I’d rather it be used by someone than simply disposed of, so if you’re keen to take it, let me know.


  95. irene says:

    I have below items to be given away.
    1. an old upright piano. Hasnt used for years. Need tuning.
    2. piano bench and old clothes (old clothes worn only once or twice) old scanner (not sure if still can b used)

    If interested, please contact me

    Thank you

  96. Nams says:

    i have a king size bed and mattress to give away. The size is US King size so is quite bulky but the bed is in very good shape and has Italian leather at head rest.
    The mattress is lil worn out and has stains but still useable.

    I need to give away the bed in August last week.

  97. Gideon7 says:

    Im looking for single sized mattress. Also Bike if got. 🙂

    You may contact me @


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