From the Heart : this is the time
January 1 - February 28
As the year ends, we @ SFK recognise, more than ever, how interconnected we all are and how fortunate we are in things big and small.
The news reports are heartening; the surge in donations this year’s end have seen Salvation Army booths being overwhelmed with give-aways, requiring extra manpower.
So, if you plan to be a part of the island-wide love and sharing, keep this in mind.
- The very basic courtesy is ensuring that the gift items meet the standards of being usable, saleable, recyclable; in decent if not good condition. Are these items your friends and relatives would consider purchasing ? (Read – NO clothes, shoes and bags that are torn or stained, spoilt electrical appliances, broken furniture, damaged items)
- Begin your spring cleaning as early as possible, send your items to the Tanglin Family Hub at 356 Tanglin Road.
Who accepts Donations ?
The Salvation Army accepts items in good condition – books, clothing, household items, musical instruments, antiques, sports gear, toys and electrical appliances. Used items can be dropped off at Donation in Kind booths around Singapore.
Minds Shop accepts furniture, clothes, collectables and homeware. These will be sold at a store run by Minds, which supports people with intellectual disabilities, and their families.
Pass-it-On is a website run by halfway house The Helping Hand. They have a list of items needed by social service agencies, including second-hand and new beds, TV consoles and wardrobes, among other things.
Migrant Worker Organisations – ItsRainingRaincoats collects both new and pre-loved items if they are in good condition and bot broken, stained or torn.
ActiveSG has a permanent collection drive to recycle used sports shoes into materials that can be used for jogging tracks, fitness corners and playgrounds.
Carousell has a #Blessings section gathering listings by users looking to donate items. Fashion items, children’s toys, books and furniture are popular here.
Facebook Groups – there are several, offering clothes, children’s books, toys and more. Check out
- Blessings Only-Singapore
- Blessings for Muslim Needy (Singapore)
- Sincere Blessing Singapore_Moms Only
- Singapore GiveAways and Freebies
Thank you Straits Times, for this information in your 30 December 2021 newspaper.