Where to donate good-quality clothing?

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Where to donate good-quality clothing?

Post by Shana » Fri, 05 May 2006 8:52 pm

Am having a wardrobe overhaul and have loads of second-hand-but-hardly-worn-good-quality clothes to give away to charity.

As they're in very good condition and are from reputable UK highstreet brands (Kookai/Morgan/FCUK/Topshop/etc), I would like to donate them to a charity which can get the biggest buck for the bang out of them and which ensures that most of the money would go to the needy. Not just some place where they woud sell my beloved TopShop shrug I have outgrown for 1 dollar.

Any ideas?
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Post by deb96 » Mon, 08 May 2006 11:18 pm

The salvation army . There is a few collecting point. One of them is at Parkway Parade near to the NTUC supermarket or you can check in the internet.
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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Tue, 09 May 2006 5:55 am

Shana, I have run into this problem as well. I have always hand picked a few really good pieces from the kid's hand-me-downs to give to their friends. (the expensive items only worn once or twice.) For my own things though -- there are a few other options besides the Salvation Army:

Goodasnew Chrity Shop
6474-1043

New2you Thrift Shop
Call Angela 9 821-5010

GoodWill, Islandwide

Having said that, I always give them to my maid to distribute back home. Somewhere in the Phillipines there is a villiage wearing Banana Republic and J Crew...

Also, there is a tag sale to Benefit YoungLife at St. George's Church on May 20th (Ithink, better double check), people can drop off donations on the 19th.

Seems like a high end consignment shop would do so well here...

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Post by Shana » Sun, 14 May 2006 1:55 pm

Those are really good suggestions, thanks Mary Hatch Bailey! :)

I agree, someone should set up a not-for-profit high end consignment shop!
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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Sun, 14 May 2006 4:06 pm

Shana wrote:Those are really good suggestions, thanks Mary Hatch Bailey! :)

I agree, someone should set up a not-for-profit high end consignment shop!
Thank you, thank you. But why not a for profit endeavor?? There is a used high-end handbag shop at Tanglin Shopping Centre, brilliant I say. There a re lots of charitable ones around, but the people who shop there aren't willing to pay for labels I suspect...

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