Don’t throw it away! Whether you’re decluttering your home or simply wanting to get rid of some stuff, we’ve done your homework for you. There are lots of organisations who can help others by taking the things you don’t want or need anymore. We’ve compiled a list of places where you can give your pre-loved items a second life.
Check out our giant list below for everything you need to know about donating in Hong Kong.
- Nikki’s Delivery Service
- St. James’ Settlement
- Crossroads Foundation
- Christian Action
- Salvation Army
- Po Leung Kuk Orphanage
Kids4Kids is a non-profit organisation dedicated to encouraging all young people to help children from low-income communities. Run by kids and young people under the age of 25, it allows anyone to donate items such as books, stationery, art and craft materials, computers, laptops and iPads.
Nikki’s Delivery Service
Also known as DB Mothers & Friends, this green social enterprise has an active community on Facebook. It encourages recycling by giving pre-loved items away to the less fortunate. Even an old cup of yours could be beneficial to someone else! Simply send Nikki a private message with pictures of your donation items, collection address and contact number. She’ll then reach out to you and arrange a suitable time to collect your items.
St. James’ Settlement
This agency supplies young people, the elderly and those with intellectual disabilities with education, rehabilitation, family and counselling services. They accept items like clothing, canned or dry food and small electrical appliances.
This non-governmental organisation doesn’t just help people in Hong Kong clear their clutter; it also donates items to the needy from all over the world! If you want to get rid of clothing, books, cooking equipment or even large furniture and electrical appliances, just fill out this form with descriptions of your donation items and call them to arrange a pick-up. You can also mail items, or drop them off at the door.
With the mission of helping the abandoned and disadvantaged, Christian Action accepts almost everything you can give – from toys, shoes and bags to small electronics. If you’ve got anything to give away, call them to arrange a pick-up from your home. It’s that easy!
The Salvation Army
Unwanted items like clothing, toys, books and electronics can directly help those in need such as the homeless, or elderly people who live alone. Just drop them off at any one of the 17 Salvation Army stores – it’s a hassle-free process. For bulkier items such as refrigerators, TVs or even large musical instruments, call the recycling hotline to arrange a pick-up instead.
Po Leung Kuk Orphanage
Currently running over 260 units all over Hong Kong, this orphanage accepts all kids of pre-loved items from toys and baby items to clothing and computers. All you have to do is drop off your items at the Wan Chai location!
- Food Angel
- Friends of the Earth
- Feeding Hong Kong
- Foodlink Foundation
- The People’s Food Bank
From food to furniture, ImpactHK accepts a wide variety of donations in order to assist the homeless in Hong Kong. Find out if your donations would be of use by emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This NGO accepts any dry food, drinks, fruits, vegetables, seasonings and any edible food that’s at least two weeks away from the expiry date, as long as the packaging is secured. Find out the items they need here.
Friends of the Earth
Don’t throw your unwanted food away! Friends of the Earth has recycling banks all over Hong Kong where people can drop food waste, used clothes and furniture to be recycled. You can also donate leftover food to the organisation to help those in need.
Feeding Hong Kong
Founded in 2009, Feeding Hong Kong rescues unsold edible food, with the purpose of providing nutritious meals to those struggling in poverty. Donations of food items such as rice, noodles and pasta, oats and cereals, bakery goods, dairy products, snacks, fruit and vegetables, household items and many others are accepted.
Foodlink Foundation is a not-for-profit charity that aims at fighting hunger in an environmentally-friendly way. The team collects unsold edible food from restaurants all over Hong Kong and delivers it to street-sleepers, migrants, the unemployed and many more. Contact them at email@example.com to find out how you can help.
The People’s Food Bank
Run by St James’ Settlement, this organisation accepts a variety of food, from rice and milk powder to canned goods, to help the homeless and needy communities in Hong Kong. Drop off your food at any of its 32 collection points.
- Mother’s Choice
- Vision First
Mother’s Choice is a charity helping pregnant teenagers and children without families. Besides monetary donations, they also accept maternity products such as diapers, wipes and bottles. Find out what they need here and then fill out the online form with pictures of your donation items.
With their vision for all children to receive a fair start in life, Pathfinders provides shelter, supplies, health care and education to pregnant, migrant domestic workers in need. They accept monetary donations and donations in the form of baby supplies. If you’re looking to support a trustworthy organisation, Pathfinders is a great place to begin with.
Retykle helps reduce wastage by accepting and selling pre-loved maternity clothes, nursery goods and high-end kids’ clothing. One great thing is that for any successful sale of your donated clothes, Retykle pays the money directly into your PayPal/bank account. Any clothes not accepted are donated to their charity partners.
If you want to get rid of unwanted baby items, maternity clothes, blankets, bedding, winter clothing, dry food, shoes or even SIM cards, donate them to Vision First. Vision collects these items and then gives them to refugees! What better way to donate your unwanted items by giving them to those who need them more?
Want to give your clothes a second life? Caritas collects clothing to support children, troubled youths and those battling with mental illness, addiction and childhood trauma. Clothing donated will be used to support their outreach programs in helping those in distress.
H&M set up a worldwide recycling effort to reduce wastage of garments. Drop any unwanted clothes – not just H&M – at the collection boxes in stores. Not only will you reduce waste, you’ll also receive a discount card for $5 off a $30 purchase on your next in-store purchase. The clothing will then be recycled or even donated to research on textile recycling.
Find a Hong Kong store here.
Got lots of books you want to get rid of? Drop off any unwanted items at Flowbooks. Not only can you view the stacks of pre-loved books but you can also help reduce waste by giving your books a second home.
This organisation collects second-hand kids’ books directly from families, providing a convenient and free service that discourages the wasteful disposal of children’s books. Book donors receive store credit with each book donated as a token of appreciation.
See more useful tips in our Living in Hong Kong section.