Are those clothes from online shopping starting to pile up? Does your closet surprise you with things that you have never worn before but you swore you will that one time? Maybe you've outgrown some of your old clothes or they just don't reflect your style just as well anymore. Well, it doesn’t hurt to do a little bit of spring cleaning in your wardrobe! Plus, it’s always a good idea to organize and tidy up the clothes that you actually wear. There’s no better place to give them a new “life” than donating them to charity.
Apart from monetary donations, hygiene kits, and food supply local charities are also welcome to receive clothing donations for their beneficiaries. But before organizing them into the donation pile, do make sure that they're washed and sanitized before donating, for hygienic purposes. With that being said, here are the nearest places and charities where you can donate your old clothes.
1. Segunda Mana
Segunda Mana is a non-profit organization under Caritas Manila that aids the less fortunate through the donations of old clothes, furniture, appliances etc., and helps fund the scholarships of underprivileged youth.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: 85620020 Website: caritasmanila.org.ph Location: 2002 Jesus St., Pandacan Manila, Philippines
2. Abot PH
Bringing love and light through boundless means, Abot PH is a charitable organization that has extended its donation to different IP communities that are located in far flung areas. The charity organizes in-kind donation drives that accept clothes, books, toys or any goods that you are willing to let go to touch the lives of less fortunate Filipinos nationwide.
3. Tzu Chi Foundation
For the past 50 years, the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation has been a spiritual welfare organization that focuses on providing relief and aid to the needy, organizing community services, and medical care. Their aim is to inspire love and humanity to both givers and receivers and find spiritual happiness that gives life’s true meaning. The foundation accepts donations such as clothes, boxes, old appliances etc. to donate to the poor in their local communities.Email: email@example.com Contact: (632) 8732-0001 / (632) 8732-0002 Website: www.tzuchi.org.ph Location: #76 Cordillera cor. Agno Street, Barangay Doña Josefa, Quezon City, Philippines
4. Uniqlo stores
Uniqlo stores all around the world accept donations of their customers’ used clothes whether it is Uniqlo or non-Uniqlo to give to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and other non-government organizations and distributing it to those who are in dire need. To know more about the process of donation, just approach any staff at your nearest Uniqlo branch.Website: https://www.uniqlo.com/en/re-uniqlo/ Location: All UNIQLO stores nationwide.
5. Philippine Red Cross
Aside from blood drives, Philippine Red Cross also accepts clothes, beddings, canned goods etc., as a form of donation that are provided to those who are affected by disasters and natural calamities.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: (02) 527 0000 Website: www.redcross.org.ph/get-involved/donate-now Location: Lourdes 1, 661 Boni Avenue, Mandaluyong City
6. I Support The Girls - Manila PH
There’s no better way to show support for female empowerment than donating to I Support the Girls movement to provide essential items such as bras, underwear, and menstrual hygiene products for girls and women that are experiencing distress, impoverishment, and homelessness. The organization aims to retain a woman’s dignity without having to compromise her health and personal hygiene. ISTG works with an international network of affiliates to learn about the needs of the local community, meeting potential organizational partners, collecting, and then distributing the necessary products that will be donated.
7. Goodwill Industries
Every time you donate new or slightly worn items to Goodwill, they resell it in the stores and use the generated income to help in providing proper job training and employment services for the people in your local community. The organization also helps PWD’s by distributing items that they could use such as secondhand clothes and appliances.Email: email@example.com Contact: (Call) 02-8-837-309402-8-838-71700917-5033326 (Text) 0919-999-9329 Website: www.goodwillph.orgLocation: 22 Veterans Rd, Taguig, 1630 Metro Manila
8. Precious Heritage Children’s Homes
If you still have clothes that you’ve outgrown since you were a kid laying around in your house, the Precious Heritage Children’s Homes accepts children’s clothes, shoes or slippers, and beddings. It is a ministry that provides a nurturing home and environment to the orphans, abandoned, neglected, and tribal children who need protection and guidance. The programs and services done by the organization hopes to address the problems of impoverished Filipino children.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com Contact: +632-87365867 / +632-87368086 / +639989717176 / +639193778280 Website: www.preciousheritagechildren.org Location: 1340 Manuel Hizon St., 1003 Sta. Cruz, Manila, Philippines
9. Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines
Through its medical and disaster response operations, community programs, skills and livelihood training for local communities, Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines has inspired and changed the lives of millions of people all over the country.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: +632 8663 4701 Website: www.obphil.com Location: 5th flr Sagittarius Bldg, 111 H. V Dela Costa St., Makati City, Metro Manila
10. Citizens’ Disaster Response Center
Focusing its assistance to the most vulnerable sectors, Citizens’ Disaster Response Center provides aid through its emergency relief and rehabilitation programs. CDRC accepts monetary and non-monetary donations like clothes, canned goods, water, medicine etc., and anything that will help ease the burden of those who are affected by calamities and disasters.
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