Connecting those who have with those in need
In 2014, we re-directed our focus + efforts to supporting local communities and organizations within Singapore. People are often surprised about what can make a difference in somebody's life. Simple items that some of us may not think about as we go about our day - a pair of shoes, a bag full of books or even a warm blanket to fall asleep under can go a long way. You can directly and positively impact somebody's life by donating new or quality used items. We have included a list of specific items for specific causes and where/when to drop them off below. Some items will be re-directed to our Beyond Awesome Shop which is open to the public to purchase items as well as families/community members that we serve in Singapore - 100% of proceeds will go towards our program.
Please ensure that items are new or like-new. Just imagine that you are gifting this to your own child or a friend, would you feel proud to pass this item along? If the answer is a 'YES!', then we'll gladly accept it. If the answer is 'NO', then you know that it is not suitable for our organisation. We wish to create awareness that giving is not a one-way street - it's about dignity. If you're simply treating our collection as a dumping ground (we have received many items such as used underwear, mouldy books, funeral offerings and more!), we would encourage you to reflect and have a think about why it is you want to give in the first place. We're really grateful for those in the community who give with generosity and give with heart - because it really shows in the way the items are dropped off!
Any items that have been dropped off that are unsuitable or unable to be passed onto communities we work with will be used to support our program through our jumble sales! Our team who have consistently journeyed alongside with children and youth will be able to determine which items are most suitable for the program.
If you have any questions about dropping off donations-in-kind, how they should be packed, etc, check out this page which answers are frequently asked questions.
Drop-off Location & Times (UPDATED 9 May 2019)
We want to make it clear that we are not a dumping ground and that we work closely with the needs of community members - we would encourage our supporters to understand that this is about giving with thought, consideration and care to those who have specific material needs. This is one of the reasons why our wish-list items change on a regular basis and why we may not run donation drives for a specific month - because we are working with real people in community who have varying requests for support.
**Donation Drop-offs are welcome during our jumble sale days**
CHILDREN’S ITEMS (Please clean all toys before donating, items may be denied due to sanitary condition)
Jigsaw Puzzles - these need to be brand new or like-new (please ensure the pieces are complete, that they are kept in sanitary conditions and that you either (1) Place all the pieces into a ziplock bag and place inside the box or (2) that you gently tape the sides down so the contents don’t fall out)
Children’s Activity Kits or Sets - whether it’s art, science, etc. These need to be brand new or like-new
LEGO items - these need to be brand new or like-new
Children’s Board Games - these need to be brand new or like-new (please ensure the pieces are complete and that they are kept in sanitary condition)
Children’s Books for reading levels below 12 years old - these need to be brand new or like-new (Picture books are preferred but we are open to accepting other books, too - such as Geronimo Stilton, Dork Diaries, Roald Dahl, etc)
Kids Scooters - these need to be brand new or like-new, with no rusting parts, no missing pieces and are not broken (please ensure you wipe and sanitise them before they are passed onto us)
Word and Math Games - these need to be brand new or like-new (please ensure the pieces are complete and that they are kept in sanitary condition).
Sport Sashes for Kids - these need to be brand new or like-new (please click here for example)
Colouring Books - these need to be brand new or like-new
Kids Games suitable for SOLO/INDIVIDUAL and GROUP play (please ensure the pieces are complete and that they are kept in sanitary condition. These games need to be suitable for children 6 years and older)
Mini Whiteboards for Kids + Whiteboard Markers - these need to be brand new or like-new (please click here for example)
PERSONAL CARE (THESE NEED TO BE BRAND NEW, UNOPENED AND NOT BE PAST ITS EXPIRATION DATE)
Bath and beauty products - these need to be brand new
Skincare products- these need to be brand new
Cosmetics and Make up products- these need to be brand new
HOUSEHOLD (PLease clean all items before donating, items may be denied due to sanitary condition)
IKEA Clothing Rack - these need to be brand new or like-new x 1 (please click here for example)
IKEA Children’s Rug or similar - these need to be in good condition (please click here for example)
Baby Wipes or Wet Wipes - these need to be brand new
Paper Towels - these need to be brand new
Zip lock bags in sandwich size and various other sizes - these need to be brand new