Where To Donate Your Old Clothes

Taking time to sort out your wardrobe is a win-win: it declutters your closet and, if you donate your unwanted clothes to charity, it can really make a difference to someone in need. Here’s a list of local charities that need clothing donations, so what are you waiting for? Clean out your cupboard and make a difference!

The Storehouse

The Storehouse is a non-profit, affiliated with Hatfield Christian Church, that provides clothing and non-perishable food to needy families via a network of registered organisations.

The Storehouse sources donations of clothing, non-perishables, blankets and household goods from the community, churches, schools and a number of chain stores. These donations are cleaned and sorted and then packaged according to specific requests from the various registered charity organisations. The items are then distributed through these organisations to individuals and establishments in need.

Details: 551 January Masilela Avenue, Waterkloof Glen / 082 891 4934 / http://www.thestorehouse.org.za/

Nazareth House Charity Shop

If you are cleaning out, think of the Nazareth House Pretoria’s charity shop. They always welcome all clothing donations. Second-hand clothing – and any other donations – is sorted, priced and sold to help fund the Sister Nazareth Home for the Aged in Waterkloof.

Nazareth Houses have, for more than 150 years, been supporting and caring for those in need at all stages of life. Through this charitable organisation’s core values of love, compassion, patience, respect, justice and hospitality, these houses are known as places of peace. Irrespective of faith, gender or background, the Catholic sisters who run Nazareth Houses will welcome everyone.

Details: 290 Florence Ribeiro Avenue, Waterkloof / 012 460 3074 / http://www.sistersofnazareth.com/

Sungardens Hospice Charity Shop

The Sungardens Hospice charity shops are vital to the organisation’s fundraising efforts. Funds that are generated from these sales form 50% of the organisation’s total annual income, ultimately enabling the hospice to provide professional care to terminally ill people.

Any second-hand clothing or household goods are welcomed. You can drop off your donation at the shop in Waterkloof Glen or, alternatively, give them a call and they can arrange for your donations to be collected.

Details: 18 Twig Street, Waterkloof Glen / 012 348 1934 / http://www.sungardens.org.za/

Tshwane SPCA Charity Shop

The Tshwane SPCA Charity Shop is a significant source of income for this amazing organisation that provides abandoned furry friends with care and shelter. The shop sells a variety of items such as books, household goods, clothing, toys, furniture, shoes and much more.

You can drop off your clothing, or any other types of items you can donate, at the charity shop between 08:30 and 14:00 Monday to Friday, and 08:00 to 12:00 every last Saturday of the month.

Details: 316 Petroleum Street, Waltloo / 012 803 5219 / http://www.charitysa.co.za/tshwane-spca-charity-shop.html

Kids Haven

Kids Haven was established in 1992 with the vision of serving the homeless children, as well as children in crisis, in the Ekurhuleni region. Everything Kids Haven does is focused on protecting these children and giving them a brighter future.

Kids Haven welcomes donations of second-hand clothing and goods. The organisation’s first priority is to keep what is needed to address the children’s immediate needs. Items that do not fulfill an immediate need are distributed to the needy in the community or are sold through two charity shops in Benoni. The income that is raised through the charity shops is put back into Kids Haven to assist with operating costs. The sorting of donations and charity shop sales in turn also provides employment for 12 people. Kids Haven offers a collection service for donations. Call them to arrange a time and location.

Details: Benoni / 011 706 7959 / http://www.kidshaven.org.za/

Vintage, With Love

Vintage, with Love is the brainchild of two fashion-forward women who do their part for the community by coordinating fashion and charity into a single event – a vintage fashion sale. With life in the fast lane, we often wish we could do our part for charity but struggle to find the time. Vintage, with Love acts as a platform for women who want to take part in a project that raises money for charitable causes, specifically literacy programmes. All you need to do is clear out your wardrobe!

Show your support by donating pre-loved clothing items and then come and shop at the biggest vintage sale Gauteng has ever seen. Vintage, with Love sale dates are available on their Facebook page. Donations can be collected or you can drop your clothing donations off at Desray in Brooklyn Mall.

Details: 079 521 9090 / http://vintagewithlove.co.za/

By Jana van der Linde