Where To Donate Your Unwanted Things


What better way to get rid of your unwanted stuff than giving it to charities trying to make a difference? It’s a win-win situation. Here are a few charities that will greatly appreciate your previously loved goods.

Joburg Child Welfare

Everyone deserves a wonderful childhood, which is why the Joburg Child Welfare is doing everything in their power to provide care and support to underprivileged and orphaned children, families and communities. As an independent NPO, they are always grateful for donations that furnish their centres and help those in their care.

How you can help: Kitchen appliances, cooking utensils, household goods, furniture, clothing, toiletries and food. If they are unable to make good use of items, they will sell them in their charity shop in the CBD.

Details: | 011 298 8500 | 41 Fox Street, Johannesburg.

Tails and Whiskers

The Charity Stores accepts almost anything and everything that can be sold to raise money for charity. As their name suggests, the NPC sells donated sellable household items as a means to raise money for animals in need.

How you can help: You can donate clothing, furniture, electronics, jewellery, tools, kitchen appliances and utensils, carpets, silverware, brassware, paintings and artworks – anything!

Details: | 082 850 8196 |
Corner Van Riebeeck Avenue and 3rd Street, Edenvale

The Johannesburg Children’s Home

For children seeking refuge, The Johannesburg Children’s Home has become a safe haven. Kids aged between three and 18 years who have suffered neglect, abandonment or physical and emotional abuse get a chance to start a new life under the love and care of trained child care workers. Because their needs change daily, any donations will be greatly appreciated.

How you can help: They are currently running a hygiene drive, you can assist by donating bath soap, bath towels and toothpaste. Additionally, any second-hand items that are in good condition will be greatly appreciated.

Details: | 011 023 6871 | 59 Urania Street, Observatory, Johannesburg.

SPCA Randburg

Self-reliant and dependent on donations from local businesses and the public, the SPCA Randburg needs your help to keep their organisation going and keep doing what they do best – taking care of animals in need. You can make a difference in a variety of ways, like making a financial donation or donating pet food and blankets. You can also contribute by giving your unwanted goods to their Charity Store or by dropping off your second-hand books at their Book Store. And if you have nothing to give, why not offer some of your time and energy to their volunteer programme?

How you can help: Pet food, blankets, second-hand books, furniture and clothes. As Winter is nearing, the SPCA is currently accepting blankets to keep their dogs warm and comfy.

Details: |011 462 1610 | 229 Northumberland Avenue, North Riding.

Nkosi’s Haven

Providing holistic care and a home for destitute HIV/AIDS-infected mothers, their children and orphans as a result of HIV-related deaths, Nkosi’s Haven is a safe haven without discrimination and prejudice. They also contribute by distributing a portion of their donations to other organisations in need.

Details: |011 462 1610 | 229 Northumberland Avenue, North Riding.

How you can help: All kinds of donations are appreciated, from clothing and shoes to toys, bedding and furniture. You can also assist by donating money toward their school fee bill, uniforms would also be appreciated. | 011 942 5580 | 34 Vereeniging Service Road Alan Manor.

Image: Audrone Nakrosiene.

Ann Harding Chesire Home Charity Shop

Located in Randburg, Ann Harding Chesire Home, is a care facility for adults between the ages of 18 and 54, who have a physical disablity. The Non-Profit Ogranisation runs a successful charity shop on the premises of their home. Locals can assist by donating items to be sold as well as purchasing from the shop. If you have some time on your hands, volunteers are also neeed to assist at their charity store. Read more about their volunteering opportunities here.

How you can help: All kinds of donations are appreciated, from household items and appliances to clothing and shoes and toys, among other items.

Details: | 011 792 3510 | 40 Fourth Road, Northwold, Randburg.

Kids Haven

Nurturing and protecting the children of our city, Kids Haven is a youth centre that provides and cares for children in crisis and supports activities so that families and communities can protect and nurture their children. You can assist the Non-Profit Organisation by donating second hand items which they can sell in their shop. Alternatively, you can make a monetary donation or assist them with any wish list items they may have. Interested in getting involved? Read more here.

How you can help: At the moment they need food items such as mielie meal, rice, beans and lentils and soup mix for food parcels for community families.

Details: | 071 860 0505 | 38 Cranbourne Avenue, Benoni.

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