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H&M Foundation’s plan for sustainability is recycling damaged clothes and redistribute used clothes is good condition. The foundation also sends money donations to UNICEF Philippines for every kilogram of garment collected. Another plus for dropping clothes off at your nearest H&M store is the discounts for your next visit. You can receive up to two vouchers (each worth 15%) in exchange for your donations. Philippine Philippine Red Cross accepts other forms of donations for disaster relief. They prefer in-kind donations at their headquarters in Manila, which alternatively you could have them sent via LBC. You may also contact them to arrange a donation pick-up if you don’t have time for the first two options.
Maniladropped off at the Precious Heritage Children’s House, though it might be worth it to spend some time there with the kids. Segunda Mana accepts donations in-kind at their main office in Malate. However, you can also schedule a donation pick-up.
Community Childcare Centers in Pasig. Additionally, you can donate educational supplies, sports equipment, supplements and food. Operation Blessing Foundation focuses on five areas of vulnerable populations: children, disaster response, healthcare, livelihood and infrastructure. Drop off your old clothes and shoes at their office in Pasig, or set up an appointment to learn more about the organization.
It also has a recycling program that accepts more than just clothing donations. Think cardboard boxes, plastic and glass bottles, newspaper, old appliances, etc. So if you’ve got any of those lying around, bring them along with your clothing donation. Citizens’ Disaster Response Center repackages all donations (food and non-food items) to create boxes for victims of natural disasters and other emergencies. You can drop off your clothing donations in person.
Goodwill Industries operates a thrift shop that resells your goods, with proceeds going towards training and work placement for persons with disabilities. Smaller donations can be given in-store in Taguig. You can also arrange for a pick-up if you’ve got bigger packages.
CebuMost charities in and around the city prefer cash, books, toys and medical supplies over clothing donations. You can always visit your nearest H&M store and drop off your used clothes. Also, LBC branches nationwide accepts donations on behalf of Red Cross Philippines, so that’s another option. And lastly, for clothes you want to recycle, the Tzu Chi Foundation has a Cebu Liaison Office in Mandaue City.
Sheena is the lead fashion writer here at Pretty Me Philippines and has contributed articles for numerous lifestyle blogs and online publications. Other than keeping up with the latest trends, she loves baking and home DIY projects.