Where to Donate Clothes and Used Items in Bangkok

Where to Donate Clothes and Used Items in Bangkok


People often ask me where they can donate unwanted clothes or household items. In the UK we would just give to the local charity shop. They seem to be everywhere there. But I have never seen anything like that in Thailand. The only suggestion that I have had was to leave items by the side of the road and it will soon be picked up by someone who needs it or someone who could recycle it to make some needy cash. Obviously not ideal. But today I saw this tweet about a charity shop in Bangkok called A Second Chance. Click on the link to visit their website to find out more. Please post in the comments if you had any experience with them or if you can suggest alternatives.

RT @travelhappy: Second Chance http://t.co/cE1frpFb has a free pickup service for donations

18 thoughts on “Where to Donate Clothes and Used Items in Bangkok

  1. Holy Redeemer Church in soi Ruamrudee ( close to BTS Ploenchit) also receive all kind of items and are use for charity purposes.

    1. Im sorry we went to that place Holy Redeemer Church and Im sorry to tell you but those who ever manage that church its not trustable. We went there and there is one old American Priest there and this Foreigner man asking for help the very bad part is those people never help this man. We gave him some small cash and I am so ashame that people working there. Is only looking for Donation and more donation for who? I dont know.

  2. It seems to be very improper to give 2nd hand items to people in thailand. Usually i get very astonishing looks when i tell that i buy 2nd hand for my toddler. maybe thats the cause why 2nd hand shops etc. are hardly to find in Thailand?

  3. I’ve used Second Hand and actually contacted them about a pick-up just this week. The first time, they came to my house and picked up several bags of items I had to donate – seems like a great organization – the items are usually sold at a very low cost and the funds used to support other worthy projects they have underway.

  4. If anyone wants to donate clothes or anything let me know. I volunteer with urban refugees and asylum seekers. You can drop by and donate clothes at our office or give them to me and I will take them in for you. We are in need of baby clothes since many refugees have children.

    1. Hi,

      I’d like to donate some clothing (and perhaps other items — though we are not sure which yet) to your office. Where is it located? Is this the Bangkok Refugee Center?

    2. I have bunch of used clothes but in good condition to be given for charity. Please let me know where can I drop them off. I live in Sukhumvit.

    3. Hello! My husband and i are leaving bkk in 4 days 🙁 we Would like to give some of our clothes for people who need them… How can i do it?

  5. I also contacted Second Chance and they picked up 5 large bags from me at my house. Driver spoke english and came within 2 days of first contact. Saved me a lot of hassle. Whether they give it away or sell it I didn’t care – was able to dispose of a lot of clothes/shoes that someone hopefully will have some use for.

      1. Hi Ian,
        I looked up their website and called them. My house is in Thonburi on a street with no name! so they found it ok which is usually hard for taxi drivers. It was a great feeling to have all that ‘stuff’ just taken away! I think I emailed them and the replied next day.


        their website link above. And from their website is the following…
        English Speaking
        Oi 08 7026 4205
        Chris 08 7026 4295
        Email: info@scbkk.org

  6. Today I gave Second Chance a new sofa. It felt good after 3 months living here in Bangkok to do something positive. Tomorrow I shall visit the shop and offer my services as a volunteer to help whenever I can. A sense of purpose is at last coming back to me.

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