Where to Donate Clothes and Used Items in Bangkok

February 20, 2013


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

17 Responses to Where to Donate Clothes and Used Items in Bangkok

  1. Daniel
    February 20, 2013 at 5:01 pm

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

    • libro
      April 17, 2015 at 8:02 pm

      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. Chris
    February 20, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    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. February 21, 2013 at 6:56 am

    Mirror Foundation also take all used items for donation 🙂 mirror.or.th/eng_index.php

  4. February 21, 2013 at 10:09 am

    I usually pack them up nicely and give them to these guys on bicycle who buys and sells old things. let them earn some money by selling the old things away is good too.

  5. February 27, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    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.

    • Kipp
      November 2, 2013 at 11:21 am

      Good to know. Thanks!

  6. Daizy
    August 9, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    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.

    • ss
      September 24, 2013 at 6:15 pm


      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?

    • Vidya Venkat
      August 24, 2014 at 1:10 pm

      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.

    • Cristina
      March 25, 2015 at 5:18 pm

      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?

  7. Daizy
    August 9, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    My email is dmaan2010@hotmail.com

    • Pepper
      November 23, 2013 at 3:51 pm


      Do you take in old books? Thanks.

  8. John
    August 25, 2014 at 8:33 am

    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.

    • Ian
      February 6, 2015 at 3:08 pm

      Hi John,

      how do I get in touch with second chance?

      • John
        March 31, 2015 at 12:33 am

        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

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