Run by married couple Richard Bowsie and Mavis Lui Kit-kan since 2006, 2nd Chance offers a platform for people to buy and sell second-hand furniture and accessories at bargain prices. The pair saw a large amount of good furniture being thrown away each week and were determined to do something that would reduce this waste and help the environment. So skip Ikea and come here next time you need a new wardrobe. The organisation believes in giving back to the community, which is why five percent of all money received from items in the ‘Antiques & Collectables’ section goes towards other charities like Children’s Heart Foundation and Po Leung Kuk. And if you’re selling items to 2nd Chance, it encourages individuals to donate the money to supporting charities too.
Whether you’re looking to de-clutter with the arrival of a new year, doing a bit of spring cleaning before Chinese New Year, or even moving homes, we often find ourselves faced with a mountain of unwanted junk at the end of a cleanup. So how to get rid of these goods without adding to the landfills? By donating to those in need, of course. There are many worthy charities and non-profit organisations in Hong Kong such as St James’ Settlement and Food Angel that can help redistribute unwanted goods to street sleepers and low-income families. Secondhand bookstores and shopping platforms can also collect and re-sell without wasting resources. If you’re planning to clear out your wardrobes and cupboards, here are the 11 best places and websites in Hong Kong to donate to.