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 decor 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. 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 support charities too.
Whether you’re looking to do a bit of spring cleaning with the arrival of Chinese New Year or want to get rid of things that you've been hoarding for way too long, we often find ourselves faced with a mountain of unwanted odds and ends after a cleanup. The sustainable way to discard unwanted goods is to give them another life by donating to those in need. There are many worthy charities and non-profit organisations in Hong Kong that can help redistribute unwanted goods to street sleepers and low-income families. Secondhand bookstores and shopping platforms can also collect and resell without wasting resources. So, if you're planning to clear out your wardrobes and cupboards, here are some of the best places you can donate to in Hong Kong.