last updated January 11, 2019
Are you moving or looking to donate goods in Ho Chi Minh city?
I would recommend the following 2 organizations:
Shop of Hope
Address: 76 Đường D5, Phường 25, Bình Thạnh, Hồ Chí Minh
From their website:
“We are a second hand shop dedicated to helping poor and disadvantaged people throughout Vietnam. We offer training and jobs to people in need.
We accept any kind of donations and distribute them to orphanages and poor people throughout Vietnam. We sell the rest of the items not given away to give jobs to those who are handicapped or disadvantaged.
We use the profits from sells to bring hope to poor people in the form of education, giving medical care, doing community projects, and giving a better standard of living.”
LIN’s Second Chance Store
Address: 180/ 47 Nguyen Huu Canh, Ward 22, Binh Thanh, Hồ Chí Minh
Low-income people come to buy clothes for a symbolical price with 4 drop-off locations across Ho Chi Minh. Be sure to check their list of acceptable items before you donate.
From their website:
“Second Chance Store will provide the HCMC community with a way to effectively channel good quality used items to local nonprofit organizations and their beneficiaries. Anyone can donate items, which will be sorted and accessibly priced by the LIN team. All proceeds from our sales will cover operating costs and any additional amount will be invested into LIN’s community programs supporting local not-for-profit and charity organizations.
LIN will be accepting donated goods at different locations in HCMC. Each month, we organize one Sunday morning sale at 180/47 Nguyen Huu Canh, Ward 22, Binh Thanh District. Although anyone can come to purchase items on the sale day, LIN will heavily market the opportunity towards the staff at local not-for-profit organizations (many of whom are volunteers or on low incomes) and the disadvantaged people they support.”
…Or Sell Your Secondhand Goods
Empty Your Closet HCMC (Facebook group)
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