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4 organisations you can donate household items to

New season often means cleaning out your home and if you need to know where to donate it, here’s where to start

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By Alyxandra Carolus | March 17, 2023 | Interiors

As the cooler weather approaches, it’s the ideal time to have a look through your household and do a serious declutter. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to wait until Spring for a decent spring clean of your home. But the problem when you’ve jumped into a clean is where do you dispose or donate your items responsibly? We’ve rounded up some charities and non-profit organisations where you can send second hand household and clothing items (in good condition) around the country.

Jo’burg Child Welfare

Founded over a century ago, this Johannesburg-based organisation aims to provide necessary family care services to underserved communities, particularly children. According to the official website, if you’ve got unwanted household items or clothing that are still in good condition, you’re welcome to donate them to JCW. The organisation accepts any and all goods such as appliances, cutlery and crockery, books, blankets, furniture, clothing and shoes. Be sure to get in touch about their current needs and when you can organise a drop off.

9Miles Project

A community and youth development program with locations in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape, the 9Miles Project has grown from strength to strength. The organisation works on a variety of projects, from mentorship to surf programs along with ongoing academic and community support to underserved areas. They accept donation of pre-loved items but visit the official site to find out more information about what they need.

Goedgedacht Trust

Help the Rural Child charity shops directly support the Goedgedacht Trust, and the sales from these retail spaces help fund projects in the Western Cape. If you’re moving house and want your unwanted furniture out of your space, the organisation can schedule a free collection of your items. Give them a call or visit the website to find out additional details.


Established in 1952, this Cape Town-based organisation aims to assist disabled people with significant intellectual limitations. Oasis works to provides housing, food supplies and support to over 500 beneficiaries in and around Claremont, Delft and other areas. You can donate a monthly contribution and if you have household items, you can drop off your goods at the Claremont office.