Jan 17, 2019

Aren’t you loving the new influencer, January’s It girl, Marie Kondo? The Japanese tidying guru is a ray of sunshine in this sad, chaotic world (where Rodrigo Duterte is still the president) if you poor souls haven’t heard of her. She now hosts a reality home makeover show on Netflix called Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, where she helps American households declutter using the Konmari Method.

Konmari encourages tidying by category and not by location. You can start with clothes, books, papers, miscellaneous items, and sentimental items. You’re only supposed to keep things that “spark joy,” the Konmari magic word, and discard those that don’t speak to the heart. Before letting them go, thank them for their service they’ve given to you (this practice is rooted from the Japanese’s Shintoism beliefs.)

“When you put your house in order, you put your affairs, and your past in order, too,” writes Kondo in her 2014 book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying. “As a result, you can see quite clearly what you need and what you don’t, and what you should and shouldn’t do.

This positive outlook on tidying up made most people take a second look at their abodes and examine what they still need in their life and don’t. If you’re one of them, you might now have a mountain of pre-loved items you don’t know how to dispose of. Let us help you with that. Here are places you can donate them:


Old clothes and underwear

I Support The Girls

New and gently-used bras, individually-sealed tampons and maxi pads
Denise Fabella
You can search for her on Viber and Telegram (Denise Fabella or @denisenfabella)

Precious Heritage Children’s Homes

  • 1340 Manuel Hizon St., Sta. Cruz, Manila
  • Road 11, Sta. Rosa St., Purok 2, Penafrancia Hills, Cupang, Antipolo City

Operation Blessing

  • C5 Road cor. Retelco Dr., Bagong Ilog, Pasig City
    477-7802 to 08
    Mon. to Fri., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • 119 Francisco Ave., Juna Subd., Matina, Davao City
    Mon. to Fri., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Federation of Peoples’ Sustainable Development Cooperative

Unit 7A Futurepoint Plaza 3, 111 Panay Ave., Brgy. South Triangle, Quezon City
Mon. to Fri. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Caritas Manila Segunda Mana

2002 Jesus St., Pandacan, Manila
For pick-up, contact 564-0205, 562-0020 to 25, or email [email protected]

Philippine Red Cross

Lourdes 1, 661 Boni Avenue, Mandaluyong City
[email protected]
For pick-up, contact 790-2300.

Tzu Chi Philippines

76 Cordillera cor. Agno Sts. Brgy Doña Josefa, Quezon City
[email protected]
Mon. to Sat., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Childhope Philippines Foundation

1210 Penafrancia St., Paco, Manila
[email protected]

Lightly used or unused makeup

The Foundation Foundation – Philippines 

Drop off points vary from month to month. You can check their Facebook page or email them to see the schedule.

[email protected]


Philippine Toy Library

Ninya Saquilabon
5F Jose Cojuangco & Sons Bldg. Dela Rosa cor. Castro Sts., Legaspi Village, Makati City
[email protected]

Childhope Philippines Foundation

1210 Penafrancia St., Paco, Manila
[email protected]

Electronics, old gadgets

E-Waste Management Philippines

Send a message and photo of your gadgets via Facebook Messenger and they’ll arrange pick-up from there

The E-Waste Project

Collects old electronics through their collection drives. Visit their Facebook page for announcements.


Love Education

Coordinate with Inah Salazar for pick up
[email protected]
[email protected]

Reading Club 2000

1454 Balagtas St., Brgy. La Paz, Makati City

Books For A Cause

Mailing address: Books For A Cause c/o Ramil Sumangil
Brgy. Baloy, Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija
(If sending via LBC, they pick up donations at LBC Guimba branch)

The Book Stop Project

Plaza Roma, Intramuros

Philippine Toy Library

Ninya Saquilabon
5F Jose Cojuangco & Sons Bldg. Dela Rosa cor. Castro Sts., Legaspi Village, Makati City
[email protected]

Edicute, Inc.

78B Malumanay St., Teachers Village, Quezon City

Ortigas Foundation Library

Send an email to [email protected], addressed to Sr. Librarian Celia Cruz, for them to review the book titles you’re going to donate.


Habitat For Humanity ReStore

Lot 2 Block 1, G-3, Alabang-Zapote Road, Almanza Uno, Las Piñas City
0929-3643753, 0945-5161020
Wed. to Fri, 11 am. to 8 p.m.
Weekends and holidays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For pick-ups, send an email to [email protected]

If you know more organizations, let us know in the comments!


Featured image courtesy of CNN

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