Durban doesn’t just have gorgeous beaches — it also has so many inspiring organisations doing incredible work to support and transform their communities. And if you have some furniture or other items lying around that you need to get rid of, there’s an easy way to help them continue they’re impactful initiatives — donate them!
Whether it’s to use in their facilities, donate to their communities or sell at their charity shops, many organisations are more than happy to take your load — a lot of them even depend on it.
Here’s a list of places where you can donate furniture and other items in Durban, supporting a range of causes so that you can find the one that connects with you the most.
Highway Hospice with its charity shop and other initiatives works to provide care for people with advanced, incurable terminal illnesses in the final stages of life. With only the resources to provide hospice care, they hope to one day provide palliative care to all. In the meantime, they advocate, promote and train palliative care specialists in the area.
Covering over 2 000 km² around Durban, Highway Hospice supports their community by sending out registered nurses and social workers to give care to those in need, supporting both patients and their families. So when you donate your old furniture and used items to their charity shop, you help ensure they can continue to offer this essential service free of charge.
Accepted Items: Furniture, books, clothing, sporting equipment kitchenware, appliances, paintings, decor, collectables and any other treasured items
Saint Giles is a non-profit organisation that is committed to providing services and support to disabled persons from all communities. Founded over 70 years ago in 1952 by journalist, Kerry Malt, who himself was disabled, it’s grown over the decades from simply visiting the sick in hospitals and private homes to now offering a range of services:
Work Centre which works to provide employment for disabled persons.
Remedial Therapy Centre offers remedial exercise therapy, active and passive resistance exercise as well as blood pressure monitoring.
Educational Trust provides bursaries to disabled persons for secondary and tertiary education.
Mobility Device Hire rents out wheelchairs, crutches and walkers.
This is all made possible by their generous donors and the funds generated when you donate your used items to their charity shop.
Accepted Items: Furniture, clothes, jewellery, kitchen utensils, glassware, electrical appliances, ornaments, pictures, wheelchairs, crutches and walking aids
Location: Durban Point
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Likhon iThemba is a registered non-profit organisation in Durban that’s dedicated to providing a safe and loving family environment for children who are left with no one and creating a lasting solution to the orphan crisis in South Africa.
To help make this possible, Likhon iThemba has 4 initiatives:
HOLAH: Short for House of Love and Hope, HOLAH is a baby house and home for children with special needs.
Bowl of Plenty: An outreach project that supports creches with food, toys and learning equipment.
Vikla Baby Saver: A safe emergency space for babies to stay for mothers who are considering abandonment while support services can be provided to the mother.
Charity Hop Shop: A charity shop where all profits go towards their efforts.
The Charity Hop Shop is in the process of moving locations to the Upper Highway Area, so all of its sales are taking place online on Facebook.
Accepted Items: Furniture, household items, clothes, appliances, sports equipment, etc.
Hidden Treasure is a charity shop located in the Salamanca Centre in Westville where all proceeds go towards community development both locally and globally through the Westville Baptist Church and CAST — Church Alliance for Social Transformation.
CAST is a non-profit organisation founded by 3 Baptist churches, namely Westville, KwaDabeka and Noodsberg, and have worked together to develop and support partnerships with a number of schools, clinics and community-based organisations in poorer communities. CAST works to transform communities in 4 practical divisions:
Food and Clothing Relief Services
Education and Child Development
Sport and Youth Development
Employment and Business Development
Accepted Items: Furniture, antiques, clothing, books, toys, linen, appliances, jewellery, appliances, kitchenware, paintings and any other items in good condition
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The Robin Hood Foundation is dedicated to making a sustainable difference in the lives of disadvantaged communities by creating a transparent and efficient platform that connects donors with deserving causes. Working both with individuals and businesses, they help to empower these communities. And they have a wide range of initiatives for people to get involved in. You can:
Sponsor a child-headed household, a Gogo Bag, a Love the Babies Bag or a truck driver,
Donate non-perishable food items, clothes, shoes, linen and pet food
Join the team for packing and projects, making sandwiches and knitting beanies and blankets
Accepted Items: Clothes, household items, blankets, linen, rugs , kitchen appliances, crockery (anything that fits into a bag).
Drop-off Points: Pinetown, Durban North, Hillcrest, Gillitts and Umhlanga
The Durban and Coast SPCA is a part of the national network of SPCAs which stands for Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. For over 100 years, the SPCA has rescued abused and neglected domestic, farm and wild animals, promoted responsible pet ownership, provided a shelter for strays and supplied a veterinary service for pets of underprivileged people.
With no state funding, the SPCA relies solely on donations from its community, whether it’s financial donations, supplies as well as second-hand furniture and goods to be sold at one of their charity shops.
And if you can’t get your furniture to the drop-off point, they’ll even come pick it up for you!
Accepted Items: Furniture, clothing, books, paintings, ornaments, crockery, glassware, toys, as well as blankets, bowls, toys and food for the animals.
Location: Springfield Park, Sunningdale Centre and Ballito
If you have some larger items of furniture, or you won’t be able to fit everything in one trip, why not get some extra pair of hands with a low-cost furniture removal service?
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