Everything deserves a second chance
Second Chance Bangkok is a social enterprise set up where the largest slum in Thailand is – Klong Toey.
Their main activity is to collect donations of unwanted goods and to resell them at an extremely affordable rate for the people living in the slums. Thus giving a second life to loyal products that has served their previous owners and transferring them to new owners who could continue to reuse them.
Part of the donations they received goes to their Upcycling team who design and create a unique range of bags and giftware. From these discarded products, something new, unique and useful are meticulously created. This activity in turn also provide fair and dignified employment to the women living in the slums and create a sustainable business in the community.
There are bags, banners for parties, soft toys, apron, etc. It’s amazing that all these are made from donated clothings.
If you have decided to stop your hoarding hobby and be the Santa Claus of Klong Toey, you can contact them at 02 249 1921 or through their facebook account.
But before you contact them for a pickup, to make things easier for them, please make sure you check on the list below what is accepted:
Musical instruments/music sheets
White goods in working order
Computers in working order
Electrical appliances in working order
Office equipment/Office furniture
*** They will not accept unusable or soiled items. Please dispose of such items thoughtfully.
Second Chance Bangkok welcomes with open arms volunteers who are willing to consecrate their time to the Klong Toey community. Whether you’re an individual, a community, a school or an organisation, kindly contact them for more details.
Second Chance Bangkok Details
Donation drop off hours :
10am – 5pm (Tues-Fri)
or 10-4pm (Saturday)
Tuesday – Saturday
Shop hours: 02-249-1921
Upcycled Wares shopping hours:
10am – 5pm (Tues-Fri) or 10-4pm (Saturday)