You can support us by donating pre-loved items or new items to any one of our four Centres in Malaysia. Our social enterprise arm, the Red Shield Industries, processes the donated items and retails those that are in good condition at our Thrift Stores located in Penang, Ipoh, Melaka and Kuching at affordable prices. The funds generated by our Stores are then used to help us in our community projects and work.
It is a great way to recycle things that are too good to throw away!
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The Salvation Army Family Thrift Stores began with the formation of the Red Shield Industries in 1996. It was set up to handle the collection of donations-in-kind from donors giving to The Salvation Army. The Red Shield Industries run a total of five Family Stores island wide and its purpose is to retail the donations-in-kind to the general public and to needy families at affordable prices. This process of retail generates funds for The Salvation Army’s community and social programs
For the process – reception of DIK from our collection trucks. The items are sorted, checked for functionality, cleaned and packed for storage and supply for local retail sales, wholesale for export, humanitarian aids for local and overseas. Unsuitable recyclables like paper, metal and plastics are scrapped and send to material recovery centres for recycling purpose. All other remaining waste is disposed by public waste collectors for incineration.
Those items which are not sold at the family thrift stores are packed for wholesale export.
Our prices start from RM1 onwards.
Apparels, Furniture, Kitchenware, Glassware and Gifts/Souvenirs.
Response at our Thrift Stores is still on the rise as indicated by our customer count records. For the last 3 years plus, our sales have been on the incremental.
Yes, your donations are retailed at our Family Thrift Stores. The items are inexpensively priced and our stores are open to needy families and the general public. Our store locations are at;
MELAKA FAMILY THRIFT STORE Kedai Jimat (Family Thrift Store) Melaka
113, Ground Floor, TMR 24, Taman Melaka Raya, 75000 Melaka
IPOH FAMILY THRIFT STORE Kedai Jimat (Family Thrift Store) Ipoh
No. 26, Jalan Besar, 31400 Tambun, Ipoh, Perak
PENANG FAMILY THRIFT STORE Kedai Jimat (Family Thrift Store) Penang
56D/56E Perak Plaza, Jalan Perak, 10150 Penang
KUCHING FAMILY THRIFT STORE Kedai Jimat (Family Thrift Store) Kuching
No. 7, Ground Floor, Jalan Petanak, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak
We recycle donated items by retailing the items at our Family Thrift Stores; we do not however specifically recycle newspaper, glass and plastic per sē.
Our wish-list entails children / adults clothing, shoes, bags, toys, accessories, computers, mobile phones, desks, chairs, cabinets, beds, etc. in ‘Still Good’ condition. In general it would be items that other families (needy families and the general public) would purchase and have use of. We do not accept foods and medicines.
While we do appreciate each and every donation, there are certain guidelines to adhere; our staff will perform a ‘View and Collect’ of your items before they collect. The general condition of the items would determine the viability of collection, as mentioned items will be retailed, hence only items in ‘Still Good’ condition will be received. As we do not have mending stations, we are unable to perform repairs; therefore it is better for donors to find suitable means of removal.
No we do not, but lieu of the rising operational costs, The Salvation Army have launched an appeal for Voluntary Contributions to help defray the costs. Please note that this appeal is not mandatory, it is to highlight our current situation of providing a free donation collection service amidst the modern day’s inflating operational costs. Donors are welcome to contribute RM60.00 as a Voluntary Contribution so as to reduce the impact of the additional costs. We will respect the donors decision not to contribute and ensure that each collection job will be committed fairly without prejudice.
Yes, we do provide home collection services. But this service is reserved for donors with bulky donations, items like furniture, refrigerators, televisions, etc. You can contact our hotline and e-mail for collection services;
Tel: +603 7496 5834 / +603 2726 2462
Whatsapp: +6016 492 1078
Red Shield Industries Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 3a, Jalan PJS 5/26, Taman Desaria
46150 Petaling Jaya