Donation

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.

Donor FAQ

It is a great way to recycle things that are too good to throw away!

Click on the following categories to view the set of collection of Frequently Answers and Questions. We will add in new FAQ from time to time

PLEASE GIVE BACKGROUND OF THE SALVATION ARMY THRIFT STORES

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

PLEASE GIVE THE PROCESS BEFORE THESE ITEMS ARE SOLD TO CUSTOMERS.

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.

WHAT HAPPENS TO THOSE DONATED ITEMS WHICH ARE NOT SOLD AT THE THRIFT STORES?

Those items which are not sold at the family thrift stores are packed for wholesale export.

WHAT IS THE PRICE RANGE OF THE ITEMS SOLD? (CHEAPEST TO THE MOST EXPENSIVE)

Our prices start from RM1 onwards.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE POPULAR ITEMS BOUGHT BY CUSTOMERS AT THESE STORES?

Apparels, Furniture, Kitchenware, Glassware and Gifts/Souvenirs.

HOW HAS THE RESPONSE BEEN AT SALVATION ARMY’S FAMILY THRIFT STORES?

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.

MY DONATIONS ARE RETAILED?

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

SINCE RED SHIELD INDUSTRIES IS THE LEADING CHARITY RECYCLING SERVICE; DO YOU ACCEPT NEWSPAPERS, PLASTIC BOTTLES, ETC?

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.

WHAT TYPES OF DONATION DO THE RED SHIELD INDUSTRIES ACCEPT?

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.

SO YOU COLLECT BULKY ITEMS, ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS?

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.

DO YOU CHARGE FOR THIS SERVICE?

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.

I HAVE SOME ITEMS TO DONATE, CAN YOU COLLECT IT?

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;
E-mail: donate4malaysia@smm.salvationarmy.org
Tel: +603 7496 5834 / +603 2726 2462
Whatsapp: +6016 492 1078

 

Mobile Collection:

    • D’Rimba Apartment, Kota Damansara
      Jalan Kenyalang 11/14, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

    • Park Villa Condominium, Puchong
      Jalan Pipit, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100 Puchong, Selangor

    • Midfield Condominium, Sg Besi
      Jalan Besi Kawi, Taman Sungai Besi, 57100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

  • Vista Alam Serviced Apartment
    1, Jalan Ikhtisas, Seksyen 14, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor

Drop-off Donations in-kind

Red Shield Industries Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 3a, Jalan PJS 5/26, Taman Desaria
46150 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia.
Location Map


Melaka

  • The Salvation Army Centre, Jalan Parameswara

Ipoh

  • Ipoh Childrens Home, Jalan Kampar
  • Ipoh Boys Home, Jalan Tambun
  • Perak Home for the Aged, Jelapang
  • Ipoh Corps, Jalan Taman Star

Penang

  • Penang Childrens Home, Jalan Logan

Kuching

  • Kuching Childrens Home, Jalan Uplands
  • Kuching Boys Home, Jalan Ban Hock
  • Kuching Corps & Kindergarten, Jalan Sekama