Donate Used Clothing
in Sri Lanka
Having a closet clear-out session?
Consider donating your second-hand items to The Dust Project!
Every Quarter, The Dust Project collects and ships 10 large boxes full of donated items to our team in Sri Lanka. We have 2 DP Stores (one in Colombo and one in Jaffna) where we employ locals as full-time staff, and sell these goods on to the community. When shipments come in, stock flies off the shelves!
It's a fantastic way to recycle our used items in the UK (as most Charity shops I walk by are jammed full already!), provide employment for our local villagers, and furnish high-quality goods at super-affordable prices to our communities. Win Win!
Items we can Accept in Shipments
Modest Articles in resalable condition —
shirts, tees, dresses, jeans, shorts, light sweaters, etc.
*the culture is very modest.
Lightweight Outerwear / Waterproof Gear —
jackets, light beanies, rain jackets, wellies, etc.
*the climate is predominantly warm but they do have chilly rains.
Footwear / Accessories in good condition —
shoes, sandals, belts, bags, purses, etc.
*please ensure shoes are clean, so as to not contaminate our boxes.
Baby Clothes / Items in resalable condition —
light blankets, shoes, onesies, small toys, etc.
*no plush toys please, for hygienic purposes.
Small, Simple Toys —
blocks, toy cars, LEGOS, small plastic animals, etc.
*nothing battery-operated, and no plush toys please, for hygienic purposes.
Children's Books in English —
learning-to-read books, and others from Primary English readers up to Grade 8 Literature.
*these will be sent to our School Library for kids to check out!
How to Donate your Clothes
If you live in Hertfordshire or Essex
(near Bishop's Stortford), please contact Tiffany to arrange a drop-off // pick-up of your items.
OR... Sponsor the shipping cost of a BOX
Each box costs only £35 to ship, and it's astonishing the amount of goods we can fit into each one!
If you're interested in sponsoring a box, this would help us out immensely! ALL PROFITS from the DP Stores go toward the rent of the space, the wages of our employees, and to get other small business ideas off the ground. Thank you!