MINDS SHOP

Perks of being a bargain hunter

If you are a bargain hunter, thrift shopping is not unfamiliar to you. If you are not yet a bargain hunter, join us on this exciting journey where you will discover treasures. There are lots of surprises we have in store for you because we are constantly updating the collection. The best part - at a price you can never find elsewhere.

 

Find us at our 4 flagship MINDS Shop in various locations.

All sales proceeds go to our MINDS trainees as allowance.

 

Valuable opportunity for MINDS trainees

This is where our MINDS trainees get pre-vocational training in retail and customer service.

 

While being employed in a MINDS Shop may seem easy, it is a valuable opportunity for our MINDS trainees to learn to interact with customers.

 

They get to learn the day-to-day operation of managing the store and sorting of goods; and also become more resourceful in making good out of the recycled and unwanted items.

 

You also get to gain a better understanding of the challenges faced by our MINDS trainees.

 

Store Locations & Operating Hours

MINDS Shop @ Margaret

800 Margaret Drive, Singapore 149310

Operating Hours: Monday to Wednesday

10.00am to 3.00pm (Closed on PH)

MINDS Shop Plus @ NTUC Healthcare

Blk 71 Redhill Road, #01-29, Singapore 150071

Operating Hours: Tuesday to Sunday

9.00am to 6.00pm (Closed on PH)

MINDS Shop @ Woodlands

30 Woodlands Ring Road, Singapore 737883

Operating Hours: Tuesday to Thursday

10.00am to 3.00pm (Closed on PH)

MINDS Shop @ Rosyth

29 Rosyth Road, Singapore 546190

Operating Hours: Tuesday to Thursday

10.00am to 3.00pm (Closed on PH)

 

Donations

Donation in Kind

As you embark on this exciting journey, you are also doing yourself a favour to live a greener and more sustainable lifestyle. Recycle items in new or pre-loved conditions by donating them to us. As a bargain hunter, anything that is not in good, clean or working conditions are time-consuming for you or other bargain hunters to want to keep coming back to dig for treasures, so make sure you donate only good, clean and working items. The recommended items are listed here.

Bring the Donation to Right Destination

Do us a favour. You are free to choose whether to pass the packed donation items to our staffs or place them in the collection bin provided outside every MINDS Shop (except for MINDS Shop Plus) during operating hours. As for items that are left around outside operating hours, they can often go missing. 

Please take note that we DO NOT accept donations at MINDS Shop Plus@NUTC Healthcare located at Blk 71 Redhill Road.

Wrapping of Glassware and Sharp Items

While we know you agree the safety of our MINDS clients are on our top priority, we appreciate your donation of glassware and sharp items (e.g. knives) to be wrapped in newspaper to prevent glassware from breaking and cutting our MINDS clients when they are sorting the items.

 

Bulky Items

Bulky items can be tricky. Sometimes we do receive items that are not suitable or too bulky (e.g. prayer alters). We know it takes you time and effort to run the trip to bring over to us and we want to make sure no one makes a wasted trip. To prevent a wasted trip, do call us at the respective shop's number before heading down. 

 

Company Donation

Are you excited to invite your company and colleagues to be part of this? Here's your chance. You can encourage them to contribute collectively as a company. Not only are they doing a good cause to contribute directly to our beneficiaries but also keep the environment clean and green. We will do the collection pick up with a condition that you inform us early for us to lock down a transportation schedule for you at no cost.

Interested in organising a donation drive? Refer to the follow document to find out more: 

 

Recommended Donation Items

Products we DO NOT take in:

  • Food

  • Cosmetics Products

  • Textbook

  • Used Assessment Books

  • Used Puzzles / Toys with Missing Parts

  • Used Lingerie / Undergarments / Socks

  • Used Swimwear

  • Alcohol

  • Cigars

  • Cigarettes

  • Film/print material or artefacts of offensive nature (e.g. religious intolerance, pornography, titles banned in Singapore)

  • Imitation goods

  • Laser Discs and LD Players

  • Pirated CDs/VCDs/DVDs

  • Prescribed, OTC and TCM medication

  • Health Supplements

  • Used Pillows

  • Uniforms (Work, School, Army, Police, etc.)

  • Used Printers and Cartridges

  • Faulty Electrical/ Electronic Appliances

  • Electrical/Electronic Appliances (more than 1 year usage)

  • Live Pets

  • Massage Chair (more than 1 year usage)

  • Piano

  • Used Plastic Tupperware/Food Containers

  • Dirty and Damaged Toys

  • Items with Rusted Parts

  • Used / Rusted Crockery / Utensils

  • Damaged Luggage

  • Items with Damaged or Missing Zippers and Buttons

Products we DO take in:

  • Clothing

  • Accessories 

  • Baby & Kids - High Chair, Pram, Books, Walker, Bedding, Carrier, Car Seats, Toys etc

  • Bags

  • Shoes

  • Electronic Gadgets (in working condition)

  • Furniture & Home

  • Kitchenware 

  • Home Appliances (less than 1 year usage and in working condition)

  • Sports Equipment

  • Musical Instruments

  • Luxury Items

  • Design & Craft Tools

  • Collectables

  • Hardware & Tools