Meet our charity partners
If a seller does not opt for return insurance, their items that either go unsold or are deemed unacceptable for sale are donated to those in need through these charities:
J Life Foundation in January 2012 with an aim to relieve poverty by tangible and intangible aids. Their vision is to mitigate the cycle of child poverty and to reduce cross-generational poverty in low-income families in Hong Kong.
PathFinders mission is to ensure the most vulnerable children born in Hong Kong and their migrant mothers are protected. Since their founding in 2008, PathFinders has helped over 4800 of Hong Kong’s most vulnerable babies, children and migrant women. Over 10% of the children they have served would, but for PathFinders, have been at extreme risk of abuse, neglect, even trafficking.
Refugee Union is a union of protection claimants in Hong Kong with the aim of safeguarding refugee rights and improving the protection, well-being and future prospect of all refugees.
Angels for Children works with four children's charities in Asia to help raise awareness to their needs. In Hong Kong they work closely with SoCO, Society for Community Organisation. Formed in 1972 SoCO works to bring equal rights and opportunities to those marginalised in Hong Kong.
Some of our sellers may chose to make monetary donations when their items sell with us. They can choose where their proceeds go to from these charities:
Aide et Action (AEA) is a charitable organization that works towards making education accessible to all. AEA works with children, but also with population groups that are discriminated against or are most vulnerable. Since 1981, AEA have been working to ensure that every individual receives quality education that enables them to grow and thrive, find employment and support their families with dignity. AEA intervene everywhere deemed necessary and feasible, and are recognized as being of public benefit and free from any political and religious ties.
Founded in 2007, the HandsOn Hong Kong mission is to mobilize and empower the community to meet pressing social needs in Hong Kong via volunteer services. The HandsOn volunteers help disadvantaged children and youth, isolated elderly, ethnic minority students, under-resourced families, refugees and people with disabilities.
Plastic Free Seas is a Hong Kong based environmental charity dedicated to advocating change in the way we all view and use plastics in society today, through education and action campaigns. They are passionate, focused and committed to reducing the scourge of plastic pollution in Hong Kong.
Redress is a pioneering Hong Kong based NGO working to reduce textile waste and promote environmental sustainability in the fashion industry. Through their dynamic programmes they work directly with designers, brands, manufacturers, industry professionals, educational organisations and consumers, to promote innovative models and drive growth towards a new circular economy for fashion.
Founded in 1949 St James' Settlement now has 58 service points around Hong Kong offering a vast range of services for people of different ages and needs. Their beneficiaries include children, teenagers, families, the elderly and people with disabilities. They provide a broad spectrum of services ranging from community support to residential care.
The mission of the Joshua Hellmann Foundation for Orphan Disease is to advance the awareness, diagnosis, treatment and research of orphan diseases, and improve the welfare of children with orphan diseases in Hong Kong.
The Sovereign Art Foundation (SAF) was established in 2003 with a well-defined twin focus: to recognise the growing wealth of contemporary art talent in Asia and bring the proven benefits of expressive arts to disadvantaged children. The beauty of this model is that they can achieve both goes in an eminently sustainable way. The Sovereign Asian Art Prize- now the largest and most established contemporary art prize in Asia Pacific- raises funds by auctioning artworks that reach the final stage of the competition. Proceeds are then shared equally between the artists and the Foundation, to fund charitable projects across Asia.
Explore our Retykle Blog to follow the charities that have been donated to through our Charity Closet partnerships
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