What is MINDS Shop about?

MINDS Shop is a social enterprise managed and operated by our trainers and clients. This retail business strives to provide pre-vocational training in retail and customer service for our clients and equip our clients with skills to be prepared for employment.

In efforts to promote sustainability, MINDS Shop receives these donated items and gives it a new lease of life, while providing a platform for our community to purchase these pre-loved items.

​All proceeds from the sale of items will go to our MINDS trainees as allowances.

What is the process before items are put on retail? 

The team at MINDS Shop work hard in sorting and checking for the condition and functionality of the item. The items are later cleaned and packed for storage and put up on retail at MINDS Shop.

What happens to donated items that are not sold at MINDS Shop? 

Items that are unsuitable, faulty or damaged will be sorted and be supplied to wholesale for export, or disposed by public waste collectors for incineration. Hence, we encourage our donors to donate items only in good condition.

What items are available in MINDS Shop?

Items in MINDS Shop ranges from apparels, accessories, furniture, household equipment, ornaments, gifts and souvenirs.

What is the price range of the items sold?

Our prices starts from S$1.00 onwards.

Please feel free to approach our friendly crew at our shops for any assistance in our shop.

What is the mode of payment accepted?

Only cash payment is accepted.

Will plastic bags be provided after I have made a purchase?

As part of our go-green initiative, we encourage our customers to bring their own recycle bags.

Where are the MINDS Shop outlets located?

Click here for the locations of the 4 MINDS Shop and their operating hours. ​

Please note that donations are ONLY accepted at the following MINDS Shop Outlets:

MINDS Shop @ Margaret Drive, 800 Margaret Drive, Singapore 148310

MINDS Shop @ Woodlands Employment Development Centre, 30 Woodlands Ring Road, Singapore 737883

How can I make a donation?

You may choose to pass the packed donation items to our staff or place them in the collection bin outside the MINDS Shop during operating hours. For items that are left at our premise outside of operating hours, they can often go missing or be at risk of bad weather.

For monetary donation to MINDS, click here.

What items can I donate?

Items that are in pre-loved condition and are clean and usable will be accepted.

You may refer to our recommended list here.

The items that I would like to donate is bulky, how can I donate?

For bulky items, we recommend donors to write in to us to ensure suitability of donation before making a trip down.

To prevent a wasted trip, do email us at donation@minds.org.sg.

In your email to us, kindly provide us with the following information to enable us to expedite your enquiry:

–       Model and description of item

–       Dimension of the item

–       Photos of the item

How about fragile and/or sharp items, how can I donate?

The safety of our MINDS trainees are utmost priority. We will appreciate your donation of glassware and sharp items to be wrapped in newspaper and/or bubble wrap and to indicate “Fragile” or “Sharp” objects on the wrapping. This will enable our trainers to identify items to be handled with care during the collection and sorting phases.

Do you provide pick-up and delivery services?

All donation in-kind will need to be delivered directly to MINDS Shop. Unfortunately, we do not provide pick-up services at the moment, hence we seek your understanding that you will need to arrange for your own transportation.

NOTICE OF THE 59TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF MINDS: NOTICE is hereby given that the 59th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS) will be held by way of electronic means as follows: Date: Saturday , 18 September 2020 Time: 9:30am (Registration starts at 8:30am) Venue: Online via ZOOM MINDS members will be receiving an email on the notice of AGM and are strongly encouraged to register your attendance to facilitate the verification process on the day of the AGM. For enquiries regardingthe AGM, members may email to agm@minds.org.sg or call 849607358