Facelift for Singapore Red Cross' thrift shop

People browsing through goods at Singapore Red Cross' thrift shop, Shop+, which reopened to the public on Jan 2 after a facelift and pulls in between 200 and 300 customers a week. The society stopped collecting public donations in January and now rel
People browsing through goods at Singapore Red Cross' thrift shop, Shop+, which reopened to the public on Jan 2 after a facelift and pulls in between 200 and 300 customers a week. The society stopped collecting public donations in January and now relies on corporate donors who give barely used or brand-new items.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

The Singapore Red Cross Society stopped collecting public donations in January in an effort to use its resources more efficiently.

It now relies on corporate donors who give barely used or brand-new items, while its thrift store at its Penang Lane headquarters has also undergone a facelift last year to make shopping there a more pleasant experience.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 09, 2019, with the headline 'Facelift for Singapore Red Cross' thrift shop'. Print Edition | Subscribe