Thrift for Good is a second hand social enterprise, that exists to do good. 

 

OUR VISION

A world with zero waste where everyone has what they need to thrive.

 

OUR MISSION

To rehome preloved items to reduce waste and empower global communities, in partnership with Gulf for Good.

 

OUR PROJECTS

Our profits will be donated to charitable causes, namely www.gulf4good.org, who help children around the world through health, education and housing. Our initiative is approved by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department, license number 3223.

Since we are in the start up phase, we currently ensure that at least 50% of the funds raised go to charity, which is in line with thrift store models internationally. We are endeavouring to make this as high as possible, however, and are going to great lengths to keep our expenses as low as possible. Want to help us with this? Please consider becoming a sponsor and contact us for more information.

OUR VALUES

Zero Waste

We are committed to zero waste: we rehome everything (including repairing/recycling items), we offset our carbon emissions through TreeNation, and we use sustainable packaging. When we need to purchase something, we buy it second hand.

Community

We want to encourage and grow the second hand market and can only do this by working together. When possible, we sell in bulk and through our partners. When needed, we donate items. 

What is more, Thrift for Good is powered by a large group of volunteer supporters. It's only thanks to you that we can succeed - please donate your used items (once we have fundraising approval), shop sustainable fashion, and volunteer to help us sort and sell.

Joy

What better feeling is there than finding that perfect cheap thrift find? Perhaps a peace-inspiring decluttered house? Or, better yet, knowing you've made a difference in the lives of others? This value of joy is more than a customer satisfaction guarantee; we want to touch lives - yours and the lives of the children we will support.

 

OUR PARTNERS

  • Gulf for Good - our raison d'être. Our funds go to their projects helping kids around the world.
  • The Box - the beautiful souls who sponsor our storage and warehousing. None of this is possible without them.
  • Amazeus Laundry - sponsor our washing. How amazing is that?
  • Yas Media Group - sponsor our printing, including our soon to be on our vibrant pickup/delivery van!
  • Bags of the Future - sponsor our reusable grocery bags. When you make an order, you will receive one of these complimentary bags for yourself.
  • Grand Touch Auto Repair - sponsor keeping our charismatic Thrift for Good van on the road, doing collections and deliveries.
  • Venus Interiors - Fit out for our upcoming retail space
  • Project Piña - Interior Design for our upcoming retail space
  • Marina Home - Furniture sponsorship for our upcoming retail space
  • ACE Hardware Festival City - sponsor their used boxes. We reuse these, but go through a surprising amount!
  • Emirates NBD - leaders in the region's CSR, we count their exchangers founding members of this initiative because of all of the volunteer work that they have done since the beginning
  • Mace Group - with exceptionally strong CSR, they send many volunteers our way
  • Shop Retold - leaders in the UAE's sustainable clothing market, they collect items in their boutique store on Umm Suqeim on our behalf and supply us with our best in women's clothing. If you love hand picked quality fashion, definitely check them out.
  • The Luxury Closet - authenticate and sell most of our luxury items.
  • Nook Workspace - sponsor a working space for our team.
  • Nafsi.Online - upcycle our damaged/stained items
  • Peahead.eco - upcycle our damaged/stained items
  • Sound On Streetwear - upcycle our damaged/stained items
  • NouvelleDXB - upcycle our damaged/stained items

    We are part of the Small Business Collective AE, supporting local, small businesses within the UAE (www.smallbusinesscollectiveae.com 

    OUR LEGAL STRUCTURE

    We are registered under the DED as THRIFT FOR GOOD USED CLOTH TRADING LLC. We are partnered with Gulf for Good, which is registered as a non-profit organisation registered under the International Humanitarian City.

    We have fundraising approval for this initiative from the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department, license number 3223.

     

    FOUNDING STORY

    With her Masters in Nonprofit Leadership and Philanthropy and over 14 years of experience working with charitable organisations, Jen is passionate about raising funds for children's projects. Her most recent role was as the Operations Manager with Gulf for Good, who raise funds for children's charity projects around the world through adventure challenges.

    During this time, Jen learned that the biggest barrier for great projects is funding. Yet, there are so many wonderful supportive people interested in giving their used items to a good cause...

    With other Gulf for Good supporters, Clare Hartnett (our local sponsor), Nickey Jones (provided the start up loan and support), Christie Campita (endless volunteering support) and so many countless others,Thrift for Good began in February 2020 and online in April 2020.

    Thrift for Good is a social enterprise born from the vision of a world with zero waste where everyone has what they need to thrive. It exists to fuel meaningful projects by reselling donated items and help projects and people in need through donating on the items when requested.

    What we do is only made possible by you. Please donate your used items, shop our feel good fashion, and volunteer to make it happen.

     

    jen@thriftforgood.org

    +971525310905