Clean out your closet and home while recycling and supporting good causes in Qatar
12 January 2023| Last updated on 8 May 2023
Wondering how and where to donate your unwanted items in Qatar?
There are plenty of ways for you to have an impact on your community and the world around you, and supporting worthy causes such as donating in Qatar is one such way of doing so.
If you have some pre-loved clothes, books, toys, furniture, etc. that you believe are better off in a new home, we've compiled a list of initiatives, approved charities, and donation drives where you can drop off your secondhand goods.
Qatar Charity TAYF Container
Accepting: Clothes, toys, and other household items
One of the challenges you face as a long-term expat is trying to figure out what to do with clothes, toys, and other household items that aren't being used anymore. Rather than disposing your unwanted items in the garbage or recycling bins, some stuff may still be usable for other people.
If you have some pre-loved clothes, toys, and other unused belongings lying around the house, Qatar Charity accepts in-kind donations which you can drop off at any TAYF Container located throughout Qatar.
Qatar Charity has 35 donation kiosks across the country, which can be found inside or near shopping centres, supermarkets and grocery stores, hospitals, or by the roadside.
Qatar National Library
If you have a lot of books that are collecting dust at home, then we recommend donating your gently used books to the Qatar National Library. Please be sure to get in touch with the library first before you make your book donation, to inform them of the details of the books being donated.
Pictured: Book aisle in the Qatar National Library, Doha.
Qatar Vet Center
The Qatar Vet Center only accepts secondhand novels that are in good condition for their 'Library in the Loo'. Here, visitors can give a small monetary donation in exchange for a book, and proceeds will be used to help rescued animals in Qatar.
Box of Happiness
Accepting: New and secondhand toys
Want to put a smile on children's faces? The Box of Happiness initiative works in association with Qatar Red Crescent to collect both new and pre-owned toys, wrap them up in boxes, and donate them to kids in need in Qatar and other countries.
Qatar University Library
The Qatar University Library is only accepting secondhand books based on the stipulated Library Collection Development Policy. We suggest getting in touch with the university's library first about your intention to donate, and what types of books you hope to submit.
Book Fairies Qatar
Book Fairies Qatar is a fun independent activity going around in Doha, where books are hidden in different locations for people to find, read, and then leave for the next person.
If you have some books that you're not reading anymore, Book Fairies Qatar accepts donations, but we recommend getting in touch with them first to organise your donation process.
Check out @bookfairies_qatar on Instagram for more information.
Pictured: Book Fairies Qatar at Katara Cultural Village, Doha.
Image credit: @bookfairies_qatar / Instagram
Sheikh Eid Charity Foundation
Accepting: Clothes, toys, etc.
Sheikh Eid Charity Foundation is an established humanitarian charity organisation in the Middle East that seeks to support individuals and families in need in Qatar and abroad.
For further information on what you can donate, please call +974 4040 5555 or visit Sheikh Eid Charity Foundation's website.
Paws Rescue Qatar
Accepting: Old beddings and towels
Paws Rescue Qatar is an animal rescue organisation in Doha, which aims to provide a safe shelter for stray dogs and cats until they are re-homed. You can donate any beddings, towels, etc. that you may not be using anymore.
For more information on what you can donate, we recommend getting in touch with Paws Rescue Qatar.
Qatar Animal Welfare Society
Accepting: Old beddings and towels
The Qatar Animal Welfare Society, or QAWS, is another established rescue shelter for abandoned dogs and cats in the country. If you're unable to adopt or foster, donating any towels or beddings that you no longer use might be one of the easiest ways to help support the rescues.
Hifz Al Naema
Accepting: Clothes, appliances, furniture, and other household items
Hifz Al Naema's Charitable Warehouse is open for donations on gently used clothes, furniture, appliances, and other household items, which will be redistributed to disadvantaged people.
They can also pick up your donations. For more information, please call +974 4435 5555 or visit Hif Al Naema's website.