Donate your pre-loved jewellery or purchase handmade bracelets to benefit the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations and victims of domestic abuse
If you’re the type to thrift shop, you might have heard of the New2U Thrift Shop by Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO). Nestled in a little corner on Waterloo Street, it was the go-to place for me during my polytechnic days (they have a fab ‘half-price Tuesdays’ promo for students) for great secondhand threads and the occasional vintage gem. Now you can mark it in your mental list of places to shop as a place for beautiful pre-loved jewellery – and for a good cause.
Re-Embrace Charity Drive is a collaboration between local boutique Embrace Jewellery and SCWO, which seeks to collect donated pre-loved jewellery pieces for sale at the New2U Thrift Shop Bazaar with all proceeds going to the Star Shelter and other SCWO initiatives. The Star Shelter provides a temporary refuge for women and their children who are survivors of domestic violence. Apart from providing meals and lodging, Star Shelter also provides Trauma/Crisis counselling, Case Management, financial aid and no-interest home loans to these victims of family violence.
If you don’t have any suitable costume jewellery or accessories but still want to contribute, mama, consider purchasing handmade bracelets by women from Star Shelter. Made with waxed cotton threads and beads, the bracelets are priced at $25 each and are available in brown, black and blue. Each bracelet also comes with a card insert, which states the special meaning behind each charm attached to it. Produced in very limited quantities, the one-of-a-kind bracelets are available for purchase at Embrace Jewellery stockists, Kai Life and Embrace+.
Going on from now till 8 May 2018, here’s how you can re-embrace your preloved jewellery and donate it to contribute to the cause, mama:
- Sift out the costume jewellery that you no longer use. Jewellery must be in good condition and shouldn’t have any scratches, chips or tarnishing. Unfortunately, fine jewellery in gold, white gold or diamonds will not be accepted. Donors who donate three pieces of preloved jewellery and above will receive a $5 Embrace Jewellery voucher and will be entered into a lucky draw hosted by Embrace Jewellery, with prizes worth over a total of $2,000 sponsored by various labels!
- Take your jewellery to any of these locations, where it will be cleaned, sterilised and repacked:
Embrace Jewellery Counter (Near the Customer Service Counter)
Takashimaya Level 3, The Giftbox
Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road
Operating Hours: 10am – 9:30pm
Kai Life at Holland Road Shopping Centre (Upstairs from Cold Storage, next to GNC)
211 Holland Avenue, #02-04
Tel: 6463 0155
Operating Hours: 10am – 8pm
Embrace+ at Tanglin Mall
163 Tanglin Road #02-27
Opens 8 April 2018
All donors who donate a minimum of three pieces or more of their pre-loved jewellery and accessories will receive a $5 Embrace Jewellery voucher, and will also be eligible for Embrace Jewellery’s weekly lucky draw, which will take place from now till 8 May! With prizes worth over a total of $3,000 to be won, two to three lucky donors will be chosen each week, and winners will be announced from now till 11 May 2018. Prizes include jewellery by the Embrace Collection, Velatti and Vlum, which are all available exclusively at Embrace Jewellery, as well as a highly coveted J Keyer leather bag.
Celebs like Miss Universe Singapore Cheryl Chou, DJ Rosalyn Lee and Jamie Yeo have even joined in to donate to the cause! Keep up to date on the latest donations and a variety of beautiful trinkets on Embrace Jewellery’s Facebook page.
Click here for all the deets, mama. Re-Embrace Charity Drive will be on through 8 May 2018.