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Dignity Mama

Enabling young adults with disabilities to gain basic entrepreneurial skills and lead independent lives

Providing Sustainable Long Term Relief

Our micro-enterprise model provides caregivers and young adults with special needs the ability to start small businesses. Through a steady supply of a zero-cost product, the kiosks are a powerful and sustainable way for young adults with special needs to gain basic entrepreneurial skills with supportive caregivers. 

Affordable Books

All books are generous contributions from our patrons, sorted by Dignity Mama staff and priced reasonably.

Encourage Reading

Through our book drop-offs, we hope to encourage a culture of giving and reading among Singaporeans. 

Reduce Waste

At the same time, cultivate a socially-conscious, greener mindset towards unwanted items and abandoned books. 

Located Across Major Hospitals in Singapore

A pilot project that started in 2012, Dignity Mama has now grown to four stalls located in Singapore hospitals. Since then, we’ve kept 50 thousand books out of landfills and instead created employment opportunities for young adults with special needs.

Please note that only Dignity Mama Ng Teng Fong & NUH accept book drop offs 📦.

The Project Dignity office is no longer a drop off location.

Due to space constraints, we can only accept up to 3 grocery bags/3 A4 sized boxes of books at book drop offs locations

For enquiries, please WhatsApp/SMS to 8363 5072.

Books We Accept

  • Children’s books: We accept story books and comics (For e.g. Tin Tin, Pokemon)

  • Adult Fiction: NO science fiction

  • Adult Non-fiction: We accept management, business, finance, health/wellness, family/parenting, photography, interior design, computer science books.

  • Magazines: National Geographic, Reader’s Digest, Young Scientist, Adventure Science

Books We Reject

Books in Poor Condition

  • Old, brown and spotted

  • Dog ears, jottings, markings, drawings, watermarks, markings and highlighted pages

  • Used workbooks or textbooks

  • Photocopied notes and books

  • Strange odour

Books with Controversial Content

  • Religious, political or sexual content

  • Banned books



  • Outdated books: We do not stock books published before 2000.

  • Travel books: We only stock from 2015 onwards.

  • Non English books: We only accept them on a case-by-case basis

  • Other items: We will reject all multimedia including DVD, CDs, tapes, and any other used items like clothes, shoes or soft toys.

  • Disposal of all unsuitable donations will be at our sole discretion.

Dropping off books? Send us a message and we’ll get back to you shortly.

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