Amazon product donations to In Kind Direct reach over 1,200 UK charities in the first six months of 2019
We’re delighted to report that, during the first half of 2019, Amazon has made product donations for a total estimated retail value of over £435,000 to In Kind Direct. These goods were distributed to more than 1,200 charitable organisations in regions across the UK, including household products, clothing, stationery, home improvements products, electronics and toys. The organisations accessing these product donations address a huge range of issues, from emergency relief and animal welfare to support for the elderly and homelessness.
Amazon has worked with In Kind Direct since 2009. Over that period of time, we have donated over 300,000 products worth more than £6.5m. In Kind Direct makes donating large quantities of goods easy, allowing companies to achieve trackable, broad impact through a single point of contact and ensuring our product donations go to those who need them the most.
Vauxhall Neighbourhood Council (VNC) in Liverpool is one charity that has benefited from Amazon donations this year. VNC has a history of delivering a range of support services to the local community since the early 1970s and is considered a lifeline in Northern Liverpool. So far this year, VNC has received a variety of products, donated by Amazon, including a ViewSonic projector, footwear and toys, which it has used to run some of its services and projects. In 2017, Amazon UK and In Kind Direct were nominated for the “Best Partnership with a National Charity Award” at the Better Society Awards.
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