Product Giving Alliance
Charity Digital - FareShare - In Kind Direct - International Health Partners
We aim to unlock the maximum social good from surplus and donated products and services, by redistributing these in an efficient way to the appropriate beneficiaries.
How we’ll achieve it
Members will work in partnership to meet the needs of the voluntary sector, as well as making it as easy as possible for manufacturers and retailers to provide much needed products and services, across all sectors – consumer products and equipment, food, IT and healthcare – to front-line charities supporting vulnerable people.
The Alliance will champion Product Giving, highlighting its CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), reputational and environmental benefits to business, as well as its proven positive impact on employee engagement.
During the pandemic, frontline charities are even in greater need of donated goods and services. We expect this need will remain high in the aftermath of the crisis, when more people will face financial hardship, and charities will be under increased strain.
In Kind Direct is the UK charity providing life’s essentials to charities working at home and overseas. The products we distribute include:
- Household, cookware and small appliances
- Health and Beauty including some OTC medicines
- Nursery and Maternity
- Clothing and Footwear
- Work and Office
- Entertainment, toys and books
International Health Partners (IHP) redistributes donated medicines and health supplies. The products they distribute include:
- Prescription medicines
- Over-the-counter medicines including vitamins
- Medical supplies, instruments and devices
During this crisis, the need to keep clean, well and connected has never been greater. Communities that were vulnerable before lockdown will continue to be affected long after most people’s lives have returned to normal. By joining forces we’ll be able to quickly signpost charities to get the products or services they need - whether that’s software, vital food, medical or household supplies to keep delivering their services.