Categories for In-kind donations
“What is altruism without effort?” As a researcher at USAID CIDI, I have spent a great deal of my time... View Article
“Just because you didn’t receive a tax write off, recognition from a local organization, or a thank you card doesn’t... View Article
Are you prepared to help others in the most effective and efficient way possible? When disasters strike, many people’s first impulse is to collect food or clothing; it is not unusual for community and local groups to collect thousands of pounds of material – typically used clothing, canned food and bottled water – realizing only afterward that they do not know whether it’s actually needed, how they will transport it or who will distribute it.
Dependency, malnutrition, illness and death can be unintended consequences of donating baby formula overseas. NICEF, WHO and WFP call for support for appropriate infant and young child feeding in certain emergencies, but caution against unnecessary and potentially harmful donations of breast-milk substitutes.
“You wouldn’t want to receive something you didn’t ask for or need at Christmas, let alone during a humanitarian crisis.”... View Article
The situation after a disaster can be extremely chaotic, as everyone works as quickly as they can to try and... View Article
After having posted a contest to find the worst examples of in-kind donations, it was suggested that there are some... View Article
We’ve all heard of, or even volunteered for, popular non-profit organizations like United Way, Salvation Army, Goodwill, American National Red... View Article
In a recent Huffington Post article, Drew Barrymore urged readers to give to the World Food Program to help end... View Article
Feeling sad that summer is coming to an end? That’s normal! Instead, think about all the memories you and friends... View Article
Upon posting the article 5 questions to ask before donating goods overseas it was suggested to me that we should... View Article
In the past month I have seen three different aid agencies request donated goods to send overseas. This is always... View Article
Sending donated items can undermine the local economy Recently the local news featured the story of an aid group seeking... View Article