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Givenkind

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Public & Societal Benefit, Recycling

Mission: GiveNKind’s mission is to put usable goods into the hands of local nonprofits to benefit our communities and our environment. Over 5 billion pounds of returned goods from online retailers ends up in our landfills each year. This is just a small fraction of the usable goods that are sent to landfills each year because of the economic cost in terms of time and effort of repurposing usable goods. GiveNKind is a logistics broker of usable goods. We source goods from businesses, fulfillment centers, and distributors, as well as individual donors, and make those goods available at no cost to 501(c)3 nonprofits local to the donation. Nonprofits receive items that support their operations and programming which in turn frees up resources to put back into services that benefit our communities. Donors receive a tax receipt and the knowledge that their goods live another life in the hands of those in need. Diverting usable goods from landfills reduces the environmental impact on all of us.

Results: GiveNKind has placed over $2M in goods with nonprofits. GiveNKind has grown considerably in the last year reaching the following benchmarks: · Over $2M in goods donated through GiveNKind in just 20 months · Moved out of five storage units into a warehouse so that we could safely operate during COVID and continue to welcome nonprofits, donors, and volunteers. · Expanded our board to eight members · Hired our first staff member · Hosted our first fundraiser · Opened a second GiveNKind chapter · Hosted an Open House, introducing the organization to Village, Township, County, State and Federal representatives · Managed both a spring and fall group of interns · * GiveNKind is in the final round to be the last mile distributor of 1200 boxes of produce weekly through the USDA Farmer to Family Program.

Target demographics: Place quality usable foods donated by companies and individuals with nonprofit organizations.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 10,000+ in need through our partnerships with nonprofit organizations.

Geographic areas served: Buffalo Grove, IL and Carlisle, PA

Programs: Corporate product recovery, warehousing, sorting, and distribution of donated material goods.

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering with GiveNKind (GNK)for about nine months and have had a chance to see first hand the community impact this organization has had. With over 275 registered non-profits GNK has a broad reach out into the community and can identify where goods are most needed based on the mission of those enrolled. Emily and Carla who run the organization are both dedicated and passionate about what they do. Their ability to attract great volunteers, corporate and individual donors and sponsors is what keeps the organization moving forward and allows them to help so many other non-profits in need. I'm proud to be a part of the team.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love to help and volunteer with GivenKind. I enjoy seeing items find new homes with people that need them. This is a great organization and encourage everyone to help out!

Angela L B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Been volunteering with the PA chapter of GiveNkind for months now, and it’s been a joy seeing connections being made and the good things being done for our community. Love seeing goods we’ve unpacked going to new homes where they are needed.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Carla and gang in Carlisle are great. We have received stuff from Givenkind@Carlisle, and given it to people in need. From paper towels to water bottles, reading enrichment books, ice packs and now the funny socks people love this stuff. Thanks again GivenKind you guys keep rocking it.
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Tanis M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've had the pleasure of working with this organization and its volunteers for about a year now and I continue to be amazed. The level of commitment to help the community even during a pandemic is truly inspiring. I will continue to volunteer with GiveNKind as well as let others know to join this important mission!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was introduced to this budding nonprofit in my region through friends. Givenkind has been exceedingly generous in providing bulk items and resources, at NO COST, to both nonprofits for whom I work in the youth drug & alcohol prevention and behavioral health fields! Right off the bat we received 300 "Chilled Lady" water bottles to offer to participants of our girls running and self-esteem building program as well as more than 100 Illustrated Dictionaries to be used in public elementary school language arts instruction and activities.

tweaver

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much to GiveNKind for your kindness and for partnering with our work! The process for receiving donations is so easy and straightforward and we are grateful for all you are doing. Thank you for caring for all those whom you touch through your work. We look forward to partnering with you for many years to come!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Paxinosa Elementary School is a community school in Easton, PA. GivenKind has helped our students, staff and community with several generous donations over this past year. Our K-2 classrooms have each received a high quality, wipeable play mat to promote individual reading stations. GivenKind has really been a wonderful resource for our school staff as well. Our staff were very grateful for the water bottles and mindfulness bands that they have each received. Givenkind really delivers such a personal touch through their amazing donors to schools and communities that are in need of supplies to better support their programs and missions! From the students, staff and community of Paxinosa, we want to thank the amazing donors that are connected to Givenkind, you are all truly making a difference each and every day!

cmaranto

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering with GiveNKind for over a year. I have seen first hand the impact of our work from generous businesses that donate usable goods to the nonprofits that receive these goods. This work just makes good community and environmental sense and GiveNKind does it with grace and professionalism.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been donating to Givenkind for several months now. What I found first was the great passion and enthusiasm that the leader has for her mission. My donations are always received with a smile, and such great thanks. I know that they're going to someone who truly needs something, and that the items are being given with the right means behind it. I look forward to continuing to help this organization meet their goals of serving those in need.

1 Linda S H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at GiveNKind for over a year. Emily, the founder, has more energy than a 10 ton truck. She has built this organization from the ground up. The 1000’s of people who have been helped in the many ways that Givenkind gets and distributes donations is amazing. Brilliant idea to recycle and reuse. As the mission is
giving more personal and purposeful by connecting donors who want to repurpose their goods with nonprofits who can use these goods to impact the local community.
Every time I volunteer I am amazed by the communities helped and the donations received.