13 THINGS YOU CAN DONATE IN-KIND TO A CHARITY

Charities are in constant need of non cash donations. In Kind items are important drivers of a charity. In Kind donations contribute towards the day to day running of charities. A charity will find it difficult to operate without in kind donations. It is your social responsibility to assist charities by supporting their causes. Do you have some used and unused items at your apartment? You should consider offering them out to support a charity. This will go a long way and save them the cost of investing their funds to purchase those items. Some items that you can donate in kind to a charity have been identified below:

  1. Transport equipment and facilities:

Charities are in need of transport equipment and facilities. They do not have enough funds to purchase transport items for the easy flow of their movement. You can contribute vehicles, fuel, spare tires, etc. to support their goals.

2. Perishable and Non-Perishable food items:

Nonperishable items include canned food (sauces, meat, chili, tomato, etc.), peanut butter, granulated sugar, bottled water, etc. Examples of perishable items are dairy products, fish, meat, freshly cooked meals, etc. Charities need these items to sustain them while carrying out their activities. Do you live close to an orphanage? Do you know of a reputable charity that supports a cause that interests you? You can support them by providing foodstuffs or lunch during work hours.

3. Computer devices:

You can provide laptops, printers, phones, projectors, keyboards, etc.

4. Kitchenware:

You can donate your kitchen utensils for charitable causes. Charitable organizations also need pots, spoons, cups, plates, jugs, etc. 

5. Stationery:

Stationery include writing pens, pencils, envelopes, markers, printing papers, books, etc.  Charities make use of these items daily. They need these items when writing reports, undergoing their registration process, etc. You can play an important role by ensuring children remain in school by offering free stationeries to charities advocating for child education.

6. Clothing:

The beneficiaries of most charitable causes are from underprivileged families. Examples of clothing items include socks, singlets, shirts, trousers, gowns, head ties, shoes, etc. 

7. Furniture:

Charities are in need of furniture items like tables, chairs, stools, desks, cupboards, lamps, nightstand etc. You can purchase some of these items and donate to a charity.

8. Gift cards:

Offer store and cash gift cards to charities. It makes you get personal with your gifts. Issuing gift cards makes you gain a vision of what the charities will invest in while working towards their goals.

9. Land:

Do you have spare land? Are you willing to offer it to charities as their permanent site? One of the goals of charities is to have a permanent site of operation. Charities spend huge amounts of cash on rent. Others have received free land to establish their structures while others are still struggling with rental payments.

10. Hygiene essentials:

Charities are in constant need of these items to distribute to their beneficiaries. Purchasing sanitary towels is expensive for a lot of females in the world we live in. It is very important for ladies to embrace personal hygiene supplying charities that support women empowerment will be worth it. Hand sanitizers help to keep hands clean from pollutants. As little as it may seem to give, it is of high value to nonprofits. Tissue papers, shower gel, conditioner, shampoo and bathing soap are other hygiene essentials that we take for granted. On your next giving trip, purchase these items and present them to a charity and make a difference.

11. First aid items:

Charities usually work underground and they may face some health challenges. It is vital for these charities to ensure that their workers and beneficiaries are in good health. First aid items are highly needed but they are not easily accessible. You can assist charities to keep those injured by donating first aid essentials. Some first aid items to donate are bandages, medicated wipes, ointments, scissors, strings, etc.

12. Toys:

Toys are an important aspect of a child’s upbringing. Holidays may seem difficult for families that are not financially stable to purchase toys for that kids. New and old toy drives are usually held by charities to embrace the power of giving through toys.

13. Sporting items:

Sport item donations serve charities that deal with kids and summer camps. They accept all forms of camping and sport equipment. You can donate bicycles, football, chess board, jersey, skateboard, etc.

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