Community News

Community News

Those January blues are creeping up on us all, so there's no better time to take stock and reflect on what a wonderful year 2017 was for the In Kind Direct Community. We hosted a whole range of events, which many of you took part in,  to celebrate 20 years of product giving for social good in style! 

Below are just a few of our favourite moments.

Thanks again for all your support this year and here's to a prosperous 2018 for us all! We’ve some exciting things planned for 2018 as you will read about in our ‘sneak peek’ section below.


2017 at a glance

charities ordered in 2017
worth of goods distributed in 2017
orders made by charities in 2017
tonnes of surplus products diverted from waste in 2017

Hover on the images below to activate our key highlights for each month




From everyone here at In Kind Direct we would like to say a huge thank you for all your support, feedback and engagement last year. Special mention goes to Advice & Support Service - Haringey Irish Centre, Africa Advocacy Foundation, Barons Court Project, SING, Summerston Childcare and The Oak Foundation for their unfailing support of all PR activity. 

If you would like to get involved in our PR activity in 2018 and share your story to encourage more donations of surplus, please contact Harriet to talk through opportunities.

Sneak peek at 2018

We’re going on the road in 2018

We’ll be hosting a regional roadshow later this year. We look forward to meeting lots of the charities already in our network and hopefully gaining some new partners along the way. More details to follow…

In Kind Direct Champions

We’ll be recruiting volunteer champions this year, outside London and the South East, to help us spread the word about In Kind Direct and enable more charities to save money on the products they need to run their services. More details will follow later in the year.

Join us online. Share your thoughts, feedback and ideas with the In Kind Direct community to learn and support each other.