Products, People, Pride
Impact Report 2017
As a charity we have a responsibility to regularly evaluate the effectiveness of our actions and measure the impact generated by our work. Our Annual Impact Report complements our regular visits to charity partners, telephone research and feedback analysis, and assesses the difference receiving products from In Kind Direct makes to organisations and the people they help.
Here are some of the ways in which goods from In Kind Direct have helped charities to deliver their amazing work over the last year:
Building confidence and self-esteem
75% of charities said that In Kind Direct improved the confidence and self-esteem of beneficiaries
Improving health and wellbeing
3 in 4 charities said that using In Kind Direct had helped to address poor physical or mental wellbeing, up from 66% the previous year
Helping people in crisis
70% of charities in In Kind Direct's network provide essential support to people struggling to afford basic supplies
Saving money and improving services
91% of charities said In Kind Direct enabled them to source goods they would not otherwise be able to afford
We have used In Kind Direct for many years. All our parents have benefited in some way, whether it is a home parcel, a toy for their child or a pampering or hygiene session. We are lucky to help and support every person who walks in our door. Without In Kind Direct this would not happen.
What we love about working with In Kind Direct is that not only does it solve a business problem in clearing excess stock but that stock then goes to some of the smallest charities across the UK that we wouldn’t normally get to work with. We receive fantastic feedback and reporting from In Kind Direct which really helps to show the rest of the business that we are meeting our corporate goals.