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Amazon is In Kind Direct’s biggest UK donor in 2016

10.01.17
Amazon is In Kind Direct’s biggest UK donor in 2016Read more

Disney Store spreads Christmas cheer this December through In Kind Direct

16.12.16
Disney Store spreads Christmas cheer this December through In Kind DirectRead more

Our appeal to UK businesses: please donate surplus products to help charities fight isolation and homelessness this winter

25.11.16
With winter arriving soon thousands of charities around the country are bracing up for an increase in demand from people in crisis, struggling with poverty, isolation and homelessness.Read more

3 Great Examples Of Innovation In The Charity Sector

14.10.16
"With mounting scepticism of the charity sector, here's 3 great examples of why we should remain optimistic for the future." Read more

Premier Paper Group supports over 158 charities with high quality paper donation

03.10.16
"Charities have been able to enjoy over £8,000 worth of pristine quality paper donated by new donor Premier Paper" Read more

Poverty: how to solve it and what companies can do today

21.09.16
"Read Laura's, Head of Charity Partnerships, blog on 'Poverty: how to solve it and what companies can do today'." Read more

New: limited stock available for fundraising events

08.09.16
"In Kind Direct is now able to offer limited stock to charities to use for fundraising events." Read more

In Kind Direct official partner of Waste less, Live more campaign

30.08.16
"In Kind Direct has been chosen as official partner of Waste less, Live more campaign." Read more

Amar Abbas, CEO of Youth Action North West, joins the Board of Trustees In Kind Direct

18.08.16
"Amar Abbas, CEO of Youth Action North West, joins the Board of Trustees In Kind Direct." Read more

In Kind Direct can now say “yes” to office clearances

22.07.16
"Is your company moving office soon or are you having a big office clear out? In Kind Direct can now say “yes” to office clearances" Read more

In Kind Direct announced as a Charity Times Awards 2016 finalist

14.07.16
"In Kind Direct announced as a Charity Times Awards 2016 finalist." Read more

In Kind Direct finds sharp increase in UK charities helping people cope with destitution and mental illness

06.07.16
"In Kind Direct finds sharp increase in UK charities helping people cope with destitution and mental illness." Read more

In Kind Direct wins Corporate Engagement Award

22.06.16
"In Kind Direct wins alongside Amazon.co.uk at the Corporate Engagement Awards." Read more

In Kind Direct chosen as official charity partner of International Festival of Business 2016

15.06.16
"In Kind Direct has been chosen as official charity partner of the upcoming International Festival of Business 2016." Read more

In Kind Direct shortlisted in the Corporate Engagement Awards

25.04.16
"In Kind Direct and Amazon.co.uk have been shortlisted in the upcoming Corporate Engagement Awards." Read more

In Kind Direct's CEO on 'The Benefits of Building Product Giving into your Operations'

20.04.16
"In Kind Direct's CEO publishes new Huffington Post blog on the impact of CSR." Read more

British Army donates essential bedding to local charities

29.03.16
"The British army donates essential bedding to local charities through In Kind Direct." Read more

In Kind Direct shortlisted for the Better Society Awards

09.03.16
"In Kind Direct is delighted to have been shortlisted in conjunction with Amazon.co.uk at the forthcoming Better Society Awards." Read more

In Kind Direct celebrates International Women's Day

08.03.16
"In Kind Direct celebrates the extraordinary women in its network this International Women's Day." Read more

In Kind Direct opens new City office funded by Lloyds Banking Group

18.02.16
"Event marks 20 successful years of partnership for Lloyds Banking Group and In Kind Direct." Read more

VIDEO: Why leading companies donate products to In Kind Direct

08.02.16
"Amazon, P&G, Pentland Brands and Meyer Group share their experience and the benefits of product giving with In Kind Direct." Read more

Amazon’s Record 2015 Donation to In Kind Direct

31.12.15
"Over 1,300 UK Charities Benefit from Amazon’s Record 2015 Donation of £750,000 in Product to In Kind Direct" Read more

Disney spreads Christmas magic

07.12.15
"In Kind Direct has teamed up with Disney Store for the second year running to distribute hundreds of Tigger soft toys to children in need this Christmas, bringing some festive cheer to families across the UK." Read more

Exclusive interview with In Kind Direct's CEO, Robin Boles.

13.11.15
"A donation to In Kind Direct is a donation towards helping every charitable focus area. You don’t have to pick a cancer charity or a refugee crisis fund or a shelter for the homeless. In Kind Direct works with every type of charity right across the spectrum." In Kind Direct CEO, Robin Boles, explains how In Kind Direct got started, what it does and how YOU can help. Read more

Refugee Crisis Update

22.10.15
In response to the current refugee crisis across Europe In Kind Direct is working with charities that support refugees both in the UK and abroad, as well as companies who are keen to provide all the help they can through product donations.Read more

Wilko and In Kind Direct announce strategic partnership

08.10.15
Value home and garden retailer Wilko chooses goods re-distribution specialist In Kind Direct as one of its preferred UK-wide charities and pledges to give further surplus products and funds. Read more

Businesses can support local communities easily and effectively through goods redistribution charity In Kind Direct

15.09.15
Since its creation in 1997, In Kind Direct, one of the Prince’s Charities, has redistributed £140 million worth of goods to more than 7,500 charities donated by over 1,000 businesses, supporting their social responsibility programmes and reducing their disposal and re-processing costs. Aspiring to become a responsible business is about working closely with stakeholders across the supply chain, reducing one's carbon footprint and improving labour standards. But it's also about giving back to the community that enabled the business to become successful.

Canterbury, In Kind Direct and Wellington College team up to donate rugby kit in South African township

04.09.15
Canterbury rugby and polo shirts donated to In Kind Direct, one of The Prince’s Charities, were handed out to budding Langa township rugby players by the Wellington College Rugby Club during their tour of South Africa.

Vulnerable people miss out most: Budget update.

10.07.15
Research released by In Kind Direct just prior to the budget announcement already documented a trend of charities under pressure to deliver services to an increasing network of beneficiaries, whilst at the same time coping with greater volatility in the funding environment, with reductions in local and central government grants. For many charities this means a “double whammy” of less funding at a time when demand for their services is dramatically increasing.

Charities stepping in to help families left in ‘non-food’ poverty.

29.06.15
New research indicates that years of economic hardship have left many families in poor communities leaning on charities and community organisations for basic non-food items such as shampoo, toothpaste, cleaning products and nappies. 55% of the charities responding to a survey by In Kind Direct, one of The Prince’s Charities, said they were engaged in providing essential support to people struggling to afford basic supplies.

In Kind Direct and Kingston Voluntary Action partner to help Kingston charities prosper.

05.06.15
In Kind Direct, one of The Prince’s Charities and Kingston Voluntary Action, the support organisation for the voluntary sector in Kingston, are partnering to help Kingston charities rise to the challenges of reduced funding and increased demand for services.

Run the Royal Parks Half Marathon for In Kind Direct.

22.05.15
Calling all runners! In Kind Direct has running places in the Royal Parks Half Marathon, a 13.1 mile run through central London going past world famous landmarks and through four of London’s most beautiful Royal Parks. The award winning race starts and finishes in Hyde Park and takes place on Sunday 11 October.

In Kind Direct benefits from first-ever Amazon Web Services online charity hackathon.

23.04.15
In Kind Direct, one of The Prince’s Charities, is to benefit from pro-bono support provided by a team of IT specialists, following a ‘hackathon’ competition organised by Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Nisa DHL Scunthorpe supports charities across UK with cages donation.

21.01.15
Thousands of charities are set to benefit indirectly from a generous donation of roll cages from Nisa / DHL to In Kind Direct’s warehouse in Telford.

In the wake of a typhoon: Hope & Aid Direct update from Cebu island, Philippines.

16.01.15
Essential supplies from In Kind Direct making a difference a year on from the Typhoon Haiyan disaster.