Community News October 2018

Welcome to Community News

At the end of August this year, we were delighted to host our second Big Community Picnic, bringing together hundreds of charities, families, volunteers and donors for an unforgettable day in the sunshine. See the coverage we had on London Live with cameos from some very special Disney friends!

In Spring, we announced we had received £48,450 thanks to the players of People’s Postcode Lottery.  We are hugely grateful for this support and have been able to help 100 charities in our network, supporting thousands of vulnerable adults across England, Wales and Scotland.

Thank you for reading and enjoy the beautiful Autumn.

Products You Love

At the start of the year, we received the hugely popular Graco Evo Travel Systems of car seats and pushchairs from Newell Goods. These have been a great hit with over 80 charities working across the UK with new mothers, families and refugees. These premium items won’t last forever - order yours today.

Star Photo

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, with this one it is easily worth a million! We love receiving photos of products making people happy and this one from the Oak Foundation made our day. Photographs are a great way to demonstrate the importance of the products in your work and help further inspire our donors. Check out our Photo Guide and get snapping today.

In the Spotlight: Hygiene Poverty

In Kind Direct coined the phrase Hygiene Poverty, which captured the media’s attention earlier this year. Three-quarters of you are already supporting people forced to choose between eating and keeping clean. We pledge to keep working with our donors to bring you the products you need to tackle Hygiene Poverty where you are. We regularly have toothpaste, shampoo and feminine hygiene products to meet the essential needs of the people you work with.

Making an Impact Together

Thank you to the 1,000 charities who shared their views in our Impact Survey earlier this year! With your help we will continue to demonstrate the huge impact In Kind Direct has for millions of people each year and secure even more great products. 82% of charities say they have experienced an increase in demand. The savings you make with In Kind Direct will help you to do even more for less. Read the full report here.

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