Our Stories

Stories from the charities we support


We have worked with over 11,000 charitable organisations to distribute life’s essentials. Every one of them has a story worth sharing. By helping charities and other community organisations in our network save money on supplies like household and health care products they were able to continue to provide critical services and support their communities during the pandemic. Not registered? Charitable organisations can register for free.

Supporting organisations through the COVID-19 pandemic

The Charlie Burns Foundation run community initiatives to support, encourage and guide young people and their families on their quest to eliminate knife crime. The charity offers support to victims of violent crime, as well as working with schools to provide early intervention for young people to prevent pressures of postcode rivalry and gang culture.
“Without In Kind Direct we would not have been able to support the many families in our community who have been affected financially, emotionally and mentally due to Covid-19 and specifically those affected by serious youth violence."
Four women standing in front of a pink van
Tomorrow’s Women Wirral is a project committed to reducing female imprisonment, offending, and to provide assistance to those women who want to make positive lifestyle changes. The charity provide a full timetable of courses that address women’s needs and offer targeted interventions tailored to the individual.

“Due to access of cheaper goods we have set up Femme to You - our Fe-mail Delivery service. We purchase products from In Kind Direct and bag them up into lovely packages and deliver them to women we feel need assistance or support. This enables us to have a visual on some women where we feel there are Domestic Abuse issues."
Global Adventure Missions Ltd. run challenge events, including outdoors events for family groups and fundraising events for over 1,500 charities. They had to completely change what they offer due to the complete shutdown of their normal activities and events, and this is where their partnership with In Kind Direct proved invaluable.
"Sophie" is a single mum who was self-isolating with her small children due to their health needs and did not have any face-to-face contact with family or support structure. She also had a fire that ruined her garden and added to her stress during this time. In Kind Direct helped Global Adventure by providing essential supplies for her and her children, ranging from basic necessities to snacks and toys for the girls, that we put together with food donations and delivered to her door."
Boy holding toys
Forward Facing is a charity based in Sussex supporting families with children who are living with long-term or life-limiting conditions, or have suffered bereavement or hardship. They usually run experience days and fun days for families and children but since the pandemic, they have switched focus to putting together care packs for children in hospital and pamper packs for parents.
"Being able to treat parents and children to some really special hampers has really made a difference. They’re stuck in the house like everyone else, but when you’ve got a sick child it is so hard. Their carers don’t turn up because they might have COVID, so all of sudden they’re up days and nights caring for their children with no help. To get a hamper of toys or a pamper hamper has just completely lifted their spirits."

#commUNITY: Uniting companies and communities to help those in need

Our #commUNITY initiative was our urgent lockdown response to address the immediate needs of our network of thousands of charitable organisations, and to ensure a continuous supply of essential products. We bought our corporate partners together with our charity network to create real impact and build stories of hope, care and kindness. Find out more about our impact by watching the videos below.

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