Gifts In Kind International
333 N. Fairfax St. Phone: (703) 836-2121
Alexandria, VA 22314-2632 www.giftsinkind.org
Here are a few dollar-stretching resources available:
I. Product Donation Program:
• Computer hardware
• Latest version software
• Office equipment and office supplies
• Personal care products and clothing
• Toys, educational and items
• Building materials and supplies
• Appliances, furniture, and other household items
II. Special Pricing Program (MAJOR discounts):
• Computers, copiers, and other office equipment
• Web site development and hosting
• High Speed Internet service
• Telephone, fax, and e-mail services
• Utility computing
• Office supplies
• Rental cars
III. Retail Donation Partner Program:
Gifts in Kind International has linked with Office Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond, Home Depot, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Talbots, The Disney Store, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Ross “Dress for Less,” and many, many other corporations. Participating nonprofits pick up donations on a regular basis from stores in their hometown! About Gifts In Kind International’s Fees:
1. Annual Registration Fee is based on calendar year and expires December 31st.
2. Administrative Fees for operations, shipping, and handling of products ordered from Gifts In Kind International.
3. Special Pricing Program products/services are offered at a reduced rate—typically ranging from 10% to 40% off.
When ordering from Special Pricing Program, you do not pay an Administrative Fee; you pay a reduced price.
For more information, visit www.giftsinkind.org
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Type of grantmaker: Public charity. Founded in 1984 in VA.
Purpose and activities: Assists to effectively and efficiently donate top quality products/services to nonprofit organizations worldwide. Contributions include office equipment, supplies, computers, software, building materials including construction materials, appliances, fixtures, and furniture, products for youth programs (arts and crafts supplies, books, computers labs, and recreational supplies and equipment), and items such as clothing and personal care products used by shelters, nursing homes, and similar facilities.
Fields of interest: Arts; Asia; Canada; Community devel; Education; Employment, retraining; Engineering/technology; Environment; Europe; Health care; Human services; Latin America; Mexico; Philanthropy/voluntarism; Southern Africa; Youth devel.
Geographic focus: National; international
Types of support: Building/renovation, Equipment, In-kind gifts.
Limitations: Giving worldwide, specifically in US, Canada, Europe, Asia, the Pacific, Mexico, Latin America, and South Africa. No support for for-profit organizations. No grants to individuals.
Publications: Annual report, Application guidelines, Financial statement, Informational brochure (including application guidelines).
Application information: Charities select needed products through weekly notice, monthly update, and quarterly catalog; year-round giving; nominal membership fee. Application form required.
Initial approach: Letter (including SASE), FAX, or e-mail
Board meet(s): May and Nov.
Officers/Directors: Thomas Dowling, Chair; Susan Corrigan, CEO/Pres; Peter Asimakopoulos, COO; Mike Kelly, COO; Mark Weinberger, Sec; Robert J. Symon, Treas; Wael Aburida; Barry Anderson; Rayna Aylward; Paula Baker; Diane J. Brisebois; Sylvia Clark; Ralph Drayer; Keith Fulton; Roger Kallock; Katherine Mance; Walter McHendry; Joseph Norton; Jeffrey Rodek; Amb. Stapleton Roy; Jim Schoenwetter; Steven Spencer; Bess Stephens; Robert Sullivan.
Number of staff: 43 full-time professional.
Financial data: (end 12/31): Revenue, $415,088,326; assets, $20,640,577; rec’d, $411,589,203; expend, $446,202,464; tot giving, $440,466,785; prog svs exp, $443,913,850; include $440,466,785 for in-kind gifts. EIN: 541282616
Do You Want to Stretch Your Dollars and Expand Community Services?
Check out Gifts In Kind International. . .
Get more value for every dollar you raise by taking advantage of product donations and discounts for nonprofits. Gifts In Kind International distributes hundreds of millions worth of product donations annually to 501(c)(3) nonprofits. For a small registration fee ranging from $150-$300 for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations (depending on size), you will receive a weekly newsletter of available products, services, and benefits. With your very first transaction, you will probably pay for the annual registration fee (runs with calendar year starting January 1 for 2006!). For a preview of donations and special pricing programs currently available, review the weekly eNewsletter, The Early Bird Update, at www.giftsinkind.org. Register today to receive your registration number to gain access to Gifts In Kind’s online catalog of product donations and services and start participating!
Remember, products received are to be used in your office or to support your programs. Because of tax laws, the donations cannot be used for fundraisers, raffles or auctions; be given to volunteers or staff members; or be sold in retail stores, on Web sites, in flea markets or thrift stores. Donations cannot be shipped overseas or shared with any other nonprofit agency.