Donate Products

How to Donate Products

DONATE PRODUCTS TO WORLD VISION

Let World Vision be your Business Solution partner. Donate your products to help children, families, and communities in need around the world.

  • World Vision is a fast, efficient, and responsible business solution, with excellent supply chain management.
  • We provide strong logistics infrastructure and last-mile delivery.
  • We are your preferred partner for your company's produce-to-give and repurposed inventory initiatives.

TOGETHER PARTNERING FOR GOOD

Visibility

  • Canada's largest charitable international development agency with over 500,000 loyal Canadian supporters
  • Leverage our brand and media assets
  • Provide impact stories to inspire your customers

Reputational Benefits

  • Strengthen your corporate brand and supply chain's sustainability
  • Attract customers, increase customer loyalty and boost employee morale
  • Deepen your social impact

Cost Savings

  • Reduce the cost to hold, transport, and carry additional inventory
  • Reduce disposal cost
  • Reduce overhead cost

Tax Benefits

  • Receive taxable benefits on all product donations

ESSENTIAL NEEDS

SCHOOL SUPPLIES, ARTS & CRAFTS

PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS

PHARMACEUTICALS &
MEDICAL SUPPLIES

AGRICULTURAL SUPPLIES

CLOTHINGS & SHOES

TOYS & GAMES

  • PHARMACEUTICALS & MEDICAL SUPPLIES


    AGRICULTURAL SUPPLIES


  • SCHOOL SUPPLIES, ARTS & CRAFTS



    PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS


  • CLOTHINGS & SHOES

    TOYS & GAMES


  • PHARMACEUTICAL & MEDICAL SUPPLIES



  • SCHOOL SUPPLIES, ARTS & CRAFT



  • PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS



  • AGRICULTURAL SUPPLIES



  • CLOTHINGS & SHOES


  • TOYS & GAMES



"We're proud to partner with World Vision Canada by donating uniforms to support children's education in developing countries. While this aligns with our core values of being "proud of what you wear", this partnership also helps us manage our supply chain efficiency and aligned costs. This ensures our resources are applied to what we do best -- offering students in Canada quality uniforms at great prices."


Joanne Hewat, VP, Business Development and Customer Care.

SERVICES IN KIND

Services-in-Kind is a unique program where skilled-based professionals can volunteer their time, knowledge, expertise, experience and resources.

Examples of past Services-in-Kind consultancies:

Geographic Information Systems mapping in Sierra Leone, Health systems strengthening in Tanzania
Firefighter capacity building in Honduras, Midwife training in Sierra Leone

Please contact us for more information.

FAQ

What are the products we do not accept?

World vision does not accept used products of any kind, We do not accept any products from individuals or households.

We want to treat children and families with dignity. Used products (e.g. clothing/footwear/toys) require sanitizing, sorting, qualifying, classifying, and repackaging. We have found that it is far more effective and impactful for us to accept new and large quantity of products from companies which will enable us to save cost and maximize funds to support programs.

Is it true that donated products are used primarily as handouts and in relief programs?

In fact, we increasingly integrate donated products into community development programs in the same manner as cash resources. Donated products can be of great use in emergency relief situations, but the majority of donated products currently compliment development activities. Our field staff assess needs and request for specific resources to support specific programs.

For example, medicines and micronutrients are used to improve access to quality essential medicines and support maternal and child health programs. Donated books are used to establish or stock school libraries, resource centers and boost literacy in communities. Specialized equipment and tools can assist entrepreneurs and small businesses to flourish.

Where does World Vision send donated products?

We are able to send donated products to support our programs around the world.

How do donated products affect the local economy?

In many cases, as with pharmaceuticals in most countries, there is no local production of similar quality goods, thereby eliminating much of the concern for competing with local companies. Our donated products are distributed over fairly large geographical areas so that no single resource plays a significant role in the local economy. However, we are careful to monitor the amount of donated products that enter a community to prevent them from adversely affecting local businesses or donors.

When resources are available, accessible and affordable in a country, we prefer that they are purchased locally instead of needlessly paying shipping and handling costs.

Why don't I need a tax receipt?

We are proud to be a leader in fundraising in Canada and are committed to following the regulations set out by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). To learn more about tax deductions for charitable gifts from your company's inventory, you can click here. It is the same benefit for a company to write off a gift in kind donation from its inventory, as it is to receive a tax receipt for cash donation.

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