World Vision Canada – the perfect partner in making a difference

For 70 years, we’ve been at the forefront of impactful international development that brings lasting change to many. Our experience and expertise in the field, combined with the support of our donors and the Canadian Government, allow us to empower children, families and communities.

Product donation is one way for us to provide solutions where the need is greatest. Our extensive global network is instrumental in moving tens of millions of dollars’ worth of gifts from Canadians. With our best-in-class supply chain and logistics processes, your brand can save costs while helping break the cycle of poverty.
 

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Benefits to your business

A product donation partnership with World Vision Canada provides an opportunity to impact vulnerable families worldwide. As the country’s largest private relief and development agency, we can help raise your profile and strengthen your goals as a leader in Corporate Social Responsibility in Canada.
 
Here are the key benefits when you donate products to World Vision Canada:

Cost savings

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

Reputational benefits

  • Strengthen corporate brand and attain your ESG goals and targets
  • Reduce waste and deepen your social impact by eliminating excess products going to landfills
  • Attract customers, increase customer loyalty and boost employee morale

Tax benefits

  • Donations may be eligible for tax relief*
*To learn more about tax deductions for charitable gifts, please visit the CRA website.

Visibility

  • Leverage your brand and media assets
  • Share impact stories to inspire your customers
  • Transparency on where your donations go and who they help

How donating products will have a global impact


World Vision Canada is committed to providing sustainable solutions to children, families and communities across more than 50 countries, including 12 fragile territories.

Thoughtful giving

When you donate products to World Vision Canada, you transform lives. Donations go directly to children and communities, allowing you to change lives for good. 

Sustainability

For every product donation, you reduce your carbon footprint by giving products longer life and keeping them out of landfills.

Worthy cause

Through World Vision’s programs, you become a key partner in working toward achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals for a better future for all.

Items that can be donated


World Vision Canada ensures that every product donation meets the needs of the communities. Refer to this guide for a list of products you can donate.

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Valuable resources

  • Therapeutic food
  • Educational supplies
  • Toys and games
  • Computers, laptops and handheld devices
  • Solar panels and accessories
  • Hygiene products
  • Adult, children and baby clothing
  • Medical supplies
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Hand tools
  • Gardening tools
  • And many more
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Disaster relief

  • Shelter and tent kits
  • Clean-up kits
  • Flashlights
  • Water purification kits
  • Bedding and supplies
  • Hygiene products
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COVID-19

  • Medical masks
  • Gloves
  • Isolation gowns
  • Hygiene products (e.g. soap, sanitizer, etc.)
  • Other types of Personal Protective Equipment

Frequently asked questions


 

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

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 most 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.

World Vision does not accept used products of any kind, and we do not accept any products from individuals or households.
 
We want to treat children and families with dignity. Used household products (e.g. clothing, footwear, toys, etc.) 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 quantities of products from companies which will enable us to save cost and maximize funds to support programs.

In many cases, 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 large geographical areas so that no single resource plays a significant role in the local economy. We are also 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.

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. 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.
 
To learn more about tax deductions for charitable gifts from your company's inventory, please visit the CRA website.

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