Giving World is all about the redistribution of surplus goods to people that really need them. For free. Their vision is to build a society where no-one is in need because nothing is wasted, and so they collaborate with businesses, charities and good causes to redistribute items to help people living in poverty.
Giving World has an online catalogue which is kept updated and displays all items that they have available currently. They are divided into categories detailed below.
If you know any service users, groups, families or individuals who may benefit from receiving any of their products, you can sign up for an account at https://www.givingworld.org.uk/
Once your account has been created and accepted, you can browse and request items for free.
Whilst Giving World are based in Leicester, they can deliver nationwide.
Upon requesting goods, you will be sent a price estimate for delivery.
As delivery costs can be prohibitive for some (particularly smaller) organisations, they are now able to group organisations in a local area together (on request) so they can share one delivery between them - this would mean just one delivery to an address of their choosing and everyone involved would arrange collection locally and split the costs how they choose - very handy if there are several groups that just want a box or 2.
Organisations can either form a cluster, or join a local one, in order to take advantage of this group delivery scheme.
Categories of goods available
- Arts & Crafts
- Baby clothing and footwear
- Beauty products
- Children's clothing
- Furnishing & Ornaments
- Gift items
- IT equipment
- Kitchen/catering products
- Ladies' clothing
- Medical consumables
- Men's clothing
- Office furniture
Their inventory of stock is constantly changing, and they may have minimal items in a certain category and a surplus in another. All categories and stock are subject to availability and change.