“Urgent” appeal for household cleaning consumables donations

cleaning_Products_201206Throughout June and July, In Kind Direct is running an urgent campaign for stock donations from the household consumables industry.

Due to a big increase in the number of charities seeking help, In Kind Direct, one of The Prince’s Charities, is seeking donations of a wide range of essential household items to pass onto struggling UK charities to help them run their services and to provide essential the lives of the vulnerable people they support.

Items needed include laundry and cleaning products, household paper products and disposables such as gloves, wipes and sponges.

Research by the Charities Aid Foundation earlier this year warned that as many as one in six charities believe they may close because of financial pressures. Many of the 5,000 small charities that In Kind Direct supports – including domestic violence charities, youth groups, family welfare organisations, homeless shelters and community groups – are on the front line helping families and vulnerable people struggling to make ends meet. 520 additional charities have joined In Kind Direct’s network seeking help in the last six months alone.

By donating essential items, companies can make a real difference to reducing charities’ costs. This in turn helps them do more for the vulnerable people they support.

One charity to benefit from In Kind Direct’s service is The Ley Community in Oxford who says:

“Receiving goods from In Kind Direct saves us between £2,000 to £3,000 per year on our budget for household goods and toiletries, which makes a big difference to the quality and care we can offer to those in residence. With funding tight and demands for our service increasing, In Kind Direct has been a lifesaver.”

In Kind Direct is calling for large donations of the following stock to be donated:

  • Toilet Rolls
  • Tissues
  • Washing-up Liquid
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Surface Cleaner
  • Floor Cleaner
  • Sponges & Brushes
  • Polish
  • Kitchen Roll
  • Dishwasher Detergent
  • Mops & Squeegies
  • Cleaning Cloths
  • Disposable Cleaning Wipes
  • Bin Bags/Refuse Sacks
  • Air Freshener

Could your company help In Kind Direct provide essential household products for UK charities? To donate stock to In Kind Direct please call 020 7398 5510 or email: donations@inkinddirect.org

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