Product Donations

Through a partnership with Convoy of Hope, your corporation or referral can make a real difference in the lives of disaster victims and underprivileged children and families in the United States and around the world. Corporations and growers donate truckloads of palletized bulk product to Convoy of Hope demonstrating social and environmental responsibility while taking advantage of meaningful public relations opportunities and IRS tax benefits (Section 170(e)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code allows qualifying companies a deduction of up to twice the cost of donated inventory).

What are Gifts-In-Kind?
Gifts-In-Kind are first-quality, excess product donations that are safe to use but may not meet manufacturing specifications (i.e. packaging and size) or minimum retail shelf life. Since 1994, Convoy of Hope has distributed more than $153 million worth of product to over 27.7 million people. GIK items commonly needed include:

Nutrition

  • Bottled Water
  • Ice (during disasters)
  • Baby Food and Formula
  • Beans and Rice
  • Canned Foods
  • Cereal
  • Crackers
  • High Protein Snack Bars
  • Juice
  • Pasta
  • Powdered Milk
  • Sports Drinks
  • Vitamins


Cleanup Supplies & Kits

  • 5-Gallon Buckets with resealable lid
  • Air Freshener
  • Bleach
  • Cleaning Towels or Reusable Wipes
  • Clothes Line
  • Clothes Pins
  • Disinfectant Dish Soap
  • Dust Masks
  • Heavy-Duty Trash Bags (33-45 gallon)
  • Household Cleaner
  • Insect Repellant
  • Latex Gloves
  • Liquid Laundry Detergent
  • Scouring Pads
  • Scrub Brushes
  • Sponges
  • Work Gloves


Personal Hygiene

  • Band-Aids
  • Bars of Soap (bath size)
  • Combs (large and sturdy)
  • Hand Towels (15"x25” to 17"x27”; no kitchen towels)
  • Nail Files or Fingernail Clippers (no emery boards or toenail clippers)
  • Toothbrushes (single brush only in original sealed package; no child-size brushes)
  • Toothpaste (large tube with expiration date of at least 6 months)
  • Washcloths


Miscellaneous

  • Baby Bottles
  • Baby Diapers
  • Baby Wipes
  • Batteries
  • Building Materials
  • Flashlights
  • Forklifts / Pallet Jacks / Hand Trucks
  • Generators
  • Hand Tools
  • Medical and Dental Supplies
  • Mops and Brooms
  • School Supplies
  • Seeds and Agricultural Tools
  • Tarps
  • Tents

Why Donate Gifts-In-Kind to Convoy of Hope?
When you partner with Convoy of Hope, you get the service you expect, communication you need and a proven delivery system you can count on. We will pick up your donation within 24 to 48 hours anywhere in the contiguous United States, promptly acknowledge your donation upon valuation of goods, provide full tracking and reporting, comply with all product restrictions, and deliver your donation to the intended recipients.

The difference is how we serve you, as well as, those in need.

  • Credibility: 15 years of planning, program and logistics experience in over 100 countries and 196 cities in the United States, ensures your product will be shipped and distributed to the intended recipients.
  • Flexibility: Disaster responses, programs and outreaches in more than 115 U.S. communities annually, and many countries, allow your donation to be matched with projects that meet your company’s social responsibility objectives and local needs.
  • Expediency: Our logistics capacity, global network and operational agility, ensures your product moves off your warehouse floor and into the hands of those intended quickly and efficiently.
  • Competency: Our professional and courteous donations, logistics and public relations staff, ensure your business needs and public awareness objectives are met in a manner that is both effective and efficient.
  • Integrity: We take steps to earn, honor and keep your trust. As a recognized good steward of resources, Convoy of Hope was awarded the Independent Charities Seal of Excellence for meeting the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness, by Independent Charities of America and Local Independent Charities of America. In addition, Charity Navigator gives Convoy of Hope its 4-star rating for sound fiscal management.

    Convoy of Hope is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), and the Association of Evangelical Relief and Development Organizations (AERDO).

When Disaster Strikes
As an initial responder, Convoy of Hope deploys its domestic fleet of trucks - which include refrigerated and dry box trailers, and additional assets into affected areas within hours following a disaster. Field operations are coordinated with local, state and federal agencies, and faith-based partners. Internationally, Convoy of Hope ships relief supplies by air, sea and ground - delivering emergency food, water, shelter, and other supplies to disaster victims.

Since 1998, Convoy of Hope has responded to more than 155 natural and manmade disasters, bringing hope and comfort to millions of children and family members in the United States and throughout the world. During disasters and humanitarian crisis, Gifts-In-Kind is a significant component of our initial response, long-term recovery and humanitarian development strategy. Corporations and growers are key partners in our supply chain donating resources that give tangible hope to people and communities in need.

How can my company learn more about donating to Convoy of Hope?

Please call our Gifts-In-Kind Department at 417-823-8998.

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