in-kind goods donated to GiveNkind since 10/1/18
For every $1 donated to GiveNkind, $97.14 in donated goods are connected through GiveNkind to nonprofit organizations.
At GiveNkind, our mission is to make giving more personal and purposeful. We do this by providing a searchable, online database that creates opportunities for individuals with items to donate to find, and directly connect with registered nonprofits that can repurpose those items for good within their community.
Make an impact.
We work to cultivate relationships that drive lasting positive impact in communities.
We believe that people want to do good. We continuously iterate and innovate on technology to make doing good accessible to all.
We operate with an understanding that local giving can have a long-term effect in strengthening our community.
As an all-volunteer organization, GiveNkind always needs volunteers! Our volunteers sort, categorize, and prepare donated goods for nonprofit pick up- but that is not all! View our volunteer page for more volunteer opportunities and to sign up!
GiveNkind accepts most items in good condition - everything from a single gently used item to pallets of new goods. Whether you are an individual or a corporation looking to place canceled, surplus, or trail run goods, we can help you make a purposeful donation.
Nonprofits- we have a special space for you! Register to share your wish list and to join our mailing list. We let you know when we get big lots and special items in!
Drop Off Items or Volunteer
Corporate Community Partners
These businesses' gifts are helping to support giveNkind and our nonprofit partners.
Announcing our Fall 2018 iHeart Media Chicago Community Partnership
giveNkind is proud to be a 2018 iHeart Media Community Partner. This October-November, giveNkind will be heard 50 times across 6 Chicago iHeart Radio Stations, including a 1-hour interview. Listen for us and join in our community of giving!
How It Works
See how giveNkind helps donors and nonprofits connect.
How It Works -As a Donor
Do you want to make a purposeful donation directly to nonprofits who really need the items you have to give?
giveNkind can help! Post the items you have to donate to our free, nationwide platform so nonprofits in need can find you, or use our custom search feature to find organizations registered on giveNkind.org that fit your unique donation criteria. Since all of the nonprofits in our database are 501(c)(3) organizations, your donation is tax deductible and goes to helping nonprofits make the world a better place.
Here’s how it works
1. Register with u and Post Items Available for Donation.
To use our services, create a donor profile here.
Click the link in your confirmation email and follow the instructions provided to post the item or items you wish to donate on givenkind.org. By posting your items, they become part of our searchable database of items available for donation, and will be visible to all nonprofits who register to use our services.
2. Connect with a nonprofit.
At giveNkind, we believe in creating direct connections between donors with items to give and the nonprofits that need them. Once a potential match is identified, contact information is provided so the two parties can communicate directly with one another without a middle man. After your item or items are posted, there are two ways this connection can happen:
- Sit back, relax and wait for a match. Nonprofits can search our database for specific items on their wishlist.
- Actively search for nonprofits in need. If patience isn't your thing, you don't have to wait around for wish list that are available for donation. If your item matches a nonprofit's search criteria, your profile and contact information will appear in the list of search results and they will be able to contact you about receiving your item.
- Wait for nonprofits to contact you. You can also use our database to search for nonprofits (1) by geographic location, charitable cause or specific item needed. If a nonprofit's profile or wish list matches your search criteria, their contact information will appear in the list of search results and you can contact them about making a donation to their cause.
3. Receive a tax receipt for your donation and Update your Donation List!
Once initial email contact is established, you will need to determine how, when and where you will meet the nonprofit to exchange the goods you wish to donate for a tax receipt (1). After the exchange, you'll have a tax receipt you can use to claim your charitable donation on this year's taxes, and the nonprofit will be able to use the new item(s) you donated to impact the community they serve. Win-win.
Now you can do it again! Our services are intended for more than just one-time use. After donating an item to a nonprofit, make sure you remove the item from your profile so other nonprofits using the site know that your item is no longer available. You can also post more items that you have to give to keep nonprofits up-to-date on you can help them continue to do good in their communities.
Stories of Success
Homelessness takes many different forms. In the case of Edwin, it was about finding somewhere secure
to stay. To make a house a home, Edwin needed somewhere he could sit other than his bed. giveNkind
donor Alexandra was cleaning out her basement furniture when she connected with Connections for
the Homeless. With the help of giveNkind and corporate partner Gone Guys, the furniture was picked
up from Alexandra and delivered to Edwin’s new home.
To learn more about the nonprofits we serve, please visit our Community page.