As part of our support for Right Now Needs, Amazon has supported In Kind Direct since 2009, donating over 300,000 products worth more than £6.5m. In Kind Direct is a charity that distributes new consumer products, donated by retailers and manufacturers, to charitable organisations. In Kind Direct’s work helps ensure that everyone has access to life essentials and that no usable product goes to waste.

Amazon’s products have been distributed to more than 1,200 charitable organisations in regions across the UK. Items donated notably include household products, clothing, stationery, home improvements products, electronics and toys. The organisations accessing these product donations address a huge range of issues, from emergency relief to support for homelessness.

Vauxhall Neighbourhood Council (VNC) in Liverpool is one charity that has benefited from Amazon donations this year. VNC has a history of delivering a range of support services to the local community since the early 1970s and is considered a lifeline in Northern Liverpool. VNC has received a variety of products, donated by Amazon, including a ViewSonic projector, footwear and toys, which it has used to run some of its services and projects.In 2017, Amazon UK and In Kind Direct were nominated for the “Best Partnership with a National Charity Award” at the Better Society Awards.

To find out more about In Kind Direct, please click here.