Progressive Housewares and HousewaresNews.net are delighted to announce that this year any product donations from exhibitors at Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical will go to the national charity In Kind Direct to be distributed where needed most.
Founded in 1996 by HRH The Prince of Wales, In Kind Direct distributes a wide range of new, unused surplus consumer products donated by leading retailers and manufacturers, including Amazon, P&G and Meyer Group, to a fast-growing network of local, grassroots charitable organisations. Charities can use products to run their activities or give them to their beneficiaries. In Kind Direct tracks all donations ensuring products are put to good use and reports back to companies on the impact made.
Chris Morling, business development manager at In Kind Direct states: “Essential housewares and kitchenware is vital to the successful and continued operation of thousands of charities across the UK. Accessing these products through In Kind Direct allows charities to spend their limited resources on the people that they support not the products that they need.”
To donate products for In Kind Direct, exhibitors are asked to assemble for a photo (with In Kind Direct and Progressive Housewares) on the mezzanine steps at 8.45am on Wednesday June 12 before the shows open, bringing a product to hold. Please take donations to the Ground Floor collection room at the close of the shows on Wednesday – listen out for announcements at the end of the day.
Meanwhile, last year’s beneficiary charity, Islington Giving thanks Exclusively exhibitors for their wonderful donations and generosity.
For more information on the work of In Kind Direct, see www.inkinddirect.org/companies