giveNkind.org is a new website that allows nonprofits to post their materials wish list needs. Donors can also post items they are looking to repurpose for a great cause. Nonprofits can search what donors have to give and donors can search nonprofit lists to give their items to organizations who need these materials to serve their clients and better their community. This platform is free to use, benefits 501c3 organizations, and allows donors to receive a tax receipt for their donation. We have nonprofit liaison positions to help identify nonprofits who could use our service and help them get registered. Volunteers would contact nonprofits, discuss their material needs, show them how to use the site, and follow up to make sure they are receiving the donations requested. Volunteers would need to be located in Cook, Lake, or McHenry County, IL. Visit giveNkind.org to see how we work!
A prom dress store needs more than just dresses. That is what giveNkind founder Emily Petway discovered when in 2009 she began a chapter of Becca’s Closet, a nonprofit that donates formalwear to girls in need. This organization’s Atlanta chapter had collected 3,000 gowns but needed the mirrors, racks, chairs, tables, and curtains to support the organization’s operations. On a small budget, the organization turned to the press to help spread the word about their needs. The response was often "I wish I knew you needed these items sooner." After this repeated reaction, the idea to create a platform allowing donors and nonprofits to post their donations and needs got its start. Since the organization’s nonprofit incorporation in 2012, giveNkind has grown from winning the 2013 Chicago Hackathon, to receiving a service grant from JP Morgan Chase in 2015 and 2016, to having their own volunteer team of programmers working on the site. giveNkind is a nonprofit for nonprofits that makes this searchable database and contact platform available free to all users. With the site’s official local launch in the spring of 2017, giveNkind continues to grow and looks to expand our reach and increase the impact made by repurposing goods.
Mission: To provide a personal connection between nonprofits and donors who look to repurpose their goods to impact their local community.
- Resource Development / Management
- Community Outreach
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Requirements & Commitment
- Volunteers in this role must be in Lake, Cook, or McHenry County, IL