|literacy.ca||Volume 5, No. 4, Winter 2004|
New and Noteworthy
Donated Products Available
Gifts in Kind Canada is a non-profit organization that helps distribute donated products and services from leading corporations to organizations and individuals who need them. Since 1995, the organization has distributed more than $20 million in donated products and services to registered charities across Canada. An affiliate of the Gifts in Kind International, Gifts in Kind Canada now boasts 14 affiliates working with thousands of charitable organizations.
Products available include software, office products, building supplies, personal care items, arts and crafts materials, cosmetics, sports equipment, books, toys, school supplies, and many other items. Gifts in Kind Canada can also match charities with retailers in their area and help arrange for routine donations. Corporate participants include Office Depot, Adobe, IBM, Corel, The Gap, Disney Stores, Gillette, and more.
Charitable organizations must apply for membership and pay an annual registration fee. There is a small administration charge for donations, which covers shipping, storing, and processing of donated items. Donations must be used to operate offices or provide community services.
If you are looking for
you may want to check
Also try Reboot Canada, a non-profit organization that refurbishes computer equipment and distributes it to charitable organizations. Find out more at: www.reboot.on.ca.
News from Laubach Literacy of Canada
Congratulations to Laubach
Literacy of Canada for being
awarded the 2003
Laubach Literacy also reports that they recently welcomed Gay Hamilton as LLC's new Executive Director. Gay brings ten years of experience in the non-profit sector to her new work.
New Executive Director in Newfoundland and Labrador
The Literacy Development Council of Newfoundland and Labrador welcomes a new Executive Director, Kimberly Gillard, and bids a fond farewell to former Executive Director Della Coish.
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