Saving small mountains of usable stuff from landfill.
Established in 2000, Donations in Kind is remarkable not for profit recycling organisation operating from a warehouse in West Footscray. Saving small mountains of medical excess, hospital and school furniture, disability aids, computers, office equipment and corporate apparel from landfill, this charity fills shipping containers from their stockpile and dispatches them to needy spots around the world.
Pacific Islands recovering from cyclones, East Timor and African nations are some of the many places containers have been sent. Right at this moment containers are being filled for a school in Sri Lanka and a village hospital in Somalia. Cleverly the Sri Lankan bound unit includes windows and a door which will be fitted once the container is emptied providing the school with a usable office / storage space.
Remarkably staffed entirely by volunteers, across Donations in Kind’s the 17 years of operation, 500 containers have been packed and shipped of to a plethora of destinations. That equates to almost 2.5 containers per month are loaded by an army volunteers who both source and fill these voids with their live changing cargo.
Donations in Kind is a Rotary initiative.