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“We are delighted we can make use of  our end of ranges, samples and split case goods through Giving World Online," Anthony Wagman, Chief Executive, Quest Personal Care Global Ltd.

 

"It's great to see the range of projects we have helped through Giving World Online and how much difference it makes," Gary Bates, Managing Director, Serif (Europe) Ltd.

 

"We are pleased that by donating this furniture to Giving World Online we are helping good causes and preventing landfill," Hilary Fryer, Charnwood Borough Council Cabinet Member for the Environment.

 

“This helps both businesses and communities and is an excellent and unique concept,” Martin Traynor, Chief Executive, Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce.

 

“Think of Giving World Online as a sort of dot.com dating agency; a marriage bureau that matches the needy with the givey to create relationships made in recycling heaven,” Leicester Mercury.

History

Giving World's origins started in 2001, when Rama and Sujata Bhalla, two sisters from Leicester, discovered that pallets of paper from a former print works were about to be thrown away. Rather than allow this waste, Rama and Sujata searched for local community groups who could use the paper and put it to good use. In order to facilitate this, Konnect9, Giving World's predecessor charity, was set up.

Over the following seven years, Konnect9 redistributed many more items that were destined for the landfill, finding new homes for 200 tonnes of goods, worth nearly £1.5m, among organisations dedicated to good causes.

However, Konnect9 only had a relatively small amount of warehouse space and was limited in the volume of collections and deliveries of goods that could be made. Yet demand was increasing.

The solution came in 2008, in the form of Giving World Online.

Since then, our experience has taught us that it is possible to create a genuine circle of value from new efficient business practices to self-generation in communities.

Giving World has gone from strength to strength, increasing the volume and value of goods saved from landfill. In 2014 alone, we saved over 540,000 items from landfill, and prevented over 1,450 tonnes of CO2e emissions. These goods went to help more than 330,000 people in poverty.

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