On Thursday, July 18, 2019, World Vision will ship its 5,000th container of donated product to provide critical aid to children and families in need. This is a milestone in humanitarian relief efforts.
The container was loaded with a variety of goods including bicycles from Huffy Corporation and Free Bikes 4 Kidz, blankets from A.C. Moore, clothing from Abercrombie & Fitch Co., baby accessories from 7AM Enfant, towels from Thirty-One Gifts, school supplies from Essendant, mattress pads and dolls from QVC, and much more.
These donations are important not only for those in need, but also for businesses; children and their families receive vital supplies that help lift them out of poverty, and businesses have an environmentally and socially responsible way to give-back with items that would otherwise go to waste.
World Vision will produce a video following the product from the Pittsburgh warehouse to its delivery site in Zambia. Progress of the shipment can be tracked live via a tracker donated by satellite communication service provider ORBCOMM.
The container is set to arrive in Zambia late September.
Since 1983, World Vision has shipped nearly $4 billion in critical donated product to children and families around the world.
If the 5,000 containers were to be stacked and placed end to end, they’d stretch more than 38 miles long and 11 miles high. The 5,000 containers also represent approximately 35,000 tons of potential waste saved from landfills.