Product Donations

Better for your bottom line, your brand — and the world

Join hundreds of companies who trust World Vision to deliver their excess product to people in need.

There’s a cost-effective solution for excess product that’s better for your bottom line, your brand, and the world. Using our best-in-class logistics infrastructure, World Vision can sustainably connect your overstock and repurposed products with children and families in need — in the U.S. and worldwide.

Donate, liquidate, or destroy?

Use this tool to compare how donating your product can benefit your business, versus liquidating or destroying it.

Note: The tax implications of any deduction demonstrated apply only if your organization has not exceeded the limit on deductions, which is 25% of taxable income. Non-cash donations generally require a qualified appraisal when the item in quesiton is said to be $5,000 or more. These requirements are relaxed in the case of product donation under IRS tax code 170e(3). The amount of the deduction is determined by two concepts of value recognized by the IRS: “fair market value” and “tax basis.”

Disclaimer: This calculator is for illustration only and World Vision is not liable for any errors or decisions made based on its use. Consult your tax and accounting professionals before making any decisions about donating, liquidating, or destroying product.

Additional benefits for your company

Partnering with World Vision is about more than getting rid of excess product: It demonstrates your commitment to CSR and environmental, social, and governance — and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals — while empowering the most vulnerable to overcome poverty.

We can arrange and host a visit to many of our program areas worldwide, so your staff can see the impact of their gifts-in-kind (GIK) firsthand.

Our marketing team can provide you with stories, photos, videos, and resources to help measure your company’s impact and tell the story to your stakeholders.

Donating product to World Vision improves your bottom line, demonstrates a commitment to sustainability, and is the best option for empowering people who are working to build better lives for themselves.

2021 corporate partnership highlights

REVENUE FROM GIFT-IN-KIND DONATIONS

Product donations to World Vision created $286 million in booked value, tangibly benefiting millions of people’s well-being.

WORLD VISION U.S. CORPORATE PARTNERS

Socially responsible corporate partners offered financial support, product donations, and the power of their people, customers, and brands to support World Vision’s relief, development, and 
advocacy work.

PALLETS OF DONATED PRODUCT

Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of corporations, World Vision shipped top-quality products including medicine, school supplies, shoes, and personal care items to help children and families in both our domestic and international program areas.

Product donation partners

How your donations are used

Unlike other distributors who resell product or send it to urban centers where it may end up in dumps or the ocean, World Vision’s last-mile supply chain is focused on sustainably meeting the needs of children, families, and communities in the toughest places.

Product donations are used in coordination with other World Vision programs carefully designed and implemented to empower people to lift themselves out of poverty, for good. Our community development model includes entrepreneurship training, savings groups, education, child protection, clean water, healthcare, and more — ensuring that donated products are just one link in a chain that’s good for your business and good for the communities we serve.

Bicycles

Mary, a teenage student in Zambia, used to walk about 15 kilometers — that’s over 9 miles — round trip between home and school each day, a walk that took many hours. But bicycle product donations transformed that trek in an instant. “I could not believe it when my name was called to be one of the recipients of the bicycle donated by World Vision to our school. I could not hold my tears!” Mary said. “I am grateful to the people who thought of me. This bicycle is going to take me a long way. Every time I am cycling to school, I feel like I am cycling to my bright future.”

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Building materials and supplies

The Navajo Nation and World Vision have been partners for 20 years, helping to bring construction supplies and household products to homes left in ruin due to a decades-long development ban. But 2020 hit the Navajo Nation hard. Early in the pandemic, they had one of the highest per capita rates of infection in the country, in part because roughly 40% of the population don’t have running water in their homes. Corporate donors were key in getting supplies to families in the Navajo Nation. “All over the Navajo Nation during the summer, we were able to hand out food and hygiene kit boxes to Navajo people,” said Jonathan Nez, president of the Navajo Nation.

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Wheelchairs

For kids in rural areas without many social services, living with a disability can be severely limiting. This was the case for Mphatso, a 10-year-old Malawian boy. His parents’ only option was to carry him any time he wanted to leave the house, since he can’t walk. Marietta, Mphatso’s mom, said, “Mphatso always says he wants to become the president of Malawi. Two years ago, he forced me to enroll him at [school] since he was just staying at home. I found it very challenging because at that time he had no wheelchair to support his movements, so it meant I had to carry him [to school] every day.” Then, Mphatso received his own wheelchair from a GIK donation — and his life is transformed. He’s progressing quickly in his studies, and now he can go outside, play with friends, and pursue his presidential dreams.

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Worldwide operations

In 2021, World Vision distributed products in:

THE AMERICAS AND CARIBBEAN

  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
  • Peru
  • United States

EUROPE AND MIDDLE EAST

  • Armenia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Lebanon

WEST AFRICA

  • Chad
  • Central Africa Republic
  • Ghana
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Niger
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leonees

SOUTHERN AFRICA

  • Angola
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

EAST AFRICA

  • Burundi
  • Ethiopia
  • Rwanda
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda

ASIA

  • Afghanistan
  • Cambodia
  • India
  • Viet Nam