Get a head start and spring cleaning and donate your unwanted items to those in need. The Giving Effect is a new website that makes it easy to discover who needs your stuff. Donors browse the site by needs, location, or categories to find a cause, then complete a simple form to arrange a pickup, drop off, or shipment.
Participating organizations include Operation Kid Equip, a nonprofit in Royal Oak, Michigan that provides school supplies, toiletries, and food to tens-of-thousands of kids in need, The American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity and hundreds of animal shelters.
These organizations can use almost anything you can spare, including clothes, food, books cleaning supplies, lumber and more. Following your donation, the site generates an easily shareable web page that describes your gift and who it helped. By sharing the page, donors inspire others to give and thus increase the impact of their donation.
The Giving Effect uses social media to help donors discover and connect with organizations that need items, such as clothes, shoes and food. It’s the first website to create stories around each donation that can be easily shared online to inspire others to give. The goal is to create a national movement to get food, gently-used items and more to people in need. The Giving Effect is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY.