COVID-19 presents us with one of the greatest challenges we have seen during our lifetimes.

During this difficult time we remain committed to supporting people in crisis by providing our service in the time of their greatest need.

We cannot do this alone – at this critical time we need UK businesses to help us by donating surplus stock of clothing, food items, toiletries, cleaning and household products so the most vulnerable people in our communities can stay well and safe.

Latest updates:

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are operating as normal, within current government guidelines. If you wish to contact Giving World please do so by email:

Robert’s Journey

“These goods was the start of my recovery.” Read how receiving life essentials helped Robert recover from drug addiction.

COVID-19 Urgent Appeal

Donate your surplus stock urgently to support communities in need and those in self-isolation.

Our Theory of Change:

Leverage the power of surplus goods

Leverage the power of surplus goods

Every year UK businesses produce £2billion worth* of surplus goods (*University of Leicester). Surplus is the natural cycle of business but what we do with it can and does make a difference, helping the most vulnerable people to significantly improve their life chances. Read how…

Donate surplus products…

Inspire community action

Inspire community action

We collaborate with a trusted network of businesses and charitable distribution partners who reach the most vulnerable people with the surplus goods from businesses, including packaged food, warm winter clothing, toiletries toys, books, cleaning materials and other household products.

Receive surplus products…

Fulfil essential needs

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It is impossible to overstate the impact the goods have for beneficiaries. Powerful stories of making low incomes stretch; preventing debt and high risk loans by providing household essentials like nappies and cleaning products; preventing social isolation with new clothes and shampoo.

Read more about the impact…

Transform lives

“Because of trauma as a child I turned to drugs. So I didn’t feel that pain I used drugs to numb it. I became homeless because of the addiction… Without the new warm clothing and hygiene products I’d still be sitting in the muck… I love life right now, I love life. I’m not homeless anymore. I’m giving back…

Watch Beverley’s interview.

Our Impact in 2019:

Giving Receiving 320


products distributed

Gw Four People 320


people helped

Co2 320


tonnes of CO2e emissions saved from landfill

Watch the video and hear about the benefits of donating surplus products.

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