Christmas is the time when most people look forward to taking a break with their families and enjoy the festive time in a warm, happy and safe environment, but there is no such thing for the most vulnerable families and children living in severe poverty right here in the UK.

Please donate essential goods to LIFT 30,000 children, families and vulnerable people this Christmas

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Leverage the power of surplus goods

Inspire community action

Fulfil essential needs

Transform lives

Contact us to donate:

  • Toys/gift items
  • Clothing
  • Stationery/books/DVDs
  • Toiletries/hygiene products
  • Household products
  • Cleaning products
  • Promotional items

Our Christmas appeal in 2018 received an overwhelming response from businesses across the UK, donating their surplus stock in support of the appeal. We supplied over 200,000 gifts to people in need.

And we made herculean efforts to make sure Christmas letters were considered and close to 20,000 children had something to unwrap on Christmas day 2018.

We are appealing again in 2019, this time to help 30,000 children and families this Christmas.

UK businesses play a crucial role in helping Giving World to transform lives, reduce poverty and save the environment at the same time by donating end-of-line surplus stock to people facing crisis, hardship and poverty, right here in the UK.

Our business partners include:

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“Giving World has provided Child’s Play with a simple and beneficial way to re-purpose surplus books and games. We’re thrilled that Giving World has distributed the games to children who need them. Preserving the environment is important to us and we’re relieved to have a greener option for clearing space in our warehouse.”

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The Otter House Group is delighted to support such a worthwhile cause and to put residual stock to good use. We hope to be able to continue to help Giving World for many years.


“Surplus is a natural cycle of industry. Giving excess to Giving World means Bidfood have a reliable and ethical partner to take our surplus. We save the environment as well as storage and landfill costs. People experiencing poverty and social exclusion receive new essential items for free, helping them get back on their feet. Why wouldn’t we help, it’s the right thing to do.”

Families can find themselves in poverty because of a major change in circumstances, others come from a back ground of generational poverty.

Two thirds of the 4.1 million children living in poverty in the UK live in working families. 

Poverty is often defined by not having appropriate clothing, like a warm winter coat, access to toys to meet developmental milestones and eating 3 meals a day.

Many of the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people face significant and complex challenges through poverty, abuse or neglect, having an enormous impact on their mental and physical health and overall achievement at school.

We believe that every day should be a special day for a child, feeling loved, not scared, and have a stable home-life, these are all things many of us take for granted.

Last year we lit up Christmas for thousands of children, families and vulnerable people with toys, stationery, warm clothing, festive food, household and hygiene products.

And this is what they said:

It’s through our 18 years of collaboration with UK businesses that Giving World can be there for the UK’s most vulnerable people in the time of their greatest need.

By providing life essential items free of charge through the distribution of business surplus stock donations, we are committed to lifting, inspiring and transforming lives across the UK every day.

Donate now and make an impact