17/09/2019 - Back To School

School Children

The back to school season is upon us, and children and adults across the land have been making back to school lists, sharpening pencils, buying new school uniforms and the ever essential sticky back plastic. For many the long summer break heralds six weeks of fun, cultural enrichment and family holidays basking in summer sunshine. […]

21/06/2019 - Christmas appeal

Boy Staring Out Window Email

Hard to believe we are half-way through the year already. It’s this time of year when we start our Christmas appeal so we are ready in time to help the most vulnerable families and children living in severe poverty right here in the UK. When we think of Christmas, we think of warm, cosy, safe, […]

16/05/2019 - Mental Health Awareness Week – Kamila’s Success Story

Mha Week 2019 Web

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week. All week businesses, media outlets and schools are doing their bit to raise the profile of mental ill health, and make it everyday acceptable and visible. A sense of belonging is at the heart of mental ill health, that we’re not good enough, slim enough, witty enough, clever enough to […]

28/03/2019 - Donate Surplus for Tax Benefits

Tax benefits

We are about to spring forward into British Summer Time and that can only mean one thing: yes, it’s time for a Spring Clean. If you are a business that is stock taking, clearing out your warehouse or rebranding – please help us by donating your surplus stock. It will have a huge benefit to […]

25/02/2019 - Giving World and… Eastenders

New website screenshot

It is with much pride (and exhaustion) that we announce the launch of our brand spanking new website. We think it looks gorgeous, and we hope you do too. It’s packed with news and features, however the hero functionality of the site is the simplification of distributing your surplus goods. Go take a look around. […]

25/01/2019 - 2018 Christmas Appeal Update

A child who has received items through Giving World

Following your fantastic response to our 2017 Christmas Appeal, we teamed up again in 2018 with local charities up and down the country. We launched our Christmas appeal to provide gifts for vulnerable children so they would have a present to open on Christmas morning and in turn, support their development by providing items like […]

20/11/2018 - A Tribute

Leicester City Stadium with tributes to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

It’s been just over three weeks since the tragic death of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in our home city of Leicester, but the football fans have already created a football anthem to honour his outstanding contribution to English football, and to Leicester especially. The 60-year-old Thai billionaire was among five people killed when his helicopter crashed shortly […]

17/10/2018 - The Gift of Joy

A woman basking in sunlight with a lot of balloons being release in the background

This week it was announced that the joy of dance is to be prescribed by NHS doctors to tackle loneliness. We agree. We would throw to the joy and exuberance that Strictly Come Dancing has given us over the years. This month we want to highlight the gift of joy that you, our business donors […]

26/06/2018 - Can we talk about Christmas please?

A small child holding a stuffed lion

Can we talk about Christmas please? No really. We’re not kidding. We know it’s ages away, and the sun is shining so brightly it’s hard to imagine cold, crisp winter nights, the magic of fairy-lights and sparkling packages tempting us from under the tree. However, for many children a magical Christmas with a tree packed […]

25/05/2018 - Jordan’s Success Story


Jordan was referred to the Giving World skills programme by his employment officer at Leicester City Council. Jordan says of his experience: “My personal goals were to improve my confidence. Also, my leadership skills but that can only come from improved confidence. “I feel that GIFTED has helped my leadership skills and taking control. My […]

19/03/2018 - Making every day a special day

A child who has received items through Giving World

Every day should be a special day for a child. Feeling loved, not scared, and have a stable home-life are all things many of us take for granted. That’s not the case for many children in the UK, especially the children whose families are homeless, have acute financial need, or are fleeing violent homes and […]

26/02/2018 - Time for a Spring Clean?

Stacks of boxes

Aside from helping over 300,000 people living in poverty in the UK, and provide life chances to our disadvantaged young people, there are many business benefits to donating too. We understand that surplus is a natural part of business, however with our service we can ensure your business has an ethical way of disposal, as […]