Today is Earth Day. The theme for Earth Day 2020 is Climate Action. Recently, we have seen increasing research, insights, and data advancing further knowledge that we have about climate change and our impact on the planet. Project K(IN)D is championing in-kind giving to support local communities impacted by COVID-19. So how are Earth Day and in-kind giving connected?
Every week, month, and year companies and people all over the world turn new and nearly new items into trash. The impact of surplus and waste have on our planet is staggering and can be significantly reduced if we can identify resources that are still in good shape and that can be donated (as in-kind donations) instead of being put into the trash.
Until now, it was very difficult to make the connection between goods that are available in surplus or are still usable with the people who need them. Our community in-kind giving platform makes this possible now and is quick and east to use. If you are a charity or non-profit organization that needs goods during this difficult time, please create your organization’s profile on the platform and ask for what you need — it’s that simple. You can be as specific as the number of spoons, types of lettuce, quantity of sheets, and anything else you can imagine that you might need to serve your community. If you are a company or person with goods to donate, you can create a profile and post what you have to offer on the platform. If you aren’t sure what to offer, a quick search will help you find a home for your goods.
Putting our people and our planet as a shared priority is essential and non-negotiable. If we are to live healthy fulfilling lives, we all need a home and we all need to take steps to protect it.
For the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we ask you to pledge a gift in-kind and join us as we innovate new and important ways for everyone to help the planet.