Donate resources

Donated goods and inventory can have a huge impact in education, healthcare and economic development

Children from Swaziland with school bags, filled with a year's supply of stationery,
provided by an Australian business. Photo: World Vision Swaziland


Countries that received donated resources from corporate and community partners in 2014

Donating resources to World Vision projects

Contributing physical resources to communities in need is a central part of World Vision Australia’s work, and can play a key role in your partnership with us. We serve as a link between corporate and community partners in Australia and communities in the developing world, providing them with impactful resources to achieve strategic development outcomes.


Matching the right product to the right community is crucial. At World Vision Australia, our team of specialists work with the countries and communities we partner with to ensure the right resource is getting to the people that need it most. We assess potential donations on factors like impact to local markets, cultural appropriateness, quality and cost of freight vs. purchasing locally, to make sure that the resources we send are impactful and sustainable.


When the right resource is matched to the right community, the impact is transformational:

  • Children and teachers get access to textbooks in classrooms that previously had no reading material
  • Kids with disabilities receive durable wheelchairs
  • Trade schools and cooperatives receive materials to earn a better living
  • Birthing attendants receive clean birthing kits to ensure a safer birth for mothers and babies

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Priority resources for field projects in 2015

Why donate resources?

Donation of resources and inventory with World Vision will also deliver significant benefits for your business or group, which may include:

  • Donating resources to World Vision Australia provides an inventory management solution that has a hugely positive benefit to the developing world
  • No matter the size or duration of your contribution, we value your partnership, and will work to show you the impact of your contribution
  • The global World Vision partnership has an extensive logistics and supply chain network, leveraging over fifty years of implementing non-cash resources in difficult contexts
  • Your organisation will receive recognition as a World Vision Partner and the opportunity to leverage World Vision Australia’s trusted brand, significant reach and valued reputation
  • Increased staff motivation, satisfaction and retention through customised partnership activities that engage and inspire
  • We are the only international NGO in Australia to offer an overseas donated resources solution – donated goods can bring similar tax benefits to financial contributions. To ensure this works for your organisation, please seek financial advice
  • Opportunities for media exposure and community recognition through creative and targeted partnership campaigns and activities
  • Delivery on your Corporate Social Responsibility objectives via a partnership based on shared value


Resources we’re not able to take

  • Small volumes of goods. Due to the high costs of international freight, we ensure that things we send to our field projects are impacting at the community level, so we’re not able to assist with items that aren’t in bulk.
  • Most clothing (with the exception of new, warm clothing or protective workwear). As most of the communities we work with utilise clothing production as a source of income, we want to make sure we’re not damaging local economies with resources we send.
  • Mixed items. We do not have the staff resources domestically or in the field to sort mixed items – if you’d like to arrange a collection of items, you can find a list of organisations that might find them useful at GiveNow’s database of charitable organisations.


Invitation to partner

If you’re a business or community group with high-quality, high-impact resources, World Vision is seeking to partner with groups who wish to make a difference overseas. Together, we can help kids get better education, to help adults earn a better living, and to help communities achieve better health outcomes.

If you would like to contribute to a world free from poverty, and in doing so benefit from an alignment with the respected brand and work of World Vision, we invite you to contact us.

About us

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

With the support of more than 400,000 Australians, World Vision helps more than 20 million people every year.

World Vision Australia is a Public Benevolent Institution and is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) by the Australian Taxation Office. It also operates two funds which have DGR status.

© 2015 World Vision Australia. ABN 28 004 778 081.

Where the funds go

Where the funds go

We work hard to make sure that all funds donated to us are used as efficiently and effectively as possible to bring maximum impact to children and communities in need.

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