New products bring aid to worthy causes

Since 2012, YouGiveGoods has been helping people and organizations serve their communities by running online drives to raise needed products for nonprofits across the country. We’ve been so pleased to add new products each and every year to our service. Only four months into 2017 and we already have some exciting additions to announce.

One of our favorite new partners, TIAA, a Fortune 100 financial services organization, approached us in February about holding a drive to support one of their causes, Dress for Success. Of course, we were very open to finding a way to bring aid to this cause which empowers women to break the cycle of poverty by providing professional attire and guidance in attaining a quality job.

Working with the passionate professionals in their Advance ERG (employee resource group) in collaboration with “TIAA Serves” corporate responsibility program we sourced great items for their Dress for Success drive: colorful chiffon tops, sturdy professional portfolios, and memory sticks.

TIAA employees loved the selection and exceeded the drive’s goal by purchasing 312 items for Dress for Success locations around the U.S!

Another one of our all-time favorite partners, St. Joseph’s Prep in Philadelphia, approached us in March about putting together a backpack of supplies for distribution to area homeless men. Specifically, they requested that we add an item that we did not carry but is in high demand at homeless shelters – underwear. We were able to source high-quality (Hanes brand) men’s boxers in time for the drive which offered a pre-packed box with a backpack, 2 sticks of deodorant, 3 bars of soap, a 3-pack of boxers and a 3-pack of t-shirts.

The drive, The Prep Serves the Homeless, raised 940 items for the Bethesda Project in Philadelphia to aid in their mission to “find and care for the abandoned poor”.

Based on continuing need, the packs of boxers have been added to our permanent list of available items. We know this fills a need and will be an in-demand item for homeless shelter drives. The tops, portfolios and memory sticks will remain as special order items available for possible inclusion in future drives. We hope you find our growth as exciting as we do! Every new product we add opens the door to supporting a new cause and supporting a person in need in a new and valuable way. A special thank you to TIAA and St. Joe’s Prep for including us in their inspiring service efforts. Look for more exciting happenings down the road from YGG!

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