"We'll take anything..."
- Jay Peters, Founder - Agape Inventory Donation
How does it work?
Normatively speaking, companies usually sell every item they produce. However, sometimes companies produce excess, orders are cancelled or particular models are discontinued. Any merchandise this isn't sold adds up, takes up valuable warehouse room and costs a great deal to store.
Because of this, to make room for newer brands and products, these companies will donate their excess merchandise to Agape Inventory Donation The Government gives them a tax deduction and we are able to give all the excess inventory to schools, churches and non-profits for FREE. Agape Inventory Donation members can utilize these extra tools and supplies to assist teachers in giving better lessons, shelters, for another example, take care of more people and churches are able to provide more help for the needy. This creates a win-win!
When a donation shipment comes in to Agape Inventory Donation's warehouse in St. Louis, Missouri, the merchandise is sorted through, organized and documented for our website and catalogs. Each month our members receive Agape Inventory Donation's catalogs with a wide variety of items they need to operate their respective organizations. These times range from toys, clothes, books, office supplies, tools, toiletries, DVD’s, crafts and so on and so forth! All the merchandise is absolutely FREE—members only pay a small fee to cover the cost of shipping* and handling.
How donations are distributed?
Agape Inventory Donation accepts new corporate product donations that can be utilized by our network of nonprofit organizations. Additionally, we also accept donations of a monetary variety from individuals to aid the cover cost of shipping as well as distribution of product donations to the nonprofits that need them most. The following are three ways we can distribute product donations:
1. Warehoused donations: We have developed a highly efficient process of obtaining large quantities of product into warehouse and separating it into more accessible quantities for charities of all types. Charities are able to view our online catalog of inventory. Learn more about our warehouse operations in Florida, Ohio, Missouri, Alabama and Illinois.
2. Local retail donations: This model allows retailers to donate directly from individual stores to partner charities in their respective communities. This retail partnership also allows smaller charities to get products straight from local businesses on a more regular and ongoing basis (which usually means that significant savings in transportation costs can be achieved), and establishes vital connections between retailers and charities in the places where the company’s employees live and work.
3. One-time local donations: Our vast network of pre-qualified charities also enables us to efficiently locate homes for donations in our donors’ local communities. Companies of a wide variety can effectively place one-time donations, rather than dispose of them or destroy them - processes that can often fill landfills. Local charities are then notified of donation opportunities as they become available, and orders are fulfilled on a first-come, first-serve basis.