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Gleaning For The World has been consistently ranked the number one “Most Efficient Large Charity in America” by Forbes Magazine. It is a ranking of which our staff is very proud. We make sure that our donors’ support is put to the best use by using over 98% of our donations toward designated programs.
More than 200 charities were evaluated in Forbes‘ annual study, including World Vision, the American Red Cross, Campus Crusade for Christ, Habitat for Humanity and the American Cancer Society. Gleaning For The World received the 100% efficiency rating in charitable commitment and fundraising efficiency.
When donations come in, our staff and volunteers sort and process everything. We ensure that the items we supply are organized, in date, and needed by receiving groups. We are logistical experts and we offer the maximum possible relief with the least waste – earning us the reputation as America’s Most Efficient Large Charity.
Gleaning For The World delivers more than 100,000 blankets to homeless individuals every year. These blankets provide warmth and comfort for those who are fighting for their very survival. Many on the streets face horrible situations every day, including freezing temperatures, violence, sexual assault and theft. These simple, low-cost blankets provide a comfort to those who have no hope.
Around the developing world, women cannot go to school, work or church and are forced from society for twelve weeks every year. Why? It is because they lack proper feminine hygiene products. We have a solution! WINGS kits last three years and allow women to rejoin society when they are on their cycle. With each kit lasting three years, it gives women nine extra months of income, education and freedom. Sponsor a young woman for just $15.
Around the world, children suffer. The emotional pain that comes with fear, malnutrition and starvation may never heal. When a child receives a stuffed animal (along with the food, water and medical supplies), they also receive a friend. This is a friend that they can express their fear and anxiety to. These soft toys alleviate suffering by giving children an outlet to cope with emotional pain.
In developing countries, women lack access to education and job training. We are providing all the supplies needed to teach and create our WINGS kits in developing countries. Not only do they get the extra time at work and school because they receive feminine hygiene kits, but they learn a marketable skill. You can help a woman get job training to empower her to have a better future.
Syrian women and children are escaping the violence that is destroying their country. The camps are running low on supplies. They need food and water. We need your help to alleviate suffering. One shipping container will provide enough food for thousands to eat for weeks. Help us get an entire shipping container full of food.
Several times through-out the year we receive truckloads of fresh produce. In 2013, we gave 171,000 pounds of fresh produce to food banks and pantries. This year is on pace to surpass that number! Help us stock food banks with fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables.
We utilize corporate donations. From food to medical supplies, companies donate their surplus to Gleaning For The World. What does this mean for you? When you donate to Gleaning For The World, we multiply your donation by 100. How?
Example: Donated medical supplies arrive at our warehouse. We take the conservative, mean estimate of the value the product. In this instance, one shipment of medical supplies is valued at $350,000. We are able to sort and process that shipment, then provide it to a hospital in Central America at $3,500. They do not pay for the products. We can provide supplies at 1% of the value of the product. Therefore, for $1 donated we can provide $100 worth of relief.
Are you prepared for when a disaster hits? Natural disasters can impact anywhere in the United States. There is no avoiding it. The best option is to be ready now to respond when it happens. Be sure to have all the information you need to respond when a disaster strikes.