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Company offering uniforms to be used outside of the UK

General information

Overall description

We are a large company based at the Science Park in Cambridge (UK) . We regularly have items of clothes which are good as new which are no longer required by our staff, therefore we wish to recycle them in the best way possible. However we are restricted to where we can give the garments due to having the company logo printed on the items, but it would be great if we could send them to other countries which are in need of them instead of just throwing them away.

Partnership types

Provision of goods

Goods details

Goods description

Business offering uniforms, mainly trousers, jumpers and t-shirts, both male and femail. The uniforms has to be re used outside of the UK due to a company logo printed on them. The items are all second hand but in good condition.

Type(s) of goods

Apparel & fashion

Quantity

Few bags at the moment but likely to be more in future

Location

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Frequency (one-off or ongoing)

I may do both.

Cost of goods

There is no cost.

Transport

I cannot assist with transport.

Expiry

Expiry dates are not relevant to these goods.

Condition

These goods are second hand.

Value

around 1000 GBP


Organisation details

Organisation name

Company offering uniforms

Contact details

Only verified non-profit organisations who have exchanged contact details may view this.

Responses

  • Contact details exchanged
    23 Jun 2011 10:29 GMT

    Research Institute for Development,Communication and School Partnership (RIDCSP) Verified non-profit organisation
    (Verified non-profit organisation)

    Ngoe Lawrence Mukete says: Dear Sir/ Madam,

    We are writing in response to this offer posted on Global Hand. It is worth mentioning that RIDCSP is a verified member of Global Hand. As an NGO working on alleviating poverty and suffering in Cameroon in many respects, we think these goods will contribute immensely in promoting those goals. If granted this offer, we are going to donate some of them to impoverished village communities as well as some prison cells in Cameroon. Such a goodwill gesture from your company will definitely make a difference in the lives of these people who live under deplorable and appalling conditions, as this will restore a semblance of hope for a better tomorrow into their lives.

    RIDCSP will be able to collect these goods and dispatch them to Cameroon from Cambridge as we currently have two of our members studying in the UK, and are in a position to visit your site for collection. This gesture, will equally open and foster a new kind of partnership between our RIDCSP and your corporation in the future. To start with, we are going to provide you with feedback on the actual donation process with some photographic evidence as well as report Global Hand.

    Thank you very much for posting this offer on Global Hand, and we very much look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards.

  • Commented
    25 Jun 2011 08:02 GMT

    Havilla Children's Centre
    (Unverified non-profit organisation)

    BARNABAS MUTUA says: Dera sir,
    We are HAVILLA CHILDREN CENTRE, a non profit in kenya and we are interested inthose uniforms

  • Commented
    28 Jun 2011 12:26 GMT

    Rako Tree Planting Club
    (Unverified non-profit organisation)

    Matthew Kasisami says: Dear Sir,
    We are Rako Tree Planting Club, a non profit making and self help organization is interested in those uniforms.This uniforms will be given out free of charge to needy.

  • Commented
    01 Jul 2011 08:27 GMT

    Revelation Children's Ministries International
    (Unverified non-profit organisation)

    Micheal and Esther Erwachu says: hello we would love to have those item ,would you please send them to us

  • Commented
    08 Aug 2011 05:47 GMT

    African Youth With Diability Network , Uganda Chapter
    (Unverified non-profit organisation)

    Eroku Simon says: Our Organisation is interested in the recycled clothes as they will help in many ways posible
    we are from Uganda working for youth with disabilities.

    hope for your positive consideration

  • Commented
    20 Sep 2011 08:39 GMT

    Abang Ashu Academy (3A)
    (Unverified non-profit organisation)

    Bishop Abang Anthony Ashu says: ABANG ASHU CADEMY C.I.G is interested to receive your offers of cloths, uniforms for both males and females. we work on community health care and orphans care schools.
    our mailing address is:

    ABANG NTHONY ASHU
    DIRECTOR
    ABANG ASHU ACADEMY C.I.G
    P.O.BOX 52 MAMFE,
    SOUTH WEST REGION,
    REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON

  • Commented
    23 Sep 2011 12:34 GMT

    Abang Ashu Academy (3A)
    (Unverified non-profit organisation)

    Bishop Abang Anthony Ashu says: ABANG ANTHONY ASHU says: ABANG ASHU CADEMY C.I.G is interested to receive your offers of cloths, uniforms for our males and female staff. we work on community health care and orphans care schools.
    our mailing address is:

    ABANG NTHONY ASHU
    DIRECTOR
    ABANG ASHU ACADEMY C.I.G
    P.O.BOX 52 MAMFE,
    SOUTH WEST REGION,
    REPUBLIC OF CAMEROON

    e-mail:abangashuacademy@gmail.com
    website.www:3acameroon.webs.com

  • Commented
    23 Sep 2011 04:15 GMT

    Lotus Victory Foundation Inc
    (Unverified non-profit organisation)

    Luiza Dell says: LOTUS VICTORY FOUNDATION INC, is interested in your offer of uniform clothes. All clothes we collect go to the orphanages and nursing homes we are working with in Eastern Europe and Central and Minor Asia.

    Our address:

    LOTUS VICTORY FOUNDATION INC
    2133 81st Street, Brooklyn, NY, US 11214
    Tel: 1-718-646-3102
    Fax: 1-347-673-7803
    Email:lotvicusa2@hotmail.com
    Website: www.lotusvf.us




    LOTUS VICTORY FOUNDATION INC
    2133 81st Street, Brooklyn, NY, US 11214
    Tel: 1-718-646-3102
    Fax: 1-347-673-7803
    Email:lotvicusa2@hotmail.com
    Website: www.lotusvf.us

  • Commented
    25 Sep 2011 10:45 GMT

    Bolo-Too Pa Acholi Christian Organisation
    (Unverified non-profit organisation)

    Mr. Jonathan Otim says: We are community initiated organisation and support orphans, old age and widows in Northern Uganda, Gulu district. As result of war the population has lived in and extrem poverty they have experienced as result of staying in the government initiated Internal Displaced People camps for over twenty years, many people after the conflict are left with less effort to fend for themself though the situation is improving as people are settling in their original homes after the conflict. We need these clothes to be given to old age persons, widows and orphans under the organisation supports.

    Thanks
    bolotoopaacholi at gmail dot com

  • Commented
    07 Oct 2011 01:02 GMT

    Learning and Development Kenya (LDK)
    (Unverified non-profit organisation)

    Learning and Development Kenya says: Consider donating some of the uniforms to our local charity. LDK has a home for orphans who would greatly benefit from this offer. We are based in Nakuru, in Kenya. I can be contacted through email address: philipndeta@yahoo.com (Director, Learning and Development Kenya). Thank you very much.

  • Contact details exchanged
    15 Nov 2011 08:42 GMT

    Hope and Aid Direct Verified non-profit organisation
    (Verified non-profit organisation)

    Janet Young says: Is this offer still open? I am responding on behalf of Hope and Aid Direct, a charity that convoys aid to Kosovo twice a year. See www.hopeandaiddirect.org.uk.
    We have volunteers and warehouses around the country collecting goods all the time.

  • Commented
    19 Jan 2012 06:17 GMT

    NELBEM - Kenya
    (Unverified non-profit organisation)

    weldon korir says: weldon korir says: I wish to put forth our request for consideration among others, NELBEM KENYA is a community Base organization currently operating in Njoro region, central Rift of Kenya, We are supporting local community, Members of NELBEM KENYA are former victims of tribal clashes in Kenya post election period 1992,1997 & 2002 and hence they are living below poverty line.

    If all goes well and we get this clothes, It will have a positve change in lives of many poor peseant farmers's children who are living in a cool area.

    A visit to the area will make one wonder why other people suffer when others can help, Kindly consider this help to go to the real needy poor peseant farmers

    Looking froward to working with you.

    Regards
    Weldon Korir
    Patron
    NELBEM KENYA
    For: Sigaon & Nessuit School Programme.

    Email: wkorir2000@yahoo.com

  • Commented
    27 Jan 2012 04:03 GMT

    The Dumi Project
    (Unverified non-profit organisation)

    Dumisani Moyo says: WE ARE INTERESTED TO YOUR OFFER ON CONDITION THAT YOU HELP US WITH SHIPPING EXPENCES

    My full name is Dumisani Moyo) am the treasurer, Michael Bennett is the Church Steward, Valerie Bennett and John Miles are local preachers and all worship at Macdonald Road Methodist Church in Coventry out Minister's name is :
    Rev David Musgrave
    Coventry & Nuneaton Methodist Circuit
    44 Mellowdew Road
    Coventry
    CV2 5GN
    024 7644 4062 Email: (davidmusgrave@hotmail.co.uk )
    Michael C Bennett(mcbennett@uwclub.netmail)
    We have been involved in the ministry and project of sending used and items such as books, computers, bedding, linen, clothes etc to the very needy people of Ntsoma Village in the Insiza district in Zimbabwe for the last 2 years.We are called THE DUMI PROJECT and have an emergency situation and in desperation, ask that you to consider whether you might be able to help with emergency any financial donation to help us ship the items to Zimbabwe.

    We have been collecting items such as books, computers, school furniture, bedding, linen etc. for a deprived and appalling situation in Ntsoma Community and children of the Mapengani Primary School in the Insiza district of Zimbabwe for the past one and half years and managed to finance the project, some myself and also with the help of others, have now collected about 20 tonnes of these items.

    After receiving a letter of interest in the project in July from a company, we started to collect school and community items such desks, computers, printer, bedding linen etc. All of these items are now stored in different places including the use of our minister home garage and in particular we asked someone who owns a factory to store the bulk of the stuff for us.
    The factory owner asked me what guarantee do we have to remove and ship out the items, We replied that the company have kindly shown interest in our project and therefore we were anticipating a positive outcome by November, It was on this basis that we were going to purchase a lorry/container, load it with the respective stuff and ship it over to Zimbabwe as indicated in our letter to their Chief Executive. I also stated in my letter that we are planning a second trip back to Zimbabwe in the month of December to monitor the distribution of the donated items.
    The company came back to us in this eleventh hour and advised that they had received many applications and so they are unable to help our project.
    The factory owner also had informed us that the month of December is his busiest period and would like me to remove all stored items from his factory by the end of November 2011. He was due to receive four large containers from China and needs his space to store his goods for his business and so asks that I should remove all the stuff without fail from his factory on the 30thNovember and we have failed to do so by now.
    We have now been given another 25th Frebruary 2012 to remove all the items and have nowhere to put them so we have found ourselves in a predicament. As a result of this, the only thing we can do is to request for an emergency funding assistance for this particular regard.
    We would appreciate any help, assistance which you might be able to give in this situation.

    Regards

    Dumisani Moyo
    + 44 798 5469 535
    Chairman of the group


































































































































































































































































































































































































    Why is this project needed at this time in this location?

    Zimbabwe is one of the countries that have experienced and recorded one of the highest levels of the HIV infections in the world with 26.8 in the late 1990s to 13.6 in 2010 (NAC quarterly statistics). The national HIV prevalence rate is slowly on a downward trend, although within the country and districts, there is a series of multiple changing and overlapping micro-epidemics, each with its own character (the populations most affected), dynamics (patterns of change overtime) and characteristics (severity of impact). This contributes to important age, gender and geographical differences in HIV prevalence. Against such a background, Insiza district remains with high HIV prevalence rate that is higher than the national one. The acceleration of the epidemic in the Insiza communities has largely been driven by sexual transmission, with 80% to 90% arising from heterosexual transmission. There is still inadequacy of practical knowledge related to prevention practices. There are knowledge gaps in intervention areas that include Testing and Counselling (T&C), Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT), Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) or Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) and their availability. The rural areas are the most affected as they are underserved. Females appear to be consistently lagging behind males in most areas of HIV and AIDS-related knowledge. The greatest challenge facing the communities is that HIV risk perception is to a large extent not personalised by all sexual active individuals to reflect on their own risk of being infected and passing on infection to a loved one. In Insiza district, there is a high risk of contracting HIV by adolescents and young men and women aged 15-24 in and out of school in comparison to other age groups due to a number of inextricable intertwined reasons. They include: Ignorance and/or Inadequate relevant information and knowledge about HIV/AIDS; Prevalence of ignorance, myths & misconceptions about HIV/AIDS related to some cultural, traditional & religious attitudes, norms, beliefs and practices; Insecure Livelihoods; Experimenting with sex, boredom and peer pressure; Lack of Parental guidance; Existence of Inequalities between young men & women, boys and girls, unequal power relations, access to and control over resources and decision making. All these challenges demonstrate a strong and urgent need for an adolescent and youth HIV prevention and mitigation initiative.

    The proposed project is the HIV prevention and/or stigma reduction intervention in Insiza communities through sport targeting young men and women in and out of school. It is needed at this time in Insiza district because the quarterly Insiza District NAC HIV prevalence rates show that the adolescents and youth are among the groups that still exhibit high prevalence rates despite the downward trend of the national prevalence rate which is now approximated at 13.6. The documentation reviews also indicate that high new infections are occurring in the youth aged 15-24. Therefore an HIV free generation will be very difficult to achieve in this district if there are no concerted efforts to facilitate the adolescents and youth to prevent new infections and the spread of HIV.

    How and why have the beneficiaries been selected?

    The adolescent and youth in Insiza District’s 8 communities of Nstoma, Shamba, Mwele, Nkankezi, Papama, Scooter, Gwatemba and Malole have been specifically targeted and selected by the Nstoma Community Based Organisation in consultation with Insiza District stakeholders because of the high risk of contracting HIV of adolescents and youth as evidenced by the high HIV infection rates prevalent amongst young men and women aged 15-24 in and out of school (NAC quarterly statistics). Insiza district is one of the districts in Zimbabwe with high HIV prevalence rate and the worst affected age groups are 15-19 years, 20-24 years and 30-49 years. Young people in particular orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) and out-of school adolescents engage in early sexual activity and require attention of prevention programmes. Sexual relations between younger women and men who are five or more years older are the major entry point for HIV into the younger generation. Multiple sexual relationships due to lack of faithfulness are a key driver of the HIV epidemic in the communities. The risk factors for HIV infection include a higher overall number of sexual partners, high turnover of sexual partners and concurrent sexual partners or having a partner who has concurrent sexual partners. The young men and women are exposed to such risks. Correct and consistent use of male and female condoms by adolescent and youth still remains a challenge. There are a lot of constraints that include high cost, stigma and myths to availability, accessibility and usage of female condom faced by young women. There are also some cultural, traditional and religious practices and attitudes that increase vulnerability of adolescents and young men and women to HIV infection. Females are at more risk of exposure to HIV infection due to gender inequalities and unequal power relations. The practices include among others, polygamy, widow inheritance, girl pledging and forced marriage and intra-vaginal practices. HIV and AIDS IEC materials (manuals, workbooks, toolkits) and communication tools in local languages specifically targeting the adolescents and young adults in rural communities is very poor, so is the distribution and there is also fragmentation of such activities. There is limited access to IEC materials as well as lack of adequate training for adolescent and young men and women users. Furthermore, there is limited integration of testing and counselling services into sexual and reproductive health and rights programmes to offer young people opportunities of accessing new channels for accessing family planning programmes without having to be stigmatised and discriminated.

    The project will address the MDGs 3, 6 and 8.

    MDG 3 recognises that achieving equality between young men and women, adolescent boys and girls is crucial in the fight of HIV and AIDS in individuals, families and communities. MDG3 is a means of preventing the new HIV infections and mitigating the effects and striving for an HIV free generation through promoting gender equality and empowerment of young girls and women via sporting activities such as football and athletics where all people are able to fully participate in

    their communities. This includes ensuring that both young women and men hold positions as leaders in their sporting clubs, families and communities; that they equally participate in all levels of the sporting activities. The Dumi project in partnership with Nstoma CBO and Schools Development Associations will support 700 young men and women in and out of school participating in sporting activities of football, netball, volleyball and athletics. The project nurtures the transition of young girls and boys, men and women from education into productive employment via teaching of life skills. This initiative assists girls to complete their education, build life skills that respond to their needs and constraints. The project plan includes education and skill building (e.g. life skills, leadership skills, negotiation skills, financial literacy, livelihood training, gender training).

    employers to hire, retain and train young women. The Adolescent and Youth HIV prevention Initiative using sporting activities, is a global public-private partnership initiative launched by The Dumi Project, Nstoma CBO and Insiza District Rural Schools Development Association to promote the social economic empowerment of adolescent girls.

    MDG 6 aims to reduce the spread of HIV and AIDS, malaria and other major diseases. This is to be achieved through increasing young people’s knowledge of HIV and AIDS; and improving access to appropriate drugs and other means to prevent and treat diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. Strategies to prevent HIV infection shall address the vulnerabilities of both men and women. Some ideas about masculinity, particularly those related to power and violence against women, have a significant impact on women’s rights and increase HIV vulnerability for women and girls. Sustainable programs to change boys and men’s behaviour will be an integral part in reducing the spread of HIV. Some perceptions of gender roles and stereotypes also affect men and boys, and have negative impacts on their health. These too will be addressed. Care and support strategies in the project recognise that women and girls often carry the greater burden of care where they or a family member is HIV. Prevention strategies shall ensure that the most marginalised and vulnerable young women have their rights respected and have access to services. The project is supporting the integration of gender issues, including measures to respond to violence against women and girls, as part of its work with non-governmental organisations on HIV and AIDS. In Insiza communities the project is working to sensitise and use men as facilitators and change agents for attitude and behaviour change in the prevention of HIV infections. MDG 8 recognises the need for a global partnership in order to achieve development and eradicate poverty propelled by HIV and AIDS in families and communities.




    3.3


    What specific change is this initiative intended to achieve? What is the anticipated impact of the project on the lives of the beneficiaries? Approximately how many people will benefit directly?




    The project is expected to achieve the following changes:
    1.The Insiza district families and communities, 700 adolescent girls and boys, young women and men, teachers and community leadership will be conscious about the exposure to HIV new infections of young people and fully aware of the implications to having an HIV free generation
    2.There will be increased uptake of HIV prevention services by young people compared to project baseline figures
    3.There will also be increased capacities of adolescent girls and boys , young women and men with life skills to tackle the HIV and AIDS epidemic from an informed and equipped point of view
    4.The anticipated impact of the project is changes in attitudes and behaviours and sexual relationships of adolescent girls and boys, young men and women and all this contributing to reduced new HIV infections in young people of Insiza communities.

    Approximately 700 adolescent girls and boys, young men and women from 8 Insiza communities will benefit directly from the intervention.




    3.4


    What is the methodology and approach to be used by the project to achieve the changes described? Describe briefly the main activities.




    The project will employ a rich integrated methodological approach consisting of use popular sports like football, netball, volleyball and athletics to vigorously campaign against new HIV infections especially in adolescent girls and boys, young men and women and promote through youth development a vision of an HIV free generation in underserved communities like Insiza. There shall be baseline survey; HIV prevention services awareness raising, technical capacity building in the areas like youth behaviour change and gender equality promotion, education and skill building (e.g. life skills, leadership skills, negotiation skills, financial literacy, livelihood training, gender training).HIV and AIDS care, support and treatment literacy; and strategic partnerships building and networking.

    A baseline survey on HIV and AIDS conditions in target communities will be carried out. This will be done in order to concretely establish the needs and constraints situation of adolescent girls and boys, young men and women to mark a reference point in terms of baseline information of the project for benchmarking purposes to enable tracking of changes occurring and performance measurement of outputs and outcomes. The community leadership will be consulted and engaged about the project as they are the custodians of local community development so that they provide authority, leadership and support to the project. The 700 beneficiaries consisting of adolescents and youth aged 15-25 in and out of school will be mobilised in 8 Insiza district communities to actively participate in HIV prevention awareness raising and capacity building sporting activities including football, netball, volleyball and athletics. This will ensure that they own the project and ensure sustainability. Sporting kits for football, netball, volleyball and athletics for boys and girls, young men and women shall be procured together with HIV and AIDS IEC materials for behaviour and attitude change and promotion. Target community members, ministry of education and health, teachers, parents and guardians will be mobilised to ensure that they support their children’s active participation in the project sporting activity campaigning events. Periodic monitoring of the project will be done by Nstoma community organisation, The Dumi project, beneficiaries, community leadership and the funding partner. A mid and end of project evaluations will be conducted to measure the impact of the project intervention.




    3.5


    Who will be carrying out the project activities? Which organizations / stakeholders will undertake which work? Why are these organisations considered to be the most appropriate to implement this project? Who has been involved to date in the project design?




    The project activities will be carried out by key stakeholders of The Dumi Project, Nstoma CBO, SKITHI, adolescent girls and boys, young men and women in and out of school in target communities, local and traditional leadership, Schools, School Development Associations, and teachers and parents/guardians in target communities, AIDS service Organisation operating in target communities, Community health technicians and the funding partners. The Dumi Project will be responsible for the overall project coordination and project cycle management, including financial resources, mobilisation, usage, monitoring, reporting and evaluation. The Dumi Project is operating in partnership with Nstoma Community Based Organisation that has structures at community level comprising of beneficiaries and target groups enabling easy project implementation and reaching of all beneficiaries. The Dumi project is better placed to mobilise critical resources and manage them properly while Nstoma CBO is strategically positioned in the communities to implement the project and ensure sustainability as it is owned by the poor community members. The funding partner will provide financial project resources and technical support. SKITHI will carry out gender and HIV and AIDS awareness raising, mainstreaming and capacity building trainings in identified areas. SKITHI is a research, skills development and capacity building organization that has wealth of experience and capacity in community development and management. Other AIDS Service Organisations operating in the area will be consulted for coordinating and networking purposes.









    3.6


    Innovation: Why is this approach considered to be innovative? (see Guidelines for GPAF definition of innovation) Is a new approach to be applied? Are new ways of partnership to be developed? Who or what is the inspiration behind this project? Will the project involve experimenting or piloting new ideas or approaches? What risks are being considered? How does this approach differ from work being done by others? What is the potential for future replication or larger-scale implementation? How will lessons be learned from the results of this initiative? (Maximum 1 page for question 3.6)




    The approach is considered to be innovative as it is a new approach in the target 8 Insiza communities of tackling the HIV epidemic especially in adolescent girls and boys, young men and women. The project fights HIV from a multifaceted perspectives but harnessing tested models and good practices of mainstreaming gender equality and HIV/AIDS. The project recognises the need for a global partnership in order to achieve development and eradicate poverty propelled by HIV and AIDS in families and communities. Gender equality and the empowerment of women are an essential part of this. A global partnership for development needs to involve men and women as partners and decision-makers, and to ensure that men and women benefit from the work of this partnership. The project will help advance the work on improving reproductive health, safe motherhood, reducing HIV, eliminating gender-based violence and promoting gender equality in the marginalised communities. It will also assist in integrating sexual and reproductive health programs into emergency responses, so that when disasters strike there is still access to family planning services, assisted delivery and emergency obstetric care. The major risk is stigma ad discrimination associated with adolescents and youth utilising HIV prevention services and also partaking in sexual reproductive health and rights.





    Dumisani Moyo
    + 44 798 5469 535