Giving World today published a report by Frontier Economics, prepared with the help of Pro Bono Economics, evaluating Giving World’s activities. Giving World distributes surplus goods, including basic necessities such as food and clothing, and other useful items such as education materials, children’s toys, books and personal hygiene products to more disadvantaged economic and social groups. This includes people with health problems, low income families, elderly people and the homeless. Giving World distributed goods worth £2.4 million between 2009 and 2015, assisting almost 850,000 beneficiaries in the UK.
Frontier’s analysis, based on the results of a survey undertaken by Giving World, revealed a number of ways in which Giving World’s activities have a positive impact on their beneficiaries. Among others, these included:
- Fulfilling their basic needs
- Helping them get more involved in their communities
- Enhancing feelings of safety
- Helping improve relationships with friends and family
- Improving their health
The report highlights that a number of these improvements are likely to go hand in hand with increases in overall well-being.
Projects Director at Giving World, Rama Bhalla, said: “Frontier have delivered an Impact Report that recognises the positive impact our activities can have on the lives of vulnerable people. Additionally their findings go further to support the likely connection between our activities and the well being of the beneficiaries. The report will inform our future sustainability strategies.”
Frontier (Europe) undertook this analysis as part of its pro bono work with the voluntary and charity sectors.
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