Children International expedites relief to poor children around the world and reduces operational costs with new donations management system
Children International, a Kansas City-based nonprofit organization, announces the Aidmatrix Foundation has completed implementation of a web platform enabling the charity to accept donated supplies to help poor children and families around the world. The platform was donated in part by Aidmatrix and is valued at US$250,000. Use of the system is projected to save Children International up to US$3 million in annual expenses while significantly reducing the amount of time and effort used in the procurement of gifts-in-kind donations, thus freeing up more funding to help children in need.
The platform helps Children International manage their product donations more efficiently. Items such as clothes, textbooks, school supplies, shoes, hygiene items and medical supplies needed to help children and families living in poverty around the world are donated by Children International corporate partners through the website. The new web platform will also provide Children International and its international agencies throughout Latin America, Asia, Africa and the United States the ability to post their needs on the Aidmatrix Network and share them with all the members.
Children International CEO and President Jim Cook says, 'We are committed to operating Children International's Gifts-in-Kind program as effectively and efficiently as possible. Using Aidmatrix is enhancing our ability to reach out to children and families in dire need of the support from our generous corporate donors.'
Children International has a robust gifts-in-kind program that has shipped more than US$52 million worth of textbooks, school supplies, clothing, shoes, hygiene items and medical supplies to their partner agencies around the world in the last year. The Aidmatrix platform will save the organization US$3 million each year and a significant amount of time and effort used in the procurement of gifts-in-kind donations. Aidmatrix is a nonprofit organization and was able to grant a large portion of the Donations Management Module to Children International.
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About The Aidmatrix Foundation, Inc.
The Aidmatrix Foundation, Inc. builds and operates powerful technology hubs that support diverse stakeholder groups in their efforts to work together to solve the world's most challenging humanitarian crises. Our solutions enhance participation, amplify contributions, and accelerate results for humanitarian relief. More than 35,000 leading corporate, nonprofit and government partners leverage our solutions to mobilize more than US$1.5 billion in aid annually, worldwide. The donated goods, money and services impact the lives of more than 65 million people. Aidmatrix is a 501(c)3 nonprofit headquartered in Dallas, Texas, USA, with offices in Wisconsin, Germany and India.
About Children International
Established in 1936, Children International is a humanitarian organization with its headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri. Children International's programs benefit more than 335,000 children and their families in 11 countries around the world including Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Zambia, Honduras, India, the Philippines and the United States. For more information about Children International or to sponsor a child, visit www.children.org.