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 $250,000. Use of the system is projected to save Children International up to $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 gifts-in-kind program that has shipped more than $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.
Aidmatrix is a nonprofit organization and was able to grant a large portion of the Donations Management Module to Children International.
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.