How a small amount can make a large impact
In fact, over the last 5 years, on average, for every $1 donated to International Aid over $71 worth of aid was shipped to those in need. In our 2016 fiscal year we shipped $63 million worth of aid to 147 partners working in 66 different countries.
So how is that possible? Here’s how it works:
Due to our nonprofit status, many businesses—such as prescription medicine companies or medical equipment manufacturers—will make donations to our organization out of their surpluses so that their extra products bring relief to those who are suffering aswell as tax benefits to their company. These types of donations include: prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, hygiene products, nutritional supplements, medical equipment, etc. All of the donated health products are unused, and the medical equipment is usually first or second generation. If any pieces of equipment are in need of repair, we have technicians on staff who recondition the equipment for the mission field.
These products are highly needed on the mission field—and we receive millions of dollars of them every year. However, we do not have the resources to ship these products to our donors who are waiting for them on the other side of the world.
The public donations we receive help us to get the pallets of life-saving product to the mission field. The cost of shipping the product is significantly lower than the value of the product we are shipping, which means your donation help us to connect expensive health products and medical equipment to organizations who need our products in order to meet the physical needs of those they minister to.
It’s that simple; when you partner with International Aid, even a small donation can have a huge impact. Together, with God’s love, we are changing lives!