InPost to send charitable donations to homeless charity Shelter for free

InPost has announced it will use its 2,500 UK lockers to send charitable donations to homeless non-profit organisation Shelter free of charge.

The news follows a piece of consumer research InPost commissioned which revealed that the average person is hoarding £400 worth of unwanted goods.

As a result of this figure, 19 per cent will throw away unwanted, but valuable items, rather than donating them to charity, with the most common excuse being ‘a lack of time’.

A household becomes homeless in England every four minutes, leaving 120,000 children without a home and in temporary accommodation last Christmas alone, according to Shelter.

The tie up between the two brands provides customers with a convenient and easy way to donate goods to support families who’s lives have been impacted by the loss of their home.

InPost’s 2,500 lockers are located in spots including train stations, petrol forecourts and supermarkets including Tesco, Lidl and Morrisons.

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In order to use the service, customers must package their donated items and visit the InPost website to download a QR code to their phone.

This code will unlock their chosen locker, and ensure the package is safely secured ready for collection and delivery to Shelter.

“We are extremely proud to partner with Shelter to launch the Secret Senda campaign this Christmas,” InPost chief executive Jason Tavaria said.

“We know that consumers want to do the right thing and support charities but sometimes struggle with the logistics of dropping off their items.

“Our partnership will help to remove this barrier by opening up our locker network for hassle-free donations, 24/7, while also helping to keep Shelter’s charity shops stocked over the coming winter month.”

Shelter director of fundraising added: “We’re in the grips of a housing emergency, millions of people don’t have a safe and secure home.

“Too many have faced a difficult year in cold, damps flats, in unsuitable and unsafe temporary accommodation, or even on the streets.

“As growing numbers of people need our support, we need yours. Good quality clothes, bags, shoes, accessories and homeware are all really welcome and we’d like to thank people in advance for every donation.”

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