When the owners of Harvic International Ltd. know it’s time to make room in their warehouse for new merchandise, their go-to resource for in-kind donations is NAEIR.
NAEIR, the National Association for the Exchange of Industrial Resources, is a leader in the field of in-kind giving – basically any donation that is non-monetary in nature. Rather than ending up in a landfill or with a liquidator, Harvic International’s donated merchandise will go to qualified nonprofits, helping them stretch their budgets and serve more people of all ages.
“We have made about nine or 10 full container donations to NAEIR since 2005,” says Henry Abadi, a Syrian immigrant who founded New York-based Harvic International in 1983 “There are many companies that do this type of work, especially in our area, but NAEIR is different because of their easy processes.”
He explains that other in-kind organizations tend to make him wait for a week or more before they accept a delivery.
“I cannot wait that long,” he says. “There is a very big need for us to clear space, and when we contact NAEIR, we have a ship order within a few hours. All the goods — usually a container load — are shipped out the next day.”
Abadi believes in a philosophy of corporate generosity. “Over the years we have donated many different items to NAEIR, including school uniforms, T-shirts, tie-dye joggers and shirts, ladies’ lace skirts and many more,” he says.
Gary C. Smith, CEO of NAEIR, says he is grateful for Harvic International’s generosity. “We work hard to build positive, trusting relationships with our donors,” he says. “Our secure, yet flexible donation process is why companies like Harvic International continue to donate to NAEIR to year after year.”
Harvic International is one of the leading apparel manufacturing and distribution companies on the East Coast, offering a wide selection ranging from premium outerwear to school uniforms. Its products are carried by many major department stores and retailers throughout the country, and the location of its warehouse in Edison, New Jersey, allows for easy and efficient shipping across North America.
Harvic International also markets to consumers via its website under its Galaxy By Harvic® brand for basic apparel, Spire®Outerwear and Authentic Galaxy School Uniforms®.
NAEIR of Galesburg, Illinois, accepts companies’ in-kind donations of merchandise – usually excess, out-of-season or discontinued inventory. Qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofits can then order what they need from NAEIR’s online catalog. They don’t pay for the merchandise itself, only a nominal handling fee.
Founded in 1977, NAEIR gives away $100 million in merchandise a year to schools, churches and other qualified. Since its founding, NAEIR has received donations from more than 8,000 U.S. corporations and distributed more than $3 billion in products.