Support. Shop. Serve.
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InKind Exchange (IKE) is a unique community-based initiative created by United Way of the Alberta Capital Region. IKE offers a convenient, cost effective way for charities to acquire office furniture, technology, personal care products, and toys. Membership is FREE to all Alberta charities and qualifying not-for-profit organizations.
InKind Exchange bridges the gap between the charitable sector and the business world by offering a central gathering and distribution point for donated products. The items are then offered for sale from our warehouse-store to member charities at far below market value. This allows organizations to focus more on community work and to worry less about operational overhead.
All InKind Exchange members are eligible to take advantage of exclusive discounts offered through United Way's partnership with Staples Advantage. Examples of Staples Advantage product lines include office supplies, technology products, facility supplies, furniture, and business services at prices up to 65% off retail priced items. Members experience a fully functional online ordering system, excellent customer care, easy-to-browse catalogues and next day delivery options in most areas.
InKind Exchange offers a variety of technology including late model laptops and desktops, and brand new printers. We also carry monitors and keyboards to help complete your desktop. Brand new batteries and chargers are available for laptops if needed, and all of our technology is offered at rates significantly lower than retail.
We have many relationships with high quality vendors such as Guess, Disney, Bed Bath & Beyond and more. As a member you can take advantage of obtaining these items for a fraction of the retail cost.
Our Welcome Home Kit program is ideal for organizations who work with newly housed individuals and families in Alberta. We have a catalogue filled with household necessities and their prices. Once you provide us with the items and quantities you need, your order will be available for pick-up within two business days. For more, click here!
We offer charitable organizations a variety of operational resources at a fraction of the retail value. As a member you will have access to office furnishings, technology, personal hygiene items, and toys at unbeatable prices. Our scope and capacity makes us one-of-a-kind in Canada!
InKind Exchange offers office furnishings to outfit your office with all the essentials. Desks, file cabinets, bookcases, chairs, whiteboards, boardroom tables & chairs, and much more. If your charity could use it, we accept it.
Here at United Way's InKind Exchange we have a wide variety of technology available. Our tech department has items from complete computer packages to laptops to printers and our stock is always changing. All technology is operational and priced to fit any budget.
InKind Exchange offers a wide range of basic hygiene products in full size and travel size. Items include shampoo, conditioner, body wash, razors, shaving cream, toothbrushes, and toothpaste. We also offer personal care items such as underwear, socks, hats, and gloves. We can also order product based on your charity's needs.
We have both high quality toys and grab bag toys available for all age groups year round. During the holiday season our toy section expands to fit the demand. We have pre-orders available for toys every September for charities that work with large groups of children and have low budgets. InKind Exchange also offers art supplies year round for all your camp and program needs.
The InKind Exchange is pleased to announce that we are partnering with Staples to offer our members a line of Canadian made, value priced new office furniture. A sample display will be set up at IKE starting on Tuesday June 6th, come out to our Customer Appreciation event between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm to see what's available.