Jones expressed high expectations regarding the benefits of membership in IS to NAEIR and its national membership base.
The meeting was productive in that there are some promising possibilities regarding NAEIR and the services IS may be able to offer fellow IS' association members.
NAEIR was able to position itself as an organization that has an important impact on a large number of social service organizations and charitable organizations in general, in addition to schools.
Businesses donating merchandise to NAEIR
receive tax deductions, open up storage and display space and receive the philanthropic benefit of knowing that their products are going to be used at deserving schools and nonprofit organizations.
NAEIR is a nonprofit organization that collects corporate product donations at its ten-acre warehouse in Galesburg, Illinois, and then redistributes those goods to 10,000 schools and charities across the United States.
Among the companies that have donated products to NAEIR are 3M, Microsoft, The Oreck Corporation, Stanley Tools, Rubbermaid, Rayovac, Russ Berrie and Company, and Dixon Ticonderoga.
One trend is shareholders pressuring corporations to increase profits in the current economic downturn, said Jack Zavada, director of communications at NAEIR
If the donation is accepted, a NAEIR representative phones the donor immediately and provides shipping instructions.
NAEIR makes donated merchandise available to its members, which pay $625 annual dues plus shipping and handling, and receive an average of $7,000 of new merchandise each year.
NAEIR is also participating in the recovery efforts in New York City and Washington, DC, due to the tragic terrorist events of September 11, 2001.
The efforts of NAEIR and other relief groups speak volumes of the American spirit and generosity.
Zavada said NAEIR
has seen growth in both good and bad economic conditions.