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Gifts in kind (GIK) is a kind of charitable giving in which, instead of giving money to buy needed goods and services, the goods and services themselves are given. GIK has several advantages over monetary giving:

  • Donated goods are much less susceptible to becoming graft.

  • The goods themselves would often end up as landfill. GIK provides a means, particularly for corporations, of doing social good with things that would otherwise be a liability.

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