Good360 – Lifting up Australian communities
Tuesday, 22nd October 2019 at 7:30 am
Matching the right product with the right people is as easy as Good360!
Good360 is a matchmaker connecting the surplus, brand-new goods of businesses to Australians in need.
Good360’s recent collaboration with the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS) Foundation demonstrates how when done right, excess goods can help lift up Australian communities doing it tough.
Earlier this year Rockpool Dining Group reached out to Good360, they were clearing out their warehouse and had over 30 pallets of kitchenware, including brand new crockery, serving platters, knives, glasses and much more, all in need of a good home.
Good360’s member database includes over 1,300 charities (registered with the ACNC) and schools (with an ICSEA ranking below 1,000) with whom they could identify a possible match. The RAS Foundation was contacted to gauge their interest. The RAS Foundation team were immediately excited, seeing the opportunity to use this product to help stock regional showground kitchens across New South Wales.
“Making these goods available for our regional and rural communities gives them extra resources which are often incredibly difficult to come by in areas still affected by drought. The RAS Foundation is proud to partner with Good360 and share these goods with deserving regional towns,” Cecilia Logan, RAS Foundation manager, said.
The RAS Foundation had an overwhelming response from showgrounds wanting goods and were oversubscribed. Not wanting any of the showground kitchens to miss out Good360 reached out to another product donor, Trenton International, to help fill the gap. The products were packaged up by the RAS Foundation and sent to over 31 showground kitchens across NSW.
Jan Wightley, secretary of the Wellington Show Society, said: “When catering for our annual show, race days and other community events, catering staff have always had to provide their own crockery.
“They would either, purchase plastic goods, bring their crockery from home or hire what was necessary. This wonderful gift of crockery is an asset to our organisation and also a great community benefit.”
You can watch a video of the RAS Foundation donation and its impact on regional communities here:
Disaster relief, is just one of 24 cause areas Good360 serves and with Christmas just around the corner the demand is at its yearly high.
Good360 understands that Christmas can be tough, budgets are stretched, and charities and schools are under enormous pressure to help more people within their communities.
Good360 is working to reach more people this year through their annual Christmas campaign. In 2018, Good360 gifted $21.3 million worth of goods to Australians in need. This year is on track to be just as big!
Membership to Good360 is free and starting on 15 October, all Good360 active members will be able to access $400 free shipping and handling which equates to over $4,000 worth of brand-new goods delivered right to their door! Even better, if you can visit their Smithfield warehouse, members can access $800 (or $16,000 worth of stock) through Click and Collect.
Alison Covington, Good360 founder and MD, said: “Christmas can be a stressful time, especially for charities wanting to help their clients enjoy the celebrations, putting extra strain on their limited resources.
“Our Christmas campaign takes away the shipping and handling costs and means that our members can get brand new items like clothing, toys, make-up kits, headphones and much more for free! We know that time is limited, so we also make up goodie bags for children, men and women for our members to order, making gift giving so much easier.”
If you know a not for profit, charity or eligible school that could benefit from Good360 click here to find out more.