Providing hope during tough times, thanks to Good360

Providing hope during tough times, thanks to Good360
Posted on Tue 7 Jul 2020

Good360 connects businesses with spare or excess products to charities who need them. Anything can be repurposed: clothing, toys, make-up, linen, toiletries – anything!  

When Good360 was established in Australia in 2015, the Goodman Foundation was a founding supporter and helped link Good360 and Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) together. CPA has been a proud partner of the Goodman Foundation for over 13 years.  

The last 12 months has seen families under great pressure with drought, fires and the coronavirus pandemic. 

 In late 2019, families in the Upper Hunter had been living and struggling with the drought, so with the support of Good360, our Hunter Volunteers Team was able to source beautiful Lush handmade cosmetics for our families who were feeling isolated and alone. 

For some rural families, having a child or relative with a disability can affect their participation and inclusion in everyday activities because of a lack of understanding within their local community. So small treats like this can make the world of difference.  

“Thank you so much for my pressies. I just run from therapy to school to farm work. It was nice to feel special. My daughter loves it. Thank you” - Kate, Dartbrook NSW 

During the coronavirus pandemic, adults living with disabilities in our group homes have been in isolation to keep them safe. Our clients are among the most vulnerable in the community, and the immediate risk to their health and wellbeing is simply too great. Donations through Good 360 have become essential for lifting spirits.  

We received donations of arts and craft supplies from BiC so we could start a fun arts group. Duplo donated some wonderful Lego which is being used for Lego therapy!  

With party supplies from Big W, we were able to celebrate the 70th birthday of one of our residents, Betsy. Unfortunately, Betsy could not have any visitors to help her celebrate, so our wonderful volunteers decorated their cars with birthday posters, streamers and balloons and did a socially-distanced drive-by.

It meant so much to her to have so many people making her feel special and  important.  

“Thank you for making my birthday so special. I wasn’t sure what was happening when they pushed my wheelchair to the front yard. Then I saw all the cars and my name on posters. I cried and so did some of the staff. I have missed the volunteers coming to house, but it was great to see them as they drove past.” - Betsy 

Newcastle Knights supporters recently raised over $600 for CPA through the 50-50 Charity Raffle. 

William Best, graduate of the HABIT-ILE intensive program has achieved his first profesional film role at aged13. 


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