January 2020

Good360 partners with Australian Business to coordinate national distribution of donated goods for fire affected communities

Good360 will partner with Australian businesses to manage and coordinate the delivery of donated non-food items to people affected by the bushfire crisis.
Good360 will collect and distribute brand new donated goods to charities and schools in fire-affected areas all across Australia across the coming days, weeks and months. Some of the
businesses who have already pledged support include BIG W, part of the Woolworths Group, Harvey Norman, L’Oréal Australia, Universal Store, Catch.com.au, Goodman, Dreambaby, Linen House, SC Johnson, Moose Toys, HOSPECO, Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), Australian Retailers Association (ARA), National Retail Association (NRA), Spotlight Retail Group, Oobi and the Australasian Promotional Products Association (APPA). Donated items include clothing, homewares, cleaning and personal care products, furniture, hardware, stationery and toys.

Founder and Managing Director of Good360, Alison Covington, said this is about providing a central distribution point that will match the right goods with the right communities, at the right time.

“Australians are extremely generous in times of crisis, but a huge number of items donated are
often discarded or incorrectly distributed. With the likes of Foodbank effectively managing the
donation and distribution of food donations, Good360 has stepped up as the central body to
effectively facilitate non-food donations.  Thousands of Australians have been affected by the fires ravaging our country with many surviving with little more than the clothes on their back. Good360’s mission is to connect the generosity of Australian businesses with the needs of communities.”

Good360 accepts donations from retailers, not individuals. All items must be new, not secondhand.  Businesses wishing to contribute or charities and schools in affected areas should visit Good360 .  All items listed are free to eligible charities and schools.  Individuals and companies looking to offer their support are encouraged to make financial donations to Good360. These donations will assist in covering the cost of managing the coordination of matching the need of communities, with retailers who have the goods.

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