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$100 MILLION WORTH OF BRAND NEW SURPLUS STOCK COLLECTED FOR AUSTRALIANS IN NEED
24 September 2019 – Today, Good360 officially reaches an incredible milestone -$100 million worth of brand new surplus stock generously donated by Australian businesses. These goods will be connected to people in need right across the country, via not-for-profit organisations and schools.
Good360 launched in Australia in 2015 with a vision to bridge the gap between business and charity. Acting as matchmaker, Good360 repurposes brand new goods by directing them to the Australians who need them most. They connect surplus with need, whether it’s toys to family violence shelters, dinnerware sets to aged care facilities or notebooks to disadvantaged schools. Where there is a need, Good360 can find a match to meet it.
Some of the major brands pioneering this movement include BIG W, L’Oréal Australia, LUSH, Woolworths, Best & Less, King Living, Catch Group and Moose Toys. BIG W alone has donated over 4.5 million items. Good360 has empowered businesses of all shapes and sizes to help over 1300 charities and schools around Australia.
Good360 Australia’s Founder and Managing Director, Alison Covington said:
“This momentous milestone is one that we could not have achieved without the generous support of our business partners,”
“The redirecting of surplus perishable food items has long been part of Australia’s retail DNA but Good360 are the first to do so with non-perishables such as clothes, toiletries, homewares, toys and much more at scale.”
Good360 estimates that Australian businesses are sitting on $1.92 billion worth of surplus stock each year. They are calling on these businesses to join them in making good instead of letting new items lie unused. Good360 are up to the challenge of matching any stock to a charity, one person’s extra is another person’s essential.
Former Super Retail Chief Executive Peter Birtles says:
“I applaud these Australian businesses for taking sustainability into their own hands and helping those less fortunate at the same time.”
While Good360 are incredibly proud to reach the milestone of $100 million, this is just the beginning of their journey. Their aim is to deliver $1 billion worth of brand new goods to Australians in need by 2025.
Ashleigh Addison, Uptown Communications 0418 274 428 firstname.lastname@example.org
Patty Barrett, Uptown Communications 0414 437 608 email@example.com
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Published by Power Retail – 18 May 2020
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