Congratulations to our Member of The Month Hay War Memorial High School, who have recently received a large donation of toys, school bags, and stationery to provide to their school community! Since becoming a member in 2019, Hay War Memorial High School has dedicated all items purchased to the wellbeing and learning experiences of their students. Read on to see how Hay War Memorial High School uses their received donations to improve the lives of their students and their families, who may be experiencing hardship or tragedies.
Doing good with unused goods￼
Commonwealth Bank; May 31, 2022
Alison Covington walked away from a successful corporate career to create the Australian arm of Good360, an organisation that connects communities in need with unsold, brand new goods which might otherwise have gone to landfill.
There’s a huge focus on recycling and repurposing used goods – yet there’s very little being done to deal with products that are manufactured but go unsold. It’s a big issue. A recent report from Deloitte Access Economics found that the value of unsold household goods in Australia is $2.5billion per year.
Alison Covington is passionately obsessed with connecting charities with surplus goods that businesses don’t require, as well as raising awareness about the need for programs like hers.
“It doesn’t feel good to think as a business leader you got it wrong and made products that people won’t buy, but the truth is, it’s almost “When we have made something with the earth’s resources, there is an obligation to use it,”Alison Covington
Read the full interview on the Commbank website.
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