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Good360 Australia Founder Alison Covington Wins National Award
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Good360 Australia founder Alison Covington was recently interviewed by the Fairfield City Champion about winning the Third Sector awards CEO of the Year for 2021.
Last year, Good360 Australia were matching 13-items per minute to people in need from their distribution centre in Smithfield.
“It was crazy,” said founder and managing director Alison Covington, who last week won the national Third Sector Award for CEO of the Year.
During the peak of the COVID-19 lockdown, they were matching 39-items every minute.
“What we recognised right at the beginning was they mandated face masks to leave the house and many people in the community couldn’t afford the basic necessities. So we rushed out to gather face masks, hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies because those basic essentials are expensive. We wanted to make sure everyone could afford to be compliant.
“We then helped with personal items like shampoo, conditioner and toothpaste. I heard one story about a person at a nursing home running out of toothpaste – it broke my heart people were in that sort of condition and those circumstances. We were also helping with boredom busters for parents who were home schooling with things like toys and clothing. Things if you have a couple of dollars in your pocket you take for granted that you can afford to do. So many families had parents who had been stood down from work and couldn’t afford everyday things you take for granted.
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