International Nurses Day 2022: Good360 Collaboration to #MakeGoodHappen

Kindness and collaboration are two of Good360’s values, and a recent introduction and resulting project celebrating International Nurses Day 2022, is a perfect example of how we partner with others to make good happen. We are matchmakers, and Good360 does more than connect material aid to people in need, we also connect like-minded organisations and people and make kindness, as well as good, happen.


Good360 were proud winners of the Best Charity & Philanthropic Initiative at the Retail Global Vendors in Partners Awards 2021 and Good360’s Founder and MD Alison Covington has known Phil Leahy, Executive Director and Founder of Retail Global since 2016.


Phil’s passion for creating connections and living with purpose, means that he too is always keen to facilitate introductions and link kind people together so they can do ‘more good’. When Phil was introduced to Sam Hassan, Acting Service Director at the Sutherland Mental Health Service, who was seeking a tangible way to give thanks to mental health staff, he knew just the person to introduce Sam to.


Phil reached out to Alison, and the ensuing project came together quickly, as is the Good360 way. Within a week, 100 care packages were quickly created and boxed up for delivery to the Community Mental Health Unit at Sutherland Hospital. Containing personal and household hygiene items as well as treats, the packages were distributed as a gesture of appreciation to nurses working in the Mental Health units across South Eastern Sydney who deserved recognition after a number of tough years supporting the community.

Good360’s Engagement Advisor Susan Wallis was on hand at the International Nurses Day morning tea held onsite at Sutherland Hospital, to help distribute the packs. One nurse, Candice, was so excited to receive an electric toothbrush, sharing that she had bought them for her children but never herself, and another timidly asked if she could take an extra for her job share partner who had not been able to attend. These small examples of selflessness sum up the exemplary care and kindness nurses show each other and the people around them, but rarely themselves.


Good360’s Engagement Advisor Susan Wallis was on hand at the International Nurses Day morning tea held onsite at Sutherland Hospital, to help distribute the packs. One nurse, Candice, was so excited to receive an electric toothbrush, sharing that she had bought them for her children but never herself, and another timidly asked if she could take an extra for her job share partner who had not been able to attend. These small examples of selflessness sum up the exemplary care and kindness nurses show each other and the people around them, but rarely themselves.


As nurse theorist Jean Watson said:

“Nurses are a unique kind. They have this insatiable need to care for others, which is both their greatest strength and fatal flaw.”


Good360 looks forward to building on this initial project and further conversations with Gemma Body, Mental Health Director of Nursing about matching essentials to patients and consumers across the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District. It was our pleasure to collaborate to celebrate International Nurses Day, and we are pleased to welcome you to the Circle of Good.

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