In Australia, we have charities connecting food to people in need, but where do all the other good things go?
In 2012, our founder Alison Covington discovered Good360USA had been operating in the USA and was amazed by the scale and efficiency. Over 35 years Good360USA, has distributed USD$9billion of brand new non-perishable goods to 80,000 Not for Profits thanks to 400+ corporate partners including Walmart, HP, GAP, 3M, NIKE & The Home Depot. Alison immediately knew that Australia needed Good360!
Our goal is to distribute
$1 billion of goods by 2025
to Australians that need them most
In 2012, Alison discovered Good360 had been operating in the USA for over 30 years and couldn’t believe we didn’t have this idea in Australia.
At that time Good360 had donated over $7bn of goods to over 35,000 non profits through the generous donations of 3M, HP, Home Depot and many more business partners.
In January 2013, Good360 USA hosted Alison Covington and shared their 30+ years’ experience in product philanthropy and agreed to help establish Good360 Australia.
Our founding partner Goodman pledged support by providing pro-bono office & warehouse space and continue this generous support today.
Seed and early stage funding was secured for start-up costs and to build our technology platform. We thank Forming Circles, English Family Foundation and the Snow Foundation for their vision to support Good360 and to encourage other funders to give their support. Early stage funding is vital and we are humbled by their belief and trust.
We launched our website and welcomed our founding donors; 3M, Linen House, Shoes of Prey, LUSH and 100 Not for Profits and schools signed up as founding members.
$1.5M funding over 3 years secured from eight philanthropic foundations including; Snow Foundation, English Family Foundation, Sidney Myer Trust & Nelson Meers Foundation.
We hit our milestone of 500 Not for Profit and school members supported and offered Click & Collect from our Sydney warehouse.
We also launched our inaugural Christmas Campaign to help more Australians in need.
In 2016, the Christmas campaign delivered over $2M worth of orders and we were excited by this success.
In 2017 it grew to $8M+ and in 2018 a record $21M! All gifted to Australians who need them most.
Collaboration is at the heart of what we do at Good360.
Good360 distributed 230 pallets of water bottles with a retail value of $1M to our Not for Profit members.
Each pallet weighed 900kg so that’s 207 tonnes of water that was diverted from landfill and given to Australians in need.
This collaboration is a great example of what is possible with a united effort.
$50M brand new goods donated by business to over 1,000 Not for Profits and schools who have delivered 5million items to Australians who need them most.
We pioneered the Local Store Donation Program to matchmake the spare brand new goods of retail stores with local Not for Profits and schools.
Working with BIG W we matched 183 stores with more than 300 Not for Profits and schools who have received over 3M brand new items including toys, clothing, household and electrical goods.
Over $110M of goods have been donated by our corporate partners and we have distributed over 10 million items to Australians who need them most.
We are offering new delivery methods to ensure the Right Goods are delivered to the Right People at the Right Time.
Spare goods of businesses are delivered;
– direct to door and Click & Collect by the box or pallet,
– by the truckload nationally, local store pick up and
– via our community redistribution partners (mini Good360 warehouses).
Our goal is for nothing useful to lie unused.
Good360’s goal is to deliver $1Billion of brand new goods to Australians in need.
Spare goods of businesses are matched to Australians who need them most – this will become the new normal.
Alison Covington – Founder & Managing Director, Alison Covington started developing Good360 in 2012 because she thought it was a game changer and obvious that if there are spare brand new goods of business, we should share them with Australians who need them most.
Inspired by Grace Wallis the daughter of her life long friend Susan, Alison set herself the target to gift $1bn of goods to Australians who need them most.
Many amazing, passionate people and businesses have generously provided skills, time, funds, goods and support and we humbly thank them for their kindness.
Alison believes that we can create change by creating a simple solution – a solution where businesses have the opportunity to donate their spare and excess goods to lift up Australians – whether it’s toys to a family violence shelter or note books for a school we are the matchmaker for good.
Our core values
We bring kindness to every interaction. 'Tempering every interaction with kindness allows people and possibilities to flourish’.
We build open and honest relationships through communication. ‘Building trusting relationships makes us more productive and effective’.
We collaborate - not replicate. ‘We know that the sum is greater than the parts, we share knowledge, collaborate and support other NFPs to maximise collective impact'.
We embrace and drive change. 'We believe in making positive impact on people and the planet, and it starts with ourselves’.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. Good360 work towards creating real change and making these goals through our work as a matchmaker. Good360 focus on the below 5 goals to create real impact within Australia.
Distribute $1 billion of goods to Australians who need it most by 2025.
Provide support to Australian schools with an ICSEA ranking below 1,000.
Partner with businesses and retailers to connect brand-new surplus goods to Australians in need.
Work to re-direct surplus and end-of-season stock to Australians in need and improve logistics to reduce carbon emissions.
Collaborate not replicate. Work with Not for Profits & schools to amplify the impact of all parties.
Where do all the good things go?
Read the stories of individuals, families and communities whose lives have been impacted through the tireless dedication and kindness of our network of over 2,500 Not for Profit and schools.