When companies have excess stock or damaged products that they can’t sell, it usually either goes to waste or gets donated to charity. But before 2015, there wasn’t a company in Australia that facilitated the donation process as seamlessly and easily as Good360.
Good360 Australia was founded by Alison Covington, after she recovered from a debilitating illness and didn’t want to go back to her corporate job.
Through Good360, Alison has set a target to distribute $1 billion of goods to Australians in need. Good360 enables charities to receive huge amounts of goods that people normally don’t think to donate or that charities have a harder time of getting hold of.
With the recent (and well-deserved) publicity surrounding waste and the focus on how Australians can reduce it, Good360 is the perfect solution for businesses and companies with leftover or damaged stock: Good360 distributes their donated stock to charities.
While there are regular food drives and donations, people also need other products. “If you think about food, the next thing you need is personal care products,” Covington points out, giving the example of L’Oreal donating beauty products that will help domestic violence victims feel good about themselves and introduces normalcy into their lives again.
Companies that have an overabundance of stock or can’t sell out-of-season products are now able to donate these products to Good360, who will then distribute these products across Australia to charities. Good360 also doesn’t stop at accepting personal care products. Everything from furniture, bikes, workwear, whitegoods, and more are able to be donated.
It’s all about enabling people to get back into society.
Charities only have to pay the shipping cost for the stock – and Good360 held a fundraiser to remove the cost of delivery during Christmas, and will continue to do so yearly. “We’ve seen a huge spike in the orders that the charities could place at Christmastime, which is fantastic,” Covington said.
Charities can’t sell the products they receive from Good360 either, so you can rest assured that people in need receive them all.