Care packs for frontline workers

VOLUNTEERS from ’matchmakers’ Good360 put together 2,000 care packs to give a boost to Westmead Hospital workers who have been on the frontline during the Covid-19 crisis.

Good360 Founder and managing director Alison Covington said they are very grateful to product donors, funders and volunteers who help them get new goods to vulnerable people, providing hope and dignity.
“The demand on Good360 services has increased enormously and is expected to remain high on the long road to recovery,” she said.
Mayor Steve Christou toured the charity’s warehouse last month and said more than 50 dedicated charities within the LGA receive product donated to Good360 which they are then able to redistribute to those in need.
“That’s what community spirit is all about,” he said.
“With the generous support of donors, funders and partners, Good360 is able to repurpose goods and direct them to Australians who need them most.
“Many passionate people and businesses generously provide skills, time and funds and I thank them for their kindness.”
He said the two biggest recipients in the local government area were the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW who have distributed product all over the state, and the Westmead Hospital Foundation who have been helping staff deal with the response to Covid-19 .
It is estimated that that usable retail products worth $1.92 billion go unsold each year and that figure is expected to increase due to the lockdown. Good360 has received over $139m worth of goods from businesses since 2015 and supports more than 2,000 member charities and eligible schools.
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