Over the past 30 years, the charity Good 360 has redistributed over $7 billion dollars worth of products to the poor. The online marketplace makes it easy and profitable for corporations to donate unused surplus to charities, rather than storing it or shipping it to a landfill.
Now, Good 360 is coming to Australia, aiming to help companies there convert their excess goods into good deeds. The expansion was spearheaded by a woman whose good friend and her special needs daughter.
Good360, formerly known as Gifts In Kind International, formed in 1983 in response to 3M’s need to donate $12 million worth of new office equipment – perfectly usable copiers that would have been disposed of had 3M had not considered the charitable alternative.
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