In the community

Steptember 2016, for Cerebral Palsy Alliance

BIG STEPS FOR STEPTEMBER

As this year’s Exclusive Global Partner for Steptember, the major charity health and wellbeing event for Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Goodman staff completed the equivalent number of steps as walking around the world three times. To achieve this impressive result, Goodman registered 192 teams to take part in our ‘Count Us In’ Steptember programme, which was also extended to our customers and partners. By participating in Steptember, all teams pledged to walk 10,000 steps or, undertake the equivalent activity, daily for 28 days. Overall, Goodman staff completed a total of 183 million steps and raised more than $230,000. Around the world, over 69,000 participants completed Steptember, raising over $6.3 million and taking more than 14 billion steps over the 28 day event.

Goodman UK Logistics team volunteering in Castle Vale
Goodman UK Logistics team volunteering in Castle Vale

UK – BUILDING CLAY OVENS FOR THE DISABLED AND ELDERLY

In September the UK Logistics team swapped a day from the office to help the Community Environmental Trust in Birmingham. The charity is transforming a large allotment space in Castle Vale to enable them to work with children, the elderly and people with a disability. The team made an incredible difference to the area including building a clay oven for children to cook pizza. Many thanks to all those who were involved – we clocked up a number of steps at the same time for Steptember. Well done!

Goodman’s California office wrapping gifts
Goodman’s California office wrapping gifts

US – ADOPTING A FAMILY AT CHRISTMAS

Goodman’s Irvine office are planning to bring Christmas cheer to dozens of families this year that are currently living in domestic abuse shelters in the Orange County, Los Angeles County, and Inland Empire areas.

Working with the Friends and Helpers Foundation, each Goodman employee that participates in the Adopt a Family Holiday programme purchases a gift for a member of a family that is living in a local shelter escaping situations of domestic violence. For every gift a Goodman employee sponsors in the family, the Goodman Foundation will sponsor the remaining family members ensuring all of the family have access to some Holiday cheer.

Once the gifts are purchased by the Goodman team they are lovingly wrapped and provided to Friends and Helper’s Foundation to distribute to the family.

This is the first year this initiative has been adopted by the Goodman Irvine team and already there are over 45 families (176 individuals) that will benefit from their generosity.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY 2017

Thank you for your support in 2016 and we wish you and your family a merry Christmas and a happy 2017.
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