Stepping it up
A letter from the CEO of Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Rob White
It was another successful Steptember with the support of Exclusive Global Partner Goodman, with more than $8.4 million raised globally. The Goodman team took an astounding 148,636,363 steps and raised more than $500,000 internationally. Goodman are by far the greatest corporate fundraiser and contributor to Steptember since its inception in 2011.
Thank you to our Exclusive Global Partner Goodman and the staff who stepped up to the challenge to help people living with cerebral palsy.
The funds you raised will help us provide first class therapy and services to more than 5,000 people living with cerebral palsy every year. Your vision and support for our Research Foundation is a big contribution to a reduction in the incidence of cerebral palsy.
We are indebted to everyone at Goodman for your continued commitment to us, to our clients, their families and our Research Foundation.
“Goodman are by far the greatest corporate fundraiser and contributor to Steptember since its inception in 2011.”
Chief Executive Officer
Cerebral Palsy Alliance
people power for Second Harvest
Second Harvest is a food bank based in Orange County, California, that distributes wholesome food and fresh produce to more than 250,000 hungry children, seniors and families in Orange County every month.
Goodman is partnering with Second Harvest by providing not only financial support, but importantly people power, which sees Goodman staff and their families volunteering regularly at Second Harvest’s Distribution Center. Here Goodman volunteers sort and package food for people in need. It’s been a great experience so far, with the whole team spending time there.
Sadly nearly 10% of the people at risk of going hungry in the area are seniors. In response to this, Goodman is also supporting the Senior Mobile Pantry program which is an innovative program that increases accessibility of fresh, nutritious food to seniors in a welcoming, convenient setting. The Senior Mobile pantry will reach seniors where they live.
“With generous funding from the Goodman Foundation and volunteer support from Goodman employees, we are excited to launch an innovative Senior Mobile Pantry program to provide seniors in need access to healthy, nutritious food directly in the neighborhoods that need it most.”
Chief Executive Officer
Partnering for play – Goodman helping tsunami impacted children
The Little Olive Child Foundation works with needy children suffering hardship in Japan and other areas impacted by disaster. The Goodman Foundation has partnered with Little Olive over the past few years to assist the children and families in the Fukushima region where nuclear radiation remains a concern for the local community following the impact of the tsunami in March 2011.
As outdoor play is still not considered safe for the health of the children in the region, the Goodman Foundation has funded books, toys and equipment making safe indoor spaces where children in Tohoku can play, read, and make friends. This space is equipped with fun toys, sporting goods, picture books and intellectual games.
The latest project is in Soma East Children’s Centre in Soma City, about 30km from the tsunami impacted Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant, where 70 elementary school children attend the playroom. The Goodman Tokyo team volunteered in late October 2017 with many of them staying overnight to also visit families in the temporary housing area of Soma City.