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Doing good
In the community

Doing good
In the community

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The Goodman Foundation unites our people, properties and resources to make a tangible difference to the lives of people in our communities. Through our charity partnerships, we’re able to make a real difference, where and when it matters most.

UKHarvest headquarters, United Kingdom

Providing 1 million meals during COVID-19

UKHarvest is a not-for-profit perishable food rescue operation that provide much needed assistance to vulnerable people. They collect quality excess food from commercial outlets and deliver it direct and free of charge, to charities.

The organisation is seeing incredibly high demand for food and support this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To help support UKHarvest manage this demand, Goodman Foundation provided additional funding to enable the organisation to secure a new warehouse and office facility.

The new facility allows for larger storage, refrigeration and freezer capacity, and has enabled UKHarvest to meet the increasing demand for fresh and nutritious food at a critical time.

Since the mandatory COVID-19 lockdown began in Britain, UKHarvest have responded by:

  • Tripling the amount of food rescued, and delivering the equivalent of 1 million meals over June, July and August, to the rural and coastal areas they support
  • Delivered food directly to the most vulnerable, through the emergency food hubs which are now operating across the south coast
  • Expanded their online education offer and community services to help those unable to leave their own homes
  • Changed the way they work in their warehouses, enforcing new health and safety rules to keep staff and volunteers safe.

Stepping Stone House – Sleep Under the Stars

Supporting Australia's youth

Young people under the age of 25 make up one third of all homeless people in Australia. Without support and a safe place to call home, many of these people disengage with education, employment and are exposed to factors which are detrimental to their health.

Stepping Stone House are a not-for-profit organisation that work to transform the lives of these young people. The organisation provides accommodation and personal development to help homeless and at-risk youth aged between 12-24 become independent and the very best they can be.

Goodman has supported Stepping Stone House since 2014 via funding for programs, donations and volunteering, as well as participating in their annual fundraising event – Sleep Under the Stars. Through our Do Good program, we also recently helped the organisation build a new brand identity and website just in time for its virtual 2020 Sleep Under the Stars event, which raised more than $633,000 to support disadvantaged youth.

Charli, STEPtember Trainer

Stepping up for cerebral palsy

Did you know that 17 million people around the world are living with cerebral palsy? It’s the most common physical disability in childhood.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) provides family-centred therapies, life skills programs, equipment and support for people and their families living with cerebral palsy. They respond to the changing needs of their clients based on the latest research, technology and therapies.

Steptember is CPA’s major annual fundraising initiative. It’s a fun event that challenges you to take at least 10,000 steps per day – whether that be by walking, running, bike riding or through a variety of other activities – during the month of September.

Goodman stepped up for our final Steptember challenge this year, after several years as global partner of the event. During our time as partner, Goodman team members from all over the world took millions of steps and raised A$3.9 million to help improve the lives of children and adults living with cerebral palsy.

Steptember went virtual this year, so to celebrate our final Steptember challenge, we created a ‘virtual relay’ video featuring Goodman people from all over the globe.

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