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Goods distributor bags ‘Australian Charity of the Year‘ award

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Good360, a not-for-profit distributing brand-new non-perishable goods donated by businesses to the Australians who need them is 2020’s Australian Charity of the Year.

The Australian Charity of the Year award is the culmination of the Australian Charity Awards a partner program of the Australian Business Awards established to “identify, recognise and reward organisations for the exceptional work undertaken through their charitable activities.”

Good360 describes itself as a matchmaker, connecting excess retail product to Australians in need, via an easy to use, one stop online shop. Good360 does its work via their innovative e-commerce platform that allows charities to browse online for goods their communities need and order them in the quantities they need them.

“Whether it’s toys to family violence shelters or notebooks for schools – if Australians have the need, their partne

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rs have the goods and Good360 has the ability to efficiently connect them,” the organisation said.

According to their website, Good360’s goal is to distribute 1 billion of goods by 2025, “to the people who need it most and for nothing to be left unused.” The organisation was founded by Alison Covington in 2015.

Meanwhile, 12 other charities also received the Australian Charity Award for Outstanding Achievement award (OAA) in recognition for achieving “outstanding results through initiatives that have significantly benefited charitable causes.”

In no particular order, the charities that received the OAA are CLC Queensland, Disaster Relief Australia, Dreams2Live4 Limited, Earbus Foundation of WA, Friends with Dignity, FSHD Global Research, Humanitix, Kokoda Track Foundation, MS Research Australia, Royal Far West, Shalom House, and Vision Australia.

Associate Professor Desmond Graham, Chair, MS Research Australia expressed gratitude for receiving recognition for their organisation’s efforts.

“This Award is a testament to all the people with [Multiple Sclerosis] and all of the supporters who have put their faith in us over the years and entrusted us with their funds and their hope – to accelerate research, to accelerate solutions, to bring treatments forward and bring us step by step closer to a cure for MS,” he said in a statement.

Besides recognising charities for their initiatives, The Australian Charity Awards allows not-for-profits to to raise awareness for the needs of their sector.

Nomination is open to all registered charities, including charitable funds and charitable institutions located in Australia. Charitable institutions include Public Benevolent Institutions and Health Promotion Charities.

To be eligible for assessment to the Australian Charity awards, participants can submit a written submission for a specific initiative that their organisation has undertaken recently. Initiatives can include but are not limited to projects, programs, processes, systems, technologies, developments, ventures and undertakings.

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