Facing a global
Facing a global pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic presented many of our charity partners with a colossal challenge. As demand for their services peaked, their cash flow, volunteer resources and fundraising options plummeted. While Goodman focussed on helping its customers, the Foundation looked to support key partners navigate the crisis.
Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Australia.
We helped Cerebral Palsy Alliance make the switch from face-to-face to online support and Raise Foundation ensure ‘at risk’ high school students were able to continue their mentoring programs online.
When the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games was postponed by one year in March, we helped Paralympics Australia avoid unplanned storage fees for its competition equipment by providing pro-bono warehouse space and financial relief that allowed the team to focus on keeping its athletes fit and motivated.
The Fred Hollows Foundation, China.
For charity partners occupying space in Goodman-managed office or warehouse facilities, including Special Olympics, Fred Hollows Foundation (in China) and Windgap, the Foundation provided significant additional financial support to help them manage their shortfall in critical revenue due to cancelled fundraising events.
SOS Children’s Villages, Europe.
In Europe, the Foundation contributed to street nurse charity, Infirmiers De Rue, to support homeless people in Belgium, as well as to the efforts of SOS Children’s Villages in France, Belgium and Germany to support schooling from home.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, California, USA.
Meanwhile, in California, Goodman helped food re-distribution service, Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, prevent looming food shortages by purchasing four truckloads of food while some of the Irvine-based Goodman team volunteered to pack and distribute essential food supplies.
KiwiHarvest, New Zealand.
The Foundation’s work in food redistribution ramped up in other parts of the world too, with charities OzHarvest, UK Harvest and KiwiHarvest also seeing increased demand.