22 May Global reach, local presence – Good360 participates in Omaha Gives!
By Jan McKenzie
Today from midnight to midnight, you have 24 hours to support Good360 by making a donation of $10 or more and your gift will be amplified by $565,000 in matching funds and prizes gathered by the Omaha Community Foundation.
As you may know, the great city of Omaha is home to Good360’s national sorting and distribution operations. Since our consolidation in January 2012, Omaha has fully embraced the nonprofit leader in product philanthropy and we are proud to be participating in Omaha Gives! – a 24-hour charitable challenge organized by the Omaha Community Foundation. We are joining more than 300 nonprofits in the greater Omaha community to raise money together and compete for matching funds and prize money.
While Good360’s reach is global, we support the local Omaha community in a significant way each and every day. The sorting center, located at 6200 North 16th Street, is staffed by several local programs under Employment First, Nebraska’s welfare reform program. Employment First helps families achieve economic self-sufficiency through job training, education, and employment preparation, enabling them to transition from welfare to the workforce. These workers allow Good360 to reduce the cost of distributing our product donations, and thus focus more money on the ever-growing needs of our extensive network of nonprofits.
In addition to job training, nearly 75 nonprofits in the greater Omaha area are registered members of Good360 – enabling them to access product from America’s top brands to enhance their programs and stretch their dollars – and our Omaha Local Pick-up Program, launched in March of this year, has already distributed more than $83,000 worth of product throughout the community.
Omaha Gives! is a community-wide event to show off Omaha’s spirit of giving, raise awareness about local nonprofits, and celebrate the collective effort it takes to make this city great. Please support us as we continue to expand our impact in the greater Omaha community and across the globe.
Learn more at OMAHAGIVES24.ORG.
Thank you for your ongoing support of Good360. We can’t wait to see the Omaha community band together to give.
About the Omaha Community Foundation
More than 1200 individuals, families, and organizations rely on the Omaha Community Foundation to help facilitate their charitable giving. Since the Omaha Community Foundation’s inception in 1982, those donors have given more than $855 million to more than 1600 charitable organizations. The Omaha Community Foundation helps donors manage their charitable giving, whether the donor gives $1000 a year or $1,000,000 a year.