12 Feb Good360 Announces Partnership with USA for UNHCR
Alexandria, VA, February 11, 2021 — Good360, the global leader in product philanthropy and purposeful giving, today announced a partnership with USA for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to impact the lives of refugees and displaced people around the world. Leveraging Good360’s 37-year track record as a humanitarian supply chain, and USA for UNHCR’s international rapid response capacity, the two nonprofits will collaborate to distribute critically needed goods such as clothing, footwear and personal care items to those in need.
For their first initiative, Good360 and USA for UNHCR are providing four million clothing items from Gap Inc. to restore dignity and hope to families and individuals experiencing the devastating effects of displacement in Burkina Faso, one of the world’s fastest-growing humanitarian and protection crises.
“At Good360 we combine our expert logistics capabilities and philanthropic vision to help people in need, and when matched with the international footprint and profound impact of USA for UNHCR, our collaboration underscores the unique power of nonprofit partnerships to make change,” said Matt Connelly, CEO of Good360.
Burkina Faso is now the world’s fastest-growing displacement and protection crisis with more than one million people – more than one in every 20 inhabitants – displaced by surging violence inside the country. Needs are swelling across the region where multiple crises have converged, including armed conflict, extreme poverty, food insecurity, climatic changes and the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Families that have been forced to flee their homes often face significant barriers in accessing even the most basic necessities,” said Anne-Marie Grey, Executive Director and CEO of USA for UNHCR. “Working together to provide new clothing to these individuals represents hope amid unspeakable hardship, and leverages our collective innovation, flexibility and humanitarian spirit to create solutions with private sector partners.”
The next phase of the partnership includes distribution of an additional two million units of clothing to vulnerable populations around the world. Good360 and USA for UNHCR will continue to seek opportunities to present donors with creative and innovative ways to distribute goods domestically and internationally, while taking advantage of multiple financial levers.
As the global leader in product philanthropy and purposeful giving, we partner with socially responsible companies to source highly needed goods and distribute them through our network of diverse nonprofits that support people in need. Good360 has distributed more than $10 billion in donated goods around the world, helping its network of more than 90,000 prequalified nonprofits strengthen communities and improve the lives of millions. Good360 is proud to partner with corporate donors such as Walmart, UPS, CVS Health Foundation, Amazon, Advance Auto Parts, RH, American Eagle Outfitters, Tempur Sealy International, Mattel, Gap, Inc., Levi Strauss & Company, and JPMorganChase. Good360 is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Learn more at https://www.good360.org.
About USA for UNHCR
USA for UNHCR protects refugees and empowers them with hope and opportunity. Supporting UNHCR – the UN Refugee Agency – and its partners, we provide lifesaving essentials including shelter, water, food, safety and protection. Around the world, we help refugees survive, recover and build a better future.