4 Years Strong.
Good To Be Good Foundation is 4 today!! What began as an informal initiative of friends donating essential goods for local shelters in lieu of birthday and Christmas gifts, soon transformed into my greatest accomplishment. Our grassroots non-profit has evolved into a platform where our “small yet mighty” acts of kindness can be turned into sustainable action; our personal responsibility turned into collective impact; and where our love for humanity is expressed practically and with empowerment by supporting women and those who need it the most.
In 2016, I sought out to create an inclusive, anti-oppressive, feminist-led, action-based aid organization anchored in an interconnected framework with the simple motivation of ‘being of service’ to others. I hoped, that with Good To Be Good, we could fulfill our duty as compassionate and resilient human beings by directing our attention to every aspect of human suffering because our liberation is bound together. A duty to ensure we all do something to build a kinder, more just, equitable world that affords ALL people, including the protection of women’s and girls’ fundamental rights. And we could do this right now, as we are, with what we have.
Between 9 fundraising events to our ‘UNDIVIDED’ awareness campaigns, our work has expanded, adjusted, grown, all the while responding year-round to the injustices that affect the historically marginalized and vulnerable groups on a grassroots level. Every donation has helped us provide hands-on, restorative support for those who have felt the effects of gender-based violence, abuse, social isolation, poverty, and inequality. As a volunteer-powered organization, we’re able to serve directly and devote time to advocating for social justice issues important to us.
Without the continued support from our generous and caring community, we would not be able to do the work that we do. All of my gratitude to you! In an especially challenging year, I know I am surrounded by the benevolence and unity of those who are fighting the good fight. Hold fast to your vision of a peaceful world that leaves no one behind, dear friends.