The CanGive initiative was launched earlier this year in response to the catastrophic flooding across Australia’s east coast and enabled CommBank customers to make their own donations in the CommBank app. The appeal saw CommBank pledge an additional $1 million to bring funds raised to $2.8 million to support customers and communities rebuild and recover.
Alison Covington, Good360 Founder and Managing Director said: “Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of CommBank’s customers and community we’ve been able to facilitate the provision of vital goods and services to our communities in need. An example of this is our recent delivery of Harvey Norman furniture to Agape Outreach in Tweed Heads to help local families replace damaged furniture from the floods.”
Ms Covington started Good360 in 2012 because she saw an opportunity to create meaningful change through a simple solution – a solution where businesses can donate their spare and excess goods to lift up Aussies in need, be it toys for a family violence shelter or notebooks for a school.
“We are the connectors for good. Many amazing, passionate people and businesses like Commonwealth Bank have generously provided skills, time, funds, goods and support and we humbly thank them for their kindness,” said Ms Covington.
In addition to Good360, funding from the CanGive Flood Appeal will support other recipients including but not limited to Lifeline Northern Rivers, St Vincent de Paul Society NSW and Foodbank Australia.
CanGive app donations closed in March, with generous customer donations totalling over $1.8 million in addition to CommBank’s $1 million match.
Further information about CommBank’s Flood Relief work can be found at: commbank.com.au/floodrelief