Good360, a charity that connects brand-new goods donated by businesses to people and communities in need, went into overdrive after record flooding along the east coast.

The charity quickly jumped into action, working with more than 300 Australian businesses to provide the right goods at the right time from personal care items and clothing in the early days of the floods, to homewares and furniture to support long-term recovery.

To date, Good360 has connected more than 675,000 brand-new items (valued at over $9 million RRP) to flood-affected communities in New South Wales and Queensland. By 2025 the charity aims to have distributed $1 billion of goods to Australians who need them most.

A $250,000 donation from CommBank and its customers has helped Good360 with this aim, as the charity continues to provide its resilient response to disaster recovery.

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: