Welcome to The Good Box
The Good Box is a for-purpose organisation that creates beautifully packaged gifts (boxes) to give to those experiencing homelessness as an alternative to giving money. You can give a box DIRECTLY to someone in need and have a chat, or donate a box through one of our charity partners with a personal note. This is a transparent and easy way of giving. The box is a vehicle to an important conversation to prevent isolation and helps those in need to accept or ask for assistance.
We also create education programs for schools and corporate organisations in order to abolish the misconceptions surrounding homelessness, which leads to a more understanding society and will ultimately break the barriers between those that are homeless and those that aren’t.
Our mission is to abolish misconceptions of those experiencing homelessness and create a more educated and understanding society while providing an easy, informative and transparent way of doing good.
We worked together (Maddy & Gali) in the CBD of Sydney and noticed the extreme isolation experienced by those sleeping rough. We also noticed that some people wanted to be able to help those experiencing homelessness but didn’t know how, because giving money didn’t seem like the right thing to do as they were scared it would go towards drugs or alcohol. We also realised that some people didn’t want to help at all because they had preconceived ideas and stigmas about why people are homeless. Therefore, people were ignoring those living on the streets which was increasing the amount of isolation they faced every day, so the idea came about to provide those experiencing homelessness with a beautiful gift along with a conversation to brighten up their day.
Homelessness is multi-faceted and is not confined to those sleeping rough, so we knew that we also needed to establish relationships with homeless charities to provide boxes to those that aren’t as easily reached.