This International Women’s Day we reflected at how over the past 5 years Goods For Good has helped vulnerable women across the world by delivering them essential goods. Also, how we are continuing to support marginalised women who do not have access to basic necessities.
I love this special time of year. It’s magical. I love the twinkling Christmas lights and the sparkle in the stores. Whether we are celebrating Christmas or Chanukah; it’s a time when families and friends get together, whatever their religion. A time when people gifts to one and other. A time to step back and relax from the 363 “normal days” of the year.
Early on in September I went to Moldova along with our Dutch partner charity to visit projects we support in the country. The trip was over three extremely busy days. I visited numerous projects and families who are supported by Goods For Goods and also distributed goods whilst on the trip.
A visit to Thessaloniki usually conjures up sunshine, blue skies, beaches, sun-tan lotion and all-inclusive summer holidays. My visit to Greece on the 8th January was totally far removed from that.
I have been volunteering with Northern Lights Aid for over six months now, and Kavala has become a second home for me. I came out for just two weeks at first, but the joy, compassion and strength I witnessed, caused me to abandon any plans to return home.
Our aim is to send a truck full of sanitary products to help restore a little dignity to women in need, but we can’t do this without your help.
Tony Kerstein, a young at heart 75-year-old volunteer at Goods for Good, tells us about the charity work that keeps him active and happy.
41-year old Alena was a well-to-do, middle class woman from Donetsk in Eastern Ukraine. She had a large home and a good income. She was single and wanted to share her life with someone else, so decided to adopt. In 2012, Darina entered Alena’s life, aged 3. Darina had special needs, she was ill and developmentally young for her age.
We are very excited, and even more grateful, to have hit the £10million milestone since our inception just over three years ago.
Benjamin Maugain’s Mont Blanc Climb was an incredible feat of strength and endurance. In July 2017, he single-handedly ascended 4,810 meters of the French Alps’ highest peak. His goal was to raise money for Goods for Good and help us with our aid efforts in war-torn countries in the Middle East.