Impact

We bring a powerful combination of practical aid and human kindness to those in greatest need. 

Over the past decade Goods For Good has achieved significant milestones in aiding vulnerable individuals, impacting the lives of almost 5.1 million people during their most challenging moments. This achievement is not just a statistic; it represents countless stories of hope restored and burdens lifted. It means providing essentials to families struggling to make ends meet, offering a glimmer of light in moments of despair. 

Your help provides something special that leaves an impact; the feeling that you're not alone. That somebody in the world is thinking about you and your needs.

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By responding to the needs of those in war-torn Ukraine, supporting families fleeing from the Afghanistan crisis, and helping UK families in poverty suffering through the COVID pandemic and the cost-of-living catastrophe, Goods For Good is providing a lifeline of hope in the most challenging times our world has ever faced. There are countless stories that illustrate the profound impact of the support we provide; we have provided some below. The stories are all real and based on true events however, in order to protect our recipients' identities, in some instances the names and photos used are not real.

Every time you make a donation, you're helping to provide essentials to people living in desperate circumstances and enabling them to take care of themselves and remain focused on their lives. Become a Friend of Goods For Good and provide hope to hundreds of people every year. 

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How our support makes a difference



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Nurturing Futures Through Sport: Abel's Story

Abel is just one of the 52 boys who have been able to take part in the All People Active Football Programme which was set up to support young refugees and local boys by providing them with a safe, secure environment to get active and interact with positive role models.

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Connecting Families in a Time of Isolation

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated lockdowns, families across the UK faced unprecedented challenges. Social isolation, overwhelming responsibilities, and a lack of practical support left many feeling isolated and in need of a lifeline. In response to this pressing need, Goods For Good partnered with Watford Home-Start, a local family support charity, to help them deliver a heartwarming and innovative initiative - the "Bake-Off" - an opportunity to connect with families in a fun, engaging, and inclusive way. The goal was to foster a sense of togetherness, fun, and connection while alleviating the stressors of daily life during a pandemic.

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Empowering Girls Through Sport

Working with organisations like the Afghanistan and Central Asian Association (ACAA) we have been supporting the work they do helping young girls from migrant backgrounds gain access to sport.

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Marko and Lavra's Story

Mykola and Svitlana's Story

When Mykola and Stivlana came to the UK from Ukraine, they were seeking a safer life for their young family. However, instead of security they found themselves in a constant battle to survive, to put food on the table, and to keep a roof over their heads.

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Darren's Story

Darren is a young dad who suffers with poor mental health. We were able to help him via the St Vincent de Paul Society; a charity who work with homeless people and vulnerable families in Barnet, Hertfordshire, and central London. Through our partnership with IKEA we were able to provide them with bedding for Darren and his daughter.

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Chioma's Story

Struggling to make ends meet, Chioma had her home taken from her and was forced to move into sheltered accommodation. We met Chioma through our Prams for Good initiative which matches families in need with new and pre-loved pushchairs.

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Ramzi's Story

It took four years for Ramzi to reach safety in the UK. After fleeing Sudan with his brother he was imprisoned and tortured before being traded and enslaved in Libya. When Ramzi first made it to the UK he was sleeping rough, sometimes in dangerously low temperatures.

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Lilly's Story

Lilly is 32 years and has suffered for some time with ill mental health and the effects of years of substance misuse. When we met Lilly she had lost her home and was struggling financially to feed and clothe her three sons.

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Pavlo, Olena and Ivan's Story

Amid the demanding cost of living crisis in the UK, Goods For Good has provided vital support to three Watford-based Ukrainian students, Pavlo, Olena and Ivan, offering a lifeline as they navigate financial hardships and strive to sustain themselves on £40 a month.

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Yvonne's Story

In the first 12 months of the pandemic we reached over one million people in desperate need; people like Yvonne, who fled with her children from an abusive relationship. In fear for their lives, Yvonne took her children and left home to seek refuge. Pretending to take a walk, so she could leave safely with the children, meant she was unable to take anything with her. We were able to help Yvonne and her children by providing them with the warm clothing, underwear, socks and pyjamas they needed.

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Gulpari's Story

The Afghan and Muslim Girls Football Club was started to encourage participation in sport and also to help the girls who attended with their mental and physical wellbeing. Gulpari has been with the club since it started and trains with the team regularly.

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Karim's Story

Karim was 18 years old when he came to the UK. He was forced to flee his country at the age of 15 when his father was killed by the Houthi. He found himself in Libya where he was captured, trafficked . After spending three years on the streets and not having seen his mother for four years, Karim arrived in the UK completely broken.

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Stan's Story

Stan has dementia and since losing his partner he no longer has a support network around him. Through our partnership with One Housing Group we were able to help Stan by providing him with essential hygiene goods and toiletries that he was unable to purchase for himself.

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Yulia's Story

Yulia is eight years old and lives with her mother Nina. It is very hard for Nina raising Yulia by herself; the recent loss of her husband has caused huge financial strain but thanks to the support we’ve been able to provide she doesn’t lose hope.

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Bertha's Story

Having lost her husband 10 years ago Bertha lives alone and is unable to take care of herself anymore. She is in poor health and relies on support for food medicine and home-care, which she is unable to afford with her small, monthly allowance. We have provided Bertha with clothing, footwear, personal hygiene products and rehab equipment.

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Vladimir's Story

Vladimir lives with his wife Irina and their two children Ellina and Nikita. Vladimir is not currently working as he needs to stay at home to care for the children, both of whom have severe medical needs. As one of the parents needs to be home to care for the children they rely on the income of only one which puts them in a very difficult financial situation.

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Anna and Mia's Story

Anna and Mia are just two years old. They recently lost their father after he sadly completed suicide. Their mother, Valeria, has been struggling to support the family since the devastating loss of her husband and it's a daily struggle to feed and clothe her daughters.

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Evylena's Story

Evylena was born with multiple special needs including a spinal hernia, meaning she couldn’t walk and her overall development was delayed. She lives with her mother and grandmother who do what they can to support the family , but as neither of them have stable, permanent employment the family income is insufficient to ensure she receives adequate nutrition, clothing, footwear or medicines.

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