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Spring clean for good

In the spirit of spring, forgood – an online platform that connects people to causes – is encouraging listeners / readers to clean out their closets. Instead of shoving unused goods, clothes and tins to the back of a cupboard or throwing them away, individuals and businesses can now donate their unwanted items to a worthy cause.

“South Africans have a strong tradition of spring cleaning and giving away our previously loved stuff – but to date we haven’t had a central point that makes that process hassle-free,” says Andy Hadfield, CEO of forgood.co.za, a platform that does just that.

Describing themselves as a marketplace for the social sector, the site connects individuals and groups directly to non-profit organisations across the country. Forgood has more than 520 accredited causes registered on the site, which is regularly updated with requests for goods, volunteers and services.

“Spring Day is the perfect opportunity for us to rally support for our causes – a lot of them are doing great work on increasingly tight budgets, and they are always in need of some help,” says Hadfield.

Donations can be arranged at the click of a button – either through responding to an existing request or posting an offer on the site. “Offers are distributed directly to causes that might need that item. Donors can specify the category of organisation they want to support and whether collection is required,” says Hadfield.

Examples of live goods requests on forgood:

  • TVs, microwaves, laptops and printers
  • Kitchen sinks, office furniture, bathroom equipment and stoves
  • Non-perishable foods
  • Calculators, geometry sets, textbooks and stationery
  • Children’s clothes, toys and furniture
  • Bicycles, building materials, vegetable seedlings and lawnmowers

 

Goods requests link: https://www.forgood.co.za/needs/goods

Spring clean campaign: https://www.forgood.co.za/Campaign/Index/Spring-Clean-2016

 

Social Links:

Facebook – http://facebook.com/forgoodSA

Twitter – @forgoodSA – http://twitter.com/forgoodSA

 

ENDS

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Distributed by Be-cause Integrated Communications:

Emma Proctor

emma@be-cause.co.za

021 447 1082 / 072 930 4412

 

On behalf of forgood:

CEO: Andy Hadfield

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