One Year Anniversary!
One year ago, on May 6th, 2020, at 3:02 am, on a Discord call, we came across a news story highlighting the impact that the pandemic has had on the homeless population across Canada. Saddened and outraged by the neglect that these vulnerable individuals have faced by the general public, a fire was lit within us, and fast-forward 15 minutes, the Goodwill Initiative was born.
Reflecting on the past year has been such a bizarre experience for our team. It's hard to believe that in the past year, we've donated 30,000+ items, 1,000+ kits, fundraised almost $5,000, and fed over 800 individuals through our various projects. We never expected to have such an enormous impact because we initially thought that we would only receive enough support to help a few homeless individuals, but wow, were we wrong! We've partnered with six shelters in the Ottawa area, started planning the establishment of chapters in other Canadian cities, and are currently working on expanding internationally. None of this would have been possible without the support of you all. From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank those who donated to our projects, shared our posts, and supported us throughout our journey thus far! A huge shoutout to our sponsors for their donations as well!
Throughout the next year, we plan to continue what we are doing and hopefully impact more lives not only in Canada, but internationally.