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Goods for Good

Mission Derailment or Mission Support: Long Term Development and Emergency Relief

Melissa Kushner | Posted 08.10.2016 | Impact
Melissa Kushner

As the founder of a nonprofit that works in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, I've come to know this reality. The core of our mission is to work in communities that are most in need, communities that are confronted with crises so frequently that they grow to be commonplace--malnutrition, unemployment, and lack of educational opportunities, to name a few.

Small Nonprofits, Big Nonprofits: The Where to Give Dilemma

Melissa Kushner | Posted 07.30.2016 | Impact
Melissa Kushner

According to Giving USA, donations reached nearly $360 billion in 2014, the highest amount since the 2007 recession. With text to donate, high-profile endorsements, and online crowdfunding, it's never been easier for individuals to choose and contribute to a cause.

Completing the Circle: A Conversation with Rachel Blumenthal

Melissa Kushner | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact
Melissa Kushner

In 2006, I founded goods for good with the committed to giving all children the chance to thrive. Since then, goods for good has helped nearly 80,000 vulnerable children in Malawi get the care they need.

Creating a Social Mission from Scratch: A Conversation with Neil Blumenthal

Melissa Kushner | Posted 06.15.2015 | Impact
Melissa Kushner

As Founder and Executive Director of goods for good, I have always been inspired by individuals and companies that share my commitment to taking a creative, sustainable approach to international development.

"This is for the orphans."

Melissa Kushner | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Melissa Kushner

In 2013, goods for good launched nine community enterprises. Jobs are being created and the local economies are improving. As goods for good enters an unprecedented period of growth, we remain steadfast in our commitment to the children of Malawi.

Investing in the Children of Malawi

Melissa Kushner | Posted 04.14.2013 | Impact
Melissa Kushner

goods for good distributes shoes as part of an innovative education program for orphans, and then we take it a step further.

Goods for Good

Melissa Kushner | Posted 02.17.2013 | Impact
Melissa Kushner

As we launch an initiative to build a chicken farm and start a program that will revolutionize orphan care, I celebrate the impact we have had on Malawi's people, and reflect on the impact their words have had on me.

NextGen Africa: What's Next for Africa's 50 Million Orphans?

Christine Huang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Christine Huang

Of the 2.2 billion children that populate the world, 163 million of them are parentless. It's a staggering number -- and one that continues to grow with the persistence of disease, poverty, and warfare.

Finding Charity in Everyday Life: The Goods for Good Project

Melissa Lafsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Melissa Lafsky

Before a trip to Malawi in 2006, a thought occurred to Melissa Kushner: Why not call U.S. companies and ask them to donate the products they have left over?