GOOD PACKS

GOOD PACKS

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Supporting People in Need

Good Packs, a program of Greater Good Charities, provides survival and comfort supplies to those in times of crisis, including domestic violence survivors, victims of natural disasters, and people who are experiencing homelessness.

Good Packs recognizes that individuals and families have diverse needs and responds to them.

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Cities Served Across the Globe
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States Served
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Greater Good Charities is proud to meet the 17 goals of the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda. Learn more about each goal and how programs like Good Packs is transforming the world.

Give a Good Pack

Provide essential supplies to individuals experiencing homelessness across the country today. Each Good Pack is a self-support kit containing basic survival supplies for people and their pets for those who have them. Your donation will have a real impact for those in need.

Supplies for people experiencing Homelessness
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DPs and IDPs during war time

On February 24, 2022, Russia started a war with neighboring Ukraine, invading the country on several fronts, attacking civilian targets, and perpetrating large scale destruction.

Over 7.7 million people, many with pets, have fled Ukraine, while an estimated 8 million people were displaced within the country by late May. More than 4.5 million Ukrainians have returned to Ukraine since the beginning of the invasion. Over and above these staggering numbers, millions more people and pets are stranded within their homes in or near conflict-affected areas.

Greater Good Charities is committed to the long-term support of displaced Ukrainian people and their pets, both those outside the country and those displaced internally. Our response has included the distribution of thousands of Good Packs since the war began.

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Vulnerable Veterans

Over 33,000 veterans experienced homelessness in January 2022. Although this number has dropped from the 2020 numbers, 33,000 individuals that have served our country is too many. Our Good Packs aims to support veterans experiencing homelessness or those in transitional housing.

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Domestic Violence Survivors

One in four women and one in nine men experience intimate partner violence. Our Good Packs help people fleeing domestic violence get basic supplies they need on their journey to safety together.

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People experiencing homelessness

Due to the lasting effects of COVID-19, it was reported in 2021 the number of unsheltered individuals with chronic patterns of homelessness increased by 20%. The most recent report by HUD, where there was full participation in survey activities, shows around 569,000 people were experiencing homelessness in the United States. Good Packs provide basic necessities to help keep people healthy during these challenging. times.

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people and pets affected by natural disasters

The recent increases in the number and devastation of natural disasters has caused hundreds of thousands of people and they have to flee their homes with just the clothes on their back. Good Packs provide respite in these uncertain times.

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On February 24, 2022, Russia started a war with neighboring Ukraine, invading the country on several fronts, attacking civilian targets, and perpetrating large scale destruction.

Over 7.7 million people, many with pets, have fled Ukraine, while an estimated 8 million people were displaced within the country by late May. More than 4.5 million Ukrainians have returned to Ukraine since the beginning of the invasion. Over and above these staggering numbers, millions more people and pets are stranded within their homes in or near conflict-affected areas.

Greater Good Charities is committed to the long-term support of displaced Ukrainian people and their pets, both those outside the country and those displaced internally. Our response has included the distribution of thousands of Good Packs since the war began.

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WHO WE SERVE
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Disaster victims and DP/IDPs of war

When displaced and tending to other family members, Good Packs offer an easy to carry belongings with kit of basic survival supplies. During wartime, the Good Packs program supports displaced people with basic survival and comfort supplies while they are in transit or in refugee camps. 

Each Good Pack is a sealed backpack that includes essential items, like a warm blanket, socks, soap, shampoo, a toothbrush and toothpaste and a reusable water bottle.

We have distributed tens of thousands of Good Packs across the country, helping those in times of crisis, so they can keep moving toward long-term solutions.

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people experiencing homelessness

The most recent report by HUD shows around 650,000 people were experiencing homelessness on a single night in January 2023, a 12% increase from 2022. Many homeless shelters are full to capacity leaving unhoused people unable to seek housing services. Other unhoused individuals can’t use sheltering services because they have a pet and most shelters do not accommodate pets, or they choose not to seek services. Good Packs provide basic necessities to help keep people healthy during these challenging times.

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vulnerable veterans

On a single night in January 2023, there were 35,574 Veterans who experienced homelessness in the U.S. This reflects a 7.4% increase in the number of Veterans experiencing homelessness from 2022. Our Good Packs aims to support veterans experiencing homelessness or those in transitional housing.

domestic violence survivors

One in four women and one in nine men experience intimate partner violence. Our Good Packs help people fleeing domestic violence get basic supplies they need on their journey to safety together.

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Natural disasters

The recent increases in the number and devastation of natural disasters has caused hundreds of thousands of people and they have to flee their homes with just the clothes on their back. Good Packs provide respite in these uncertain times.

Thanks to You: 70,000 Good Packs Distributed!

This year, Greater Good Charities reached a huge milestone by delivering more than 70,000 Good Packs to individuals and families in need.

Good Packs provides survival and comfort supplies to those in times of crisis. Good Packs recognizes that individuals and families have diverse needs and responds to them.

Check out our blog to read more about Good Packs and the people your donations help.

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