The ‘Good To Be Good’ Principle
When we do good, we feel good. Good in, good out.
How do we practice our ‘good‘ muscles and work together in driving change in the world we inhabit? One act of kindness at a time. When we cultivate sincere generosity and kindness without expectation of reward or reciprocity, we inadvertently discover the great paradox that underlies fuller human flourishing – in the giving of self, lies the surprising discovery of a happier and healthier life. So by doing ‘unto others’ we not only help those in need, we help ourselves and our futures. The truth is, we are all connected and no life is separate from another. So no matter how big or small the act may be, everything we do as an individual can affect the whole.
Together, with hope and acts of compassion, we can fulfill our responsibility of cherishing every human life. We hope you continue to do small things with great love. A better world begins, and thrives, with each of us every day.
– Char San Pedro, Founder of Good To Be Good
Good To Be Good Foundation is an intersectional, community-wide, grassroots humanitarian and advocacy organization on a mission to serve marginalized communities and help build a kind and equal world.
Established in September 2016, we aim to strengthen the movement of lasting change through humanitarian and human rights-based work, community oriented service, advocacy, and the power of transformative giving.
Over the course of 4 years, our vision for an equitable, peaceful, and sustainable world for all continues to be guided by a gender-based lens grounded within a feminist, anti-oppressive, anti-racist, trauma-informed interconnected framework. Our intersectional efforts are rooted in a commitment to women’s rights, peacebuilding, and true equality, with a gender-responsive focus that addresses pivotal issues impacting women and girls, total equity, and human rights. Our annual inclusive events, emergency aid fundraisers, and year-round advocacy initiatives raise critical funds and awareness. Women’s shelters and agencies, charities, multi-service programs, homeless shelters, refugee programs, social enterprises—we support our community of partner organizations with their greatest needs. We provide hands-on, restorative, empowering support for women and their dependents in our communities who have felt the marginalizing effects of gender-based violence, structural poverty, and social isolation.
We believe that global change starts with creating impact locally. As a volunteer-powered, BIPOC and women-led organization, we are able to tailor our approach to address the immediate challenges of our most vulnerable communities while also addressing the underlying conditions and longstanding systemic inequalities that make people ‘vulnerable’ in the first place.
Good To Be Good Foundation partners with a local network of women’s shelters, charities, and social programs to break the cycles of gender inequality, structural poverty, and social injustices within our local communities.
What began as a small informal endeavour of caring and justice-seeking friends and family donating essential goods to a nearby shelter, has grown into a community-based non-profit organization.
Thanks to our do-gooders, contributors, and benefactors, we have been able to maintain low administrative costs, allowing us to keep our focus in fostering donations, raising awareness for urgent causes, and executing local impact campaigns. Proceeds raised from every personal donation* goes directly to the individual, family, or cause in need, unless the donor specifically authorizes that use for administrative costs.
Between 2016-2020, with a total 11 charitable community events and several human rights-focused campaigns, our collective community has raised over $35,000* and over 55,200+ in-kind items for women, girls, children, gender diverse peoples, and communities experiencing poverty, gender-based violence, marginalization, and social isolation. We recognize the impact of a meaningful and thoughtful donation reinforces change and progress for others and contributes to a culture of humanity and goodness.
An equitable and kinder world is possible when the work is built on the values of respect for human dignity, responsibility, inclusivity, and compassion.
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