The ‘Good To Be Good’ Principle
Good in, good out.
How do we practice our ‘good‘ muscles and work together to drive change in the world we inhabit?
One act of kindness at a time. When we cultivate sincere generosity and kindness with the hope of building a balanced, compassionate world, we inadvertently discover the great paradox that underlies fuller human flourishing—in the giving of self lies the discovery of an interconnected humanity. So by doing ‘unto others’ we not only help those in need, we help ourselves and the future of our place. 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 acts of compassion and hope—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 2016, our vision for an equitable, peaceful, and sustainable world for all continues to be guided by a feminist, anti-oppressive, anti-racist, trauma-informed interconnected framework. Our human rights-based efforts are rooted in a commitment to gender equality, equity, and peacebuilding and ensure a gender-responsive focus that addresses issues impacting women and girls, gender-diverse folks, and other marginalized communities.
We believe that global change starts with creating impact locally. As a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) and women-led organization, we can tailor our approach using an intersectional framework to tackle the immediate challenges of our most disadvantaged communities while also bringing awareness to the underlying conditions and longstanding systemic inequalities that make people vulnerable in the first place.
Our inclusive events, mutual aid fundraisers, and year-round advocacy initiatives raise critical funds and awareness that support social services and local programs. We collaborate with our community of partner organizations to better address the greatest needs. We provide hands-on, restorative, empowering support for women and folks in our communities who have felt the marginalizing effects of gender-based violence, structural poverty, and social isolation.
We recognize the impact of collective willingness and action as reinforcements of all-encompassing progress and a promoter of a culture of humanity and goodness.
Our mandate is solidarity first; charity second—we partner with a local network of community partners to break the cycles of gender inequality, structural poverty, and social injustices within our direct 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, donors, and corporate partners, we have maintained low administrative costs, allowing us to keep our focus on fostering donations, raising awareness for urgent causes, and executing local impact campaigns.
Between 2016-2021, with a total of 11 charitable community events and several human rights-focused campaigns, our collective community has raised over $35,000* and over 55,600+ in-kind items for women, girls, gender diverse folks, and communities experiencing poverty, gender-based violence, marginalization, and social isolation.
An equitable and kinder world is possible when we value respect for human dignity, responsibility, radical inclusivity, and universal compassion.
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