A program that had provided surplus goods to veterans is now expanding to help other members of the community as well.
This is the ‘Good360’ program run by the Veterans Miracle Center. It takes overflow donations from big box stores like Walmart then discounts the goods for non-profits to buy to give to those in need.
For instance, a $100 donation from a non-profit could mean as much as $700 in goods for the non-profit to give to clients.
Director of the Veterans Miracle Center, John Kowalczyk, tells us, “Once the community gets behind it, then it goes because the word of mouth says, ‘hey, they’re doing this and they’re doing this,’ we’re real happy”.
The expanded program started in November and already has 15 agencies signed up.