In September, the John Good Group welcomed new colleagues in the USA as John Good Logistics opened a new US office in New Jersey. And we’re delighted to have supported Dean, Martha and Eric in helping their local community by matching their personal donations to Star of Hope and their Box of Love initiative which aims to provide all the ingredients needed to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner for families in need.
Star of Hope is a historic ministry in downtown Paterson serving the poor, the homeless, seniors, youth, the unemployed, the underemployed and many individuals and families that find themselves in hard places.
Commenting on what motivated the team to get involved, Martha Rojas said,
“We have much to be thankful for this Holiday Season despite the world pandemic, and we wanted to share in our good fortune with families who are in need. We are proud to be part of the John Good Family and thank the Matthew Good Foundation for their Matching Donation.”
The Box of Love project seeks to provide all the ingredients needed to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner for the underserved families in several neighbourhoods in New Jersey who are in need. The goal is to distribute at least 1,500 turkeys and 2,000 boxes of Thanksgiving meals to families in need. We were delighted to match Dean, Martha and Eric’s donation of $250 to double its impact and fund 10 Boxes of Love for 10 families this Thanksgiving holiday.
Dean Temple added, “It is a privilege that we can come alongside Star of Hope in some small way and be a part of their Thanksgiving Box of Love outreach to families in need in our area.”
Deans thoughts were echoed by Eric Soto, who added, “Thank you to the Matthew Good Foundation for matching our donation. We are fortunate to be able to give so many meals to those in need.”
With the US office being a new addition to the John Good Group, it is fantastic to be providing funds for a local cause in New Jersey, and we look forward to getting involved in many more projects in the future.