Giving is Good is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity located in Green Bay, WI with a mission to “get good things into the hands of the people that need them.” We seek bulk donations to break down into smaller gifts that support our various programs.
Giving is Golden – We provide raw materials to shut-ins and assisted-living facility residents who wish to give back to their communities but cannot travel to purchase materials. Those residents that choose to partner with us make items by hand, giving them a sense of worth as they long to give back. They create items such as knitted or crocheted hats, mittens, scarves, and slippers that are then used to supplement our other programs.
Inmates Helping OUT – Giving is Good, Inc. delivers yarn to prisons, to be distributed to approved inmates, who then knit or crochet items to further be picked up by us to supplement our programs. The inmates that are approved for this program long to “give back”, and this program provides them purpose and fills a void in their lives while doing for others.
Nominate a GREAT Family – Families in need are nominated to the program through a letter by someone else. The families nominated are going through extreme need, crisis or loss and could use some joy during the holidays. Once approved, they receive toys for the children, useful gifts for the adults, other gifts, food, hygiene items, wrapping paper and all the “fixings” to make the holidays very special for them. It’s wonderful!
Care Packages – This is a sub-project of the Nominate a GREAT Family program, just on a smaller scale. A plastic box container, decorated and filled with gifts, fun, candy and useful items, is delivered or sent through the mail to a nominated person anytime through the year needing joy. This program has been considerably consistent since the onset of COVID, with over 150 care packages in 2020, alone.
Supporting Operation Christmas Child – We have a goal each year to send over 3000 shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies, clothing, hygiene items and a personal letter to children in 3rd world countries, living in poverty or displaced due to natural disaster or war. Each child receives an entire shoebox filled with necessities and fun. These children are told how much they are Loved, how special they are, have the Gospel presented to them and receive a tangible gift of God’s love by the shoebox gift.
A variety of other programs and needs arise all year long. For example: food pantry donations, aid for Native American Ministries, repurposing dresses for prom, help for woman’s group homes or men’s transformation houses, providing to clothing-making charities, items for foster care suitcases, sensory items and hygiene bags for special-needs children and adults, carloads full of donations for tornado and fire victims, packages for Military members and families, clothing and necessity items to homeless shelters, schools, women’s pregnancy centers, adult disabled group homes, clothing closets, hospitals, single parents, and crisis groups.