Sometimes, a little goodness can go a long way in transforming lives.

 

We learned this here in New York City in the spring of 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic turned our world upside down and claimed thousands of lives.

At that time, a group of concerned citizens united to provide help to fellow community members and to source the materials to make face shields and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep our front line workers safe during the pandemic. They later donated their PPE to Queens Hospital Center and Elmhurst Hospital Center to protect staff and offered food delivery services to help families impacted by the pandemic.

As their project grew, they established the nonprofit organization Goodness People Incorporated to initiate powerful acts of kindness to support underserved people in the community.

When the pandemic began winding down, the organization felt compelled to tackle other challenges faced by our neighbors across the communities. Now, we support vulnerable and disadvantaged people of all ages through projects tackling everything from education of children living in poverty ,  family mental health support and family assistance.

We are working collaboratively with other community organizations and leaders to build a network of support for vulnerable populations of all types, including families with children who have mental and developmental health issues, at-risk youth, and the elderly. We also focus our efforts on improving community education through our integrated education support program, which was created to address common educational challenges faced by children from low-income households and their families. We are striving to bridge the gaps in support for low-income individuals and families by identifying and meeting their needs and empowering them to thrive.

Our ultimate goal is to create a safe space through which members of the community can find support with the help of big-hearted people striving to spread goodness everywhere they go.

 

Goodness: We believe in the inherent goodness of all people and that when that goodness is activated, the world can truly become a better place.

Integrity: We believe in operating at a high level of honesty and with strong character. We strive to communicate openly and honestly with one another, our donors, our community, and, especially, the people we serve.

Diversity and Inclusion: We believe in upholding the dignity of every human being and respecting each person’s right to access the tools of success, regardless of their backgrounds. We strive to create an inclusive and welcoming community centered on kindness, compassion, and nonjudgmental support.

Commitment: We are committed to going above and beyond for our community, exceeding every expectation. We emphasize humble servant leadership with a focus on doing everything we can to meet needs where they are the greatest.

Community: We believe that in a world full of challenges, people have the greatest potential to thrive with the backing of a safe, nonjudgmental community centered on kindness, love, and mutual support. We want to be that village every person needs to thrive.

Empowerment: We are committed to not only meeting basic needs but equipping people with the tools they need to provide for themselves. We believe that every person can and should take control of their own personal outcomes and drive their own success.

Compassion: We believe in always showing kindness and compassion. We strive to always listen carefully to the needs of others, not only offering sympathetic ears but helping hands, voices of advocacy, and warm, loving hearts.

Accountability: We believe in holding ourselves accountable for our work. We want to know if something didn’t meet expectations and will use all our power to make things right whenever possible.