The heart of the Goodness Project
The Goodness Project began when Bill Fletcher walked behind the building of a small church he and his wife had planted, and saw a man rummaging through the dumpster. His heart was moved with compassion for the people in that city.
Bill returned with a vision for their very first outreach. With very little money, absolutely no resources, and a call to feed the working poor, Bill and Rachelle Fletcher stepped out in radical faith to put on a full Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. Two thousand people showed up and their little church experienced explosive growth.
Their vision expanded beyond their small town into the Mid-Cities area of Dallas-Fort Worth. Bill began partnering with companies to provide resources, and in 1999, they moved into their first stand-alone building in Haltom City and hosted an outreach where over 8,000 people received food and toys.
For the next four years, they continued to hold annual outreaches and started a weekly distribution to serve the community. Eventually they opened a food bank in Haltom City where they daily served the hungry.
In 2002, the Goodness Project was born. With two small children, Bill and Rachelle left their pastoral positions to work full time to serve families in crisis. With their families rallying around them with support, sacrifice, and loads of hard work, the Fletchers developed a staff and a strategy to resource massive amounts of product needed by the working poor from large-scale companies like Frito Lay, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and more. Today, the Goodness Project partners with companies like Walmart and Amazon to exponentially distribute resources to families facing crisis and disaster.
In 2005, a pastor in Canada, where Bill was born and raised, caught Bill’s vision to serve the working poor. Along with Ron and Ann Mainse from 100 Huntley Street and Church on the Queensway in Toronto, they filled up the church building four times, providing free computers, food and toys.
When Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, 100 Huntley Street activated their listeners to partner with The Goodness Project to help the hardest hit areas not being served. This led to a deeper partnership and a strategic nationwide tour across Canada, which ignited exponential growth.
Bill and Rachelle now resource other non-profit organizations, getting them the goods they need at the lowest cost possible. Their motto is, “It’s not just about doing good; it’s about showing goodness to our neighbors.”
Providing help and hope to families in crisis.
We provide help and hope to families in crisis by sourcing and distributing a wide variety of needed items to those grappling with difficult life challenges. Whether people in your city are facing natural disasters, poverty, hardship, or social issues, we equip you with life-sustaining tools, strategic plans, and outreach events that transform lives. Our team develops and implements strategies while working with community leaders to assure vital resources get into the hands of children, widows, single moms, and families facing crisis.
Our vision is to gather as many resources as possible and collaborate with other nonprofit organizations and leaders in the community to ensure that children are cared for and families have the resources they need in times of crisis.
WHAT WE DO
Bringing good to families in need.
Founded in 1999, The Goodness Project is consistently ranked as one of the largest charities of its kind, based on private, non-government support. The Goodness Project is an international nonprofit relief organization with a distribution center in Brantford, Ontario and now, two international projects, one in Israel and another one in Liberia. We deliver food, medicine, clothing, toys, school supplies, mattresses, safety equipment, furniture, and other necessary resources to individuals, children, families, and nonprofits who lack these essentials resources.
With its headquarters in Brantford, Ontario and distribution centers in Liberia and Israel, we collaborate with churches, city officials, and volunteers to supply, package, and distribute vital resources to families in crisis.
Together, we broaden our influence.
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