Poverty charity which was ‘practically homeless’ moves to Borehamwood

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Poverty charity which was ‘practically homeless’ moves to Borehamwood

Organisation helping Israelis living below the poverty-line, Goods for Good, relocates to Hertfordshire

Roz Bluestone with volunteers Adam and Mia raising funds with 'Goods for Good'
Roz Bluestone with volunteers Adam and Mia raising funds with 'Goods for Good'

A new Jewish charity sending goods to those living below the poverty-line in Israel and elsewhere was thrilled to move into its new home in Borehamwood this week, after being “practically homeless” itself.

Goods for Good, a new start-up charity, said it was busy settling into the new facility in Delta Court, Manor Way, after last week sending 30 new hospital beds to the Rosen Jewish Old Age and Hospice in Bucharest, Romania.

“They had opened a new wing and had no funding for beds,” said the charity’s founder, Rosalind Bluestone. “We also sent them clothing, mobility equipment and vitamins. We have volumes of amazing goods ready to send but we are underfunded and need help for their dispatch.”

Borehamwood resident Bluestone said the charity’s new space – a large office and ex-sewing machine showroom – would allow for a “pop-up sorting and packing operation” of donated humanitarian aid, collected from the Jewish community.

Trucks are loaded by the industry donors and go straight to the charity’s Dutch partner organisation. “We don’t need a warehouse as such anymore,” said Bluestone. “We were practically homeless and with a huge effort, I managed to raise enough funds to cover one year’s rent in advance from generous donors.”

The new charity had already sent £14 million overstocked goods donated by UK businesses and individuals to vulnerable communities in Israel, Syria, Kurdistan, Moldova, Ukraine, Romania, and African countries.

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