This week’s episode of The 1 Girl Revolution features Katherine Snider, CEO of Good+Foundation – a nonprofit that uses a multi-generational approach to address family poverty across the country.
Good+Foundation (formerly Baby Buggy) was founded in 2001 by Jessica Seinfeld shortly after the birth of her first child. Since then, Good+Foundation has become a leading national nonprofit that works to dismantle multi-generational poverty by pairing tangible goods with innovative services for low-income fathers, mothers and caregivers, creating an upward trajectory for the entire family and creating pathways for long-term, self-determined success. Good+Foundation also works to reform the systems that have blocked families from having access to resources and opportunities.
Since 2001, Good+Foundation has donated over $95 million in essential goods to a national network of anti-poverty programs and they are partnered with approximately 112 innovative anti-poverty programs across the country. Their goal is to incentivize parental enrollment and participation in programs like counseling, health services, employment assistance, financial literacy, co-parenting classes and more.
In 2010, Good+Foundation expanded their programming to intentionally include fathers. Through their research and work, Good+Foundation found that “stronger fathers build stronger, more resilient families and they are the backbone of thriving communities. The more we invest in fathers in their capacity to be engaged co-parents, the greater impact we see on children and families as a whole.”
Good+Foundation found that the relationships between fathers and their children greatly improved when they received donations of essential goods and other support and resources (93 percent) and 82 percent of fathers reported improved relationships with their children’s mother and/or other relatives as well. Additionally, 97 percent of fathers said that donations made them want to continue the life-changing programs provided by Good+Foundation’s partners.
Katherine Snider joins The 1 Girl Revolution Podcast to share her inspiring life story, how she joined Good+Foundation, and to talk about the incredible, world-changing work of Good+Foundation.
In this episode, you’ll hear:
- Katherine’s inspiring life story;
- The story of how Jessica Seinfeld decided to start Baby Buggy and how the organization grew and evolved into Good+Foundation;
- About Good+Foundation and their work to meet the short-term needs of mothers, fathers, and caregivers living on low-incomes, as well as creating pathways for their long-term, self-determined success;
- How Good+Foundation is working to reform the systems that have blocked families from having access to resources and opportunities;
- Stories of individuals and families who have been helped through the work of Good+Foundation;
- And so much more!
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For more information about Good+Foundation, Katherine, to donate, and/or to get involved in their work, please visit the Good+Foundation website.