Global Goods Foundation

As a sole proprietorship, I started Global Goods with the goal to give all the profits to small educational and community based projects, primarily of a grassroots nature in the countries from which I source my items. Expenses are kept to a minimum as I want as much as possible to be spent on my projects. I travel inexpensively staying at small local guesthouses, use local travel methods (usually buses), and hand carry about 95% of the items home with me.

The, Global Goods Foundation was established in 2006 as a means to facilitate tax-deductible donations to our many worthy international projects. As international donations are not generally tax deductible unless the project is also registered as a non-profit in the United States, this facilitates tax-deductible donations.

While many people appreciate the profit from their purchases being invested in educational and community projects around the world, they also wanted a way to do more.  With the Global Goods Foundation, you may donate generally to the Foundation for all of our projects or specify a particular project for your donation. See “How to Donate” for more information.

Lists of local, national, and international recipients of our donations will be posted at the end of each year. As Global Goods needs to sell the inventory before donations can be made, the majority of monies are distributed at the end of the calendar year.

2009 Donation Recipients


Senang Hati, Bali, Indonesia
Santa Maria de Jesus School, Guatemala
Namugongo Fund for Special Children, Uganda
Ali Shungu Five Village Project, Ecuador
Building New Hope, Nicaragua
Children's Hope in Action, Vietnam
Rights Action, Guatemala
International Book Project, Worldwide, Worldwide
Women for Women, Worldwide
The Heifer Project, Worldwide
Pennies For Peace, Afghanistan istan
The Sharing Foundation, Cambodia

Local Fundraisers and Donations

Relay for Life Friends of the Maynard Public Library
Remembering Maynard's Own
Stow PTO Auction
Acton Boxborough Rotary Club
Green Meadow PTO Auction
National Television Academy Scholarship
Fowler/MHS Friends of Music
Susan Komen Three Day Walk
Millis High School Student Television Program
Alliance for Lupus Research
Ride Far
Assabet Valley Boys and Girls Club
Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail trail
American Cancer Fund
Maynard Education Fund
Our Promise to Nicholas Fund
Maynard Community Chest
Millis High School Common Ground
Sisterhood Congregation Beth Elohim
Westford Elementary Schools PTO's
Green Meadow Families Fund
Best Buddies Maynard High School
Beacon Santa
Andrew's Helpful Hands

You make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.”
Winston. Churchill