OMAHA, Neb. -- A new effort in Omaha will bring jobs to the city and hope to millions of people in need across the United States.
The effort is titled Good 360. It's a company that helps other companies donate products to nonprofits.
Boxes of paintbrushes at a distribution center in northern Omaha will become part of a large brushstroke for good.
"A 360-degree circle of good, good for businesses, good for the community, good for the environment, and most of all, good for the people in need," Good 360 President and Chief Executive Officer Cindy Hallberlin said.
It was why Good 360 just settled in on North 16th Street just north of the Storz Expressway, Hallberlin said.
The company contributes to more than 26,000 charities.
"They're helping people in need and keeping companies that have overflow product from throwing it away. They're actually donating us their extra goods," Good 360 Operations Manager Kathleen Coartney said.
The excess gets packaged up and sent out to organizations in need of the supplies, with charities only paying for the cost of shipping.
"EBay connects those who have with people who want. We connect people who have with people in need," Hallberlin said.
For Omaha, another need is fulfilled.
"This part of the city is still at 18 to 22 percent unemployment. This is where we need to locate the industry and the warehousing -- five minutes away because the unemployed can get here," Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle said.
Officials said it's a win-win situation with Omaha getting another coat of investment and job opportunity while Good 360 grabs a brush and prepares to paint its way to a brighter future.
"This facility says we're going to do it every day, and we're going to do it all across the country, not just here in Omaha," Omaha Chamber of Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer David Brown said.
To see the catalog of items available and find out how to donate to the cause, visit www.Good360.com.