The Packaged Good, a nonprofit that empowers children to give back, has teamed up with the Marcus JCC and will be moving into its building in January. Started in 2016 by grieving widow-turned-philanthropist Sally Mundell, The Packaged Good provides 30,000 care packages to people in need and hosted more than 7,000 “do-gooders” at its Dunwoody Village store.
The move into the MJCCA is an attempt to broaden its impact and reach, and reduce operating expenses.
The Packaged Good board conducted an agency-wide audit of its operating model and found that community-wide events held in partnership with other established organizations were the most impactful and cost-effective. The board looked for partners and decided on the MJCCA because it aligned with The Packaged Good’s mission of doing good in the community, and because it’s a vibrant community center, Mundell said in a release.
“My family and I are members and active participants of the MJCCA, and I admire their long-standing reputation of service to the community,” she said. “Both organizations share the value of tikkun olam, the idea that we should do what we can to make the world a better place, and by moving our headquarters to the MJCCA, we plan to help more kids and families to do just that.”
The Packaged Good will remain an independent nonprofit and will continue to host large, mobile private events for corporations and organizations.