Community Redistribution Partners Summit Brings Together Good360 Partners
Last week, staff from twenty of our Community Redistribution Partners (CRPs) joined Good360 in Monterey, CA, for the 2014 CRP Summit. This two-day summit gave Good360 staff a chance to meet with our largest partners in person, when we are usually scattered throughout the country.
Not only is this a chance for us to meet with our CRPs and for them to network with like-minded nonprofits, but it also gives us a chance to hear about how they were able to utilize donations from Good360 during the past year. Now in its third year, the summit always begins with five-minute photo presentations from the CRPs in attendance. All the nonprofits had powerful stories about how the donations assisted their community, and some even created videos to highlight their programs.
Help the Children
Help The Children, which operates out of Bell, CA, told us about their military veteran give-away events. Help The Children operates a Framing Hope Warehouse, which means they partner with a large number of The Home Depot stores and assist veterans with housing. Their veteran give-away events have helped hundreds of veterans in need in southern California with everything from light bulbs and doorknobs to doors, windows, flooring and more.
Stardust Non-Profit Building Supplies
While Help The Children told us about how they assisted veterans in their community, Stardust Non-Profit Building Supplies reported about a truckload donation of diapers they received from Good360. Diapers are always in high demand from our nonprofit network and Stardust, who operates warehouses in Phoenix, Mesa, and Glendale, AZ, was able to distribute diapers to more than 60 nonprofit organizations and assist hundreds of families in need.
Other CRPs shared how Good360 donations of Tempur-Pedic mattresses, Regis personal care products and Walmart truckloads really assisted families in their time of need.
After a truly moving opening reception, the second day of the conference gave us a chance to give a demonstration of GivingPlace, Good360’s new technology platform launching this spring. We were able to get some invaluable feedback on how this tool can help our nonprofit partners do their job better.
Since our CRPs are “mini-Good360s” and operate their own warehouses, Ray Marable, a UPS Logistics Director, joined us to present and take questions about warehouse and inventory management and efficiencies. We were also joined by our Board Chair, Carly Fiorina, via Skype to talk about the importance of leadership in all levels of an organization. The event concluded with an open session of questions, challenges and best practices shared from the CRPs, and we left to go home energized to do more good, better.