Backpack Donations Ring in The New School Year - Good360

Backpack Donations Ring in The New School Year

The Mountain on Master’s Road

The town of Manvel, Texas, was already struggling with the pandemic when Winter Storm Uri hit in February. The storm resulted in more than 100 deaths and caused an estimated $295 billion in damages, with nearly one third of Texas residents reporting water damage in their homes. Many Manvel residents are still struggling with the effects months after the storm passed.

Good360 nonprofit member, The Mountain on Masters Road, is dedicated to helping people overcome obstacles by meeting needs and focusing on a life of freedom. The organization was founded to help those affected by  Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and has been a source of refuge and assistance ever since.

This year, The Mountain held its fifth annual Back to School Bash to make sure every child in their community was ready for the new academic year. To get a better understanding of the children’s needs, the organization polled the students from last year’s Bash and found that the kids loved the idea of brand new backpacks. Thanks to a generous donation from Good360 donor, Oakley, The Mountain was able to fulfill that wish.

Attendees received clothing, shoes, haircuts, school supplies, and the backpacks. A volunteer at The Mountain explained, “Our community has been hard hit by Covid throughout the past year and a half. In addition, Winter Storm Uri hit our area with a lot of magnitude to families already struggling. Getting the essentials for heading back to school only adds to this struggle. This donation allows us to support families in our community by getting them geared up and ready. When students have the tools they need for school they can be more successful, and that is a win for them and the community.”

Thanks to these donations, parents did not have to wonder how they were going to afford school supplies, and these students were able start the school year on the right foot, ready to learn.

Shari Rudolph

Shari Rudolph is Chief Marketing Officer of Good360 and is an accomplished retail, digital commerce and media executive with a strong track record of building audience, revenue and brands. Shari’s previous experience includes management consulting as well as various executive and leadership roles at both start-ups and large media and retail e-commerce companies in Southern California, New York and Silicon Valley. She is also an adjunct professor teaching classes in marketing, advertising and entrepreneurial studies and she earned her MBA from The Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA.