Donations Provided by Toys for Tots Assist Children in Houston Households - Good360

Donations Provided by Toys for Tots Assist Children in Houston Households

Role Models of America

Role Models of America (RMOA) is a Good360 Community Redistribution Partner (CRP) that serves communities in or near Houston, Texas. After receiving various games, stuffed animals, arts and crafts, and fidget spinners provided by Toys for Tots, RMOA collaborated strategically with their local nonprofit partners to distribute toys to thousands of children during July and August.

One of RMOA’s nonprofit partners is a ministry called Living Creek Church that works to serve Spanish-speaking families who experience language barrier challenges that sometimes prohibit them from gaining access to essential items. At a donation event in mid-July, Living Creek Church volunteers met a family who recently moved to the area. The family spoke limited English and was relieved to find an organization that could communicate with them effectively. The family received toys for their children, whose excitement could be heard through several enthusiastic squeals!

Another partner of RMOA is a ministry called Relate Church, which hosted a drive-through distribution event that served 490 youth in Houston, Texas. One family, a mother and her three daughters, attended the event and needed new clothing and hygiene products. After providing the mother with the resources she needed to keep her household clean and healthy, Relate Church gave each child new toys in addition to the other goods provided. One of the little girls confided in a Relate Church member by saying she had never received a new toy before and kept it close to her throughout the entire event.

The partnership between Good360, Toys for Tots, and RMOA helped local organizations connect with families in need. More than six hundred households got an opportunity to get their family budgets.

Shari Rudolph

Shari Rudolph is Chief Development Officer and Chief Marketing Officer at Good360. She is an accomplished retail, digital commerce hand media executive with a strong track record of building audiences, 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 marketing, advertising, and entrepreneurial studies classes. She earned her MBA from The Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA.