Early Learning Center Resumes In-Person Education, Thanks to Retailer - Good360

Early Learning Center Resumes In-Person Education, Thanks to Retailer

  • Arkansas Early Learning
  • Jonesboro, AR
  • https://www.arearlylearning.org/
  • Donor: J.Jill

After a redesign to one of its store locations, J.Jill was left with a common dilemma, what to do with the excess items. As a solution, J.Jill donated the leftover fixtures and furniture from a store location. Good360 placed those items at Arkansas Early Learning, a Community Redistribution Partner offering life changing childcare and multi-generational family support programs to eligible families.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, Arkansas Early Learning closed its campus in March and planned how to safely return to in-person instruction. The organization decided to acquire trailers to screen students prior to entering the building. Thanks to the donation from J. Jill and Good360, Arkansas Early Learning placed benches and chairs in the trailers and used the store signage to direct parents as they approached the center.

“We loved the product and deeply appreciate the donation which enables us to save our budget and focus on the safety of our students,” said James Hollywood, Community Partnership Manager at Arkansas Early Learning. “Thank you, J. Jill, and Good360 for thinking of us as we navigate in-person education during a public health crisis.”

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.