Individuals Who Were Recently Homeless Furnish Their New Homes with Bed Bath & Beyond Donation - Good360

Individuals Who Were Recently Homeless Furnish Their New Homes with Bed Bath & Beyond Donation

Organization: Mercy Housing  

Lives Impacted: 112 

Donor: Bed Bath & Beyond  

Website: https://www.mercyhousing.org 

 

As Told to Good360 by Mercy Housing  

Mercy Housing, located in Denver, Colorado, is one of the nation’s largest affordable housing organizations. We participate in the development, preservation, management and/or financing of affordable, program-enriched housing across the country. We acquire and renovate existing housing, as well as develop new affordable rental properties. We’re a national nonprofit organization that is working to build a more humane world where poverty is alleviated, communities are healthy, and all people can develop their full potential. 

Thanks to this donation from Bed Bath & Beyond, we were able to help individuals who were once homeless receive new items for their rooms. Most of the residents were previously homeless or marginally housed and most often come with only the clothing on their backs. Household goods, like the bedding that was donated, is valued by our residents who may have little to no bedlinens. The sheets and pillowcases donated assist the residents with not only having appropriate bedding, but also helps them maintain a healthy home.  

We have two residents who recently moved into one of the homes in San Francisco with only a few items of clothing. When the residents arrive, you never quite know what they will need. Both recipients were struggling with homelessness and have been exhausted from lack of sleep. They were extremely happy to receive the bedding that we had, which ranged from air mattresses to mattress pads. Along with the bedding, we also had Bed Bath & Beyond sheets. One of the men cried because he was so happy and surprised, he thought he was going to have to sleep on the floor in his apartment again. Thank you, Bed Bath & Beyond and Good360 for helping us make our residents feel like they’re home. 

Shari Rudolph
Shari Rudolph
shari@good360.org

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.



 
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