Expectant Mother Overwhelmed with Joy from Quality Skincare Donation - Good360

Expectant Mother Overwhelmed with Joy from Quality Skincare Donation

Organization: Lakes Area Pregnancy Support Center
Lives Impacted: 20+
Donor: Skinfix
Website: http://lakesareapregnancy.org  

As Told to Good360 by Lakes Area Pregnancy Support Center 

Lakes Area Pregnancy Support Center, located in Staples, MN, helps new mothers and encourages pregnant clients to choose life. Our programs educate new parents and provide goods to help them through the infant and toddler years. We are committed to their success as a parent navigating this new journey in their life. Our staff will go over all of your options and offer you a place to process everything and feel safe to share what’s on your mind. We are open to all expecting mother regardless of race, income or religion, and we believe in providing the best future for the couple and child. 

We have a clothing room where our clients can pick out adult, infant and toddler clothes. We also have a “bonus table” where they can get personal care items and any other donations that may be helpful to them. The first things to go are almost always skin and body care items. Thanks to this donation from Skinfix, they were able to invest in themselves with these quality products. Our clients are in need financially and are often struggling to prepare for the coming baby or provide for their existing children. They often buy very cheap personal care items to go without. 

One client who received a special surprise gift bag, including some of these personal care items, was so emotional. She had reached her one-year sobriety anniversary (June 2019) and was also working hard raise her baby without a partner. I personally surprised her with this gift bag and a card of encouragement to celebrate her achievement. She was very touched by the fact that she received a gift bag that had items especially for her. She is a very special young woman and we are seeing many positive changes in her as she continues to grow in her new life without substance abuse. Thank you Good360 and Skinfix for your help in giving back to these women and their growing families. 

Shari Rudolph
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.

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