Joann's Fabric Donation Inspires Creativity in Students - Good360

Joann’s Fabric Donation Inspires Creativity in Students



The Andrew Cooke Magnet School is located in a high-poverty community in Waukegan, IL. We focus on the fine arts and sciences. The donations from JoAnn Fabrics could not be more appropriate for (or appreciated by) our school. There have been so many projects and adventures that we have completed with the donated materials.

This year, we have a new art teacher who started an afterschool art club. When she saw the recent donations, her amazement and happiness reminded me about how fortunate we are to have this partnership. She has made lots of plans with these materials. In her art room, there is a large walk-in closet and the materials are organized and ready to go! She started an afterschool art club and has been using the materials with these students as well.

Students have popped their heads into my classroom to show their treasured projects: paper sculptures, button pictures, Mexican round mirrors, and so much more. It’s all possible because of this donation! You can see displays of their colorful work around our school. It is truly exciting and rewarding to see someone use these materials to their fullest.

The monthly donations include home and outdoor decorations as well. These items are everywhere around our school and make it a more inviting and homey place for our students. Some of the items are also given to our high poverty families to brighten their lives and homes. Thank you so much to Joann Fabrics and Good360 for these wonderful products.


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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