Recliner Donations Change the Lives of Low-Income Housing Residents Who Lost Everything - Good360

Recliner Donations Change the Lives of Low-Income Housing Residents Who Lost Everything

  • Michigan Employment & Training Plus
  • Detroit, MI
  • Donations/Donor: QVC/La-Z-Boy
  • Lives Impacted: 10

As Told to Good360 by Michigan Employment & Training Plus

Michigan Employment & Training Plus (MET|PLUS) is a nonprofit organization based in Detroit with the mission of empowering the community with a multifaceted approach of innovative workforce development, community advocacy and health and human services. The organization strives to assist Michigan’s disadvantaged and/or distressed job seekers with an approach which aims to address the basic needs to put them on a career path to success.

MET|PLUS is assisting residents of Inkster Michigan Public Housing, a low-income complex that has been dealing with an overwhelming and destructive pest infestation. Residents had to throw away most, if not all, of their belongings and start from scratch. Thanks to a partnership with Good360 and QVC, the residents were given La-Z-Boy recliners to replace the furniture that had to be discarded.

The donation from QVC and La-Z-Boy means so much to the residents, who had to use their money for food or gas to get to and from work. At the end of the day, instead of replacing what was lost, they purchased what they needed right away.

Receiving such high-quality La-Z-Boy recliners made the residents so happy. There are many residents who are disabled, have back problems and walk with canes, so it really helped them to have a comfortable recliner. For those with breathing problems, the recliners helped them sleep better at night.

Thank you, Good360, QVC and La-Z-Boy, for helping these residents rebuild their lives.

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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