Veteran Families Receive New Pottery Barn Items After Service - Good360

Veteran Families Receive New Pottery Barn Items After Service

Organization: STEP
Lives Impacted: 1,000
Donor: Pottery Barn

As Told to Good360 by STEP

Support the Enlisted Project (STEP), located in Santa Ana, CA, builds financial self-sufficiency among junior active duty enlisted service members and recently discharged veterans and their families. This program helps veterans in Southern California facing financial crisis with counseling, education and grant opportunities. STEP’s vision is to change the lives of military families and veterans by helping them achieve financial self-sufficiency. Our families come to us when they are in severe financial crisis facing the loss of a basic need. Unfortunately, the rate of veterans struggling to make ends meet after service is increasing and we’ve made it our mission to help these service members to stand on their feet once again.

Thanks to this donation fromPottery Barn, we were able to help families suffering with food insecurity and financial crisis by helping to offset some personal costs. We feel that with furniture and household goods out of the way, we empower our clients to build a path to financial self-sufficiency. During our past seven Warehouses on Wheels (WOW) distributions on bases from Ft. Irwin to San Diego, we have served more than 1,000 families.Our warehouse currently holds new and gently used goods for our military and veteran families with items ranging from diapers, sheets, pots and pans. We are honored to be able to offer these families Pottery Barn goods, often still with the tags on. These items provide a degree of excitement and dignity for families. Thank you, Pottery Barn, and Good360 for allowing us to provide for these 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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