At Roonga, we believe in revolutionizing the way in-kind goods are collected and distributed to those in need. We understand that you, as nonprofit leaders, are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others, and online donation drives are just one highly effective way to help.
Imagine being a foster youth transitioning into adulthood, facing the challenges of independence. You’ve lived your life in the child welfare system, removed from a life of harm or neglect, and it’s not time to venture out on your own to a new home.
But with little to make it home.
It’s easy to take for granted that youth who have been involved in the child welfare system will be provided for as they launch into independence, but that’s not the case.
Youth in Transition Worker, Heather Snow, works with teens moving from foster care to independence. She asked some of the youth she works with what the single most needed important item was. The answer was clear: a bed of their own – a bed. But organizations struggle to acquire new, twin sized mattresses for their clients.
Heather explains that in addition to beds, the fundamental needs facing youth include blankets, dishes, pots and pans, cutlery, laundry detergent and cleaning supplies. The needs aren’t glamorous, but they are the donations needed to help youth move into independence.
And they aren’t alone. People who have left domestic violence to start a new life may find themselves in a similar situation as youth moving to independence. They are starting over, often needing the basics as well. By organizing online donation drives, you can help them rebuild their lives and create comfortable homes. Donated household starter items such as clothing, linens, toiletries, cookware, and small appliances hold immense value.
The Impact of Donations
As nonprofit leaders, your dedication and commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of others are what drives us at Roonga. By organizing online donation drives for household starter items, you are providing hope, empowerment, and new beginnings to foster youth and people who have experienced domestic violence. Take pride in knowing that each donation you receive through our platform goes directly to those in need, transforming their lives in unimaginable ways. The kindness and generosity of your donors truly make a lasting difference.
Personalize Collections with an Adopt-A-Person Program
Changing lives doesn’t only happen through donation drives. More than simply placing an item in a box, Adopt-A-Person programs—similar to traditional Adopt-a-Family Christmas programs like this one—are an excellent way to get the needs to the right person. The personal connection through the individual’s story engages the donor on a personal level, leading to greater donor engagement. These also help ensure that the people in need are looked after and clothed in the coats that they most need for the situation.
It can be challenging for donors to afford household furniture and supplies in an online donation drive. If your organization has funds set aside to help transitional youth or domestic violence victims move into new housing, Roonga has partnered with a wholesale vendor to provide “starter kits” that include basic furniture, dining and bath sets, and cleaning supplies. This can be an economic option for stretching your dollar and helping your clients get started on the right foot. Contact Roonga for more information about purchasing household starter kits.
How Roonga Helps
Whether you’re planning a donation drive, or simply looking for the best supplies to distribute to those in need, Roonga can help.
Our team has years of experience partnering to help support individuals and organizations in planning and hosting donation drives and executing Adopt-A-Person programs.
But if this isn’t what you have in mind, Roonga serves as the hub to connect you with the best in supplies. Roonga’s bulk purchasing through our network of established suppliers helps keep costs low while maintaining a high level of quality, letting your service users know that they are valued and appreciated.
Learn more or get started today – https://www.roonga.com/contact-us.