Success Stories

Our nonprofits significantly increase their collections through online supply drives.


Chris Norwood, Executive Director, Bay Area Tutoring Association

  • “ Stuff the Bus is our in-person drive where donors drop off supplies at local retail stores. I was really happy to have our online drive when 4 out of 5 stores fell through at the last minute!. ”

    Kaarina Romero,
    Director of Marketing
    United Way of Monmouth and
    Ocean Counties

  • “I liked how easy it was to see where our drive was at, who donated, and what items were still needed. The supplies from Roonga ensured that we didn't have to dip into our own funds to close the drive.”

    Bridget Hickey,
    Volunteer Coordinator,
    Volunteers of America Illinois

  • “I wasn't aware that we could run drives online for supplies, so I was happy to discover Roonga! This worked better for us than collecting financial contributions—I didn't have to go out and shop. The supplies were great quality and arrived quickly.”

    Susie Terry,
    Project Specialist,
    Homeless Education Services
    San Diego County Office
    of Education

Children's Home Society of Florida (CHSFL)

Children's Home Society of Florida (CHSFL)

In 2016, Roonga partnered with Children's Home Society of Florida (CHSFL) on statewide drives for school supplies and holiday gifts. Touching the lives of 7,000 children, Roonga's online collection drives streamlined drive operations, maximizing the impact of CHSFL's community engagement team.

“Our drives on Roonga maximize the value of our donor’s dollar, simplify collections, and allow us to engage a large audience efficiently and effectively. We are very happy working with Roonga.”
Meghan Pfleiderer , Statewide Director of Community Engagement

Read more about Children's Home Society's drive here.

Puente Resource Center

Roonga partnered with Puente to provide school supplies to a rural community where there are no accessible shopping areas. Roonga's drive extended the reach of their drive and reduced their coordination time and resource needs by a third.

“This was our best school supply/backpack drive ever! Roonga made things so much easier—supplies arrived pre-sorted so we didn't have to constantly sort and recount. We saved a lot of time on our end.”
Abby Mohaupt, Faith Liaison and Volunteer Coordinator

Read more about Puente's drive here.

GLIDE

GLIDE is a San Francisco-based nonprofit nationally recognized for their work alleviating poverty. In their launch of GLIDE Goods, a free convenience store with basic essentials for the homeless, Roonga hosted an online collection drive to stock up on key supplies.

“Roonga was great for us. The fact that our donors and community believed in this initiative was most important. You can throw out anything you want, but to know that it resonated with the community was very touching.”
Ben Rosenfield, Institutional Giving Manager

Read more about GLIDE's drive here.

Oakland Public Education Fund

Online drives made the Oakland Public Education Fund's school supply drive possible. By eliminating the need for resources to sort, collect, and distribute supplies, the Ed Fund's team could focus on the outreach. The drive reached 100% of target in its first year.

“Roonga has been an amazing partner. They helped with communications, built partnerships that expanded our impact, and helped us raise the supplies our students and teachers need. Thank you, team Roonga!”
Brian Stanley, Executive Director

Read more about the Ed Fund's drive here.