Customer Spotlight: The Rock Program

Customer Spotlight: The Rock Program

Helping students reach their full potential by giving them a refuge

Rick Cundiff

Our Customer Spotlight is a little bit different this month. We’re featuring a local service program that helps students in our region. We supported The Rock Program by donating a custom logo banner and custom t-shirts to them.

The Rock Program is a faith-based, nonprofit student support program that serves middle and high school students in Marion and Lake County, Florida. It provides students with resources such as school supplies, clothing, hygiene products and food items.

Giving Students a Refuge

In addition to providing physical items, The Rock also offers over 10,000 students a safe place to seek refuge, foundation and purpose by offering volunteer support and community resource mentorship. The Rock Rooms, located in area middle and high schools, are run by community volunteers who want to make a difference through youth outreach.

The banner and shirts help raise awareness of the program, said staff member Amber Ellman.

“The banner hangs on our warehouse portable (building) to help people find us when they are coming to drop off donations or volunteer,” she said. “The shirts will be worn by our volunteers when they host shifts at the Rock Rooms and attend community events.

Both have been well-received, she added.

“The banner has gotten a great response since being hung up. Volunteers were very pleased with their new T-shirts.”

Making a Difference

It’s not always easy for nonprofits to get the exposure they need. That’s why TJM was happy to help.

“As a non-profit organization, every expense counts. The more we spend on banners and shirts, the less we can spend meeting the students’ needs,” Ellman said. “We run on community support, and without companies like TJM Promos, we wouldn’t be able to make the impact we currently do.”

TJM’s donation is helping The Rock make a difference, she said.

“Your products ROCK! Thanks to TJM Promos for helping us be seen by the community. Together we are making our community better, and it’s great to have partners like you!”

At TJM, we recognize the importance of helping young people succeed in life. We are honored to support The Rock Program as part of our community outreach.

“It’s our pleasure to give back to The Rock, as they give so much to the underprivileged youth in our community,” said TJM Director of Client Relations Matt Fischer. “They are really making a difference in kids’ lives and we are honored to be a small part of that.”

If you’d like to find out more about The Rock Program, visit The Rock Program on Facebook, or go to In the Ocala area, donations can be brought to 3143 SE 17th St, Unit 85-914.

(Pictured above: L-R:  Volunteers Tobi Fernandez and Robin Doucett, The Rock staff members Tiffany Henke and Amber Ellman.

Rick Cundiff

Rick Cundiff

Content Director, Blogger

Rick Cundiff spent 15 years as a newspaper journalist before joining TJM Promos. He has been researching and writing about promotional products for more than 10 years. He believes in the Oxford comma, eradicating the word "utilize," and Santa Claus.