Started in September 2016, "12 Months of Giving" was brainstormed as a way of giving back to the community and supporting local charities with much needed funds and supplies. We asked for suggestions on our facebook page, and we received hundreds of replies! There were 46 charities and non-profits suggested, we tallied up the 'votes' each one received and the top 12 were decided with the most votes.
Every month we feature a different charity that needs our help, and yours. We design a special Donation Jar that is displayed on our counter and customers are asked to donate their change. We also offer supplies & other items that the charities might need at a discount to be purchased and donated at the end of the month.
It is our goal, to be able to help these charities through our donation as well as those of our wonderful customers.
This month our local Charity is the Alzheimers Coalition of Henderson County. We will be collecting change as well as cash donations in the Special Jar.
Alzheimer's disease is not a natural part of the aging process. Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, irreversible, brain disorder with no known cause or cure. Symptoms of the disease include memory loss, confusion, impaired judgment, personality changes, disorientation, and loss of language skills. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of irreversible dementia.
To find out more about the Alzheimers Coalition here in our county, please Click here.
Henderson County Master Gardeners - Purple Mum donation for a door prize for their fall conference
Cans for Cancer 5D Open Barrel Race - our donation helped fund this large event to help find a cure for cancer.
Shriners Bullfest - every year we donate to the Sharon Shriners out of Tyler,Tx.
Henderson County Master Gardener School Gardening Program - for the past 4 years we have donated the potatoes and bean seeds to the HCMG School program at South Athens Elementary.
Henderson County Performing Arts Center - this year was our first year to be a character sponsor for the "Alice in Wonderland" play that was held.
LaPoyner PTO- We donated a store gift certificate to help out with their fall festival
Henderson County Wildlife Committe - Our second year to support this local organization, we donated 10 bags of deer corn as a raffle prize for their Fall Hunters Rendezvous held at the Fish Hatchery
Cross Roads FFA Booster Club- we made an item donation for our second year to support this local group for their FFA Auction
Eustace High School Band Booster- We purchased $100 worth of 'Cow Patty Bingo" tickets to support the bands trip to Disney World this summer.
The Pegasus Project- Movie Premier of "Harry & Snowman", we helped sponsor the event
East Texas Crisis Center for their 2016 "Wine & Cheese Gala", we donated pumpkins & mums for a 'lawn & garden' raffle wagon.
E.Texas Fraternal Order of Police- this is a great organization that we donate $25 to every year