One of our favorite vendors, Mud Pie, agreed to give a $250 check to a charity of our choice in lieu of donating giveaways for our Holiday Open House. In the spirit of giving, A. Dodson’s offered to match their check! We asked our Facebook fans to vote on which charity we should support and the overwhelming response was The Her Shelter.
Today, Beth from The Her Shelter came to A. Dodson’s to receive the checks. When we asked her how the money might be used, her answer gave us chills.
“The money will go toward helping our families with the holidays. We normally have about 40 families with us but on Christmas Eve we expect over 60. These are women and children who didn’t expect to spend Christmas in a domestic violence shelter. Many families left all of their presents behind. So this money will help us provide food, necessities and presents for these women and children.”
We were so moved by this answer that we offered to collect items for The Her Shelter. Between now and Christmas Eve, you can drop off any donations at our Suffolk or Norfolk locations and we’ll make sure it all gets to The Her Shelter.
- Non-perishable food
- Toys for children of all ages (unwrapped)
- Gift bags and wrapping supplies for the toys
- Toiletries such as toothbrushes, lotion, chap stick, hair care, deodorant, etc.
- Monetary donations (checks made out to The Her Shelter) are always appreciated
This week as we consider all of the things we’re thankful for, The Her Shelter and their amazing mission will be at the top of our list!