Merriam-Webster defines the following:
dare /der/ - having the courage to do something
care /ker/- doing what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance, and protection of someone or something.
Nine years ago Hooktown Holidays was founded in February. The idea for the three founders was to donate $2 per week for the balance of the year and use the donated funds to assist someone in need in our community. Because the founding group dared to care and reach out to the invisible, the news spread and others joined the cause and $5,000 was donated by year end.
You, our wonderful supporter, dared to care and the result is over$160,000 donated back into our community to date!
Here’s what you accomplished this past year.
1. In 2021 you provided donations that allowed $10,350.00 to be distributed among these local organizations that align with our mission to provide nutritious food, warm clothing, and other necessities of life to children, families and other individuals in need in our community.
The Salvation Army (including a match of up to $500 for the Polar Plunge Event held recently).
The Veterans Emergency Fund
The Sharing Place
Saint Joseph’s Soup Kitchen
Area Agency on Aging (Experience, Inc.)
Tidioute Charter School Food Bank (Because you dared to care every school in Warren County now has a food bank)
A Safe Place
2. Provided donations to 2021 Shop with a Cop and donated 500 lbs of turkey’s to the Northwest Bank Food Drive.
3. Made Hooktown Holidays Annual Garage Sale and Chicken Bar-B-Q our biggest, best and most successful fund raiser ever.
4. Supported a completely separate, but important, mission to raise $10,000.00 to enable the Warren County Children’s Advocacy Center to acquire Tiger, a facility dog, whose job is to provide support and comfort in any situation where a child might be experiencing trauma.
Please come along with us again this year as we continue to grow and reach out to the neediest and loneliest individuals in our community.
Dare to Care.
Please share! You can download a printable PDF file using the link below. We're looking forward to seeing all everyone at the sale and at the chicken BBQ. We say it every year and it's always true. You don't want to miss this one!
Hooktown Holidays, Inc. Treasurer Alethea Hatfield prepares checks to go to local agencies that support our mission to provide nutritious food, warm clothing, and other necessities of life to children, families and other individuals in need in our community. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters in 2020, total donations amount to over $11,000.00. Agencies receiving donations are: Produce Express, Experience Inc., St. Joseph's Soup Kitchen, The Sharing Place, The Salvation Army, A Safe Place, The Veterans Emergency Fund, KIN (kids in need), NW/Second Harvest, Shop with a Cop and The Tidioute Charter School. Hooktown Holiday’s is a local grassroots 501(c)(3) charity serving Warren County now for 8 eight years helping our neighbors in need. This is what we do. It is the only thing we do. We believe it is the right thing to do 365 days a year.
Thank you for your support.
As we anticipate the Christmas celebration, a time of giving and kindness, we've reactivated our Gofundme Campaign for the Hooktown Holidays/ CAC Facility Dog Project. Our holidays will be different than before as we celebrate but the meaning of love and generosity does not change.
Please consider a gift to the Facility Dog Project through our Gofundme Campaign, our Facebook Page or our Website. Donations to the “Hooktown Holidays / CAC Project” can also be made at any Northwest Bank location, or through Hooktown Holidays, Inc. at P.O. Box 1751, Warren, PA 16365. Checks should be made payable to “Hooktown Holidays / CAC Project” and all donations should reference the same.
We look to the New Year of 2021 as one Filled with Hope. We know that, with your help, the hope of finalizing the Facility Dog Project can become real.
Merry Christmas and a Happy Hope Filled New Year!
Ed Shults of Warren and Hooktown Holidays joined together to donate to "Shop With A Cop". Pictured left to right: Hooktown Holidays Founder Terry Pearson, Warren Police Captain Jeffery Dougherty and, presenting the check, Sean Ellsworth, Owner / General Manager at Ed Shults of Warren, Inc. In keeping with Hooktown Holidays mission to provide basic necessities to those in need the funds will be earmarked for clothing and footwear. For more information about "Shop with a Cop":