Thank you for your support.
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":
As I sit here typing this I am all alone with my thoughts. I am in my favorite chair and it’s quiet time. The girls (Betty Jo and Rachel) are napping. The lights are dim and it is absolutely still. I’m moved to share with you my favorite writing.
The feeling I get every time I read the words of this Christmas greeting, I can't explain. It is, by far, the most meaningful writing I have ever discovered. Imagine if you can, this Christmas Greetlng was written 507 years ago and it still rings true today. Absolutely amazing.
So, I’m sharing this as a Christmas gift to you, our caring and faithful supporters. All of us at Hooktown Holidays wish you a very Merry Christmas and a New Year you will remember with Joy.
Hooktown Holidays Founder
This document can be shared, downloaded and printed. Trimmed it will fit an 8x10 frame.
What about Hooktown Holidays? How are we doing? I knew you’d be wondering. Hi everyone! It’s Hooktown Rachel here again to fill you in on the latest.
As you might have guessed, like so many individuals, businesses and charitable organizations, funds have decreased because of the pandemic. If I could bark that pest away, I’d give it all I’ve got!
We’ve been lucky to have been able to make some contributions to a few organizations early this year, just about the time everything started to close down. It’s been kind of quiet since then. While a few donations continue to come in and we have had several junk cars donated, so far we are behind in funding for this year. We know that times are uncertain and that you have to make careful decisions about charitable giving right now. If you are able, we hope you will consider a tax deductible donation to Hooktown Holidays … whatever amount you feel comfortable with. I’ll be posting some ideas in the future on how you can help out even if you can’t make your own monetary donation right now.
But, hold on to your hats! There is great news about our Major Fundraising event of the year. You guessed it!
Hi everyone. It’s Hooktown Rachel again with an update I know many of you have been waiting for. Our CAC Facility Dog project started in March just about the time the pandemic also hit and soon after that everything began shutting down and we had to start isolating ourselves. We were very lucky that several Facebook Friends got the fund raiser going with generous donations on line. What a great start!
Much of our fund raising efforts are done with personal contact where we can explain the cause and answer questions. Those one-on-one meeting opportunities were greatly reduced as it became necessary to distance ourselves from one another. But, many of our supporters came through with needed donations.
Recently the Warren General Hospital made a generous donation bringing our current total to $5,400. That’s just about halfway to our goal of $11,000! Attached is a photo of Terry Pearson holding the check for $1,000 from the Hospital. This is truly welcome support from a leading organization in our community. It verifies that we are doing the right thing and we are doing it at the right time.
Now we have a challenge to complete our commitment. Even though the official fund raiser is over, you can still donate to this important cause. Make your donations through Facebook by clicking on the “Donate Button” or from our website at https://www.hooktownholidays.org/hooktown-cac-facility-dog-project.html. Be certain to add a note that your donation is for the “Hooktown Holidays / CAC Project”. Donations 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.
Okay! Our goal is to fetch enough donations to bring our total up to at least $7,500 by September 1, 2020. With your help we can make this happen! A million thanks to all of you for your caring and support.