Author Helen Keller said “alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”. This quotation is a synopsis of Hooktown Holidays, Inc. Since 2013 you, our wonderful supporters of Hooktown Holidays, Inc. have come together with a singular mission: to provide nutritious food, warm clothing, and other necessities of life for the children of Warren County and families in need. Every cent that we receive is returned to our community to provide assistance to those who are struggling every day.
In 2016, thanks to your kindness and continued support we were able to, once again, provide funding to the following:
• Salvation Army • The Sharing Place
• St. Joseph Soup Kitchen • Area Agency on Aging • Trinity Hot Meals Program
• Veterans Emergency Help Fund
In addition in 2016, we provided funding for the Warren Area High School Food Pantry. We founded food pantries and initial funding at Beaty, Eisenhower and Youngsville. Financial assistance was also provided to Sheffield High School to assist at risk students and their families during the holiday break from school.
We were also able to provide financial support to the “Produce Express” Program which provides food to 120 income eligible families every month.
In addition to our 3rd Annual $1,000 Academic Scholarship, your Board has approved an additional $1,000 Scholarship to a student attending a trade school.
Regarding upcoming 2017 activities, we are planning our first garden tour this summer. We will be in the 4th of July Parade and Christmas Parade. Of course, our Annual Garage Sale and a Chinese Auction will be a highlight that everyone looks forward to.
As a proactive 501c3 charity we will continue to reach out even further in 2017 to those who are struggling for the basic life essentials we all deserve. We are making a difference and we are here to stay!
Personally, I wish every one of you only the best in 2017. Have a wonderful summer!
We welcome any questions, concerns or suggestions regarding our group. Please call 814-688-9979; write to us at Hooktown Holidays, Inc., P.O. Box 1751, Warren, PA 16365; or stop at the house, 1201 Conewango Avenue. After all, it’s YOUR charity.