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.
Hey everyone! It’s Hooktown Rachel here. I’m the cofounder, along with my people Terry and Betty Jo, of Hooktown Holidays, Inc. Current events have sure turned things topsy turvy this year and people everywhere are trying hard to set everything right. In the meantime, I’ve noticed that a lot of you have been checking in on our FB page and I’m guessing you are looking for some updates as to what’s going on with Hooktown Holidays. So, while everyone else is busy, I’ve decided to jump in and lend a paw in order to bring you up to speed on what’s happening. First, though, let me tell you about my picture.
“It’s the right thing to do. It’s the right time to do it”. You can see that I’m setting a good example of this by wearing my mask, just like all of you are doing. Because that is the right thing to do right now. But, masks are just a small part of “doing the right thing at the right time”. Our mission to provide nutritious food, warm clothing, and other necessities of life to children, families and other individuals in need in our community has not stopped or changed. In fact, the call is greater than ever to help our friends and neighbors in need who are hidden from view because of the overwhelming circumstances all people are facing.
Hooktown Holidays is committed to doing the right thing at the right time to continue our mission. We are here to stay. Please join us as you check out the next several posts on our progress and future efforts.
A million thanks for your interest and support!
The Hooktown Holidays/CAC Facility Dog Fundraiser continues through April 21. Please donate to this important cause.
Click here to donate through PayPal on our site. Please leave a comment that this is a donation to the“Hooktown Holidays / CAC Project”.
Click here to donate on our Facebook Page.
You can also donate 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”.
Please join us in supporting this special program. For more information and to learn how our project got started, see this article that was published in the Warren Times Observer.
You can donate through our Facebook Fundraiser at https://www.facebook.com/HooktownHolidays . Donations can also be made to the “Hooktown Holidays / CAC Project” 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. Donations can be made on this site....here.
To learn more about the Warren County Children's Advocacy Center visit their site at https://www.warrencac.org/ .
Thank you for supporting this very important project.
A PDF file is attached with more details or visit here.
Local agencies serving those in need in Warren County receive donations from Hooktown Holiday Supporters. Funds were presented to : The Sharing Place, Produce Express, St. Joseph’s Soup Kitchen, Warren County Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC), A Safe Place, Experience Inc., and the Salvation Army.
In addition, Terry Pearson presented a $1500 donation from the supporters of Hooktown Holidays to the Veterans Emergency Fund. Accepting the donation is Mr. Ed Burris, Director of Veterans Affairs.
To learn more about Hooktown Holidays, Inc. and it’s mission to provide nutritious food, warm clothing, and other necessities of life to children, families and other individuals in need in our community and to make a donation please visit www.hooktownholidays.org or facebook.com/HooktownHolidays. All major credit cards are accepted or you can mail your donation to: Hooktown Holidays, P.O. Box 1751, Warren, PA 16365. All donations are tax deductible.
While searching for those perfect gifts for loved ones, please consider a gift donation to Hooktown Holidays. You can do so here by clicking on the “donate” button. Or visit our website for other options and to find more information.
The board members of Hooktown Holidays are grateful for your continuing support that let us carry on our mission to provide nutritious food, warm clothing, and other necessities of life to children, families and other individuals in need in our community.
We are here because of your help. This is your charity, your way. We wish you a holiday season filled with love, peace and joy.
Hooktown Holidays Board of Directors and those we serve in Warren County thank you for your support of our First Annual Chicken Barbecue and our 6th Annual Garage Sale.
We are your charity, your way, with a mission to provide nutritious food, warm clothing, and other necessities of life to the children, families and other individuals in need in our community.
Everything we do, Everything we are is because of you.
Founder Hooktown Holidays, Inc.
“Doing the right thing since 2012.”
A reminder of what Hooktown Holidays is all about and why YOU and our Garage Sale make such a difference in our community.
I'm sure many of you saw this article in the Times Observer a few weeks ago. But, as the garage sale gets closer, I want to share it again to emphasize what you do for your neighbors in need. Neighbors who you might never meet but who benefit from your extraordinary generosity.
Here is the link to the article:
It's easy and fun to get caught up in the idea of the "biggest, best garage sale ever!" That is for sure. I think Lorri Drumm, the reporter who crafted the article, really honed in on the true essence of our sale and our mission. With the title "Powerful proceeds" it explains it two words what our major fundraiser of each year means to those we support. And what power you provide in order to continue that support.
We're are looking forward to a great sale, a fun time and to meeting all of you at the Sale. As you're enjoying shopping around for your treasures I hope you'll also feel the help, hope and positive energy YOU are providing to the community where you live.
A million thanks for your support!