Our Fall Open House has come and gone. Lots of you came by to visit, get ideas, buy really great things and share what’s been going on since we saw you last. We encouraged our customers to bring along food that would be shared with local food banks.
And you did.
Yesterday, we delivered 176 pounds of all kinds of canned food (fruit, veggies, tuna, soups, spaghetti sauce) – and lots of pasta, taco kits, and more! All that went to our local New Hope Ministries Food Bank and they are always appreciative of all donations!
In addition to all that, we will be taking the single-serving size food over to Ruth’s Harvest Backpack Program. Volunteers there sort all the packages of food, then pack a variety of items into small backpacks and deliver them to elementary schools for participating children to take home on Fridays to have some nutritious meals and snacks over the weekend. Lots of options for donating to this organization – tuna kits, drinks, cereal, pudding and fruit cups, peanut-free snacks, mini-meals and lots more.
If you’re not on our email newsletter list, if you don’t do Facebook, you will still want to know that our Fall Open House is coming soon! You will want to see the whole scoop here:
FALL 2016 OPEN HOUSE
Just a bit of the fall decor we have in the shop right now. Candles and wax melts, Battery Operated Candles, Wreaths and other great Fall Florals, Garden Flags and Mats, and more!
See you soon!
We will be closed on September 5 – Labor Day.
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Christmas is two days away. You have been keeping us very busy at the store this last month, and we’re looking at lots of empty spots on the walls and shelves. We want to report that your ornament donations (from the last post) today comes to $800+ 🙂 Great job! We knew that our customers are generous, and it shows! There are still some ornaments on the display, and we will continue to accept donations thru the end of December. It would be great to surpass $1,000! Donations will be divided between the Hanover Red Cross and New Hope Ministries. We close early tomorrow – Christmas Eve – but open at 7:00 Thursday morning!
For several years at Christmas time, we’ve offered a variety of ornaments to our customers for a cash donation that we passed on to our local Red Cross. This year, we have a tree display with lots of ornaments that are available with a donation that we will divide between our Red Cross and New Hope Ministries which has a food bank in the basement of the Red Cross building here in town. 100% of your donation will go to these two organizations before the end of December. At this point, you have donated a total of $198. We hope to multiply that amount in the next two weeks. Stop by and pick out several ornaments – for a great cause!
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