7th Annual “The Stockings Were Hung” Fundraiser Is Ready To Go
The 7th Annual “The Stockings Were Hung” community fundraiser is underway. Donna Conrad and her team at RE/MAX Advantage in Kentville are excited to lead this project again, which they started in 2013. “The Stockings Were Hung” is a collaborative effort of local businesses, service and community groups, sports teams, and families. Its purpose is mainly to collect items to fill Christmas stockings for local youth (from primary to grade 12) and their families. Toys are also donated, and this year the stocking project has grown to incorporate some memorable additions for families. Volunteers are knitting mittens, hats, and even teddy bears.
This simple and fun initiative collects items that you would typically find in a child’s stocking at Christmas time: toothpaste, shampoo, bubble bath, candy canes, hairbrushes, nail polish, toys, gift cards, mittens, socks, games, books, craft items, and the list goes on. And of course, feel free to add a favourite stocking item from your childhood.
Many of the businesses that take part each year offer items you can purchase to help fill the donation boxes. You are encouraged to watch for the “stocking promotional sales” taking place at local businesses. “We are excited to see many local businesses offer sales on items that can fill stockings. It’s a fun way for a retail store to promote the cause,” says Conrad. “Many of my friends have filled boxes with their families as a way to educate youth on giving back. It’s been heartwarming to see local sports teams and community groups make this a project they share together.”
“The Stockings Were Hung” runs until December 12. Follow “The Stockings Were Hung” and the Donna Conrad Team RE/MAX Advantage Facebook page for updates and posts about those participating. Local businesses will be promoting their drop off locations. Be sure to watch for “The Stockings Were Hung” boxes and community fundraiser activities in support of this cause.
Everyone deserves a Christmas stocking. Your support would certainly contribute to the success of this annual event. For more information call 902-679-0700 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org