Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to everyone who made HopeChest possible! To everyone who donated decor, apparel, DIY projects, crafting supplies and more — thank you! To everyone who volunteered to staff, organize, and sponsor the event — thank you! And, of course, to everyone who came out last Sunday, shopped, bought, and donated a little extra — a million times, thank you!!
We are so proud to announce you helped us raise four thousand dollars for the featured charities of Get Hitched, Give Hope: Dream Foundation and Young Survival Coalition. And it’s only February… the year is young! Let’s keep working together to break the half-million donated mark in 2014!
On Sunday morning, volunteers gathered bright and early to unload and organize every single generous donation from the past month onto sale tables at Utina Wardroom. Then, we set up signs outside and sipped coffee while we waited for eager shoppers to arrive. And arrive you did, even before doors were scheduled to open at 11AM. So, after putting our heads together, we opened early at 10:45AM to let the first of you in out of the cold and rain. Espresso Elegance served up hot coffee to keep you warm, City Catering Company provided snacks, and Wave Link Music spun tunes to keep the energy high. And nearly each and every one of you reached deep in your pockets to donate a few dollars extra at the checkout when you made your purchases. We love you for it!
Barbie Hull Photography captured the whole event through her lens — here are the most amazing moments!
Because we definitely can’t pull off an event like this without sponsors, we’d like to extend a little extra love to everyone who sponsored HopeChest. Please give them a visit and like them on Facebook if you loved having them there!
*** HopeChest 2014 Sponsors ***
City Catering Company / ABC Special Event Rentals / A Kurant Event /
Privé Events /It’s all in the Details Wedding, Event and Proposal Planning / Wave Link Music /
Espresso Elegance / Barbie Hull Photography / Laura Marchbanks Photography