Wednesday, November 27, 2013
When Gail and Amy Cyzman contacted the owner of the new Rolling Rack Boutique, Amanda Stephenson, to host a party, she was thrilled. Gail had seen the boutique at a previous party, so when she signed up to be a Families Helping Families sponsor, she decided to join the two and host a charitable party.
Some of Gail’s closest friends came together for the party with the boutique parked in the driveway on Tuesday, Nov. 12. “We had a fun girl’s night while helping others at the same time. There are so many people that need so much and it was just a small way we could support our community.”
Twenty percent of the night’s sales benefited the local community program Families Helping Families.
Get involved this holiday and consider sponsoring a family and hosting a party. “We would also love to work with any other sponsors or community members who might be interested in hosting an event and donating a percentage of the sales to Families Helping Families,” exclaims Amanda.
Sponsor a family (or families) online at www.fhfcharleston.org or call 843-724-7100 by Nov. 30. You will be sent a personalized profile of your sponsored family that includes needs, clothing sizes, $25-$50 gift suggestions and preferred grocery store.
To host a party, Stephenson makes the process very simple.
“Basically they book the truck (we waive the booking fee), invite their friends over to shop, and we roll up and setup shop! It’s really easy. We even have a custom evite they can send out to their friends.”
The party must be within the 29464 zip code or there will be a small fee for additional mileage/travel. To contact Amanda Stephenson, call 919-868-7102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Families Helping Families is an initiative of Palmetto Project dedicated to providing clothing, food, and toys to families during the holidays.
Palmetto Project is a private, 501 (c)(3) non-profit initiative, which provides various outreach programs and services to communities throughout South Carolina. Through special partnerships with governments, businesses, civic groups, schools, and religious organizations, Palmetto Project strives to bring a fresh, entrepreneurial spirit to the challenge of building successful communities in a great state.