Every year, Finnigan’s Wake does its giving tree. Here’s what it’s all about (from the Facebook Page of Fin’s):
It’s the time to show your community love again at Finnigan’s Wake. And get a treat for yourself in return!
What you do:
Come by Friday, November 23- Friday, December 7, and take an ornament (or multiple) from our Giving Tree. Bring back your new, unwrapped gifts with the ornament attached to the pub on Saturday, December 8. Don’t like shopping? Pick an ornament, give us the monetary equivalent and we’ll do the shopping for you!
To thank you for your generosity, for every ornament with gift you return you’ll get a coupon for one free menu item to be enjoyed Saturday, December 8 between 11am and 6pm, because we believe it’s good to give and to receive!
The generosity of this community tree has continued to impress the charities we help, bring tears to some eyes and change the lives of total strangers you will never meet. Together we can make all the holiday wishes on our tree become a reality. Here’s who you’re helping this year:
Next Step Ministries – A Safe Haven from Domestic Violence
A domestic violence agency with a proud 20-year history of serving Kernersville and the Forsyth County community. They operate a safe house for victims of domestic violence and their families and assist those in transition with employment, housing, and legal referrals. Your gifts will be used at the safe house.
Mental Health Association of Forsyth County
The Mental Health Association promotes mental health acceptance and support to all persons in our community through advocacy, outreach, education, and support services. Gifts will go to people in local hospitals receiving help for a mental illness as well as permanent clients of the association. Travel sized items are used to fill gift baskets, larger gifts are wrapped as special treats.
Family in Need from Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System
A family of two adults and 3 children, ages 6, 8 and 15. They were nominated by the school nurse and social worker who described them as “so deserving and grateful for anything”. You will be helping them with both basic necessities and some surprises to turn a difficult time into a happy memory.
Generally, we do something for the Mental Health Association of Forsyth County because The BCPF used to be on the board for that particular charity. Do something nice for someone in need.
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“The Mental Health Association in Forsyth County is a non-profit, non-governmental agency that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for persons affected by mental illness through advocacy, education, and support services.” – Mental Health Association of Forsyth County