On November 6th, we had our first annual sample sale. We had a ton of fun meeting some Twelve South customers in person, and getting product out of our office and into their hands. We donated the proceeds to the Lowcountry’s Angel Tree program to help kids around the Lowcountry celebrate the holidays!
Salvation Army of the Lowcountry is going to use our donation to buy presents for kids who weren’t chosen individually from the Angel Tree. Last year, the Angel Tree helped more than 3,000 kids in the Charleston area have a merry Christmas. With this donation, everyone in need will get something to open something Christmas morning.
From the Salvation Army’s site on the Angel Tree:
[Families] who are struggling to meet the financial demands of day-to-day life question how they might provide a gift or two for their children on Christmas Day. Every child deserves to experience the joy of Christmas morning. And thanks to supporters of The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program, thousands of American children will find this waiting under their Christmas trees this year.
The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program provides new clothing or toys for children of needy families through the support of donors. Found in local companies and corporations, Angel Trees are decorated with numbered paper angel tags with the first name, age and gender of a child in need of presents. Contributors remove one or more tags from the tree and purchase appropriate gifts for the child or children described on the tags.