3rd Annual Clothing Drive - WIN
The Texas Book Company Buyers collected 35 boxes of clothing during their 3rd annual clothing drive to benefit Women in Need of Greenville. Women in Need is a safe shelter for victims of domestic violence. Believing that all homes should be peaceful, WIN strives to educate families broken apart by violence to live by nonviolent means. By providing shelter to victims of family violence, working towards increased knowledge of the problem and stressing viable solutions, the purpose of WIN is to eliminate family violence locally and to be a part of a widespread movement to create a society that no longer tolerates the abuse of power through violence or another means. Many times when victims flee their situations - they flee empty handed. By donating clothing to WIN, Texas Book Company is helping victims become survivors!
(L-R), TBC Buyers Dane Hunt and Stuart Cutright.
Holiday Season with Fish Ministries & The Salvation Army
TBC had more on its mind this year than traditional gift-giving. With so many people going without this year, Texas Book Company decided to partner with Fish Ministries & the Salvation Army and help make a difference.
From October through mid-December, employees of TBC collected food for Thanksgiving and Christmas Baskets to be distributed through Fish Ministries. The baskets helped many families in need to have a wonderful meal during the holidays. FISH brings hope to victims of neglect, abuse, those with serious illness, those with loss of jobs and other crisis situations.
During this same time period - the Salvation Army Angel Tree went up at Texas Book. Brimming from top to bottom with 'angel cards' detailing a need of a Legends Nursing Home resident, it wasn't long before the floor beneath the tree was overflowing with gifts! The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program provides Christmas gifts and necessities to disadvantaged children from infants to age 12 and for seniors citizens who are 60 years and older.
Back to School with Tools for School
Texas Book Company again showed its support for the Tools for School program with a $500 donation. This program helps provide school supplies to hundreds of children in Greenville, TX.
In addition, TBC adopts the Pre-K class at Boles Home each year to provide school supplies for these boys and girls. Texas Book Company purchases the large ticket items (backpacks and kinder mats) and the rest of the supplies are provide through donation from TBC employees. Once all supplies are collected they are placed in an assembly line setting and the packing party begins! Over 30 backpacks were filled this year with the supplies the Pre-K students will need to start the school year!