The season of giving is here! And, for us, it’s about so much more than gifts of jewelry. Even though we are an ecommerce company selling globally, we don’t live in the ether of the internet. We are proud to live and work in the Mid Ohio Valley.
We like to show our appreciation for our community by loving on our local charities. Here are some of the amazing local organizations and community programs we support. Thank you to all of the hard-working people that keep these services and support systems running!
Here at Heirloom Finds, we have always been passionate about our four-legged friends. (Sometimes they even come to work with us!) That’s why we have been loyal supporters of The Humane Society of Parkersburg, WV for the past several years. They are a not-for-profit organization that relies heavily upon donations to provide for their animals. If you’re thinking about giving a forever home to a pet this Christmas, think about adopting one of their adorable fur babies! If you would like to make a donation, click here. You can also connect with them on Facebook!
We believe in empowering women. We celebrate their style with our jewelry and their independence with our donations to West Virginia Women Work. This nonprofit’s main focus is “to help women explore, train and secure employment in nontraditional occupations, especially the skilled trades. “ They have served nearly 1,000 West Virginian women with their coaching service, classes and exploration workshops. Click here to support WV Women Work or connect with them on Facebook.
We value our local youth which is why we contribute to the Shop with a Cop program. All about spreading Christmas cheer, this program has Parkersburg City police officers meeting local, disadvantaged youth at an area Walmart to purchase presents. The children shop the store accompanied by the officers and choose Christmas gifts they are otherwise unable to afford. This program runs entirely on contributions. If you would like to help too, please visit their website.
Hunger is an overwhelming and worldwide issue that we believe in combating on a local level, which is why we support a local charity called The Good Samaritan Center. Right in our own back yard, The Good Samaritan Center is a collaborative food pantry and assistance ministry supported by 15 local churches. They provide much-needed food to local individuals and families all year round.
Our relationship with SW Resources began more than five years ago when we contracted for them with help packing our products. In 2013, we hired two of their clients as members of our staff. This year, we were thrilled to provide jewelry as Christmas gifts for all their clients. SW Resources provides “vocational training and employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities, enabling them to achieve their full potential.”
All of these programs and organizations care passionately about the local community and the people and pets at the heart of it. During this time of the year, we are reminded of the integral part they play in keeping the area happy and healthy which is why we want to say thank you to all of those caring, encouraging, empowering and giving people, so THANK YOU! Here’s to a bright New Year working side by side!