Freedom raises over $37,000 during Red Stocking CampaignFreedom Valu Centers, with 65 stores located throughout the Midwest, presented The Children’s Home Society President and CEO Maureen Warren with a check for $37,563 on Feb 7. The check is total proceeds raised during the 2011 Little Red Stocking campaign.
Freedom Valu Centers, with 65 stores located throughout the Midwest, presented The Children’s Home Society President and CEO Maureen Warren with a check for $37,563 on Feb 7. The check is total proceeds raised during the 2011 Little Red Stocking campaign. Freedom stores support the Little Red Stocking Campaign by selling red stockings in $1 and $5 amounts in their stores. Donors receive a personalized stocking to hang in the store where the donation was made. The campaign ran Nov. 14- Jan. 1. This is the second consecutive year that Freedom Valu Centers supported the Red Stocking campaign.
“We had some fun competition between the stores to see which store teams could sell the most red stockings during the first three weeks of the campaign,” said Darren Forbes, senior vice president of Freedom Valu Centers. “Some stores had to get creative in where they pasted the stockings because of overwhelming support from our customers and the incredible number of stockings sold!”
“We sure are proud of the effort put forth by all of our associates for such a worthy cause.”
Included in the photo is the first place winner Store Manager Heika Zander Freedom #74 Mora, Minn., and second place winner Store Manager Heather Hansen, Freedom #25 New Ulm, Minn. Third place was Paul Kirk Freedom #72 North Hudson.
Children’s Home Society
For children in need, a gift to the Children’s Home Little Red Stocking campaign can be life changing. The society works all year long to give children in the community an opportunity to learn and grow, and lets them thrive in a safe and loving family. Since 1909, the Little Red Stocking campaign has been raising money. The red stocking is an enduring symbol of community giving, widely recognized and highly respected in the Twin Cities and throughout Minnesota.
Based in St Paul, Children’s Home builds, strengthens and supports families so that children can thrive. Through a wide range of services including adoption, counseling and education, Children’s Home works to ensure that every child has security, opportunity and a loving family.