November 13th, 2017
On Wednesday, November 8th, Hearth and Home Furnishings in Zelienople hosted the 9th Annual Warm Your Hearth, Touch a Heart Campaign Kick-Off Reception. Guests mingled in the showroom, enjoyed delicious food and refreshments provided by the Springfield Grille, and showed their support for the limited-income families in Butler who struggle to afford basic utility service.
Dollar Energy Fund received a $20 donation for every ticket sold for this event. This amount will be generously matched by Peoples, doubling the impact and providing $40 in utility assistance per guest. That $40 is about the amount needed to help a household maintain heat in their home for one week!
More than 50 items were displayed in the ticket and silent auctions, many of which were donated from local restaurants and organizations including Dollar Bank, First Watch Restaurant, Barb Kushner, Goodwill, Heinz History Center, Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland, Subway of Butler, The Holistic Houndry, The Enchanted Olive, Wunderbar in Harmony, The Strand Theater, Baldinger’s Candy Store, Rebecca Ruth of Premier Designs Jewelry, Burger Hut, Goodfello’s Restaurant, Bi-Lo, Message Envy, Peoples Natural Gas, Print King, Skander Tire, Beaver County Times, Mathew Jewelers, BAC Sales, Butler Symphony, Greek Catholic Union and Prima Capelli Salon. Many of these companies have donated year after year, and we appreciate their continued support. The event’s silent auction and ticket raffle alone raised approximately $5,800, including a generous match by Peoples. Hearth & Home also donated proceeds from their EggFest to Dollar Energy Fund earlier this year – which raised more than $2,150, also including a match from Peoples.
The kick-off reception is part of a much larger fundraising campaign, and we are off to a great start. This is the ninth year of the Warm Your Hearth, Touch a Heart Campaign, and so far the fundraising total is over $138,270, and counting. Beginning at this event through the end of the year, Hearth and Home Furnishings will donate a portion of their gas fireplace sales to Dollar Energy Fund. Peoples will continue to match all donations and proceeds throughout this campaign.
Dollar Energy Fund would like to send a special thank you to Nancy Reader, Megan Murphy, Laura McDaid, and everyone at Hearth and Home Furnishings who brought this event to life. They share our passion for helping families in need and this campaign is a testament to their character and their commitment to helping their community. Thank you to DJ Tom Menchak, who volunteered his time and equipment to provide entertainment during the evening. Also, thanks to Comcast Spotlight for their part in promoting the event and donating auction items.
Most importantly, thank you to everyone who attended the event! We look forward to making a difference to even more families in the local community.
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