Block of Bucks Raises Over $30,000
December 13, 2017
On Dec. 8, volunteers from Glasgow High School student council, National Guard, Soroptomists, as well as local community members stood at the intersections of D&G and the Post Office to collect funds for Block of Bucks.
A total of $30,310 was collected by the generous community, which allowed 125 families with 325 children to shop for essential clothing the following day, Dec. 9. Each child was allocated $93 to shop for jackets, shirts, pants, sweatshirts, anything and everything needed to stay warm this winter. Local businesses, D&G, Little Campers, Fashionette and Shopko, welcomed these families and discounted merchandise to allow every dollar to be wisely spent.
To help families shop and find the best deals, 42 volunteer shoppers were paired with each family. These shoppers helped make the day run quickly and efficiently for all involved.
The Elks Club donated the space to allow families and volunteer shoppers to connect while Thrivent Financial donated a $250 gift card to cover administrative costs.
Coordinator Lacie Brown stated “I am humbled by the outpour of support and generosity this community showed. We received everything from pocket change, hundred dollar bills, to high-dollar checks, of which one was $5,000. Every little bit helped make this year’s Block of Bucks a great success.”