OPERATION: HoHo Shop
Organized by: Jerrica Smith
Sample of BLESSING BAGS
October 11, 2016
OPERATION: HoHo Shop is a non-profit campaign where we (Jerrica and Austin with the rest of the Lawson/Smith families) raise money and awareness for the HoHo shop of Clinton County, Ohio. With the donations from this campaign, it allows us to sponsor children of Clinton County and help provide a Christmas for those families who are less fortunate.
We try to raise approximately $50 for each child we sponsor and this year's goal is 50 kids ($2,500). The children provide wish lists and sizes for clothes and other preferences and we, as a family, shop for the children using the funds raised.
This year I'd also like to try something new. For every $25 we are over the goal, I will be putting together BLESSING BAGS to support and encourage those who are homeless. These bags include essential toiletry items like toothbrushes , razors, and deodorant as well as nourishing snacks and warm socks, gloves, and hats.
This mission and campaign was ignigted following the passing of a beloved family member,Gary Lawson. He was such a kind and generous soul. He would sponsor as many children as he could every year on his own. As a family, we wanted to carry on his legacy and tradition.