With a lot of heart, and a lot of purple, staff at Bullock’s Independent organized a one-day fundraiser for Hospice Huntsville that brought in $1831.30 for the organization.
Erica Budreau brought the idea to her co-workers after a friend’s father spent four months in hospice. Recognizing that Hospice Huntsville, like many local charities, have had their fundraising efforts hampered by the pandemic, she wanted to do something to help.
The store’s floor staff and cashiers organized purple attire and decorations throughout the store. For a two-dollar donation, they could wear jeans to work for the day. And donations were accepted from customers by cashiers as well as in one of Hospice Huntsville’s purple boots in the lobby.
“I found it incredible that they all came together to do this on their own and wanted to recognize their hard work,” said Budreau. “I am so proud of this team.”
Hospice Huntsville’s annual purple boot campaign, which typically sees purple boots placed in businesses around town to gather donations, had to turn virtual due to the pandemic. It’s part of the organization’s larger Hike for Hospice, which also had to be held virtually.
Hospice Huntsville relies on community support for 60 per cent of its operating costs so that it can offer end-of-life and grief and bereavement support free of charge. Learn more at hospicehuntsville.com.
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