HTH Campaign Presentation

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Hometown Heroes is a local North Carolina children\'s charity dedicated to helping kid\'s families with life threatening illnesses. Our mantra is "Big Kids Helping Little Kids"!

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HTH Campaign Presentation

  1. 1. “ Big Kids Helping Little Kids” Our Mission To stand up on behalf of the children. These young people remind us that our faith beckons us to aid the weakest of our community and to make their fight, our fight. “ BIG KIDS HELPING LITTLE KIDS” "The purpose of life . . . is a life of purpose.“ --Robert Byrne  
  2. 2. ABOUT HOMETOWN HEROES . . . WHY? Hometown Heroes is dedicated to those kids that need some big friends. Our focus is to make these children and their families, OUR family. "Big Kids Helping Little Kids" isn't just a slogan...it's a promise to make a difference in the lives of kids that can use our help. "The only thing you take with you when you're gone is what you leave behind."   --John Allston   “ BIG KIDS HELPING LITTLE KIDS”
  3. 3. HISTORY and GROWTH Since 1998 <ul><li>Statistics: </li></ul><ul><li>In 2004 incorporated into a 501(C)3 Charitable Organization. </li></ul><ul><li>Over $600K has been directed to assist families in need since 2004. </li></ul><ul><li>Our organization is run on 100% volunteer participation that now exceeds over 500+ individuals. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 52 children and their families have received support services since 1998. </li></ul><ul><li>Hometown Heroes has expanded from Union County to include Mecklenburg, Gaston and Cabarrus County Kids. </li></ul><ul><li>New: Facebook Cause established in 2009 with 950+ members where contributions can be made. </li></ul><ul><li>Online referrals and contributions can be made via the our website: www.hometownheroesonline.org . </li></ul>If asked, all involved with our mission will tell you... “ It’s all about the kids and Hometown Heroes would not be what it is today without every individual or business that volunteers, contributes and supports our mission.” In 1998, police sergeant (now retired) Donnie Dixon recognized a need and was compelled to help several children who suffered from terminal illnesses or debilitating injuries as a result of tragic accidents. Not realizing the magnitude of the journey he was about to embark upon, he organized a golf tournament raising money to assist these families. Community and business support was solicited along with coordination of other events that helped provide support to these families to cope with the financial burden and horrifying news of their children’s fate.   “ BIG KIDS HELPING LITTLE KIDS”
  4. 4. EVENTS FOR THE KIDS Various events are held throughout the year to raise the spirits of the children. Events and field trips include Kidzfest, Columbia Zoo, Checker’s Games, Parades and more. “ BIG KIDS HELPING LITTLE KIDS” Salute to Heroes Checker’s Game
  5. 5. <ul><li>PARTNERSHIPS </li></ul><ul><li>Our strength comes from these individual care-givers and the relationships that have developed between them and their families. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Angels Among Us - Dennis VonEgidy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ELAM-N8 CANCER </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cure Search Organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speedway Children’s Charity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blume Pediatric Clinic, Presbyterian Hospital </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Levine Children’s Hospital (CMC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mecklenburg County Sherriff’s Office </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>“ BIG KIDS HELPING LITTLE KIDS” Angels Among Us Blair Mills Blume Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Clinic
  6. 6. <ul><li>SERVICES </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Services vary contingent upon need; however, every child hero has a dedicated sponsor to ensure their needs are met. Ours is not an organization that writes a check and knows little about the child. Ours is a hands-on, one-on-one approach. </li></ul><ul><li>Other services include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical and household financial assistance, where needed. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hospital and home visits to offer moral support. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical equipment such as wheel chairs, as prescribed. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Whatever it takes to make life a little easier during difficult times. </li></ul></ul>“ BIG KIDS HELPING LITTLE KIDS”
  7. 7. FUNDRAISERS <ul><li>The following list of fundraisers is not all inclusive as community generosity continues to supersede anticipated results. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HTH Annual Road Tours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Golf Tournaments - Elam-N8 Cancer & James McLain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Various Poker Runs - Speedway Children’s Charity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Annual Christmas Tree Lots with Angels Among Us </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate Fundraisers such as Chick-fil-A </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sugar Plum Fairy Bake Off with WIXE Radio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Texas RoadHouse Gift Card Fundraiser and various ‘lil hero dedication nights! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>“ BIG KIDS HELPING LITTLE KIDS” Porter Ridge High School Brandon's ELAM-N8 CANCER Birthday Bash
  8. 8. Hometown Heroes, Inc. relies heavily on our community partners.  A special thanks is extended to our corporate sponsors who continue to support our mission. www.hometownheroesonline.org Copyright © All Rights Reserved Top Corporate Sponsors Texas Roadhouse Chief Supply, Inc. BHC Integrated Support Services Chick-Fil-A (Charlotte & Monroe) Wal-Mart (Charlotte & Monroe) Iron Horse Motorcycles Monroe Motor Company Magnolia Square Apts DRV Landscaping Baucom Insurance and Financial LLC Nationwide Insurance Company Bass Insurance Co. “ BIG KIDS HELPING LITTLE KIDS”
  9. 9. www.hometownheroesonline.org Copyright © All Rights Reserved Community Sponsors   Other Community Business Sponsors   WIXIE Radio (1190AM) • Wilson – Fox Charlotte TV / WBT Radio • Keith Larson – News Talk 1110 WBT Radio • Kristopher’s Sports Bar • Cox Farms • Metro Honda • Hendrick Lexus • Buffalo Southwest Café • ChampSolutions • Karen Keffer Collections, LLC • Estridge Motorsports, LLC • Telecom Copiers • MBL Footings • Boggs Paving • CH Food Sales East • Ray-Mart Screenprinting • Monroe Truck Repair Inc. • Tropical Image Tanning Salon • Hedrick Industries, Salisbury • Brandon Reeves • Motorama Classic Cars • Robert O. Helms, Sand & Gravel Top Community Schools & Churches   Porter Ridge High School & Interact Club Piedmont High School Marvin Ridge Middle School Benton Heights Presbyterian Men’s Fellowship Hometown Heroes, Inc. relies heavily on our community partners.  Thank you to all who continue to support our mission and making our cause what it is today. “ BIG KIDS HELPING LITTLE KIDS”

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