November was a busy month for Dr. Erin Merrill Macy of downtown Sheridan’s Creekside Chiropractic. Not only did Macy host local female artisan entrepreneurs at her annual community holiday shopping bazaar, but she and her team pulled together a highly successful inaugural fundraising event for the Sheridan division of Hamilton County Kids Coats.
“There is a definite need in our community,” says Macy. “The people of Sheridan are who support our local small businesses. Banding together to give back is so important. I’m honored to be able to dive in and help in any way I can.”
Tickets for the November 4, 2017 evening of fundraising at Macy’s Studio on Main featuring local fare from Young’s Kitchen, a silent auction and games of chance sold out in just a few days. Macy had hopes of raising enough to fund coats, hats and mittens for 150 local youth in need. Thanks to event attendees, numerous local sponsors (R & T Tire, Blackhawk Winery, His and Hers Target Sports, Integrity Network Solutions, Hamilton Tax and Accounting, Butts Landscaping, Smith’s Jewelers and more) and donations, she was able to exceed her goal by almost double.
On November 11, 2017 Hamilton County Kids Coats, Santa and the Grinch arrived at the Sheridan Community Center to share Christmas cheer and help local families stay warm this winter. Due to the funds raised through the inaugural fundraising event more Sheridan families were able to receive assistance this year than ever before.
It’s never too late to stay warm. Local Hamilton County families who are still in need of a warm winter coat, hat or gloves, may call 317-324-8818 for assistance.
About Hamilton County Kids Coats:
Hamilton County Kids Coats is an interfaith mission in Hamilton County, Indiana, who collects donated new and used coats and other winter wear and gives them out to local families in need every November.