Ginny’s Helping Hand, Inc., a food pantry and thrift shop, today welcomed The Paper Store employees to the non-profit’s Mechanic Street location to recognize a recent fundraiser supporting the non-profit’s mission to help those in the community survive and thrive.
The fundraiser, which was held in July, offered the opportunity for community members to purchase VIP Early Access tickets to The Paper Store’s Warehouse Sale, with 100 percent of the early access tickets donated to Ginny’s Helping Hand. The sold-out event welcomed more than 250 people and raised more than $6,000 for Ginny’s Helping Hand. In addition to the financial donation, the organization also received $375 in donations from shoppers and non-perishable items. Additionally, six pallets worth of clothing donations were provided from The Paper Store following the sale to Ginny’s Thrift Store.
In the week following the historic floods in the City of Leominster, The Paper Store again reached out to Ginny’s Helping Hand to offer support. This time, the store donated a portion of its Leominster’s location proceeds in the week following the flood to Ginny’s Helping Hand, resulting in approximately $3,000 toward the organization’s flood relief efforts.
“We would like to thank The Paper Store for partnering with us and for their unwavering commitment to helping us provide much needed emergency resources for those in our community who need it most,” said Brandon L. Robbins, executive director, Ginny’s Helping Hand. “This support will go a long way in helping the more than 2,000 clients we serve each month.”
The Paper Store, which is located at Water Tower Plaza in Leominster, is a family-owned, specialty gift business offering an array of exclusive curated gifts, fashion, jewelry, home décor, kids’ toys, stationery and more.
“The Paper Store was thrilled to partner with local Leominster charity Ginny’s Helping Hand as the beneficiary of our first annual Warehouse Sale. We are proud over $9,000 is going back into the community to help families struggling with food insecurity and with the additional funds for those who were affected by the floods,” said Tom Anderson, president and CEO, The Paper Store.