Shop Local. Shop Hope. is a cause/affinity campaign that encouraged patrons to shop local in the month of September to boost community business sales and to raise funds and awareness for the Austin Hatcher Foundation’s local pediatric cancer care center, Hatch’s House of Hope.
Throughout the month of September, National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, local Chattanooga merchants partnered with the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer to raise a total of $11,000 for the region’s only psycho-oncology center; Hatch's House of Hope.
“We are extremely grateful to our community for partnering with the Austin Hatcher Foundation again in 2013”, says Amy Jo Osborn, president of the Austin Hatcher Foundation, “for Shop Local. Shop Hope., our community has come together to raise funds and bring hope to children and families faced with pediatric cancer.”
Proceeds from Shop Local. Shop Hope. will help sponsor the programs at Hatch's. These programs are designed to ensure children and their families can lead meaningful and productive lives as cancer survivors. These essential services, uniquely provided at Hatch’s House of Hope, are done so at no cost to the families they serve, officials said.
Participants include RC Transcription, Pure Barre of Chattanooga, Soli Photography, Sophie's & Bluebirds, Blue Skies, Mtn. View Ford, Ellie’s Fine Lingerie, Genevieve Bond, BlueCross BlueShield of TN and The Sandbox Children’s Boutique.
Participating retailers displayed information in the stores and handed out flyers to local shoppers. Not only did these stores help provide hope for families faced with pediatric cancer, but also encouraged residents to shop locally. officials said.
For more information on this event visit http://www.hatcherfoundation.org/shoplocal/ or contact Amy Jo Osborn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the Austin Hatcher Foundation visit www.hatcherfoundation.org, follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/austinhatcherfoundation and on Twitter at @austinhatcherfo.