Here at Vedder Holsters, we strive to give back to our community! We are proud to support the following charities. You can also click on the charity name/logo to find out more and information on how to you can donate directly. Thank you for your support as each and every customer allows us to continue with our community cause programs.
We are proud to announce the first annual Vedder Holsters “Pack-A-Bag” charity event that started this year in 2021! This business-run (or business-orchestrated?) event had a great turnout to offer school supplies to 100 elementary school students! Our goal was to get these backpacks filled with school supplies to donate to 5 local elementary schools. These supplies can help these 100 kids succeed in the classroom this returning school year.
The Pack-A-Bag committee got together to research, plan, purchase, and organize the supplies. Then, the Vedder Holsters Volunteers gathered together to assemble the supplies for each backpack! For the most fun part, supplies (along with additional paper for the teachers to have on hand for the upcoming year) were delivered to the 5 local elementary schools the week before the scheduled Parent-Teacher meetings. That way, the backpacks could be dispersed before the school year began!
The staff had so much fun working on this donation event! Cannot wait to do it again next year!
|The entrance to the Inventory Shop where the team event was held!||The Pack-A-Bag Team!||The Pack-A-Bag Council!|
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is a private, nonprofit organization that collects, stores and distributes donated food to more than 550 feeding partners in six Central Florida counties: Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia. Last year, with the help of numerous donors, volunteers and a caring, committed community, the food bank distributed nearly 58 million meals to partner programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, women’s shelters, senior centers, day care centers and Kids Cafes.Source
“Our mission is to create hope and nourish lives through a powerful hunger relief network, while multiplying the generosity of a caring community. One of our major goals is to inspire and engage our community to end hunger.” Source
Humane Society of Lake County is a 501(c)(3) no-kill animal shelter.Founded in 1976 as an organization solely for charitable purposes and has the general responsibility to operate for the advancement of humane treatment and the prevention of cruelty to animals. Source
The Humane Society of Lake County (HSLC) is not an affiliate or chapter of any national organization, including the Humane Society of the United States. HSLC relies on the generosity of our community to fund lifesaving programs, and we do not receive government funding. Source
The basic mission of the Marine Toys for Tots Program is to collect new unwrapped toys and distribute those toys to less fortunate children at Christmas. Source
The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, an IRS recognized 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit charity, was established in 1991 at the behest of the Marine Corps to help run and support the Marine Toys for Tots Program. Source
“The purpose of the Matthew A. Pucino Foundation, LTD is to continue the legacy of Staff Sergeant Matthew A. Pucino, a selfless man who laid down his life to protect the lives of others. We are a tax-exempt and tax-deductible 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization. Our exempt purpose is to provide for the physical and emotional needs of combat wounded soldiers and their families.". Source
“"A Florida nonprofit, charitable organization created to enhance public safety and law enforcement in the Mount Dora Community, the Mount Dora Heroes Foundation (MDHF) acts as an independent and unique resource for the Mount Dora Police Department. With several dedicated causes, the Mount Dora Heroes Foundation seeks to honor the brave men, women, and police dogs who served our community.
The foundation has several core missions, including strengthening ties with the community, helping the Mount Dora Police Department keep pace with rapidly-changing technology, honoring fallen officers and their families, and advancing the Mount Dora Police Department's K-9 program.
With dedicated funds established to provide for each of these causes, the Mount Dora Heroes Foundation provides auxiliary support to the Mount Dora Police Department in addition to a number of community-based initiatives. The MDHF relies exclusively on donations and no tax dollars are used to fund our efforts.”". Source
“Driven by a vision that everyone deserves a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando & Osceola County builds affordable housing, revitalizes neighborhoods and strengthens communities.
Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat Orlando & Osceola to build or improve a place they call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Working together by providing financial support, volunteering or becoming an advocate, everyone can help advance access to safe, decent and affordable homes. Help us make the #CostofHomesomething we all can afford.
Habitat Orlando & Osceola is one of Habitat for Humanity International’s affiliates working in nearly 1,400 communities throughout the United States and in more than 70 counties. To learn more, visit habitatorlandoosceola.org, like us on Facebook/habitatorlandoosceola and follow us on Twitter@HabitatOrlOsc.”
|Pennie and Patch dropping off food for Second Harvest food drive||A few of the production crew celebrating Thanksgiving with a game of Basketball|
|Nick dropping off toys for the Toys For Tots Drive hosted by the Mt. Dora Fire and Police Departments||The Vedder Holsters Family|
|Nick Dropping off toys for Toys For Tots||The Vedder Team at the Black Beard Golf Tournament|