This yearly fundraiser started last year as a fun way to help raise operating funds for the Heminger House in Marshall County, a non-profit shelter for women and their children that have been victims of domestic violence.
The pink and purple flamingos will be placed in the yard of a relative, friend, neighbor, local business, or even industry facility for the low cost donation of $25.00 to the Heminger House. Just as quickly as the flamingos appear, they disappear. The recipient is asked to pay-it-forward by calling the shelter and making a $25.00 donation. You just need to tell the staff member or volunteer who you would like honor with the next flocking.
Shelter board member, Laura Mann said, “We were looking for a fun and unique way to help raise additional operating funds for the shelter. Since it opened in September 2008 we have never been empty. In fact, several times we have been a capacity.” She continued, “We thought the flamingo flocking was something fun and affordable for everyone.”
Annie Wojcik, Executive Director of the shelter said this year they hope to spread the flamingos around the county. They hope citizens in all the communities join in the fun since the Heminger House is a shelter for Marshall County.
Flamingo Flockings will run April 1st through August 1st. For more information or to schedule a flocking call the Heminger House at 936-SAFE (7233).