Kicking off 2020, we had big ambitions for this year!
We started 2020 by accepting an award from the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce for Civic Organization of the Year in 2019. We have so much gratitude for the award, Honor for the recognition, and motivation for the coming years.
In January, we hit the ground and partnered with Fairfield ISD to raise money for the special education department. The Kindness from Case Foundation is teamed up with Autism Awareness in a t-shirt fundraiser.
We got started on a new event to expand our scholarship program that reaches Freestone, Limestone, and Leon schools. When March rolled around, we had to postpone our event like most of the world due to COVID-19.
June was a busy month for the foundation. Freestone County had their County Fair and Rodeo, and like last year the board wanted to find a way to recognize a showman at the livestock show who went out of their way to help others during the fair week. The Foundation and Fair Board set criteria for the winner, and a buckle was awarded. The recipient was a young man who spent countless hours preparing the show grounds and helping other showmen with their livestock projects. This buckle recipient showed great character and attitude.
At the end of June, we were able to have our first ever Scrambling for Scholarships. We are still in awe over the number of sponsors, donations, and attendees. Sixteen teams competed in a four-person scramble for the top 3 spots, closest to the pin and longest drive. The scramble kicked off at 9:30 am and was followed by an awards ceremony complete with a raffle, a silent auction, and lunch. We had 45 sponsors from our community and across the state. All of the silent auction items and door prizes were donated by businesses in the tri-county area.
This year, fourteen scholarships were given to Freestone, Limestone, and Leon County Seniors. This event's success will ensure our scholarship program will continue and grow! This is a scholarship awarded to local seniors who are kind, compassionate, and involved in the community. A massive shoutout to all of the staff at Tri-County Golf Club at the Vineyards for their help in planning and executing a fantastic event! Thank you all so much for coming out, sponsoring, donating, and supporting us from afar! Rachel Anne Photography donated her time and talents to photograph the scramble and awards. Rachel is a junior at Fairfield High School. She got lots of great shots that you will all want to see!
In August, we had a huge surprise, a Kindness from Case Mural.
This project has been on the mind of Janie Haydon for well over a year. In the past week, this dream has become a reality! Rob Dotson donated the use of his wall and side yard area for the mural and “Kindness Garden” for Janie to work her magic! Janie has spent the past three days painting, sweating, and creating this beautiful mural; we can’t thank her enough! Multiple donations, volunteers, and much hard work have completed this true labor of love.
Ending the year, we supported 85 local kids and gave them a Merry Christmas. The generous donations we receive throughout the year from our supporters are why we can bless our local young people. Local schools reached out to us, letting us know there were needs to be met, so we put your dollars to work!