Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Shut Down for ALS

What would you do if you couldn't talk? Think about it.

On Sunday, May 18th, A Giving Spirit Foundation Board Members and supporters participated in The Shut Down.   Project A.L.S,  a leader in identifying and funding scientific research that will lead to effective treatment of ALS and, we all hope, a cure, created this campaign with the goal of showing support of those affected with ALS by taking a vow of silence.  All money donated to AGSF on May 18th will go toward our annual support of this amazing organization.

During the 24 period of time, participants stayed silent for 2 hours.  While we all had the luxury of knowing that we could get back to our normal lives at the end of the shift, simply concentrating on staying silent brought a new understanding to the disease that we may not have had before

AGSF Board Member Monica Galloway (and husband): "Awareness of this horrible disease."

AGSF Board Member Steve Bragg (and daughters): "A Giving Spirit Foundation."

AGSF Board Member Carly Schiano: "The Woodalls."

AGSF Board Member Erica Felthaus: "Laura Woodall."

AGSF Teen Council Member Abigail Woodall: "My Mom, Laura Woodall."

AGSF Teen Council member Amelia Woodall: "Not only my mother, but so I can know how difficult and frustrating not being able to speak is. Keep fighting. You're strong. "

AGSF Teen Council Co-Chair Lexi Powers: "ALS Awareness."

AGSF Board Chairman Lisa Bynum: "All those that do not get to choose to NOT shut down."

AGSF Teen Council Co-Chair Daryl Konstandt: "Awareness."

AGSF Board Member David Stewart: "Laura and AGSF."

AGSF Board Member Temple Day (and daugher): "Our friend Laura Woodall."

AGSF Board Member Lori Tate: "Laura Woodall."

AGSF Supporter Lesley Swartz: "ALS Awareness, Laura Woodall and those making a difference like A Giving Spirit Foundation."

AGSF Board Member Teri Brooks (and daughter): "ALS Awareness."

AGSF supporters: "ALS Awareness."

It's never too young to learn. How would you _____ if you couldn't talk? Teri Brooks' K/1 Multiage class at Davidson Elementary encourages us to "think about it."  Watch her students answer this question and begin to understand just a little bit how ALS impacts lives.   http://vimeo.com/95465605 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Pizza, Dinner and a Haircut! Week 4

AGSF Awareness Month - Week 4

Monday, May 19,  11 a.m.  – 8 p.m.
Davidson Pizza Co. (http://www.davidsonpizza.com/) 300 Mock Road, Davidson, NC (must mention AGSF when ordering)
“Little Space, Big Taste!” The team behind Hawthorn’s New York Pizza has brought NY style pizza, wings and salad to Davidson! They say they spent a year working on the crust and reviews indicate that it was time well spent. Call in your order or walk up to the window and get it to go – just make sure you mention AGSF when you order.  50% of proceeds for these orders will go to AGSF. That’s right, FIFTY %!  Make Monday your pizza day and tell them AGSF sent you!

Wednesday, May 21, 11:30 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Brickhouse Tavern (http://brickhousetavern.com/) 209 Delburg Street, Davidson, NC
Looking for a perfect business lunch? Casual dinner with the family? A drink to wind down the day with co-workers or friends? The Brickhouse Tavern is the place to be.  Located in a 120-year-old Davidson Cotton Mill, it’s a distinctive dining experience not to be missed (not to mention the fully stocked bar).  So stop by for food or a drink on Wednesday and support AGSF too!

Saturday, May 24, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Raefords Barber Shop  206 S. Main Street, Davidson, NC ( 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
Need a cut and a shave? Stop by Raefords Barber Shop on Saturday from 8-noon and visit the AGSF table. Pick up an AGSF grocery tote for your Saturday Main Street shopping, a “Feeding Your Spirit” Cookbook and buy raffle tickets for your chance to win cold, hard cash.

Mark your calendar and MAYke it an AGSF month!

May 26 – Davidson Pizza Co.  - 300 Mock Road, Davidson, NC (must mention AGSF when ordering)
May 27 – Alton’s Kitchen & Cocktails -    19918 North Cove Road, Cornelius, NC
May 29 – Summit Coffee - 128 South Main Street, Davidson, NC

**Haven't purchased your copy of the "Feeding Your Spirit" cookbook yet?  Get it at  Raeford's Barber Shop on the 24th.  You can also order online using the "Buy Now" button on the left and we'll make sure to get the cookbook to you.**