Holidays with HomeTown Heroes has become a tradition for my family and I. Why? Because they are a great group of people, doing great things for kids, but the best thing about HomeTown Heroes? They are big kids so they KNOW how to make kids smile…families smile, even if those families are going through a terrible time in their life.
Yesterday, we headed over to the HomeTown Heroes Christmas Tree Lot in Charlotte for Kids Day and this time we brought my sister and her kids. Last year at this time, I was still in shock from losing my Mom to cancer, but I went to the Kids Day anyway.
Who are HomeTown Heroes?
Every year they have three Christmas Tree lots, the one on Mallard Creek and two in Monroe, NC where 100% of the proceeds go to the Families of Hometown Heroes. Who are the families of Hometown Heroes?
“Hometown Heroes is dedicated to those kids that need some big friends. Our focus is to make these children and their families OUR families. “Big Kids Helping Little Kids” isn’t just a slogan, it’s a promise to make a difference in the lives of some kids that can use our help.”
HomeTown Heroes on Facebook – Keep up to date on all the Hometown Heroes Events!
Hometown Heroes has touched me in a way that I don’t think any other organization ever has. These men and women put their hearts and souls into everything they do to help this kids and their families who have been affected with cancer.
Look at this photo.
To me, this is what HomeTown Heroes is.
Silence in the midst of chaos.
Laughter in the midst of pain.
Smiles in the midst of heartache.
“Big Kids helping Little Kids.”
My heart swells with pride knowing I am part of this wonderful organization. I tell everyone I can about HomeTown Heroes. If you don’t know about them – you should!
If you didn’t get to attend the HomeTown Heroes Christmas Tree Lot – Kids Day, this is what you missed:
Bouncy House, Free Hot Dogs, Drinks, and Chips
Race Cars, Fire Trucks, 4 – Wheelers
Swat Vehicles, Police Vehicles, Sheriff Vehicles
Lots of fun and mascots
Of course Santa Claus
A Police helicopter landing
But the most important thing you missed?
You missed seeing what a group of people who come together and work as a group can do for a community.
For a child.
And that my friends, is Hometown Heroes.
I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas, and if you haven’t yet purchased your Christmas Tree…Check out the HomeTown Heroes Christmas Tree Lot!
Typical hours are as follows: Monday – Thursday, 3PM to 9PM; Friday and Saturday, 9AM to 9PM; Sunday, 1PM to 6PM.
Two lots in Monroe – One in front of Hospice and one in front of Walmart
One lot in Charlotte – On Mallard Creek Church Road where the annual BBQ happens