Fur­ni­ture store to host party for char­ity

Car­ing

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for Car­ing.

This is the fourth year P. Terry’s has given this gift, which has amounted to more than $40,000 to­tal in the past three years. Some of P. Terry’s ven­dors also will help Sea­son for Car­ing by do­nat­ing that day’s sup­plies, and about 10 per­cent of P. Terry’s 200 em­ploy­ees vol­un­tar­ily give up a day’s wages.

Terry says this year he’s had cus­tomers call and email to see when the Sea­son for Car­ing day will be and for the past two years, Sea­son for Car­ing day has been the compa- Read up­dates from all the fam­i­lies and see the orig­i­nal sto­ries and pho­tos at states­man.com/ sea­son­for­car­ing. For more in­for­ma­tion on Sea­son for Car­ing, call 4453590 or email com­mu­nity@ states­man.com. To make a do­na­tion, go on­line or see the do­na­tion form on ny’s busiest.

The Sea­son for Car­ing day is one of four such days of giv­ing for P. Terry’s. Ear­lier, P. Terry’s helped Manos de Cristo, Cap­i­tal Area Food Bank and Foun­da­tion for the Home­less.

“We do this four times a year, but this is the most emo­tional for us be­cause of the time of the year and the sea­son,” Terry said.

Here are the hours each P. Terry’s lo­ca­tion is open Satur­day: 8 a.m. to 3 a.m. at 404 S. La­mar Blvd. and 204 W. Ben White Blvd.; 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. at 3303 N. La­mar Blvd.; 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. at 4228 W. Wil- liam Can­non Drive and 701 S. Cap­i­tal of Texas High­way; and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at 3311 RM 620 S. in Lake­way.

An­other busi­ness that is help­ing Sea­son for Car­ing is Col­lec­tic Home. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tues­day, the up­scale fur­ni­ture store will host a Sea­son for Car­ing hol­i­day shop­ping party. The store will en­cour­age guests to give a sug­gested do­na­tion of $10; and cock­tails and hors d’oeu­vres will be served. Guests can en­ter to win one of five pieces of fur­ni­ture. The draw­ing will take place at 7:30 p.m. Col­lec­tic Home is at 2785 Bee Cave Road.

Do­na­tions like th­ese will help fam­i­lies like the Fish­ers, Ro­driguezes and the Al Zuway­dees.

Malinda Fisher and her 1-year-old son Aaron are try­ing to re­cover fi­nan­cially af­ter Aaron was burned in scald­ing hot water when his fa­ther was tak­ing care of him.

Anali­cia Rodriguez grew up in fos­ter care, and now at age 20 lives in the Austin Chil­dren’s Shel­ter with her 2-yearold daugh­ter, Aleina, and 3-year-old daugh­ter, Anas­tashia.

Saif Al Zuwaydee worked as a trans­la­tor for Iraqi troops and the U.S. Army in Bagh­dad be­fore mov­ing his fam­ily to the Austin last spring.

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