Furniture store to host party for charity
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.