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Hogs and Honeys Spring Fling - A Few Tickets Remain for this years event on March 30th

Hogs and Honeys Foundation for Kids Spring Fling – A Few Tickets Remain for this years event on March 30th

by Brian Coll

3/29/2019

You may remember us talking about the Hogs and Honeys group before. They are the incredible group of people who helped our friends get a special little girl a van to get around with in her special wheelchair. They have done some amazing things since getting off the ground about 15 years ago. While they won’t speak about this, I know first hand they made sure a few local families had a good Christmas this year when times were a little tough. They know the communities, they know the people, they are great people themselves. I know a number of the people in this first class organization and I cannot say enough good things about them and their families. Speaking of families, it has been amazing to watch this organization grow, they are growing from within, some of the people involved were younger when this group got going, and the kids watched their parents help the community and have followed in their parents footsteps and started getting involved. This is great….. anyway. Let’s talk about the Spring Fling. This is one of the most amazing events in the area, as a matter of fact, they win the Best of Montco when it comes time to pick the best local event in the area. Normally this event sells out and they stop selling tickets at 1,000, this year, they set up the space this week and realized they could fit a few more people in. So, check out the official word we got from Hogs and Honeys, give one of the people listed at the bottom a call and get your tickets.

Hogs and Honeys Foundation for Kids will hold its annual Spring Fling fundraiser on March 30, 2019 from 7pm to midnight at The Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia and celebrate fifteen years of helping disadvantaged children in Montgomery County. Over the last 15 years, the organization has raised over $400,000 through their solely volunteer efforts.

In 2004, a group of 40 friends gathered in a small venue to raise $1,000, which was donated to a single organization, to help local disadvantaged children. On March 30th, of this year, Hogs and Honeys Foundation for Kids will bring together close to 1,100 people to continue their mission of helping children in one of the county’s largest venues. The organization now raises $100,000 annually to support at least 6 organizations and more than 24 individual children.

In the event’s early years, the planning occured in the living room of Founders, Sam and Sue Gardy, a retired 911 operator. Today, the award winning 501(c)(3) charity spends more than 1,200 man hours preparing for the event in their own office space with a volunteer Executive Board and Board of Directors.

The Foundation provides services to local children in need. The majority of the money for these donations is raised at the annual Spring Fling. Some recent examples of donations provided to children include: Juvenile Detention Art Program funding, Mindfulness Kits for children who are victims of Domestic Violence, Specialized After School Assistance, as well as Art and Equine Therapy Scholarships for children with PTSD. An 11 year old boy, who was able to attend Equine Therapy through a donation from the Foundation, tearfully told his therapist “​this was the first time I felt happy in my life.”
Don’t miss out on the affair that has been named “Best Fundraiser” by Montco Happening five times! “It’s All for The Kids!”.

Hogs and Honeys is a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to helping the disadvantaged and abused children of Montgomery County. One in 10 children is abused before their 18th birthday and over 12,500 children or 7.1% are designated as “in poverty” in Montgomery County.

The Hogs and Honeys Foundation strives to help these children. For more information, contact: The Hogs and Honeys Foundation for Kids, Inc., 2014 Old Arch Road, Suite 2062, East Norriton, PA 19401, or at www.hogsnhoneys.org ​ . ####
Anna Simpson​, Director of Public Relations, ​asimpson@hogsnhoneys.org

Kristen O’Brien​, Director of Fundraising & Development, ​kobrien@hogsnhoneys.org

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