Ginger and Chris Fox, of Lebanon, decided to do a little something different for Christmas this year.
Instead of the normal shopping for presents, Ginger Fox said the couple put their energy toward giving in a different way. She said she sat down, wrote a letter to local businesses asking for sponsors, made a few phone calls, and before she knew it, the support came pouring in from several places.
“I just love the animals and what New Leash on Life does for them,” Ginger Fox said. “I couldn’t think of a better way to show our support for New Leash on Life.”
When it was all said and done, the Fox’ raised $827 through their bake sale and silent auction for New Leash on Life. The couple donated the money Monday.
“It was such an amazing surprise and we are beyond thrilled,” said Amy Haverstick, director of New Leash on Life. “Ginger called me Saturday morning with the news of their enormous success from Friday, and I have to say that it was the best early morning weekend call I think I’ve ever gotten while being director. What a great early Christmas gift. Ginger and Chris truly went above and beyond with their spontaneous fundraiser and we at New Leash just cannot thank them enough.
The Fox’ donation will be matched through New Leash on Life’s gift tree at nlolgifttree.org, which will double the amount the couple raised.
“It is truly special when people take on an act of kindness like they have and go out and do something to make a difference,” Haverstick said. “Ginger and Chris Fox are truly special people and remind us what the Christmas spirit is all about. We feel extremely honored to be the beneficiaries of their generosity.”