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Amy's Attic Self Storage of Harker Heights, TX, Hosts Biannual Craft Festivals for Charity


Update 10/3/17 – Amy’s Attic is hosting its annual craft festival on Oct. 14 at its Harker Heights property. This year, the company is collaborating with the Central Texas Special Forces Association (CTSFA), Chapter 77, to raise $2,000 for Habitat for Humanity, according to the source. The free event, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature food, crafts, children’s activities and a costume contest, and raffles for gift baskets.

CTSFA is a nonprofit veteran-service organization with more than 9,000 active members belonging to 85 chapters in the United States as well as eight other countries around the world. The Texas chapter sponsors an annual fundraising raffle, donating 100 percent of the money raised to local service charities. Habitat for Humanity was chosen as this year’s recipient after CTSFA was granted 8 acres of land in Nolanville, Texas, on which it plans to build housing for disabled veterans in need.

“Not only were we looking for a credible, community-oriented association like CTSFA to team up with, we also wanted to find a receiving organization that has excelled in giving back to our community, and Habitat for Humanity is just that,” said Chandra Howard, Amy’s Attic senior manager and event chairwoman.

9/23/16 – Amy’s Attic Self Storage is partnering with Ashley Furniture HomeStore of Killeen-Fort Hood, Texas, to host a craft festival and fundraiser on Oct. 15 at its Harker Heights property. Proceeds from vendor fees and raffle-ticket sales will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Central Texas. Organizers hope to raise $2,000, according to a press release.

The free event, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 800 Prospector Trail will feature more than 55 artists and vendors as well as food. Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers will provide free frozen custard.

Children’s activities will include inflatables and a costume contest in which prizes will be given for best costume. Attendees can also purchase raffle tickets to win one of several prizes such as a recliner from Ashley, a grill or a $50 Visa gift card.

“We see this crafts festival as one more way to draw attention and much needed resources to benefit the kids,” said Ronnie Skinner, who owns Ashley HomeStores of Killeen-Fort Hood with wife, Sandra. The couple are also board members of the Boys & Girls Club of Central Texas. “We have personally witnessed Amy’s Attic’s drive and energy to support local programs, and [we’re] excited to team up with this group of professionals.”

“It’s an honor to team up with Ashley and the Skinner family,” said Bob Vamvas, director of operations for Amy’s Attic. “With our digital-marketing campaign, strategically located stores, involvement in local chambers, and now with Ashley HomeStore, we know this will be a successful campaign benefitting a great organization!”

4/25/16 – Amy’s Attic Self Storage, which operates six facilities in Texas, hosted a craft festival last Saturday at its Harker Heights property to benefit Furniture for Families Inc., a nonprofit that provides furniture to those in need. Event organizers hoped to raise at least $2,000 in booth fees from its 50 vendors as well as raffle tickets.

In addition to craft sales, the event included food, free demonstrations, and raffles from vendors who sold baked goods, candles, clothing and jewelry. Children’s activities included a bounce house and the opportunity to take a free photo with a “Minion” cartoon character from the “Despicable Me” movie series.

About 400 people were expected to attend the event, which the storage operator hosts each spring and fall. A different nonprofit is chosen as the proceeds recipient of each event, and the emphasis is placed on a charity that provides most of its contributions to those in need, said Bethany Burkholder, event coordinator and marketing manager of Amy’s Attic.

“Amy’s Attic is wonderful to do this for us, and the money we make today will help pay for some of our operating expenses,” said Woody Hall, executive director for Furniture for Families.

Founded in 2004, Amy’s Attic operates facilities in Belton, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights, Killeen and Temple, Texas. It supports several organizations including the local chapter of the Boy Scouts of America, the Rainbow Room, an emergency-resource center, and Operation Phantom Support, which provides assistance to military families.

Founded in 2011, Furniture for Families collects gently used furniture and provides it free of charge to families, veterans and victims of natural disasters.


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