Hinks family, S.D. retailers, honored for helping kids
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, November 28, 2012
Standing with the Operation School Bell award are Ashley Furniture HomeStores employees Cory Price, left, Deb Tischler and Charles McGuire; store owners Carolyn and Bill Hinks; Cindy Stone, with Operation School Bell; and Marilyn Wooden and Michael Wooden, Ashley Furniture HomeStores.
Operation School Bell provides help to children in need. Assistance includes food, backpacks, clothing and enhanced classroom and reading programs. Last year, the organization's 120 chapters spent $13.8 million to help clothe more than 337,000 children.
For the past eight years, Ashley Furniture HomeStores have provided in-kind loading and transportation services to and from Operation School Bell distribution sites.
Bill and Carolyn Hinks are involved in local organizations including Children's Inn, Make- A-Wish and Sanford Children's Hospital, where the Bill and Carolyn Hinks Family Endowment for Children was established.
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