Shapers Salon, Warrington Builders support local non-profits

Every Christmas, Easton business owners Rebecca and Dan Warrington sponsor a poinsettia sale to support local causes. The proceeds raised from this year’s sale will benefit Food for Learning, Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers and CarePacks of Talbot County. Standing, from left, are Megan Cook, CarePacks founder; Rebecca Warrington; Maggie Gowe, CarePacks coordinator; Julie Crocker, CACC board president; Cristy Morrell, CACC executive director; Katie Schroeder, CACC office manager; Jeff Powell and Dave Whaley, Food for Learning board members; Barbara Oxnam, CACC board member; Ellen Troutman-Wallace, CACC assistant director; Hannah Alnutt, CACC board member; Mason Collins, Shapers stylist; and Peg Keller, CACC board member. Front row, Courtney Votey, CACC parent and preschool teacher, and her children Jazmine and Justin. Absent from the photo is Fred Spence, Food for Learning board member.

EASTON — Rebecca Warrington, owner of Shapers Hair Salon, and her husband Dan Warrington, owner of Warrington Builders, believe in giving back to their community. Every Christmas, the Warringtons sponsor a poinsettia sale to support local causes. The proceeds will benefit Food for Learning, Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers and CarePacks of Talbot County.

Poinsettias can be purchased at Shapers at 413 Needwood Ave., Easton. Small poinsettias are $16, large poinsettias and hanging baskets are $28, and will be for sale while supplies last.

Food for Learning is a group of Caroline County volunteers who are passionate about raising funds to end childhood hunger in Caroline County. Hungry children struggle to learn and consistently under-perform their peers. This has lifelong implications that limit their potential. Ensuring children have access to the nutrition they need will help them grow up to be healthy and productive members of our community

Caroline County Public Schools provides children in need with backpacks filled with food every Friday. This gives kids the nourishment they need to arrive at school alert and ready to learn on Monday. Funds raised by Food for Learning help support the Backpack Program and/or summer meals programs. To learn more about Food for Learning, visit www.carolinefoodforlearning.org

Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers is a Talbot County nonprofit organization that provides quality, affordable, educational child care in a nurturing, safe and enriching environment. CACC offers year-round preschool programs, pre-kindergarten to fifth grade before- and after-school care and summer camp programs. CACC’s teachers are experienced and caring, and encourage children to learn through play and hands-on experiences.

CACC is able to offer tuition assistance to many of its families because of the generosity and financial support of individuals, businesses and foundations in Talbot County. To learn more about Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers or to enroll your child in a program, call 410-822-8061 or visit www.cacckids.org.

CarePacks is a weekend food program aimed at preventing hunger among Talbot County’s most economically vulnerable students. Its goal is to provide every eligible student with a backpack filled with healthy, easily accessible meals and snacks every Friday afternoon so when students return to school on Mondays, they are well-nourished and ready to learn. CarePacks serves all Talbot County schools.

CarePack’s hope is for students to better be able to focus on academic success because they are no longer distracted by hunger or by concerns about where their next meal is coming from. To learn more about CarePacks, visit www.eescarepacks.org.

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