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Store Spotlight: EmbroidMe of Canton helps raise money for local veterans

EmbroidMe of Canton Helps Raise Money for Veterans

For the second year in a row, EmbroidMe of Canton has helped raise money for SAVE22’s Annual Veterans Hike by creating and selling customized event apparel. SAVE22 apparel was available for purchase online with the proceeds going towards the veteran’s organization. The apparel generated $4,000 for the event.

“We are thrilled to have been given the opportunity to help support such a great cause,” said Mike Hamsher, the owner of EmbroidMe of Canton.  “My sincere gratification comes from knowing this event touches people in the community, and saves lives!   Many veterans don't have a support system, nor anyone to talk to about their struggle with PTSD.  The fact that we as an organization might help save one life (or many lives) means the world.  Each life, no matter who you are, is sacred and because of that, we will always support this awesome cause.”

The Veterans Hike, which was held on May 6th, hosted approximately 1,000 people. The all-day event included not only a hike, but also live entertainment and activities for all ages.  Over the past two years, the annual event has raised more than $35,000 for veteran suicide prevention awareness.

SAVE22 is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to veteran suicide awareness, prevention and outreach programs. What started out with a U.S. Marine wanting to spread the word and educate people about veteran suicide, has rapidly evolved into much more! The program, which is completely run by volunteers, offers sleeping pads and warm clothes to the homeless veterans during the cold winter days, financial aid to struggling veteran families, equine assisted therapy to veterans and outreach programs throughout the community. By 2020, SAVE22 aims to employee a full-time staff to help increase their services and fundraising efforts.  For more information about SAVE22 and their upcoming events, visit their website.

EmbroidMe’s Commitment to the Community

EmbroidMe and its parent company, the United Franchise Group, are passionate about giving back to the community.  Whether it is raising money or volunteering for a worthy cause, community service is an integral part of our brand. To learn more about EmbroidMe, visit our website.