COMMUNITY

West Virginia Students Receive Little General Scholarship

Each year, Little General donates $1,000 to deserving students across West Virginia who excel in all aspects. Little General has donated over $175,000 since the start of the program. Over 800 students from over 70 area schools applied. The 2015 Little General Scholarship recipients are Samantha Gillespie of Braxton, McKenzi Fisher of North Marion, Olivia Ooten of Tug Valley, Summer Collins of Logan, Katie Lemmon of Chapmanville, Courtney Weaver of Van, Trenton Sheppard of Sherman, Andrew Clark of South Charleston, Mollie Ashworth of Cabell Midland, Bailey Gordon of Hurricane, Carlie McCoy of Spring Valley, Caleb Bailes of Fayetteville, Sarah Mestrovic of Woodrow Wilson, Kenneth Pack of Shady Spring, Justin Lilly of Independence, Susan Platt of Liberty, Kenneth Adkins of Westside, John Morgan of Wyoming East, Megan Perdue of Princeton and Josie Hanna of Greenbrier East. We congratulate the recipients!


Little General Raises $34,000 for Children’s Home Society

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Recently, Little General raised $34,000 for the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia with the help of valued customers, friends and family. Founded in 1896, the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia is a private, non-profit organization licensed to provide child welfare and behavioral health services and is accredited by the Council of Accreditation of Services for Families and Children. Services are provided to nearly 9,500 children and their families yearly across the state. Little General is proud to be a helping hand to those in need. To learn how you can get involved or to make a monetary donation, visit childhswv.org.


Little General Donates $10,000 to Toys for Tots

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Recently, Little General donated $10,000 to Toys for Tots with the help of Tristen Smith, 7 year-old daughter of Steve and Tasha Smith of Mabscott. Instead of asking her parents for Christmas presents, Tristen wanted to bring toys to kids staying at Burlington United Methodist Family Services, Inc. Tristen proclaimed, “I want to help others. I feel sad other kids don’t have any presents and I want to make them happy.” Her generosity impressed Little General so much that she was asked to help present the donation.

“The community has supported Little General over the years and this is just one of the ways we can give back.” stated Brian Waugh, Director of Retail for Little General. Jay Quesenberry, local community organizer for Toys for Tots, affirmed a donation like Little General’s makes a huge difference for kids. Last year, the organization gave 13,000 toys to 7,000 children. If you would like to make a monetary donation to Toys for Tots, visit toysfortots.org.


Children’s Miracle Network

Little General donates yearly to the Children’s Miracle Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping kids by raising funds for 170 children’s hospitals across North America. Children’s Miracle Network hospitals help 17 million kids each year facing cancer, pediatric AIDS, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, heart disease and other ailments. Little General is proud to be a part of such a great cause.


Little General Scholarship Fund

Each year, Little General donates $1,000 to deserving students who excel in all aspects. Little General has donated over $175,000 since the start of the program. Supporting our children is investing in a better tomorrow.


Make-A-Wish Foundation

Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. Their mission reflects the impact the experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities. Since its humble beginnings, the organization has blossomed into a worldwide phenomenon, reaching more than 167,000 children around the world.


Remember the Miners

Remember the Miners was founded as a public awareness campaign to support the men and women of the coal mining industry. Originally created to support the families of the brave miners lost at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, West Virginia, Remember the Miners has grown into an industry-wide campaign for people in the coal fields and across the country to support our miners whose hard work and passion help drive our great nation. In addition, Remember the Miners has built a Scholars Program from the ground up that has awarded $25,000 in scholarships to sons and daughters of coal miners and those who wish to pursue higher education in the mining industry.


Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots is a foundation that donates toys to underprivileged children. For several years, Little General has made monetary donations and collected toys at all Little General Store locations for the program. We believe there is nothing more rewarding than bringing happiness to those less fortunate and this is just one of the ways we can give back.


WV University and College Athletic Programs

Athletics promote physical health and teach us valuable life skills, such as leadership and teamwork. Little General stands as a proud sponsor of West Virginia University, Mountain State University, Marshall University and many other local schools and athletic programs across the state.


YMCA

Little General also serves as a proud sponsor of the Beckley – Raleigh County YMCA. The YMCA has been a part of the heart and soul of our community for over 40 years and is a constant, promoting personal wellness and focused on the important things in life: children, family and community.