Our TallGrass philanthropy program covers a lot of ground. It incorporates our core values, connects us to our community, shows our staff the joy of giving, encourages the participation of our guests, and -- hopefully – makes the world a better place.
In 2015, we were as busy as ever coordinating our fundraising efforts, most of which have become annual affairs – our soldier box project, dog wash, earth month activities, local rodeo and the holiday party for needy children, along with the support of hundreds of area non-profits through silent auction gift certificate donations.
The centerpiece of our philanthropic effort in 2015 was the “TallGrass Celebration of Military Women,” conceived in observance of our 20th anniversary and designed to take our soldier box project to the next level. The community came out in force to help us fill and ship 211 care packages for troops in Afghanistan for the Christmas holiday. We gave away complimentary spa services to 50 military women during Veterans Week and pampered more military women with makeovers by our stylists and estheticians at a veterans’ conference and in the TallGrass salon.
In all our 2015 philanthropy projects combined, we raised and donated $20,448, volunteered 2,500 hours and touched thousands of lives. We are so grateful for the enthusiastic participation of our staff, our guests and our community, working together to make a better world.