Don’t miss your chance to make a difference tomorrow by shopping during the Dog Days of Summer Event. From 4-8 p.m. a total of 23 downtown establishments will be helping charities while you shop. Up to 15 percent of the sales will go to the chosen charity. This is a must attend event so make plans with your friends now
Original Post 8.20.13
Nearly 20 downtown Franklin merchants will band together Tuesday, Aug. 27 to support local charities through the second annual “Dog Days of Summer,” a collaborative fundraising effort coordinated by the non-profit Downtown Franklin Association (DFA).
The participating restaurants and merchants will donate 10 to 15 percent of sales between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. to a non-profit organization of their choice. Each shop or restaurant is within a four-block walking distance, and a majority of the businesses are leaving their doors open later for the benefit.
DFA Director Nancy Williams said, “The event is designed to encourage the community to both shop local and support Williamson County charities.” The unified effort among local merchants helped raise over $7,000 in July 2012.
Here is a list of who is participating and their charity. For more information, visit the DFA website.
Avec Moi :: JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)
Boutique MMM :: Wounded Warriors Project
Carpe Diem :: We Help Animals.com
Handy Hardware :: GraceWorks Ministries
Heart and Hands :: Animal Control of Williamson County
The Heirloom Shop :: Hard Bargain Association
JONDIE boutique :: Williamson County CASA
Kelly Spalding Designs :: Franklin High School Boys Basketball Boosters
Main Street Toy Shoppe :: Brain Tumor Humor
Philanthropy boutique :: Lambscroft
Shoppes on Main :: Williamson Country Animal Control
The Cellar :: Brightstone
Town’s End General Store :: Habitat for Humanity
Participating Restaurants & Cafes:
Coffee House on Second & Bridge :: The Bubba Foundation
Frothy Monkey (retail merch only) :: High Hopes
Kimbro’s Cafe & Pickin’ Parlor :: We Help Animals.com
McCreary’s Irish Pub :: GEAR Foundation/Our Thrift Store
Mellow Mushroom :: Tennessee Death Row Dogs
Puckett’s Boat House :: Harpeth Watershed Association
Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant :: Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee
Sweet CeCe’s :: STARS of Nashville
Also, the Franklin Theatre is donating a portion of popcorn sales to Williamson County CASA on Sunday, as part of Dog Days of Summer.