We've been fortunate to have many opportunities in 2011 to give back. They include: Fisher House Foundation, The Veteran Sportsman, San Antonio Rampage Seats for Soldiers, Cell Phones for Soldiers, Soldier of the Year, Pull for Kids 2011, Hill Country Family Services, Cattlemen for Cancer Research, TX Tech College of Human Sciences, Erie County Dept. of Human Services, and the Boerne Chamber of Commerce. Several more of the organizations and causes we are honored to support are listed below.
BASTROP WILDFIRE RELIEF
In September 2011 Bastrop TX experienced a massive wildfire that destroyed over 1,000 homes and many thousands of acres of land. We were honored to help all the folks who were displaced from their homes. We filled a truck bed and trailer with bags and delivered them to Bastrop. We know the bags are being put to good use as these folks put their lives back together.
MARYLAND CENTER FOR VETERAN'S EDUCATION & TRAINING
MCVET's mission is to provide homeless veterans and other veterans in need with comprehensive services that will enable them to rejoin their communites as productive citizens. We are honored to support this organization with donations of bags to be distributed to the veterans.
KENDALL COUNTY WOMEN'S SHELTER
Flying Circle Bag Company was proud to donate bags for a fund raising event for the Kendall County Women's Shelter. KCWS will provide safe emergency shelter for Texas Hill Country victims of domestic abuse and their children.
In cooperation with U.S. Cavalry and the 7th Special Forces Group in Afghanistan, Flying Circle Bags donated 500 backpacks for the children of Afghanistan. The backpacks were packed with school supplies and personal items and were distributed to Afghan boys and girls for their new school year.
GIRL SCOUTS OF EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS
When the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts called on us to help with their community service project, we were honored to donate bags to help out. The Girl Scouts packed the bags full of goodies to make children's "care packages" for a local child protective services agency. Each child that goes through the agency receives one of these lovingly prepared care packages.
RED CROSS & SALVATION ARMY
After Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Hurricane Ike in 2008, many evacuees found themselves in San Antonio with very little in the way of personal belongings. By partnering with the Red Cross and Salvation Army, Flying Circle Bags was able to donate over 10,000 bags, backpacks, & duffels to displaced people during these Gulf Coast disasters.
CHILD LEGACY INTERNATIONAL
This organization in Malawi Africa works with families and children in poverty stricken villages to increase access to healthcare and to provide vocational & agricultural training. Flying Circle Bags donates warehouse space for consolidation and collection of items donated from the US for this organzation. In addition, we are honored to donate bags to this wonderful program.
1ST CAV BRAVO 2-5 REUNION
The 1ST Cav Bravo 2-5 group served in the Vietnam war. These veterans hold an annual reunion to re-connect with old friends and reflect on their shared service to our country. FCB is pleased to donate bags each year so that each and every Veteran attending the reunion receives a bag. It's a small token, but it reflects our huge appreciation for the sacrifice that these Veterans and all service members make for our country.
WOUNDED WARRIORS SOLDIERS CHRISTMAS
FCB was proud to donate bags for the 2011 Boerne Soldiers Christmas at the First United Methodist Church.
"Dear Margo and all at Flying Circle Bags...
What a fabulous assortment of bags you donated to our Wounded Warriors and their families! Thanks to you, our Boerne Soldiers Christmas 2011 was wonderful!
Thank you for your continued support.
Other organizations to which Flying Circle is proud to contribute include: Brooke Army Medical Center at Ft. Sam Houston, the Christian Women's Job Corps of Kendall County, the Boerne Public Library, the Hill Country Animal League, the 338th Military Intelligence Battalion, the LCpl Daniel "Nate" Deyarmin Memorial Benefit Run, and the Boerne Centurions.