- Kountry Kitchen Facebook
- A group of volunteers at the Christmas Day Giveaway
Eight years ago, husband and wife duo and owner's of Kountry Kitchen, Isaac and Cynthia Wright made a decision to give back to the community that has supported their family's business since 1988.
"My husband Isaac and I wanted to give back to the community," Cynthia tells me over the phone. "We decided to sacrifice our Christmas Day and feed the homeless and less fortunate.
This is an amazing and wonderful feat for this local, small business. The most incredibly part is a good majority of the funds to pay for it all come straight out of the pockets of the Wrights. A few local businesses and vendors have helped, including Taylor's Bakery, Cash and Carry, U.S. Foods and a few others by providing foodstuffs and other products. But, for the most part it's been all Kountry Kitchen and the annul volunteers.
There will also be a silent auction, as well as food provided by none other than Kountry Kitchen. Cynthia tells me this is the first fundraising event that has taken place over the eight years and it will hopefully help with the rising cost of the event over the coming year.
"When we first started we only gave food and then as volunteers went out in the streets some of the people would ask if we also had hats, gloves or socks. So now we try and provide hats, gloves and socks and even toys.
"One man last year, I heard him say as he was walking out, 'I wasn't even going to see my children today, but now I can take them hot food, a toy and hats and gloves.' And hearing that, that we're making someone's day, that's what makes it worth it."
If you'd like to give and can't make it on Sunday, call the either of the Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Salons. The Carmel location's number is 317-571-1120 and the Fishers location's is 317-915-0100.
Also, if you would like to volunteer for the Christmas Day event call the volunteer coordinator, Regina Marsh at 317-414-9554