Free Chick-fil-A for a year? Tickets to Monster Jam? Seats to see the Carolina Gamecocks play at the Duck Commander Independence Bowl? Which gift would you be most excited about? Dusty Hardee was surprised with all of those amazing gifts!
A generous student from Duncan, South Carolina received the surprise of a lifetime from HIS Radio 89.3 and Dream on 3, a Charlotte-based charity making dreams come true for disabled young people. During a live broadcast Dusty Hardee, 20, and his mom Patti Lindsey were surprised with a free trip to Shreveport, Louisiana to see the Carolina Gamecocks compete in the Duck Commander Independence Bowl on December 27. While in Shreveport the family will be treated to accommodations at the team’s hotel, pre-game field passes and seats behind the South Carolina bench. Dusty is also invited to ride on a float in the parade. He happened to be wearing his beloved Gamecocks shirt when the surprise was revealed!
In addition to the all-expenses paid trip to Shreveport, Dusty and his mom received tickets to the opening night Monster Jam at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena scheduled for January 23. Chick-Fil-A of Haywood Road in Greenville provided the family free food for an entire year. You’ve got to watch this!
All Dusty Hardee wanted for Christmas was to buy gifts for needy people featured on the Angel Tree at the center where he receives therapy. In exchange he asked others to send him Christmas cards through the Facebook page Cards for Dusty. So far, Dusty has received nearly 7,000 Christmas cards from destinations around the world.
The HIS Morning Crew got crafty just in time for Christmas! We tapped into our inner Martha Stewart to create some DIY Christmas gifts for family and friends. The supplies are affordable and in just a few minutes you can have a thoughtful gift to give!
Mint Sugar Scrub
We made our own DIY mint sugar scrub using the instructions we found at lovegrowswild.com.
Dotted Sharpie Coffee Mug
Who knew a coffee mug from the dollar store could look so cute! Customize a plain white mug using stickers and Sharpie paint markers. You can find the complete instructions at designertrapped.com.
Snowy Mason Jar
Turn an ordinary mason jar into a beautiful, snow-covered candle holder or vase. In just a few minutes you can create this craft with the help of decoart.com.
Now that you’ve seen how the pros did it, here’s how the HIS Morning Crew’s crafts turned out!
Now comes the REALLY fun part! You can win ALL of the gifts featured this week during Alison’s Favorite Gifts for Good! That’s more than $300 worth of amazing gifts. Head to this page to enter Alison’s Favorite Gifts for Good Giveaway!
Another product to check out is the GO Exchange Papillion Christmas Ornament Set, $28. Handmade from recycled 55-gallon drums at the Papillon artisan center in Port-au-Prince Haiti, 100% of profits from the purchase of these ornaments will go toward the care of orphaned and abandoned children.
Another great gift for ladies are these adorable ballet flats from Root Collective. The company employs people in Guatemala and Kenya, promoting change through dignified jobs. Ten percent of profits are donated back to non-profit ministries.
All week long we’re featuring Alison’s Favorite Gifts for Good! (Check out Monday’s gift here!)
Tuesday’s gifts are from Krochet Kids International. No matter what you purchase from the site you’re helping to change a life by empowering highly vulnerable, poverty-stricken women in Northern Uganda and Peru. These ladies create beautiful products, earning money to support their families, send their children to school and achieve their dreams.
Right now is the perfect time to join others in a global celebration of giving—and make a true difference as you do. For Giving Tuesday, you can give the perfect gift—one bursting with joy—to people on your block, where you shop and with whom you work.
Will you give a generous gift of support now to bring the joy of Christmas into the lives of HIS Radio listeners in your community?
Your gift will reach the hearts of people in pain, bringing them God’s love and an explosion of joy in their lives.
Join with others on Giving Tuesday and give now to unwrap joy!
All week long we’re featuring Alison’s Favorite Gifts for Good!
Today we’re talking about Bridgewater Candle Company’s Inspirations for Life Tall Jar Joy Candle, $22. For every candle purchased Bridgewater Candle Company will feed an orphan through their non-profit partner Rice Bowls.