For over 50 years, Leonard has given back to the communities it serves. Begining in 2015 we are doing this more formally through a working foundation which collects and gives to four beneficiaries each year. Company employees choose the worthy causes and the company pledges to match each donnation.
Eastern NC Make-A-Wish
I want to thank all the people of Eastern NC Make-A-Wish, Laura, Jessica and Heather, Leonard's Barns in New Bern NC, Tractor supply in Morehead City, Danny Taylor and Outdoor Solutions, and all the Make-A-Wish volunteers and donators that made Adam's wish come true!
My son has a rare brain tumor that has a poor prognosis, and if not fatal, causes life long deficits and compromised quality of life. Adam has received the best of medical care at Duke University Children's Hospital, in which I am very thankful. He has undergone major brain surgery and radiation. He continues to have multiple doctor appointments and is on lots of medications and treatments.
Adam has always had a nurturing heart and finds peace and contentment in being outdoors and in caring for animals. He has successfully raised many orphaned and neglected animals, from geckos, kittens, wild birds and rabbits, to horses and chickens. He himself has a heart for the weak and ill. Once, he held a deformed chicken for 3 days, giving it love, companionship, and drops of water with a dropper, knowing it would, and until it did, pass away. He said he didn't want it to die thirsty or alone.
You all have shown the same kindness to Adam through your unconditional giving hearts...and for that I am thankful beyond words. So many have given, without personally knowing Adam or his condition, but out of humanity and genuine compassion for an ill child.
Adam said "I really don't feel special enough to have such an awesome gift, but I sure am happy!"
I haven't seen Adam smile like this in a long, long time! His wish has given him something to focus on and to make plans with. As long as Adam is able, his wish will continue giving through him helping injured and needy furry 4 legged, and winged 2 legged animals.
We really cannot find words to describe how appreciative we are.
With Sincere Thanks,
Beth Crosswell Blot (mom) &
James Adam Crosswell
Make-A-Wish recipient 3-27-17
Autism Society of North Carolina
Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure
In 1980, Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became the Susan G. Komen®organization and the beginning of a global movement. What was started with $200 and a shoebox full of potential donor names has now grown into the world’s largest nonprofit source of funding for the fight against breast cancer. To date, we’ve invested more than $2.6 billion in groundbreaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 30 countries. Our efforts have helped reduce death rates from breast cancer by 34 percent since 1990; and has helped improve five-year relative survival rates for early stage cancers from 74 to 99 percent. And we won’t stop until our promise is fulfilled.
Wounded Warrior Project - July and August 2015
Leonard has long been a strong supporter of the men and women who serve our country through military duty. Several of our stores are very near forts and bases and we work hard to pay special attention to the needs of our military servants.
Wounded Warrior Mission: To honor and empower Wounded Warriors
Purpose: A) To raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members. B) To help injured service members aid and assist each other. and C) To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members. Collected $2,911
St. Jude Children's Hospital - April, May, & June 2015
St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Unlike other hospitals, the majority of funding for St. Jude comes from generous donors. It costs $2 million per day to operate St. Jude, and public contributions provide 75 percent of the funds necessary to operate the hospital.
Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food. While we accept insurance, many services provided by St. Jude have never been covered by insurance, and will not be in the future. In fact, only 12% of the money to operate the hospital comes from insurance recoveries and 10% comes from grants. This is vastly different than most other hospitals that can generate more than 90% of their revenues from insurance recoveries and other sources. And it's a different financial and operating model than large grant-making charities. Leonard collected from its genorous customers $2,904 over these three months. Leonard proudly matches the contributions collected and gives it to charitable organizations four times a year. Collected $2,904
Mission: To offer this program to every city in the country so children, young adults and adults alike with special needs around the globe will have this same opportunity to play baseball. The Miracle League believes; “Every Child Deserves A Chance to Play Baseball.”
Leonard has been a long time supporter of the United Fund of Surry who has served the needs of people in Surry County through its member agencies. These needs include crisis and emergency care; food, utility, and medial assistance; shelter; and counseling services. United Fund’s 26 member agencies include Salvation Army, the American Red Cross, Yokefellow Ministries, and 5 area rescue squads. United Fund’s main goal is to raise money for these agencies to allow them to do what they do best, helping people, instead of focusing efforts on fund-raising.
Other Non-Profits and Community Organizations we support