Get Involved: Free 2 Teach

Processed with VSCO with c1 presetThis past week our office had the opportunity to give back to our local community through volunteering with local non-profit: Free 2 Teach!

Born from the desire to give back and support local teachers, Free 2 Teach provides free resources to teachers in Madison County’s three public school systems. Supplying free resources to more than 3,800 full-time classroom teachers and their 52,000 students in Madison County, Free 2 Teach has given away over $1.1 million worth of free resources to our teachers, their students and their classrooms since they opened their doors in 2013.

From what started out as a collection of donated supplies in Free 2 Teach Executive Director, Eula Battle’s garage, The organization has grown into operating out of a 10,000SF retail and warehouse space off Leeman Ferry Road.

Which is where we came in.

Supported by a team of dedicated volunteers, Free 2 Teach runs a tight ship. Volunteers are put to work in one of two areas, the warehouse (sorting, logging and organizing donations), or the store (checking teachers in when they arrive, stocking merchandise, ringing the teachers up when they have finished shopping, and helping them load up their vehicles).

And with experienced volunteers to help guide you through each of the duties to be attended to around the shop, no prior experience is needed and new volunteers are always welcome!

Here are just a few images of our time volunteering with Free 2 Teach, if you too are interested in volunteering with Free 2 Teach, you can CLICK HERE to go to their website and sign up to help!

If you’re interested in simply getting more involved in your local community and discovering ways to help, join our quarterly volunteer team by sending an email to lauren@crunkletonassociates.com and we’ll make sure to notify you the next time we volunteer!

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KADIE PANGBURN
MARKETING COORDINATOR
CRUNKLETON & ASSOCIATES
KADIE@CRUNKLETONASSOCIATES.COM

Happy Thanksgiving From Crunkleton!

This Thanksgiving we have so much to be thankful for here at Crunkleton.   Listed below are just a few of the reasons we feel so overwhelmingly blessed this holiday season.

New Team Members

This year we were able to add two new team members to our motley crew, Kadie joined us in January and Anusha followed just a few weeks later!

Breaking Ground On Several Exciting New Projects

We’ve had the privilege to be a part of several exciting new projects that broke ground in 2015, The Avenue, Winchester Commons & Cornerstone Place!  We can’t wait to see these projects come alive in 2016!

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Helping Bring New Businesses To The Huntsville Area

Of course one of our favorite things to do is help bring new businesses to Huntsville.  This year we’ve been able to assist in bringing several new retailers to the area such as: Small Cakes, 9Round, The Pants Store,  Uncle Maddios &  Amazing Lash Studio!

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Getting The Chance To Give Back To Our Community

The moments we have felt most blessed of all this year have hands down been all the opprotunities we’ve had to give back to our community.  Wether it be through helping support non profits like Downtown Huntsville Inc through events like the Pop-Up Parks, or simply donating our time to amazing organizations such as Lincoln Village & Casa Of Madison County.  Each of these opportunities has filled us with so much joy and blessed us more than we can express.

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So thank you Huntsville for blessing us with an amazing 2015, we have so very much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving and we couldn’t have done any of it without you.

Happy Thanksgiving from our team to you!

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KADIE PANGBURN
MARKETING COORDINATOR
CRUNKLETON & ASSOCIATES
KADIE@CRUNKLETONASSOCIATES.COM

Get Involved: CASA Of Madison County

One of my favorite things we do as a company is our quarterly volunteering with local non-profits from around the city.  This quarter we had the privilege to volunteer with CASA of Madison County!

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CASA (Care Assurance System for the Aging and Homebound) is a non-profit organization located in Huntsville, Alabama that provides assistance to individuals age 60 and older and to the homebound (wheelchair and bed bound) of all ages.

The organization’s mission is to enable the elderly and homebound to maintain their independence, dignity, health and safety.  One major way they do this is by ensuring these individuals have access in and out of their homes.  That’s where we came in.

Located just north of Downtown Huntsville is CASA’s warehouse, a streamlined workshop that constructs accessibility ramps.  Sectioned into stations, volunteers arrive at the workshop and are immediately put to work cutting 2×4’s,  framing,  and painting.

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While there, you work to build, cut and frame a stockpile of every element that goes into the  construction of accessibility ramps in the area.  This enables installation crews to simply arrive at the warehouse, load up all the prefabricated, precut sections they need for a build, and be on their way.

While some prior experience with a few basic power tools is a plus, no experience is required to volunteer.   Each station is set up with preset cuts, premeasured lengths and easy to follow templates that allow individuals of all experience levels to quickly jump in and start helping.  And there is always a CASA team member who is standing by happy to show you the ropes and explain each step of the process.

If you’re interested in volunteering with CASA as well, you can find out more information by visiting their website HERE.  You can also connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram!

Interested in joining our volunteer team next time?  If you’re like me, I’ve always loved the idea of volunteering, but just never knew where to start, who to contact, or how to sign up.  Joining our quarterly volunteer team makes it easy!  We’ll search out a great non-profit that needs our team’s help, send out an email blast with all the details and all you have to do is join us on the day of.  What could be simpler than that!?   If you’d like to join our team and be notified the next time we volunteer in the community, just send a quick email to lauren@crunkletonassociates.com.

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KADIE PANGBURN
MARKETING COORDINATOR
CRUNKLETON & ASSOCIATES
KADIE@CRUNKLETONASSOCIATES.COM