You may recall my story last week about a fundraiser for Evan Klein, a local baby who was born with several serious medical conditions, including Dandy-Walker malformation of the brain.
Well, I got an e-mail from one of the organizers and the event was apparently a big success.
The cut-a-thon at Rock Hill's newest Sport Clips franchise raised $1,600 for the Klein family to go toward medical bills and help provide care for Evan once he comes home. Sport Clips donated $2 from every haircut last Saturday to the cause. "Team Evan" T-shirts and bracelets also were sold.
But Brenda Gendron, team leader at the Sport Clips, said the simple idea grew into something really special, with Sport Clips clients and employees chipping in to make the day even better.
One client provided, Dana Ballard, provided music, snow cones and cotton candy. Another client, who is a Shriner, volunteered to bring out the Hot Wheels to provide entertainment. Employees brought baked goods, while friends of the Klein family provided items for an auction.
Next week (March 13), a barbecue fundraiser will be held for the Klein family at Divine Saviour Catholic Church in York. I'm guessing that will be just as successful as the cut-a-thon. Donations also can be made to the family at any Bank of York branch.
We've seen this type of response time and time again around York County when members of the community hear about people in need. I hear all the time from people who rave about the giving nature of the people here. This is just more evidence.
People tell us all the time that they want to see more "good news" covered. Believe it or not, we like giving good news. This certainly qualifies.