Jack and Jim Sutton, owners of Sutton Brothers were raised in Forsyth County and have called Winston-Salem home for a very long time!
From an early age, their parents Big Jack and Betty instilled the importance of giving back to the community. Both Jack and Jim have been very active supporters of many organizations that help those in need.
When COVID-19 struck, they wanted to do something more to give back! The idea of a “support your favorite charity” campaign was chosen.
It is a fun, supporting event that promotes charitable causes in the area. Participants click to "like" their favorite charity through Sutton Brothers website to show their support and at the end of a 14 day voting period, for every 25 "likes" received, the organization gets $100 up to $1,000.
Click "Like" to support your local charity.
The Salvation Army in Winston-Salem
The Salvation Army is now in its 113th year of service to the Winston-Salem area. Its mission is to meet human need in Jesus’ name without discrimination. Its services include:
The Center of Hope---the only family emergency homeless shelter in Forsyth County, providing families in crisis with a safe haven while they rebuild their lives and return to self-sufficiency
Fighting Hunger--- with two food pantries, one in Winston-Salem and one in Kernersville, serving hundreds of families each month with nutritious food. The Center of Hope serves a community breakfast to anyone in need 365 days a year along with a community dinner each Sunday, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. More than 100,000 meals are served each year.
The Ken Carlson Boys & Girls Club—offering after school care and summer camp to more than 250 children, with tutoring, computer classes, character building programs, physical activities, and nutritious meals and snacks. During the COVID-19 emergency, the club is operating “Camp Hero”, day camp for the children of health care workers and first responders.
The Senior CiVIC Center—Seniors take classes on various useful topics like Healthy Eating, Navigating Social Security and Medicare, and enjoy day trips to shopping and local attractions. They also participate in physical activities such as yoga and chair volleyball.
Responding To COVID-19 – During the emergency, The Salvation Army has adapted and remained open, continuing all Social Service programs, distributing food and meals to community neighborhoods, and safeguarding the health of shelter residents, “Camp Hero” attendees, clients, and staff. Not a single case of COVID-19 infection or illness has occurred in the shelter or at the Boys & Girls Club. Staff have operated on the front lines of the crisis throughout its duration.