Lost Gypsy Tattoo recently began the process of enlisting the public to help provide a merrier Christmas to veterans and children in need.
Recently, Draven Gayheart, the owner of Lost Gypsy Tattoo, released an online statement trying to involve the community in some of the available opportunities to give to others. In his statement, Gayheart informed people that they could potentially win up to $300 in gift certificates for Lost Gypsy Tattoo by sponsoring a veteran from the Paul E. Patton Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center or by sponsoring a child from the Care Cottage.
Every year since I began tattooing I've been actively involved in toy drives to help those less fortunate. This year, due to COVID and the regulations passed down from above, we could not find a way to safely house an event, said Gayheart. Gayheart said many people reach out to the employees of the shop each year and ask what they can do to get involved in the community, so he wanted to take the opportunity to continue the support shown to people who need it.
This year I'd like to ask that you consider sponsoring a veteran or child from our local Veterans Center or Care Cottage, said Gayheart. As a special thank you, I'll be drawing one name from each list of donors to win a $150 gift certificate. Invest in our future and sponsor a child. Honor our past and sponsor a veteran. sponsor both to double your chances to win.
cThe gift certificates, said Gayheart, are transferrable and will make a great gift if tattoos aren't your thing.
Items being requested by the Care Cottage are donations for children, including regular sized Christmas stockings, candy canes, candy assortments, small toys, Christmas coloring books, gift wrapping paper and children's pajamas. Additionally, the organization has asked that community members adopt, or sponsor, a child client by buying them Christmas presents. For more information, call, 487-9173.
The Paul E. Patton Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center is currently seeking individuals who would be interested in sponsoring, or adopting, a veteran for the holidays by purchasing the items on the Christmas lists of their residents. This year, said EKVC officials, is different than previous years, but very important to the residents.
It's a little different this year due to the COVID. How it's worked in the past, we always had a Christmas tree in our lobby and we had it where it was anonymous on our residents. It had their wishes and the community or staff and family would come by and pick a resident ornament off the tree adopting that resident, said Matthew Sabin, EKVC activity director. This year, a lot of that has been restricted, said Sabin, stating that the center's staff has to be respectful about private information and can't have public coming in due to virus. Safety is our number one concern for our residents, he said.
Due to the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year the veterans can be sponsored by calling the veterans center and asking to sponsor an available veteran. The EKVC staff will provide basic information to the caller, explaining what the resident's wishes for Christmas are while also keeping their identity anonymous.
We're trying as much as possible, said Sabin.The community, this is such a strong supported community for our veterans. It's heartbreaking that this Christmas will be so much more restricted, he said.
Overall the response is always so amazing, said Sabin, adding that schools, churches and community groups often quickly sponsor the residents. Normally, I'd say our residents are adopted within a day or two.
The EKVC, said Sabin, still has several veterans who need adopted this year.
The EKVC, Sabin said, also welcomes community members to send in donations for stocking stuffers, general items, Christmas cards and letters.
We also always welcome pen-pal letters, hand drawn pictures, maybe general items that can be used by any of the residents whether it be soft food snacks or personal hygiene products, said Sabin.
To mail letters or cards, address the mail to the Paul E. Patton Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center Activity Department at 200 Veterans Dr, Hazard, KY 41701. For more information about sponsoring a veteran, donating to the veteran's center, or participating in the pen-pal program, contact, (606) 435-6196.
View original post here:
- Former Raptor Danny Green gets Toronto-themed tattoo (PHOTOS) | Offside - Daily Hive - September 1st, 2021
- The Most Unbelievable Customized Toronto Maple Leafs Items on Twitter - Editor in Leaf - August 20th, 2021
- Taboo in Japan, athletes sport tattoos at the Tokyo Olympics | Pictures - Reuters India - August 6th, 2021
- PICTURES: Kane Brown Posts Incredible Before + After Pics From One Year in the Gym - Taste of Country - August 6th, 2021
- 110 Short Inspirational Tattoo Quotes Ideas with Pictures - July 22nd, 2021
- Tattoo.com | A Shared Passion For Ink - July 22nd, 2021
- The Tattoo Healing Stages in Pictures - Tattoo Healing Pro - July 22nd, 2021
- Priyanka Chopra's fans spot never-before-seen tattoo on her arm as she reunites with her dogs in London. Watch - Hindustan Times - July 8th, 2021
- CCTV pictures released as police probe assault and robbery in Edinburgh - Daily Record - July 8th, 2021
- Fact Check-Florida babys tattoos were temporary and intended as a joke - Reuters - June 26th, 2021
- The Many Britneys I Met When I Worked at a Reproductive Health Clinic - Esquire - June 26th, 2021
- Share your pictures and stories of pet tattoos - The Guardian - May 28th, 2021
- "Overacting Ki Dukaan": Actress Arti Singh Trolled For Her Vaccination Pics - NDTV - May 16th, 2021
- Dr Gregor Smith: Tattooed chief medical officer surprises Scots with stunning body art as he receives coronavirus vaccine jag - The Scotsman - May 4th, 2021
- Billie Eilish Tattoos: Guide to Ink Designs and Their Meanings - J-14 - May 4th, 2021
- Here are the nine men from Hudson Valley charged with participating in Jan. 6 Capitol riot - The Journal News / Lohud.com - April 19th, 2021
- Jennifer Aniston Shares Meaning of '11 11' Tattoo: Pics - Us Weekly - March 8th, 2021
- PICTURES: Care home residents at Innis Mhor in Tain make an impression with special tattoos - Northern Times - March 8th, 2021
- Father-Son Duo Facing Charges of Armed Pot Robbery - The Peoples Vanguard of Davis - March 8th, 2021
- Rohanpreet Singh gets a tattoo of wife Neha Kakkars name! - The Tribune India - February 19th, 2021
- Valentines Day 2021: Neha Kakkars Husband Rohanpreet Singh Gets Nehus Man Tattooed On His Arm; Lady Gushes Over Him And Calls It The Best Gift Ever-... - February 17th, 2021
- Rohanpreet Singh gets a tattoo for Neha Kakkar on Valentines Day; 'Nehu's man', it reads; check it out - The Tribune India - February 14th, 2021
- Norfolk tattooist turns to art in lockdown - Eastern Daily Press - February 14th, 2021
- CrimeStoppers says face masks are making it harder to identify wanted criminals - KHON2 - February 11th, 2021
- Sapna Choudhary gets husband Veer Sahu's name tattooed on her arm | Latest photos - India TV News - February 6th, 2021
- Khushi Kapoor is OBSESSED with tattoos; Take a look at these PHOTOS which prove the same - PINKVILLA - February 4th, 2021
- Best of Jackson 2021: Community and Culture - Jackson Free Press - February 4th, 2021
- All About Alev Aydin, Halsey's Boyfriend and Father of Her Child - ELLE.com - February 2nd, 2021
- Who is Leni Klum? 5 fascinating facts about Heidi Klum's 16-year-old daughter who walked her first runway - MEAWW - January 27th, 2021
- BTS Jungkooks tattoo to Jennies 25th birthday; Heres a weekly round-up of K-pops - Republic World - January 24th, 2021
- UK lotto winner shares photo of her bizarre bum tattoos on Instagram - NEWS.com.au - January 22nd, 2021
- 90 Day Fiance: Everything To Know About Yolanda's Ex Josh Seiter - Screen Rant - January 15th, 2021
- Tattoo artists share 6 of their favorite designs to ink, and 5 they don't really like - Insider - INSIDER - January 12th, 2021
- Chicago Activist Outs Local Insurgents Who Traveled To Capitol - WBEZ - January 12th, 2021
- POLICE LOOKING FOR SUSPECT IN TOOL THEFT FROM LOWE'S IN DECEMBER - wccsradio.com - January 9th, 2021
- Brad Pitt Shows Off His 7 Back Tattoos As He Goes Snorkeling In Turks And Caicos - SpotboyE - January 5th, 2021
- Raheem Sterling's tattoos explained: What do they mean and where are they on his body? - Goal (English) - January 5th, 2021
- Inspired by the sun's nourishment - Otago Daily Times - January 5th, 2021
- Raheem Sterling's tattoos explained: What do they mean and where are they on his body? - Goal.com - January 3rd, 2021
- David Fincher, the Unhappiest Auteur - The New York Times - January 3rd, 2021
- The Nashville explosion slammed these small businesses. They'll need help digging out - WLS - December 28th, 2020
- Ink Master Season 1: Where Are They Now? Ink Master Season 1 Winners Today - The Cinemaholic - December 25th, 2020
- Police trying to ID woman hit by van - Times-Mail - December 23rd, 2020
- Chhavi Mittal Flaunting Her Stomach Tattoo Dedicated To Hubby, Mohit Hussein Screams Of Eternal Love - BollywoodShaadis.com - December 21st, 2020
- Mom-To-Be Kareena Kapoor Khan Turns Author, Shares How The Subject Of Her Book Is Close To Her Heart - BollywoodShaadis.com - December 21st, 2020
- Fantasy Island reboot on the cards - The New Indian Express - December 18th, 2020
- She was in Iraq when her son was killed. Four years later, the police have no leads. - Houston Chronicle - December 17th, 2020
- Sushmita Sen And Rohman Shawl Vacay In Dubai, Her Brother, Rajeev And Wife, Charu To Join Them Soon - BollywoodShaadis.com - December 16th, 2020
- Nipsey Hussle, The LAPD And The Inescapable Trap Of Gang Affiliation - NPR - December 14th, 2020
- This Alberta dad sat through 30 hours of tattoo pain so his son would feel better about birthmark - CBC.ca - December 11th, 2020
- Mom-to-be Kareena Kapoor Khan snapped with hubby Saif Ali Khan; latter's new tattoo grabs everyone's atte - Times of India - December 11th, 2020
- Gwen Stefani reveals why shes delayed Blake Shelton wedding - Metro.co.uk - December 9th, 2020
- Madonna, 62, Gets Her Very 1st Tattoo and the Beautiful Design Is Touchingly Beautiful - Us Weekly - December 8th, 2020
- At the age of 68, Purnimas mother with a tattoo on her arm! - Primetime - December 8th, 2020
- Chris Evans and His Dog, Dodger, Have the Purest Bond See Their Cutest Photos - POPSUGAR - December 5th, 2020
- Press photographer's new collections of snapshots bring Swindon's history to life - Swindon Advertiser - December 2nd, 2020
- Justin Bieber wants 'a little tribe' of kids with wife Hailey Baldwin - Metro.co.uk - December 1st, 2020
- Merrill man charged with making child pornography after investigators say they identified him by his tattoo - Wausau Daily Herald - November 25th, 2020
- Kunal Kemmu's tattoo will leave you impressed - Times of India - November 25th, 2020
- Karan Mehra And Nisha Rawal Celebrate 8th Wedding Anniversary, Share Photoshoot Pictures With Kavish - BollywoodShaadis.com - November 25th, 2020
- Dipika Kakkar Flaunts 'Shoaika' Tattoo, Calls it Her Reason for Happiness - News18 - November 25th, 2020
- When Tracey was Traci: Emin's unseen early paintings published for the first time - The Guardian - November 23rd, 2020
- Dipika Kakar gets a tattoo of 'Shoaika' on her hand dedicated to her and Shoaib's love - News Track English - November 21st, 2020
- 2021 Oscar Predictions: Best Picture [Updated November 19] - Gold Derby - November 20th, 2020
- I'm A Celebrity: Jordan gets a helping hand from Gavin and Stacey - Metro.co.uk - November 20th, 2020
- Lisa Congdon On Creativity, Activism, and Finding Your Flow - Brit + Co - November 20th, 2020
- Is it the last of the Camden Lock mohicans? - Camden New Journal newspapers website - November 18th, 2020
- Is Angelina Pivarnick already headed for divorce? Heres why Jersey Shore fans think she and Chris L ... - Monsters and Critics - November 18th, 2020
- Unseen Pictures Of Arpita Khan Sharma And Aayush Sharma From 'Grih Pravesh' Ceremony Post-Wedding - BollywoodShaadis.com - November 18th, 2020
- Police release pictures of three men wanted for knife and bat attack on woman in Lancaster - Lancashire Post - November 16th, 2020
- Tattoo Inks Market Expected To Witness A Sustainable Growth Over 2026 - PRnews Leader - November 6th, 2020
- Brooklyn, son of David Beckham, is the latest popular child to reveal a face tattoo - DodoFinance - November 5th, 2020
- Dad ridiculed after getting tattoos of his kids POO on his leg as gobsmacked people joke I thought Id seen - The Sun - November 5th, 2020
- Kajal Aggarwals fan gets her name tattooed on the formers wedding day. See PHOTOS - Times of India - October 31st, 2020
- First day of tier 3 restrictions in Sutton - in pictures - Mansfield and Ashfield Chad - October 31st, 2020
- Tattoo Photos and Premium High Res Pictures - Getty Images - October 30th, 2020
- Kunal Kemmu's Stylish Tiger Tattoo Took 4 Years to Complete and It Looks Awesome - Report Door - October 30th, 2020
- Larissa Lima has yet another cosmetic procedure, promises pictures after she heals - Monsters and Critics - October 30th, 2020
- Prince Monolulu: The truth behind horse racing's original showman tipster - BBC Sport - October 30th, 2020
- Tattoo artist has nose CUT OFF and horns added to make himself look like Marvel villain Red Skull - The Sun - October 27th, 2020