Shelburne Home Hardware Donate A Plate
February 15, 2019
Bill Gillam, owner of the Shelburne Home Hardware store, started the Donate A Plate fundraiser four years ago because he wanted to do more for the community. So he asks for donations from the contractors who purchase goods from the store.
The community participates by purchasing a paper plate to represent a breakfast plate for one of the five breakfast programs in Shelburne. Bill then matches the donations.
Each year, Bill launches this fundraiser during “ladies night” where each woman purchases a $5.00 ticket to receive discounts throughout the night as well as cash prizes. The ticket sales all go towards the fundraiser. This year he sold 300 tickets!
Bill sets a goal and manages to reach it by January 1st. Over the four years, the event has raised $55,000!
Store owner Bill Gillam and team accept their Visionary
donor hall of fame plaque in the fall of 2021.