It’s Christmas time in Texas, and in the spirit of the holidays, Pluckers Wing Bar is working diligently to donate 300 care bags to children in the Foster Angels of Central Texas program this season. Pluckers employees from Austin, San Marcos, and Killeen locations will be giving back to the community by donating thousands of dollars to purchase items for foster children in need.
“Pluckers is a family and we care about each other as well as the communities where we live and serve,” said Pluckers co-owner Dave Paul. “When we talked with our employees to get feedback about the community need they wanted to fill, we were met with an overwhelming desire to help children. Some of our employees had been foster children themselves and this struck a chord with us. Foster Angels also was an easy organization to work with and are allowing our team to easily get involved.”
On Tuesday, December 15, at the Pluckers Research location at three p.m., Pluckers employees will donate their time to fill the care bags with essential items, including toiletries, blankets, handwritten notes, and more for children put into temporary homes this season.
“We have scheduled plans to help in these areas over the next four months,”Paul said. “Including five of our locations serving Christmas Eve lunch to those in need.”
Foster Angels provides assistance to CPS caseworkers that work directly with children placed in foster care. There are currently over 60,000 children in 30 counties in Central Texas, stretching as far north as Killeen and as far south as San Marcos, who are in need. Their most immediate need is to have basic items met when they are placed in a temporary home. The donations made by Pluckers will make a big difference in the lives of the children lucky enough to receive them. Pluckers has more community engagement planned ahead, and is steadily looking for ways to get community members involved.
“We are working on finding a way to activate our Pluckers Club members to participate in our charitable events,” Paul explained. “We do not have the details at this time, but it will be a powerful way to link our guests to our employees and brand.”
On Christmas Eve, Pluckers will be spreading holiday cheer by providing lunch for families from the River City Youth Foundation at its Pluckers Rio Grande location for the ninth year in a row, from noon to 2 p.m. The River City Youth Foundation (RCYF) has been helping thousands of kids dream big and turn those dreams into college degrees, careers, and positive families. Today they focus on impacting one of the fastest growing and most diverse areas in Dove Springs.
Additionally, participating stores from the Rio Grande, Research, South Lamar, and San Marcos locations will donate gifts to the children who attend the holiday lunch.