Boone Chamber Committed To The Cause Big Success (2016-12-08 13:28:47)

Members of the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce community participated in the inaugural Committed to the Cause volunteer day, Wednesday, December 7th.  The day of service took the place of a December business after-hours event.


Chamber members and staff volunteered at three local non-profits: Hunger and Health Coalition, Watauga County Habitat for Humanity, and Hospitality House.

The High Country Association of Realtors, Johnson, Price, Sprinkle CPA, and Go Postal were among the leading contributors to a canned food drive that coincided with volunteer events. Just over 375 pounds of food were delivered to Hunger and Health Coalition from the community-wide collection.

“We feel the first edition of what we hope is an annual event was successful,” said Boone Area Chamber of Commerce President/CEO David Jackson. “Our community has long embraced the spirit of helping others. Today was yet another showcase of that caring nature. The smiles on the faces of the various staffs and individuals that took part in this event showed that the thrill of giving is still alive and well.”

Boone Area Chamber of Commerce intern Kaitlynn Broderick, a senior in the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State, led the coordination of the events. Chamber members were encouraged to allow staff to sign up for shifts at the three non-profits. For those businesses that were faced with scheduling conflicts, the option of collecting non-perishable food items supplied a way to still participate in the day of service.

“We look forward to supporting more local non-profits with this event next year,” said Jackson. “Our business community understands the benefit of supporting local efforts and causes. At a time of year when people reflect on what they are thankful for, we hope that living in a community that supports and encourages its own appears on that list.”  

The second-annual Committed to the Cause volunteer day is set for December 7th, 2017.

If you have questions, please contact the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce at 828-264-2225or email