EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A local Baskin-Robbins is giving back to Hangers, an EVSC student clothing resource, on Monday.
Baskin-Robbins on South Green River Road presented Hangers with a check for $1,800 as part of the “Scooping for Students” fundraiser.
Normally, “Scooping For Students” would have dozens of local celebrities volunteer their time to scoop ice cream at Baskin Robbins, but this year it went completely virtual.
Hangers was able to raise money from virtual tip jars, competitive ice cream challenge videos, and social media campaigns.
According to a press release, Baskin-Robbins has co-hosted and sponsored the event for nine years.
Officials say the ice cream shop designated a percentage of all ice cream sales from September 6 to September 11, with those proceeds going to Hangers to benefit students in need of clothing and hygiene products.
Hangers Director Dave Schutte says it’s incredible to see the community help out his organization, even during a pandemic.
“The very first year it was held, this event raised $1,100. Now, over $17,000 just by virtual fundraising,” said Schutte. “It’s just amazing how the community comes out to support us.”
Leaders with Hangers and the EVSC Foundation say more than 3,000 students receive full or partial services from Hangers each year.