Locally-owned gift shop A. Dodson’s recently won a national small business award that included a $5000 prize. Alison Dodson Anderson, owner of A. Dodson’s, decided to take that prize money and pay it forward this holiday season and passed the money onto H.E.R. Shelter.
H.E.R. Shelter is a local non-profit for women and children who are the victims of domestic violence and homelessness. A. Dodson’s customers voted on which local charity to benefit.
Year-round, Dodson makes monthly donations to local charities as voted-on by her customers. She’s also donating another portion of her prize, a free website, to an Indie Award competitor and finalist in Georgia, who does not have a website.
A. Dodson’s has locations in Suffolk, Norfolk and Virginia Beach.
You can learn more about Independent We Stand and the Indie Award here.