Vac and Dash, the “South’s Most Unique Specialty Store,” in Albemarle recently donated $420 to the Anson County Partnership for Children as part of its commitment to help organizations in Stanly and surrounding counties.
A different charity was chosen each month to receive $5 for each pair of shoes sold during its “Shop Local – Give Local” campaign. Thousands of dollars went back to the community to assist nonprofits with their mission.
“Our goal is to show customers the impact they have when they support local businesses,” said Peter Asciutto, owner of Vac and Dash. “When you shop and eat in downtown Albemarle, Troy or Wadesboro, you’re not just supporting individual mom-and-pops — you’re supporting an entire community.”
Located in downtown Albemarle, Vac and Dash sells running shoes, workout apparel, bicycling and swimming equipment. In addition, it specializes in vacuum sales and repair, screen-printing, UPS shipping and professional timing services.
Anson County Partnership for Children is a non-profit public/private organization which was formed in 1996 in response to the North Carolina Smart Start initiative. Smart Start’s mission is to help ensure that all NC children enter school healthy and ready to succeed.
The Partnership will use the donation to benefit literacy and family support programs in the community.