Event Raises Over $1,300 for Evelyn’s Park Conservancy
Evelyn’s Park Conservancy is a nonprofit organization committed to designing, developing and transforming the five-acre historic former Teas Nursery into a park that enhances the health, safety and well-being of the citizens of Bellaire and the surrounding communities.
The all-day fundraiser, which took place at Magpies’ Bellaire location, featured giveaways, door prizes and tasty food truck treats. Magpies donated 15 percent of the day’s sales, $1,320 total, to the conservancy. An anonymous matching grant doubled the donation to $2,640.
Magpies Co-owner Maggie Farrar said it warmed her heart to see community members coming together to benefit Evelyn’s Park Conservancy.
“So many times when people think of Houston, they think gray concrete and wide highways. But we’re more than that,” she explained. “We have incredible green spaces, thanks in large part to groups like the conservancy. If we’re able to make even a small difference, we are glad to play our part.”
Farrar added that the fundraiser held personal meaning, as Bellaire is home not only to Magpies, but to many of the shop’s valued employees, friends and customers.
“Evelyn’s Park Conservancy is making changes that have a very real impact on people that we know and love,” she explained. “They’re making Bellaire a better place to live. We hope these added funds urge their efforts forward. We’re excited to see what lies ahead.”
Charmed by Charity, an all-day shopping event at Magpies Gifts’ Bellaire location, raised funds for Evelyn’s Park Conservancy. Pictured, from left, are conservancy volunteers Rachel Fielkow, Stephanie Gold and Danielle Miller, and Magpies co-owner Maggie Farrar.
Charmed by Charity, a collaborative effort between Magpies Gifts and Alex and Ani, was a full day of shopping, drawings, giveaways and more. Pictured, from left, are Magpies employees Ginger Sanchez, Tova Farrar, Caroline Moynahan, Nancy Crow and Lisa Gregory.
Evelyn’s Park Conservancy volunteers Madi Riviera, left, and Quinn Bello greet shoppers and take donations during Magpies Gifts’ Sept. 10 Charmed by Charity event.
About Magpies Gifts
Established in November 1984, Magpies Gifts is a family-owned boutique with locations in Bellaire, Cypress and Sugar Land, Texas. The shop’s name is a nod to both co-founder Maggie Farrar, and to the bird itself. In folklore, the magpie taught the other birds how to build nests and is known for incorporating shiny, pretty details into its home. With beautiful accessories, home décor items and unique gifts you won’t find anywhere else, at Magpies, every time’s a charm. To learn more, visit magpiesgifts.com or call 281.277.9777.