“Shop With A Hero” is an incredible Christmas season program that provides a Wal-Mart shopping spree for some of our area school children who require economic assistance. The program is managed by the Hendersonville Police Department and involves students from each of Henderson County’s 13 elementary schools. STAND T.A.L.L. is a major financial donor and we participate with police and first responders from all over the region in this community outreach event.

The students chosen to participate are selected by their school counselors based on a set of criteria that includes financial need, leadership potential, some with a need for a boost in self-esteem, and others who are consistently giving back to their classmates, schools and community.

Every year, STAND T.A.L.L. sponsors 10 to 20 children, providing each one with a $100 Gift Card that they may use to buy Christmas presents for their siblings, parents and themselves. A member of STAND T.A.L.L. is paired with each of their sponsored students and accompanies that student throughout the entire shopping adventure, then helps wrap and label the gifts to make sure they go home with that child.

Ron Brian at Shop with a Hero 2019