NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A local business is spreading holiday cheer by donating its winnings to a Hampton Roads charity.
The national group Independent We Stand named A. Dodsons gift shop “Small Business of the Year” and gave the company a check for $5,000.
On Monday morning, A-Dodsons passed its winnings along to the H.E.R. Shelter, at its Colley Avenue store in Norfolk.
The shelter has served area victims of domestic abuse and homelessness for decades.
A. Dodson’s also sells home decor and apparel and has stores in Suffolk and Virginia Beach.
Independent We Stand is made up of locally owned independent businesses and educates the public about the benefits of buying local.