One of my favorite things about working at Dollywood is being part of a company that cares so much about the families who visit us. But, there is much more to Dollywood than bringing smiles to park guests.
Every year Dollywood holds its annual Sevier County Days which provides county residents—or anyone who works in the county—the opportunity to help their neighbors while also enjoying the festive environment of Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas for a $5 donation to Sevier County Food Ministries. All proceeds from the visits go to the food ministry, helping the non-profit purchase more food items during the lead-in to what is one of the busiest times of the year.
In December, our Dollywood leaders presented Sevier County Food Ministries with a check for $32,427.15, the proceeds from the Smoky Mountain theme park’s most recent Sevier County Days held Nov. 8-20. “We know Sevier County Food Ministries provides a vital service to our community, especially during the winter months,” said Carol Agee, Dollywood Partnership Marketing and Community Relations Manager. “Jim Davis and his staff at Sevier County Food Ministries are ready for the Christmas season, but we know they see a drop in giving and an increase in need during the early months of the year. They do a phenomenal job and we are honored to come alongside them to help our community.”
Dollywood first started giving to Sevier County Food Ministries in 1998. Since that time, total contributions to the program are more than $1.3 million. In addition to monetary support, Sevier County Food Ministries always accepts passionate volunteers who are ready to serve others through their efforts. For more information about how to volunteer, please visit THIS LINK . I am so proud to work for a company and be a part of a community that cares so deeply for its neighbors.