Cullman Caring for Kids receives $500 from Goat Island mask sales

Left to right are Gery Teichmiller, Mike Mullaney, Matthew Schumacher, Tonja Grace, John Dean, Nancy Bryant, Phillip Clemmons (JELCO/Elk River), Garett Smith, Lisa White and Jason White (The Final Touch). (John Dean)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Goat Island Brewing, with the help of local business and industry partners JELCO and The Final Touch, on Friday morning presented a check for $500 to local children’s advocacy charity Cullman Caring for Kids (CCK). The donation came from funds raised by the sale of Goat Island-branded COVID face masks manufactured by JELCO and customized by The Final Touch.

Goat Island’s John Dean told The Tribune, “With the COVID thing, we thought we would raise money for the local charity Cullman Caring for Kids, which is so important at this time, and we teamed up with Phillip Clemmons with JELCO and Elk River, and then Jason White with The Final Touch donated their time and efforts at no cost, for this $500 donation that they made Goat Island masks for, and we sold them here. we’re going to be donating $500 to that.”

CCK Assistant Director Nancy Bryant said, “I just want to thank Goat Island Brewing for supporting Cullman Caring for Kids, now and in times past. We do appreciate the efforts that they put in to help in this community to fight hunger. It’s people and businesses like this that we appreciate and need.”

Bryant also commended R.E. Garrison Trucking for a recent large food donation and noted a number of small gifts from around the community.

Get involved!

Bryant said that CCK has been receiving donations of food, but “It goes out as fast as it comes in.” If you are headed to the grocery store this weekend, the food pantry could really use:

  • Cereal, especially popular kids’ brands
  • Pop-top non-perishable fruit cups and other healthy snack items


Of course, monetary donations are always welcome! For more information or to donate online, visit

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