Mercer County Help Me Grow is holding their upcoming Family Fun Night at the Mercer County Fairgrounds on Tuesday, July 7th from 4:00-7:00pm. If you are interested in attending, please contact your Help Me Grow Service Coordinator or Home Visitor or you can contact Sandy Dorsten, Contract Manager, at 419-586-1721 ext. 1010.
This generous collection of laundry soap, dish soap, many diapers, toothpaste and toothbrushes is a gift from a big-hearted supporter who saw the list of needs online. These personal care items will be distributed through the OUR Home Food Pantry and will ease the budget crunch for families who can’t afford these costly necessities. Thank you, E.G.!
OUR Home marked Volunteer Appreciation Month in April with a thank-you basket for each volunteer, filled with treats from the staff. Cindy Shaffer accepts a basket from food pantry coordinator Edna Backs. Volunteers are essential to OUR Home programs. Some work in the food pantry, handling the inventory as well as serving our food clients, and a team from CA Industries assists with stocking the shelves. Family Crisis Network, the domestic violence program, operates a 24/7 crisis line, which is possible only with the assistance of volunteers. Other volunteers help out with various tasks that come up. OUR Home expresses thanks to their volunteers and salutes all community members who give of their time for the many local programs that serve others.
The Mercer County Help Me Grow Family Fun Night that was scheduled for Tuesday April 7th has been rescheduled to Tuesday, June 2nd from 6:30-8:00pm at the St. John’s Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. Address is 1100 N Main St, Celina OH 45822. To RSVP, please contact your service coordinator and/or home visitor or contact Sandy Dorsten, Help Me Grow Contract Manager at 419-586-1721 ext 1010.
OUR Home received a generous cash gift this week from an anonymous donor. We send our thanks to this person for supporting the work that we do. OUR Home is the hands through which your kindness reaches those in need, and you can be assured that someone will be warmer or safer or healthier as a result of your gift!
Celina Primary School collected items for OUR Home Family Resource Center in Celina, as part of their Random Acts of Kindness Week. Students brought in 557 items in all: non-perishable food items as well as personal hygiene products (toothpaste, toothbrushes, baby wipes, soap, shampoo). OUR Home distributes these items to assist income-eligible Mercer County residents. The agency can also provide emergency financial help with rent, utilities, and medical needs, and they welcome donations from the community toward that assistance.
Recently, Phelan Insurance Agency in Versailles, Ohio, asked their associates to nominate charitable organizations which they support, and each day from December 1 – 25, one organization was given a $50 donation. OUR Home was nominated by Karen Thobe, and we thank her and Phelan Insurance for this honor! The $50 donation will allow us to assist a local family with an emergency need this month, like a heating bill or their rent.
This bountiful collection of laundry soap, shampoo, dish soap, and diapers is a gift from a generous supporter who saw the list of needs online. These personal care items will be distributed through the OUR Home Food Pantry and will ease the budget crunch for families who can’t afford these costly necessities. Thank you, E.G.!