Dish Soap, Laundry Soap, Diapers…Oh My!

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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.!

Volunteer Appreciation!

Volunteer Appreciation volunteer baskets

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.

Help Me Grow Family Fun Night

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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.

Thank you to an anonymous donor!

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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’s Random Acts of Kindness Week

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.

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Phelan Insurance Agency Donation

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.

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Mercer County Emergency Response Volunteers

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The Mercer County Emergency Response Volunteers have donated warm winter coats to be distributed through the programs of OUR Home.  The wonderful folks at MCERV serve our community in so many ways, and OUR Home appreciates the support they give us each year.

Personal Care Items Donation

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.!

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