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Lenox Non-Profit of the Month: UpSpring

Lenox Non-Profit of the Month: UpSpring

Lenox Non-Profit of the Month: UpSpring

As the region's only non-profit exclusively serving the educational needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness, UpSpring provides these students with the consistency needed to achieve academic success and become well-rounded, active participants in their community. A consistent education breaks the cycle of childhood homelessness and elevates kids, families, and communities.

 

There are, on average, 8,000 children who experience homelessness in Greater Cincinnati each year, and Kentucky has the worst childhood homelessness rate in the country. The average age of a person experiencing homelessness in the United States is nine years old, and only 25% of students who are experiencing homelessness graduate from high school. In order to help address the staggering rate of childhood homelessness and lack of education, UpSpring provides the following programs:

  1. UpSpring Summer 360°: A seven-week education and enrichment day-camp during which approximately 85% of our campers increase or retain their math and/or reading skills. This program also focuses on boosting the students’ social, emotional, and physical health.  

  2. UpSpring After School: A weekly school-based program in Newport Intermediate and shelter-based program at Lighthouse Youth Crisis Center focused on providing connectivity and community amongst the students.

  3. UpSpring Resource Collaborative: An initiative with 75 community partners through which UpSpring provides anything a child experiencing homelessness would need to get to, participate and succeed in school. 

 Engage and Empower Children:

1.    Share and Connect: Sign up to receive our emails and share our social media posts

2.    Socialize: Attend our social events and volunteer at our annual fundraiser, UpSpring Break

3.    Donate Monetarily: Contribute a monthly or one-time donation

4.    Gift In Kind: Sponsor a lunch for students during UpSpring Summer 360° and

       donate hygiene kits, school supplies, and winter coats

http://www.upspring.org/

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La Soupe September Non-Profit of the Month

La Soupe September Non-Profit of the Month

Check out La Soupe's latest initiatives!

La Soupe bridges the gap between food waste and hunger. They take imperfect produce headed for the landfill and transform it into nutritious soupes and casseroles which is distributed to the food insecure community. La Soupe has a team of volunteer food runners who pick up produce from various Kroger locations, Jungle Jims, Crosset Distributers, and Pipkins and drop off to La Soupe. This fresh produce is sorted, washed, and then used in a creative way to produce food items for both supporting customers and hungry families and their children.

The Bucket Brigade started so that La Soupe could include local restaurants in the movement. Talented chefs use their own excess plus the perishables that La Soupe delivers to them, to make soupe or prepared meals. This is quarted up, frozen, and delivered to different agencies and schools who feed the food insecure. 

Cincinnati Gives a Crock cooking clubs exist in 3 schools and 2 community groups. Each week the students are taught basic knife skills and how to read recipes, manipulate spices and recognize product. They go home with prepped foods to cook in their crock pot which will feed a family of six. The students love being the “hero” of the family by providing dinner!

La Soupe focuses on feeding students who rely on free and reduced lunches for their meals. Each month, over 6,000 “souper sacks” are sent home so that these children can enjoy a quart of soupe, fresh bread and danish, along with fruit, over the weekend.

In 2018, La Soupe has rescued 124,476 pounds of produce and has given 96,545 servings of healthy food items to people in our community who are hungry. The Bucket Brigade supplied La Soupe with 5,636 gallons of soupe to distribute.

Visit https://www.lasoupecincinnati.com to learn more!

Lenox Non-Profit of the Month: Starshine Hospice of Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Lenox Non-Profit of the Month: Starshine Hospice of Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Lenox Non-Profit of the Month: Starshine Hospice of Cincinnati Children's Hospital

 

StarShine Hospice of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is the only organization in the Tri-State area dedicated to the care of terminally ill children and their families, and one of only a few in the nation. Their philosophy is: “Children know how to make the most of every moment. At StarShine, we follow that example. When the moments with a child you love are fewer than they ought to be, StarShine is here to help make each one count.” StarShine was created to help children who are facing debilitating, life-limiting and terminal illnesses ~ and their families. They provide care, comfort, and support (most often in the child’s home) to help make the most of the time they are given together.

Four programs deliver services to clients:

*The Transitions program provides home-based skilled medical care to seriously ill children with chronic, life-limiting or terminal medical conditions. Services may include skilled nurse visits, pain management, home medical equipment, and counseling.

*The Hospice program provides comfort care and support to children and young adults whose life expectancy is six months or less. Most hospice care is provided at home in loving, comforting, and familiar surroundings. Services offered can include medical staff, assistive equipment, psychological and spiritual support.

*The Perinatal program is designed to support a couple who learns during pregnancy that the baby they are expecting has a terminal health condition. Expert medical and psychological support and guidance are provided throughout pregnancy and after the baby is born, including counseling to family members and bereavement support.

*The Bereavement program is available to all families who have lost a child to illness. Extensively trained staff offer grief support to help families cope with a child’s death, and help to celebrate his or her life in meaningful ways. 

According to Susanne Evans, Clinical Director of StarShine, “Nothing is more devastating to a parent than receiving the news that their child has been diagnosed with a terminal or life-limiting illness. Thanks to generous donations from the community, each year we serve over one hundred patients and their families, providing care and support to meet their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. We help children, their siblings, parents, and families make every moment count during their time of need.” 

For further information, please call Teresa Gills at 513.636.1821. To make a donation, please visit https://giving.cincinnatichildrens.org/starshine

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Lenox Non-Profit of the Month: Down Syndrome Association of Cincinnati

Lenox Non-Profit of the Month: Down Syndrome Association of Cincinnati

Lenox Non-Profit of the Month: Down Syndrome Association of Cincinnati

 

The mission of the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati is to empower individuals, educate families, enhance communities and together, celebrate the extraordinary lives of people with Down syndrome.

They EMPOWER individuals with Down syndrome by providing a variety of programs and resources that promote self-determination and self-advocacy as they make choices in life, work and relationships. The DSAGC guides families in navigating and coordinating the resources and services necessary at every step of development as they construct a fulfilling life for their child. This includes emotional support, information, education, programs and connections.

The DSAGC coordinates EMPOWERMENT CLASSES, which are small group programs that provide individuals with Down syndrome and their families opportunities to build important skills, while also connecting with others. A few of their programs include sign language, book clubs, physical therapy, cheerleading, music therapy, fitness, cooking, employment skills, healthy relationships and so much more.

Many families are overwhelmed by the potential challenges and complicated maze of information that is ahead of them. The DSAGC provides quality support and information through educationalprograms, networking opportunities and encouragement. These resources help families anticipate and navigate the next steps in their journey.

As individuals with Down syndrome become more integrated into our community, there is a greater need for public education and acceptance. The DSAGC cultivates relationships and builds awareness among healthcare professionals, teachers, community leaders, neighbors, legislators, employers and others so that anyone who influences the lives of individuals with Down syndrome will welcome them with fairness, enthusiasm and encouragement.

Their HEALTH INITIATIVES collaborate with medical professionals to provide accurate information on Down syndrome and related health issues to ensure families and caregivers receive the support and services they need. In addition to providing the current healthcare guidelines for Down syndrome, a key focus of this program is educating and coaching professionals on how to appropriately deliver a diagnosis of Down syndrome, either prenatally or post-birth. The DSAGC is also placing an increased focus on health issues related to aging and Alzheimer’s disease.

The DSAGC engages in ADVOCACYon behalf of children and adults with Down syndrome, their families and the Down syndrome community at large. This includes educating legislators, advocating for issues that positively affect the Down syndrome community, and involving members of the Down syndrome community in legislation and change. Recent significant victories include the passing of the federal ABLE Act and the Pro-Information Act in Ohio. Current focus areas include the ABLE to Work legislation, which will allow adults with disabilities to work without losing essential benefits; as well as ending discrimination on organ transplant waitlists for individuals with disabilities in Ohio.

Their EMPLOYMENT OUTREACH encourages businesses to hire adults with Down syndrome by being a catalyst for inclusive employment and workplace diversity. In addition to fostering employment skills in adults with Down syndrome, the DSAGC also helps businesses explore the value and benefits of hiring adults with Down syndrome. Some of the adults they serve are entrepreneurs and artists, and others work at law offices, banks, restaurants, grocery stores and other businesses.

Their EDUCATION OUTREACH efforts ensure teachers, staff, peers and families have the knowledge and resources to help students with Down syndrome receive the academic support and community inclusion necessary to succeed. This includes peer presentations, staff trainings, school district ambassadors, and more.

In addition to the many direct services they provide, the DSAGC is also honored to showcase and celebrate the achievements, contributions and individuality of people with Down syndrome.

The DSAGC coordinates numerous FAMILY EVENTS that create opportunities for social connections and networking. These events provide exciting and enjoyable activities for a wide range of interests and life stages at little to no cost. Signature events include the Winter Dance, Summer Picnic, Holiday Party and our largest event, the BUDDY WALK. Numerous smaller events throughout the year provide opportunities for additional connection.

The DSAGC also fosters connections among families through COMMUNITY GROUPS. Many families desire a connection with others who are on a similar journey. The DSAGC coordinates more than 15 groups based on geography, birth year or special interest. These groups offer support, connection and information - all while creating warm, welcoming and empathetic environments in smaller networks. They allow families to share common interests, concerns, challenges and information. Led by volunteers, these groups are a vital extension of the DSAGC and allow us to effectively meet the varied needs throughout our 12-county service area.

The DSAGC also coordinates SOCIAL CLUBS for adults with Down syndrome. These groups help foster friendships, leadership skills, independence and community engagement.

The NATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME ADOPTION NETWORK (NDSAN), a program of the DSAGC, provides information to birth families who may be seeking alternatives to parenting as they prepare for the arrival of their child. Making an adoption plan for a child with Down syndrome is a loving choice and can be the right decision for some families. The program’s mission is to ensure that every child born with Down syndrome has the opportunity to grow up in a loving family. The NDSAN also provides support to parents who wish to adopt a child with Down syndrome. Although the NDSAN operates independently, the DSAGC provides a great deal of logistical, advisory and financial support to the NDSAN.

Want to learn more? Visit www.dsagc.com.

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LENOX Gives Back to Matthew 25 Ministries

LENOX Gives Back to Matthew 25 Ministries

LENOX Gives Back to Matthew 25 Ministries

Last Friday, Lenox employees took an afternoon to volunteer their time at Matthew 25 Ministries. After a brief tour of the facilities and learning about their mission and the gap they fill, we got to work!

Several of us worked in the paint department. We salvaged old, usable paint to be mixed with other usable paint, ultimately filling 5 gallon buckets to be shipped to various destinations around the world. Incredibly inventive way to reuse unused paint!

The others took to sorting old pill bottles to be reused out in the field.

Everyone left feeling energized by the great work Matthew 25 Ministries does. 

Thank you Matthew 25 Ministries!

http://m25m.org

 

 

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Lenox Non-Profit of the Month: Starfire

Lenox Non-Profit of the Month: Starfire

Lenox Non-Profit of the Month: Starfire

Starfire has been working to build better lives for people with developmental disabilities since 1993. Their mission is to change the condition of social isolation that people with developmental disabilities face by connecting them to citizens who share their common interests and passions through their core work of community building. 

People with disabilities make up the largest minority in the country, though they are often left out of community life and go unseen by greater society. People with developmental disabilities are often segregated into separate programs and housing where their social connections are comprised primarily of paid staff and other people with developmental disabilities. Systemic congregation over the years has led to social isolation, resulting in feelings of loneliness and stress.

Starfire’s work happens directly one-on-one with people with developmental disabilities. Through their support, they deepen and build relationships between people with developmental disabilities and unpaid community members without disabilities in order to promote well-being and increased quality of life in our communities over time. In this way, Starfire builds greater social inclusion for people by broadening social networks. This leads to discovering unique volunteer and employment opportunities, membership in established community groups or by starting a new community initiative with ordinary citizens (community garden, hiking club, etc.)

Their success is seen in both their qualitative and quantitative outcomes:  

  • Watch Starfire’s stories

  • 89% of people with developmental disabilities served by Starfire attain a valued social role (volunteer position, complete a project, obtain paid employment) after ~150 hours in their core 1:1 model

  • 92% of the jobs attained by people with developmental disabilities served by Starfire come as a result of social connections made through their 1:1 work. Currently, 21 people with developmental disabilities are employed with competitive wages in 25 different Cincinnati businesses

  • 92% of people with developmental disabilities see an increase in their social network after 6 months in our program.

  • 95% of people with developmental disabilities served by Starfire maintain previous community relationships after 6 months.

  • 86% of families of people with DD are active in building their family member with DD’s social networks.

Starfire is dedicated to making a difference in people with developmental disabilities’ lives locally. They also scale their efforts by training outside disability organizations interested in making a transformational shift in their services and approach. 

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Lenox Non-Profit of the Month: Matthew 25 Ministries GROWTH

Lenox Non-Profit of the Month: Matthew 25: Ministries

Growth

Matthew 25: Ministries has grown rapidly in recent years, thanks to the generosity of their volunteers and donors. They have received an incredible outpouring of support for their disaster response efforts as well as their ongoing work with the poorest of the poor. As a result, they have been able to grow at an extraordinary rate, increasing distributions by more than 10% in just 2017.

Matthew 25: Ministries now ships more than 16 million pounds of aid a year—over 900 truckloads—helping more than 20 million people throughout the U.S. and around the world each year.

In order to continue reaching more people in need, Matthew 25 will be expanding their facilities in 2018. This multi-faceted expansion will allow them to accept more donations, welcome more volunteers, manufacture more products, and ship more truckloads of aid. More space will allow them to continue helping more people.

 

Matthew 25: Ministries programs fall into four major categories, all of which will benefit from this expansion:

Humanitarian Aid Distribution – providing basic necessities, lifestyle and living improvements, educational enhancements and micro-enterprise opportunities to the poorest of the poor. 

Disaster Relief Services – providing short and long-term relief, recovery and rebuilding support to disaster victims and areas suffering from catastrophic disasters.

Manufacturing – producing, repurposing or reusing donated products and supplies to further enhance distribution activities by increasing supplies of high-demand or high-need items such as paint, notebooks, pencils, sanitary supplies and medicine receptacles.

Special Programs – developing unique programs that enhance or enrich the activities described above such as the construction of new housing, the provision of clean water sources, the rebuilding or construction of schools or support for health and medical programs. 

 

In addition to these programming areas, Matthew 25’s Global Village experience fulfills Matthew 25’s commitment to education, by allowing guests to step inside a third world village and experience the living conditions and lifestyle of the poorest of the poor.

Individuals, families and groups of all types can reach out and touch the world through Matthew 25: Ministries. Matthew 25 welcomes volunteers 6 days a week at their Blue Ash facility. Matthew 25 welcomed more than 70,000 volunteers who donated over 174,000 hours of time in 2017.

 

Matthew 25: Ministries’ expansion includes: 

WAREHOUSE & PARKING EXPANSION - Matthew 25: Ministries’ 30,000 square-foot, 45-foot tall warehouse expansion will hold an additional 3,800 pallets of aid. They will be adding two more dock doors, which will increase their inbound and outbound capabilities and allow them to ship truckloads of aid faster. They will be installing new racking systems that will increase their storage capabilities in both their new and existing facility. They will also be expanding their parking lot to better accommodate their growing number of volunteers.

OFFICE EXPANSION - In order to provide more space for volunteers and staff, Matthew 25: Ministries will be relocating the majority of their offices to another part of their building and adding more office space. Most of the offices will be made out of shipping containers, which is both cost-effective as well as a unique representation of Matthew 25’s work, since the majority of their distributions are shipped in 40-foot ocean-going containers or semi-trailers.

ADDITIONAL IMPROVEMENTS - Matthew 25: Ministries will be creating a multi-purpose room that will enhance their capabilities to serve their donors and their community in new and exciting ways. They will also be building The Rev. Wendell and Michelle Mettey Chapel, honoring the vision and dedication of Founder and President Reverend Wendell Mettey. They will be adding many more cost saving and efficiency-enhancing improvements to their operations, including the installation of a solar system that will supply approximately 43% of the facility’s energy usage.

 

Each project has been carefully and purposefully planned to increase the impact they have on the poorest of the poor and disaster victims, allowing them to continue helping more people in need for years to come.

For more information regarding Matthew 25’s expansion, visit www.m25m.org/growth.

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LENOX Non-profit of the Month: HONOR FLIGHT Tri-State

LENOX Non-Profit of the Month: HONOR FLIGHT Tri-State

What is HONOR FLIGHT

 

HONOR FLIGHT Tri- State is a Cincinnati based non-profit organization created to honor America’s Veterans for all their sacrifices.  They fly our heroes to Washington D.C. to visit and reflect on their memorial -- absolutely FREE. Top priority is given to senior veterans – World War ll, Korean, Vietnam veterans. They are now accepting applications from anyone 65 and older, who served stateside or overseas.

When the National World War ll memorial opened in 2004, Earl Morse, (retired Air Force Captain and Physician’s assistant working for the VA) noticed that patients who had served in WW ll were excited about the Memorial and loved talking about it. Mr. Morse realized, however, that age, finances and poor health, prevented them from making the trip to Washington to see their memorial alone. He came up with an idea – he would take them!

The first HONOR FLIGHT flew in May 2005 with six small private planes from Mr. Morse’s flying Club with 12 World War ll Veterans, on board from Springfield, OH.  In 2006, with the waiting list of veterans expanding rapidly, they transitioned to commercial airline carriers to accommodate the maximum number of Veterans as quickly as possible. To date, the Honor Flight Network has flown over 200,000 vets nationwide from over 144 HUBS in the USA.

Based on recent statistics, the U.S. is losing World War ll Veterans at a rate of 800 per day. HONOR FLIGHT will continue to do whatever it takes to fulfill the dreams of our Veterans, and very importantly, all of our hero’s travel at no cost to them. This is why they have stepped up their fund-raising efforts to accomplish their mission, while the Veterans are still able to travel.

“It is our distinct pleasure and singular honor to be with these Veterans, on their special day and to see the respect they all have for each other and our country,” said one of their guardians.  “It is a day that will change your life”, their director, Cheryl Popp commented. Every vet is accompanied by a guardian / escort.  All guardians travel at their own expense and many guardians have been on several trips. The fee for 2018 is $500 per guardian.

HONOR FLIGHT Tri- State is affiliated with the HONOR FLIGHT NETWORK and is serving the Veterans in the Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana. We are now taking applications online for all flights.

Honor Flight Tri- State flew 380 Veterans in 2017

The projection for 2018 is over 400!

Help us make a difference in a Veteran’s life… with a trip of a lifetime!

www.honorflighttristate.org                                   Hotline number -513-277-9626

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LENOX Non-Profit of the Month: Bake Me Home

LENOX Non-Profit of the Month: Bake Me Home


Cincinnati twin sisters Emma and Amy Bushman founded Bake Me Home in 2008 to encourage shared family experiences for those transitioning from homelessness into homes of their own. With the support of thousands of community volunteers, the girls have expanded in order to serve families using food pantries, transitional living and foster care services, pediatric cancer survivors, and our military.

Bake Me Home's Tote Bag Program has provided homemade cookie mix, baking supplies, and Kroger gift cards to nearly 5,000 Ohio families in crisis. Their Bake Me Back Home Program has shared more than 30,000 cookies with troops overseas and local veterans, including those participating in Honor Flights to Washington, DC. The girls founded their non-profit organization as 7-year-olds after years of requesting items for a local homeless shelter in lieu of birthday gifts. 

Amy and Emma welcome hundreds of volunteers per year into their Mt. Washington facility and believe that there is a job for every age and every ability level. Learn more about Bake Me Home, and how they are determined to make the world a better place, one cookie at a time!

Visit their website: www.bakemehome.org

Watch a one minute video about their programming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=agYhzHev7NE

Follow them on social media: www.facebook.com/bakemehomewww.twitter.com/bakemehomewww.instagram.com/bakemehomegirls

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Lenox Non-Profit of the Month: Karen Wellington Foundation for LIVING with Breast Cancer

Lenox Non-Profit of the Month: Karen Wellington Foundation for LIVING with Breast Cancer

Lenox Non-Profit of the Month: The Karen Wellington Foundation for LIVING with Breast Cancer

KWF is not your ordinary cancer foundation. Nope. Not at all. Their focus is on FUN. Fun NOW, to be specific. They  put FUN on the calendars of women and families LIVING with breast cancer – women with calendars full of chemo and radiation treatments, doctors’ appointments, tests, and more tests. Not-fun-stuff. Their Recipients are special ladies and families who are not done LIVING yet. KWF sends them on family vacations, relaxing spa days, dinners out, concerts, road trips and other FUN-ONLY activities .

KWF is friend-fueled, FUN-focused and, make no mistake about it, Girl-powered! They’re a growing group of friends in 10 chapters throughout the US. Friends who know how to have fun and, more importantly, get excited about giving FUN to others.

What started as Karen's dream to send one family each year on a special vacation once she beat cancer has blossomed! Over the past ten years KWF has sent more than 350! special ladies on important vacations, provided more than 150 spa days and other crazy gifts of FUN. In 2017 alone, they sent 86 families on vacation and 50 spa days! They hope to do even more in 2018.

They rely on the generosity of people to donate a week a year of their vacation homes or timeshares, airline miles or cash. Their Giving Committee leverages this generosity, connects the dots, and makes some magic happen. Before it’s too late. #FunNow!

How Can You Help?

NOMINATE a woman LIVING with breast cancer for some FUN: www.karenwellingtonfoundation.org/nominate

DONATE a week of your vacation home, time share or airline miles: www.karenwellingtonfoundation.org/donate-vacation-home-airline-miles

DONATE cash and FUN! 

LEARN more about US! 

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our website: www.KarenWellingtonFoundation.org

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Lenox's Non-Profit of the Month: Matthew 25: Ministries

Lenox's Non-Profit of the Month: Matthew 25: Ministries

Lenox's Non-Profit of the Month: Matthew 25: Ministries

Matthew 25: Ministries is an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization helping the poorest of the poor and disaster victims locally, nationally and internationally.  By rescuing and reusing products from major corporations and manufacturers, Matthew 25: Ministries provides basic necessities, nutritional supplements, educational materials, building supplies, medical care, community development and disaster relief across the US and worldwide.

Disaster relief has been an important part of Matthew 25: Ministries’ work in the last several months.  Matthew 25 continues to respond to the damage left behind by domestic and international disasters including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, wildfires in California and an earthquake in Mexico. 

Matthew 25’s domestic Disaster Response Team deployed on August 29 and traveled the various areas impacted by hurricanes until the end of September.  They traveled to locations in Texas, responding to Hurricane Harvey and then transitioned to Florida where they responded to areas impacted by Hurricane Irma. The team distributed initial supplies, provided laundry services, and connected with partners in the area.  The Disaster Response Team also responded to the California wildfires with supplies and laundry services.

Matthew 25 sent a medical mission team to Puerto Rico in October that provided medical care and supplies to approximately 900 people, and distributed disaster supplies to approximately 10,000 people.  Additionally, more than 30,000 water purifier sachets were distributed (the prepared equivalent of 16 truckloads of water).

Matthew 25’s focus during disasters is typically on moving large amounts of critically needed aid into affected areas for distribution to victims through partner organizations. Matthew 25 works through partners who are local to the recipient area – already established in the recipient location, aware of the needs in the surrounding community and able to get that aid to the people who need it.  In 2017, Matthew 25 distributed more than 130 containers of aid to disaster locations including California, Texas, Florida, Cuba, Dominica, Mexico, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia and St Croix.

908 containers of aid (more than 16,000,000 pounds) in 2017!

Matthew 25 welcomes volunteers 6 days a week at their Blue Ash facility. Matthew 25 welcomed more than 66,000 volunteers who donated over 160,000 hours of time in 2016.

More than 99% of Matthew 25: Ministries cash and in-kind donations go toward programs. Matthew 25 has been highly ranked on Forbes' list of the Most Efficient Large Charities in the US. Matthew 25 is also highly ranked among more than 2,500 four star charities on Charity Navigator. Matthew 25 is accredited by the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance Standards and is listed in the Chronicle of Philanthropy's Philanthropy 400. Matthew 25: Ministries is registered in and reports to their home state of Ohio.

 

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Christmas Giving at Lenox is the Best!

CHRISTMAS GIVING AT LENOX is the BEST!

Lenox worked with Corpus Christi Parish to provide Christmas dinner to 4 families in the Cincinnati area. Each of the four families received a Kroger gift card as well as all the fixings to make Christmas dinner and dessert, finished off with a gingerbread house kit and a Christmas movie. 


One special family of 7 received Christmas dinner AND wrapped gifts. 

Lenox was able to  provide the pajamas and sweatshirts requested by the family as well as extra clothing items, board games, a Christmas movie, books for each child and books to share as a family plus much more!

The best gift was a Cincinnati Zoo pass for the family.

We even put together something special for Mom! 

This made our Lenox Christmas the Best!

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