Selected Charities

August  3, 2015

Leapin' Outreach Center

Leapin' is a non-profit outreach to help people in need. they help with clothing, personal needs, household items and emergency food.

Clients can visit once a month and receive items for anyone living in their home. 

This quarter's donations were used to buy personal needs items such as toilet paper and laundry soap. They also recently located their facility and this helped with moving expenses.


Donation: $3,600

Nominations:

  • Boys and Girls Club of Marion County (2)
  • Brownstone Terrace (1)
  • Leapin Outreach Center (1)
  • Marion Area Humane Society (1)
  • Marion General Hospital Foundation - Monica Douglas Fund (1)

May 4 , 2015

Royal Family Kids Camp

Royal Family Kids (RFK) Marion is a camp for abused and neglected children who live in Marion County. Royal Family Kids, Inc. was founded in 1985 by Wayne and Diane Tesch of Santa Ana, California. RFK supports over 230 camps throughout the United States and internationally. The home office provides training, program curriculum, camp supplies, marketing materials, and other resources to community church-sponsored camps.

The mission of the camp is to rpovide a life-changing experience of affirmation and approval through healthy relationships. Their goal is to provide positive memories, build self-esteem, re-establish the child's sense of worth, and give hope and encouragement, and role model a healthy life style.

The local camp became affiliated with RFK in June 2000. Their first camp was held August 2001. The funds awarded this year went towards camp supplies for 40+ children and 60+ adult volunteers.


Donation: $3,400

Nominations:

  • Boys and Girls Club of Marion County (4)
  • Federation of Women's Clubs Marion County (1)
  • Harding Home Presidential Site (1)
  • Leapin Outreach Center (1)
  • Ohio Special Olympics Marion County (1)
  • Royal Family Kids Camp (1)
  • The Ohio State University at Marion, GoBuck$ (1)
  • Saturday in the Park (1)

February 2, 2015

Prairie Parks Foundation

The Prairie Parks Foundation was started in the late 1990s to raise funds for Marion County parks, specifically the Tallgrass Trail.

Each dollar donated will be matched by the Marion Community Foundation and grants, so $1 becomes $8, for a total of $24,800. The funds will be used to build future phases of the Tallgrass Trail.


Donation: $3,100

Nominations:

  • Boys and Girls Club of Marion County (2)
  • Burial Relief, Inc. (1)
  • Federation of Women's Clubs Marion County (1)
  • Harding Home Presidential Site (1)
  • Heart of Ohio Homeless Shelter (1)
  • Marion Citizens Police Academy (1)
  • Marion Human Society (1)
  • Marion General Hospital Foundation - Monica Douglas Memorial Fund (1)
  • Prairie Parks Foundation (1)
  • Youth Engaged in Philanthropy at Marion Community Foundation (1)

November 3, 2014
 
Funds presented to Marion Palace Theatre Capital Fund by Co-founders Doris Schwartz and Lisa Cudd
Palace Theatre Capital Campaign

The Palace Theatre Built in 1928 and renovated in 1976, this atmospheric theatre surrounds the audience with a Moorish architectural courtyard and the feeling of being entertained under twinkling stars and circulating clouds at dusk. The effect is produced by the original (reconditioned) revolutionary cloud machine in a hidden location.

 

Donated funds will be put into the capital campaign for re-building the marquee. 


Donation: $2,200

Nominations:

  • Boys & Girls Club of Marion County (1)
  • Citizens Police Academy (1)
  • Downtown Marion Inc. (1)
  • Farm to Family at the Marion County Farm Bureau (1)
  • Marion Area Humane Society (1)
  • Marion General Hospital Foundation - Monica Douglas Fund (1)
  • Marion General Hospital Foundation - Social Work Fund (1)
  • Palace Theatre Capital Campaign (1)
  • Prairie Parks Foundation (1)

August 4, 2014
Funds presented to Heidi Jones by Co-founders Dena Coy and Lisa Cudd and Member Deb Douglas
Marion Matters, Inc.

Marion Matters, Inc. had its beginnings in Marion in 2010, to provide leadership in developing and sustaining accessible community pathways out of all aspects of generational poverty through education and support.


The organization's beliefs are based on:

  1. Poverty erodes the growth, health and stability of the individual and the community.

  2. Poverty is an individual and a community issue, and all aspects of our community must come together selflessly to create these pathways.

  3. ALL members of the community are essential to this process and must take responsibility for its success or failure.

  4. Accessibility, education, guidance, ongoing support and bridging relationships are all equally important components to the Mission. Without all 5, they cannot succeed.

Donated funds will be sued to provide monthly education for participants and Bridges Out of Poverty training for community members. 


Donation: $1,800.00

Nominations:

  • Historical Women's Club Home (1)
  • Marion General Hospital Foundation - Social Work Fund (1)
  • Marion Matters, Inc. (1)
  • Prairie Parks Foundation (1)
  • Royal Family Kids Camp (1)
  • Turning Point, Marion OH (1)

May 12, 2014
 
Spirit of HOPE Fund

Funds presented to Phyllis Butterworth by Co-founders Dena Coy and Lisa Cudd
 
This fund was started by John and Phyllis Butterworth to help cancer patients and their families navigate some of the unexpected hurdles they may face during their cancer journey. Through this fund, gift cards for gasoline for transportation to and from treatment and gift cards for a restaurant meal are provided. The fund also assists paying for prescriptions when cancer patients cannot afford it.

 
Donation: $1,325.00

Nominations:

  • Marion General Hospital Foundation - Monica Douglas Fund (1)
  • Marion General Hospital Foundation - Social Work Fund (1)
  • Marion General Hospital Foundation - Spirit of Hope Fund (3)
  • Marion Palace Theater - "Set the Stage" theater camp (2)
Updated: 11/2/2015


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