Thanksgiving Dinner for SOS

We wanted to make Thanksgiving Dinner for Street Outreach Services again this year. SOS does so much in our community to support homeless teens. We made fresh green beans, mashed potatoes, pumpkin and cinnamon breads, cookies and brownies and deviled eggs. We also purchased table clothes, plates, napkins, cups, silverware and table decorations to help…

RHS Craft Show

We are happy to report that the craft show was again a success. With the money earned, we purchased 16 pairs of black leggings and 30 pairs of underwear for the nurse’s office at Stanton Middle School in Kent. The items were requested by Mrs. Baker as the most needed. Thanks to everyone who supported…

Christmas Ornament Making

We made a number of different crafts to sell at this year’s RHS Craft Show. On November 3 we got together to assemble Christmas tree ornaments like the one you see above. We are looking forward to the show next week!

Talent Show and Bingo at Kent Ridge

We had a great time visiting with and performing for the residents at Kent Ridge Assisted Living. First we sang and played our instruments for them. Then we ran a game of Bingo and the winners were each awarded a no-sew fleece lap blanket that our group made together.  After the show and the game,…

Preparing for RHS Craft Show

We are excited to be participating in the RHS Craft Show once again. This year, 100% of our sales will go toward purchasing hygiene supplies to put in the Stanton and RHS nurses’ offices for Kent students to access as needed. At this meeting, we worked on making candy wreaths as one of our items…

2018/2019 Volunteering Opportunities

Hi Everyone! Thanks for your interest in my organization :). My friends and I have had so much fun working together over the past two years, volunteering in our community. We hope you will join us!! Please check back often. I will be updating this list and adding new dates. So many times volunteer opportunities…

Dog Days of Summer

On August 18th, we participated in the annual Dog Days of Summer event in our hometown to raise money to benefit the Madonio Family Animal Welfare Trust. The trust provides funds for the humane treatment of animals in Portage County. The event was very well attended. There were so many dogs enjoying the warm weather,…

Reading Program at Access Shelter

My friends and I organized activities for an after school reading program at a homeless shelter across from our school. We made healthy snacks, came up with math games to play with the kids and stories to read to them. We also brought some no-sew fleece blankets we had previously made to pass out and…

Feed My Starving Children

Our family friend, Patty, took on the monumental task of raising in excess of $25,000 over the past year to fund and organize a mobile pack for Feed My Starving Children. The pack resulted in over 100,000 meals. We participated in some of the fundraising events and two other mobile packs. The events are always…

Rotary Student of the Month

So proud of my friends, Paige and Lauren, for being recognized as Rotary Students of the Month. I am so happy for both of them. They have been with me since the start of Ray’s Hope and have spent so many hours volunteering in an effort to better the lives of others. I am so…

Spring Volunteering Opportunities

We would love to have you join us in any or all of the following: Access Shelter on March 22, April 19 and May 22 from 3:30-5pm. We will play games, complete some learning activities, read books, visit and share a snack with preschool children living at the shelter. Random Acts of Kindness on April…

Project Rise’s Soul Food Dinner

On February 25th, we met at my house and made desserts to take the next night to the Soul Food Dinner at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Akron. We had the opportunity to welcome guests, visit with families, color and play games with the kids, read stories and help clean up. Delicious food was served,…