Blankets to Warm the Homeless

My friends and I got together on a warm Sept. afternoon to make no-tie blankets for the homeless. We are hoping to join Akron Snow Angels on one of their upcoming mission trips this winter. If that doesn’t work out, we will make a trip into Akron on our own to  pass out blankets, coffee…

Fall Volunteer Opportunities

Sept. 16th – Cider and Donut stand to benefit victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. All donations will benefit the American Red Cross. (Update, we collected $188 :). Thanks to everyone who helped out. Oct. 1st – Volunteer to help at the 11th Annual Walk for Babies at Canal Park. 7:45-10:00am. Oct. 15th – This…

Raising $ for Victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

We were saddened by the loss of life and property which resulted from the recent natural disasters affecting our nation and others. We decided to have a cider and donut stand in our neighborhood to collect donations to send to victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. We raised $188.00, which we mailed to the American…

Car Wash to Support FMSC

Our friends are organizing a Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack at their church. They are raising money for the event, which will be held next Spring. We joined them in washing cars as a fundraiser. It was a fun morning! More Details: Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) MobilePack will be held at St. Mary Church on…

Redecorating Bedroom at MCH

We had the best time redecorating this bedroom at Miller Community House. A young pregnant woman was staying in the room and it brought us such happiness to cheer up her surroundings. We painted, put new bedding on the beds, added pillows, pictures, replaced the old bulletin board (where she had her ultrasound pictures hung…

Completion of the Media Room

We want to send out a huge thank you to the Pirates (a youth volunteer group in Georgia) who came in at the crack of dawn and finished painting the media room, just in the nick of time for us to put it together before we had to catch our plane. We love how this…

Bedroom Two Finished in House of Hope

We worked about a day and a half on the second bedroom. The walls needed painted and the woodwork and doors needed scrubbed. We hung curtains, put together more furniture and used chalk paint to paint some furniture that was already at the house. We spray painted the bed frame too. We loved the way…

Bedroom One Finished

On our second day in Georgia, we finished the first bedroom. We scrubbed woodwork and doors, unpackaged a lot of boxes and put together a ton of furniture. It was fun working together and seeing the progress. The room we had designed in our minds came together just as we had hoped.

Arriving at House of Hope

With our fundraising finished, we were ready to begin our travel adventure to the House of Hope in Georgia, to set up 2 bedrooms and a media room in the foster home. We were beyond thankful for all of the donations people made to help us achieve this goal. Friends, family, and strangers came to…

Portrait Mini-Sessions to Benefit House of Hope

My mom offered 10 portrait mini-sessions to customers who were interested in some shots of their families and wanted to donate to a great cause at the same time. Each family gave a $100 Amazon gift card for their digital portrait package. The gift cards were used to purchase items we needed for the rooms…

Lemon Shake-Ups at Kent Flea Market

We had a lot of fun selling lemon shake-ups at the flea market last Saturday. It was about 90 degrees, so the lemonade was super refreshing and it tasted great. We had several customers come back for second and third servings through out the day. We really appreciate all of the people who made special…

Garage Sale to Benefit House of Hope

We had great success at our neighborhood garage sale. Each member of our group brought things to sell and 100% of the sales went to sponsoring rooms at House of Hope. We also sold concessions, thanks to Mrs. Ruttan, who baked for us. We were lucky to have beautiful weather and fantastic supporters who took…