August 2014

Across Ohio, nonprofit organizations work tirelessly to help make our state a better place to live. Whether they are helping feed the hungry, assisting those in need, or fighting to protect our great state’s most fragile resources, they give us causes to champion and provide outlets for all Ohioans to help give back.

Join us in celebrating just a few of the many nonprofits working in our state, providing opportunities for not only those in need, but also for those they employ.

Freestore Foodbank, in Cincinnati, is the largest emergency food and services provider to children and families in the tri-state. The organization distributes more than 18.5 million meals annually to more than 300,000 low-income individuals and families. SHC/The Arc of Medina County, in Medina, partners with individuals with disabilities and their families to provide services to assist them with living. Black Swamp Conservancy, headquartered in Perrysburg, are dedicated to preserving family farms and natural habitats. To date, they have protected more than 13,300 acres of land across 13 northwest Ohio counties. Keep Ohio Beautiful, Inc., in Fairlawn, believes that everyone deserves to live in an environment that is healthy, safe, clean and beautiful. As a state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, they serve as Ohio’s umbrella organization for 33 local affiliate organizations. Since 1989, Elizabeth's New Life Center, in Dayton, has specialized in positive solutions and support for unexpected pregnancies, including free pregnancy tests, ultrasound scans, consulting on pregnancy decisions, parenting education, and material assistance. Food for Thought provides over 350 lunches each week in the Toledo area and also provides a “Mobile Pantry” that serves more than 1,400 each month. The Arc of Ohio, in Columbus, works to create a world where children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities can enjoy equal rights and opportunities.

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