On Saturday, February 25 North Baltimore Gleaner Arbor #461 met at the NB Library for a business meeting. Several groups were invited for dinner followed by presentations by each organization and a monetary donation made by the Arbor.
Project H.O.P.E.(Horses Opening People’s Eyes) – Equine Assisted Therapies. ($300)
The mission of project H.O.P.E. is to enhance the quality of life for people dealing with emotional and behavioral challenges through innovative equestrian activities.
They offer individual counseling, family counseling, group counseling, sessions for developmentally disabled children and adults as well as marriage counseling/retreats. As a nonprofit they rely on individual funding. They highlighted a few fundraisers. There will be a spaghetti and auction on March 30 starting at noon at St. Mark’s Church in Findlay. There will be pony rides as well. They are seeking donations for the silent auction. In the fall they host Trick or Treat on horseback. In 2016 they had over 400 riders over two
days. They host week long summer camps. $125covers a camp scholarship and $300 sponsors a 10 week therapy session for a
They have two locations (16195West Poe Rd, Bowling Green and 6645 Township Rd 215, Findlay). They always need volunteers. For more information or to make a monetary
donation they can be reached at 419-469-0415. Their website is https://www.projecthope-equinetherapy.org/.
The Fire Relief Foundation ($300)
Emily Stevers and her husband, Chad, started the foundation after losing their Findlay home to a fire in June 2013. The foundation assists with insurance paperwork, and maintains a “shop,” where victims can get what they need for a year after a fire. Members of the community can help the most with monetary assistance or items found on their Facebook page. They are located at 1700 Fostoria Avenue, Suite 1000, Findlay or by phone at 567-301-2532.
The Daughter Project ($300)
The Daughter Project is a 501c3 non-profit operating Ohio’s first licensed group home for girls who have been rescued from sex traffickers.They are located in Toledo. If you would like to get involved they can be reached at http://thedaughterproject.org/.
The North Baltimore Library ($225)
Mission: The North Baltimore Public Library strives to serve the entire community’s needs for learning and entertainment through print and non-print media, in an atmosphere both open and supportive of patrons’ information needs. They are located at 230 North Main Street, North Baltimore. More information can be found at http://nbpubliclibrary.org/.
Alex Trout (Entire Camp Fee)
Alex requested Gleaner help sponsor his Boy Scout Youth Leadership Camp. He was pleasantly surprised to find out his entire camp fee would be covered by the Arbor.
Gleaner can be found in action again on March 10 as they play Patriot Bingo with the kindergarten classes at Powell School. Prizes and snacks will be served.