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Alisha Mathis Benefit Fund
08/13/2013 - 12/31/2013
If the donor is going to mail the check please send to the following address:
The Bank of Kentucky
255 Mary Grubbs Hwy
Walton, KY 41097.
If you would like to contact me for more information, feel free either by phone or email.
Thanks for your support,
HELPING GRAYSON KOLE WITT
10/01/2013 - 12/31/2013
Red Express Delivery Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 862
To Whom It May Concern:
My name is Katie Fields and I am the Public Relations Director at Red Express Delivery Service. Our company is currently sponsoring a very special little boy who was born with several severe birth defects. His name is Grayson Kole Witt and his mother used to be an employee here at Red Express. As with most companies we spend many hours a week with the people we work with. You get to know people on a more personal level and in a way over time they become like family. So when we were made aware of Grayson’s condition and his family’s plight to get him the medical help he so desperately needs we did not hesitate to offer our assistance. However, as much as we want to help this courageous little boy, realistically, we can’t do so by ourselves. That is why we are reaching out to other companies all around asking them to please help Grayson.
Grayson Kole Witt was born on Feb. 15, 2013. He was born with the following birth defects: Cleft palate, anomaly of the skull, micrognathia, thumb hypoplasia, an occipital mass, craniosynostosis, hypospadias, congenital anomalies of the lower limbs, undescended testicle, encephalocele, partial hearing loss in both ears, partial vision loss in his right eye and complete vision loss in his left eye. As you can see from everything listed above, this little guy has the odds set against him from day one. Even the doctors told his parents that he would most likely not make it through the first night. The next morning they told his parents not to get their hopes up because he surely wouldn’t make it through the first week. Then it was two weeks, then a month, and at three months they realized this little boy was a fighter and he just might make it after all. That’s when doctors started to make arrangements for the various surgeries Grayson was going to need in order to correct and help his quality of life.
Grayson has already been through one surgery to have an occipital mass which is a sac like protrusion of the brain removed from the back of his head. Much of Grayson’s skull is missing meaning his head is extremely susceptible to life threatening injuries. A minor bump of the head (which is a common occurrence to every child) would most likely mean certain death for Grayson. Grayson has defied the odds at every turn thus far and has proven with all his might his will to live. For a boy so small he has inspired so much hope and admiration, allowing me and so many others to truly be grateful for the many things we take for granted. Although Grayson has many things wrong with him and a tough road ahead, he still smiles.
Grayson has proven time and time again that he is a fighter and is meant to be here on this earth for however long the good Lord allows. Medical bills are tens of thousands of dollars and while his father does have medical insurance it is not near enough to cover the overwhelming amount that his medical bills already amount to. His mother can not work as Grayson requires 24/7 care and has several doctors appoints each week. That is why we are reaching out to as many people and businesses as we possibly can, asking them to help us help Grayson. We realize that this is a tough time for many people in our economy but anything donated would be greatly appreciated. In a situation such as this every penny counts. Every donation will go towards giving Grayson that much more of a chance to have and sustain the life that he has proven he deserves and desires to live.
Due to the fact that we realize there have been stories of cases similar to his that have later been proven to be fraudulent, we have no problem with providing any and all proof needed to make each and every individual and company as comfortable and at ease with making their donation as necessary. Therefore if you have any questions please feel free to contact our office (859)431-5000 or you can call our toll free number 1-800-524-5688. There is an account currently set up for Grayson at the Sun Trust Bank in Grayson’s name. All donations can be made directly to the account in his name. The address for Sun Trust Bank is 102 West College Street, Bowden, GA30108. All of Grayson’s surgeries will take place at The Children’s Hospital of Atlanta, Georgia. Enclosed with this letter are various pictures of Grayson as we want you to be aware of whom you are helping. This is a courageous little boy who deserves to have the chance to do what many of us take for granted, the chance to grow up, live, and grow old.
I would personally like to thank any and all of you who are able to help make donations as well as prayers for this miracle child. You can keep track of Grayson and his progress on face book under the title Grayson’s Story. From there you can personally view the journey he makes and you will be able to see what your donations have helped make possible for this little boy. We as a company are very well aware of how hard times are for so many of us in this economy. Even if you aren’t able at this time to donate financially, there is not such thing as too many prayers. Also keep in mind we are taking donations of any kind as we are planning to have a raffle the last week of November or the first week of December. As of right now we’re thinking Tuesday evening the 26th of November is when we will have such an event; however if that date changes we will let everyone know in advance. Therefore donations such as gift cards, gift baskets and other items that we can raffle off or give as prizes would be greatly appreciated. All donations for the raffle and/or toy bingo should be sent to our office at 1207 Maryland Avenue, Covington, KY 41011. Any and all proceeds from this event will go directly into Grayson’s account for his medical needs.
Sincerely and with Gratitude,
Katie M. Fields
Public Relations Director
Main Library hosts exhibit of Will Hillenbrand illustrations
11/18/2013 - 01/06/2014
From drawing pictures for the stories he overheard as a boy in his family’s College Hill barbershop to the 2012 Parents' Choice Silver Honor award for a book he illustrated, Terrace Park artist Will Hillenbrand has led a life full of colorful images and characters.
Those images and characters are on display in the exhibit “The Book Art of Will Hillenbrand” at the Main Library atrium through Jan. 6, 2014. Selections include his illustrations from beloved children’s books such as Bear in Love, Spring Is Here!, Whopper Cake, Down by the Barn, Mother Goose Picture Puzzles, and Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep.
Join us at the Main Library for an Art Exhibit Opening Celebration 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. Hillenbrand will talk about his career and sign books afterwards.
Besides the Parents' Choice award for “Bear in Love,” other accolades Hillenbrand has won include the 1990 Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators; a Notable Book Award from the American Library Association for the first picture book he illustrated, Traveling to Tondo; and Children's Choice Awards from the International Reading Association for Sam Sunday and the Mystery at the Ocean Beach Hotel and The House That Drac Built.
After graduating from The Art Academy of Cincinnati, Hillenbrand worked in advertising before getting his first book illustration job. Since then, he’s illustrated almost 60 books, including ones he has written, such as Asleep in the Stable, and What a Treasure!, written with his wife, Jane.
The Main Library is located at 800 Vine Street. Hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Call 513-369-6900. Visit www.CincinnatiLibrary.org.
Vursa Limited Toy Drive
11/29/2013 - 12/25/2013
Donors can look at the St. Joseph Wishlist online at www.sjokids.org for ideas! Donors will receive 50% off their in-store purchase or a coupon code for 40% off their online purchase when making donations.
FILL THE TRUCK (fillthetruck.org)
12/04/2013 - 12/22/2013
With the help of our participating sponsors, (Furniture Fair is the primary sponsor for 2013) we will be collecting donations at all of their retail locations to give to The Healing Center and 6 other charities, and literally trying to “fill the truck” to help those in need in our community (The healing Center is a safe place for people to receive healing for every need00 this includes providing basic necessities like food, winter clothing, personal hygiene items to families and individuals in Cincinnati who need help. Every item and dollar donated will go directly to buy needed items with absolutely no administrative costs.) And for those who do not have time for dropping off items, we also make donating very easy on the fillthetruck.org site. The donations will be dropped off on December 23rd, so time is short! We have been using social media as a primary way to publicize the drive (so PLEASE- LIKE US -on FB!) but we are looking for more assistance to increase awareness to hopefully make this the biggest Fill The Truck initiative yet! For more information, please visit the http://www.fillthetruck.org/ site, call Brandon Swinehart, Frame USA at 513.250.4101. Thank you!!
Holiday Wrap Up
12/05/2013 - 01/17/2014
Look no further than Visionaries + Voices Holiday Wrap Up Exhibition opening reception on Thursday, December 5 at the Northside Gallery (3841 Spring Grove Avenue), 5 to 8 pm.
See and purchase original artwork from the artists at V+V. With gift-giving season upon us, this is the perfect opportunity to share unique original artwork with those you love, while supporting V+V.
The mission of Visionaries + Voices is to provide artistic, cultural and professional opportunities for artists with disabilities.
The show is curated by Brian Dooley and will continue through January 17.
The Reality TV Talent Competition Season 1 Round 3
mentioned competitions. They also win a $1000 cash prize.
Come be a part of an audience where you will see great acts; have an opportunity to vote for your favorite performance; listen to our great comedic host (DeMond M. Cherry); and see renown singer/songwriter “Vaughn Anthony” (John Legend’s brother) be a competition Judge for the evening. Three other industry judges will accompany him as a judges. It is a wonderful
evening of family entertainment. Jazz and holiday music played between acts.
your $10 ticket at www.ohiotalentseekers.com
$12 at the door.
Grandview Heights High School Auditorium
W. 3rd Ave.
Columbus, OH 43212
After the show, your family can scroll down Grandview Ave. to see the holiday lights and activities and get some hot chocolate at one of the restaurants like Panera Bread or get some specialty ice cream at Jeni's ice cream.
Portions of our proceeds go to our partner "From Me to You", an organization
that helps at-risk youth and individuals with developmental
disabilities find their creative talents. View more about the organization athttp://www.ohiotalentseekers.c...
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Glenmary Home Missioners Christmas Concert with Fillmore Wind Band
Christmas concert to feature Fillmore Wind Band
guest performer Nancy James
CINCINNATI – A holiday concert will be performed by the Fillmore Wind Band featuring Nancy James on Sunday, Dec. 8, at St. Monica -St. George Catholic Church, Clifton, to benefit the home mission ministry of Glenmary Home Missioners. The 2 p.m. concert featuring holiday music is open to music lovers, young and old.
Glenmary Home Missioners is a Cincinnati-based religious society of priests and brothers who, along with lay coworkers, establish a Catholic Church presence in Appalachia, the South and Southwest. Concert-goers will have the opportunity to support the society’s mission and ministry through a freewill offering.
For more information contact Jennifer Snedigar at 513-881-7498 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.glenmary.org/christmasconcert to learn more about the event or find directions.
Holiday Comedy Show
12/13/2013 - 12/14/2013
Dazzle Days at the Main Library
12/14/2013 - 12/15/2013
The Hills of Kentucky Dulcimers holiday concert
1st Holiday Concert Spectacular
CATEGORY: Concert, Holiday Event
DATE: Sunday, December 15, 2013
TIME: 2:30pm (doors open at 2:00pm)
VENUE: Martin Marietta Performing Arts Theater, Harrison High School Activity Center, 9860 West Road, Harrison, OH 45030
We would like to invite you to the 1st Christmas concert by the newly formed Harrison V.O.C.E. (Voices of Choral Excellence). Forty-five talented and dedicated men and women from Harrison and the surrounding communities have come together to perform a variety of choral Christmas music for you and your families! Admission is free but any donations in kind are greatly appreciated to help us continue this wonderful choir. Please come join us as we celebrate the season and all of its wonderful sounds. There will be a short intermission where concessions will be available for purchase.
I CRY AT CHRISTMAS
Where is your Christmas Spirit? Ugh!!! If you are battered with the commercialism and expectations that come along with Christmas, this workshop is for you. Come and join as we Re-Joy (rejoice) the original beauty of Christmas. An Empowerment and Self Esteem Event for the women of Cincinnati.
Battered Beauties, Inc. Presents
“I Cry at Christmas”
Sunday December 22, 3 pm - 5 pm
3420 Glenmore Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio
Cost only $10.
Proceeds will go towards this Ohio nonprofit receiving 501(c)3 charitable status
To learn more, visit the website at www.batteredbeauties.com
or call a representative at 1.877.318.8814
find us on facebook at www.facebook.com/batteredbeauties
BCHA Natural Beauty Pageant
02/22/2014 - 02/08/2014
BCHA NATURAL BEAUTY PAGEANT
FEBRUARY 22, 2014
AT THE HISTORIC GASLIGHT THEATER IN GEORGETOWN, OHIO
AGES 0-18 YEARS
AWARDS, TROPHIES, SAVING BONDS
EVERYONE WINS SOMETHING
LOOK FOR US ON FACEBOOK
entry deadline is February 8th.
Sponsored by Brown County Horseman’s association www.browncountyhorsemans.com
Contact information email@example.com J Saylor 937-444-6924 or J Clark 937-515-8271