Learning Tree Farm is teaming up with Partners for the Environment and other local environmental groups for Gifts that Grow. For the month of February, Gifts That Grow brings together local and regional not-for-profit groups that are some of the most respected environmental focused organizations in the region including Learning Tree Farm, Aullwood Audubon Center…

Recently, and for the first time, the number of job openings in the United States exceeded 10 million, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary (JOLTS) Report. At the same time, there are more than 7 million who are eligible to work but who are unemployed. Over the past…

Despite the difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic, charitable giving actually increased by 5.1% in 2020 compared to 2019. Americans gave a staggering $471.44 billion total, 69% of which was from individual donors. Charitable giving is expected to continue to increase this year and next year, too, though much depends on how generous we feel this holiday season. A significant…

In the Cincinnati neighborhood known as Over-the-Rhine, where DAV was founded over 100 years ago, is Joseph House, a nonprofit that, for nearly 30 years, has been helping veterans who suffer from addiction make positive changes in their lives. In the last year, Joseph House has begun implementing a new program that focuses on education…

Dayton Right to Life has operated the Stork’s Nest Baby Pantry since the 1980s. Each year the nonprofit assists over 1,000 families with essentials for their young children, ages newborn to 5 years old. “Families really struggled in 2020,” says executive director Margie Christie. “Throughout the COVID crisis, we kept our doors open to support…

Shelter also will celebrate the opening of two new ‘drop-in’ centers to assist youth experiencing homelessness. A city street is being renamed Thursday in honor of Daybreak’s former CEO who dedicated decades to helping youth who were experiencing homelessness in the community. Auto Club Drive will be renamed Linda Kramer Way to honor the woman…

Culture Works is pleased to announce they have been selected to receive an American Rescue Plan (ARP) grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to help the arts and cultural sector recover from the pandemic. Culture Works will be receiving $500,000 to distribute as grants to eligible nonprofit cultural organizations and individual artists…

By Haylee Pence Hpence@aimmediamidwest.com PIQUA – The Piqua Community Foundation is hosting Pitch Piqua, a charitable grant competition, which has been narrowed down to three organizations that have applied for the grant, been through a review committee, and finally interviewed to become the final three finalists. The three finalists are Piqua City Schools, the Piqua…

We are excited to announce that Travis Howze (www.travishowze.com) is on the cover of our winter issue of CRACKYL Mag. Travis speaks to and teaches first responders about finding their “Post Traumatic Purpose.” As a first responder himself, Travis speaks heavily on what PTSD looks like from the perspective of the individual suffering and for…

For more than six years, Lewis Center resident Joe Morgan has volunteered his time to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware County. Now, he is being recognized by the organization for his efforts with the 2021 Big of the Year award. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware County selects one “Big” each year to recognize…