Symphony of Trees 2020;
This was supposed to be the Biggest Ever SOT year ever! Celebrating our 20th Anniversary was going to be the cornerstone to make our fundraising goals the best year ever….and then, Covid 19 happened. As a leader, trying to keep our Board and our Supporters intrigued, pumped and enthusiastic was a hard task. We did things much different. For the first time ever, we sent out Mailers to our Sponsors and hosted a REVERSE-RAFFLE in November which not only was a fun ZOOM-type event, but we were able to raise a significant amount of funds to STILL help our three agencies. On top of that, we auctioned off ONE Christmas Tree. The NHS Guidance Department got the word out and they worked hard to WIN the tree. Each year, it will appear at Holiday time and tell the story of children who are not as fortunate as we….those children, who need us for support and love.
We continue to be blessed with such great friends and supporters who realize our mission and still give, no matter what. With this core group, and the ZOOM event and the one tree, we were able to give The Henry County Hospital, The Center for Child & Family Advocacy and the Northwest Ohio CASA, EACH $17,500.00 to further their programs that support the children who live in our communities. My heart and mind go out to all who hung in there with us. As we begin to feel healthy and ready for a “normal” life, we once again will go forward to do what we do….GIVE. We hope you will join us in 2021 to exceed our goal.