In June of 2015, Toth and Team hosted a charity event, “Luau for Love” at the Bad Apple, a local bar and grille just outside the entrance of Apple Valley Lake.  Proceeds from this event directly benefited Hospice of Knox county.  Sometime this year, Toth and Team will host another charity event. We will be announcing this in February.  

 

Although the following list is NOT inclusive of all of the awesome charities in our area, here are a few charitable and nonprofit organizations that might be calling your name.

 

  1. Hospice of Knox County-   Hospice of Knox County’s mission is to provide care to all regardless of the ability to pay.  Please visit their website to find out how YOU can help.  

  2. United Way-  United way believes that everyone is entitled to a quality education, a family-sustaining income and good health.  Please visit their website to see what role you can play.

  3. Big Brothers Big Sisters-  84% of former “Littles” surveyed agree that their Big taught them the importance of helping others.  Click here to see how you can help perpetuate this! 300x250_bigbrothers.jpg

  4. Community Foundation- Mt. Vernon- The community foundation sets up funds for a variety of philanthropic purposes.  To find out more about who they serve, click here.

  5. Underdog Society- The UnderDog Society of Knox County seeks to identify dogs in need by finding and implementing solutions with their best interest in mind.

  6. Habitat for Humanity- Habitat for humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Please access their website here to see how you can fit into their mission.

  7. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)- This group strives to provide help for those struggling with a mental illness.  They also specialize in suicide prevention and bullying prevention. They are not funded by any local state or federal dollars.  Founded in 1949 and struggling to stay afloat currently, they depend on and need our dollars.  Consider donating here.

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  1. Canine Companions for Independence- The North Central Regional Center of Canine Companions for Independence®, located in Delaware, Ohio, provides highly trained assistance dogs to adults and children with disabilities in 14 states including Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas.

  2. Donations 4 People- Beside the obvious Goodwill, Amvets, and Salvation Army, Donations 4 People will take your gently used clothing and furniture which will directly benefit those in Howard, Ohio.donations.jpg

 

10. Donate a Car- Are you ready to part with a car that wouldn’t make you much profit?  You can donate a car to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  Visit this website to sign up.  Someone will be out as early as the next day to haul your car away for FREE.



 

So if you’re feeling charitable this time of the year, there are many options as you can see to do something to give back.  What charities are you aware of that are not on this list?