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Friday, November 29, 2013

Junior League of Ohio



The Ohio chapter of Foster Care Alumni of America was honored to present during the 2013 Junior League of Ohio's fall meeting, on the topic of Challenges Facing Youth Aging Out of Care.



2013 Central Ohio Thanksgiving Together


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The 2013 Central Ohio Thanksgiving Together took place in Columbus at Reynoldsburg City Schools' eStem Academy.

Event Sponsors included:
  • Reynoldsburg City Schools
  • National Council of Jewish Women, Columbus Section
  • Ohio Attorney General's Office
  • Ohio chapter of Foster Care Alumni of America
  • Made from Scratch
  • Dave Thomas Foundation
  • Franklin County Children Services
  • Village Network ~ Columbus
Additional Sponsors:
  • EMK Press donated raffle prizes
  • Foster Youth Advocacy Center assisted with logistics
Planning Committee Members:
  • Lisa Dickson, Dauntea Sledge, Kelly St. John, and Doris Edelmann, ACTION Ohio
  • Ann Bischoff, LINK 22
  • Melinda Sykes, Ohio Attorney General's Office
  • Regina Douglas, Franklin County Children Services
  • Randi Lewis ,National Council of Jewish Women, Columbus Section
  • Jen Foster, Village Network ~ Columbus
  • Reynoldsburg City Schools High School Leo Club

2013 NE Ohio Thanksgiving Together



The 2013 Northeast Thanksgiving Dinner took place in Cleveland on November 16th: (link to more photos) 

This event was held at St. Colman Church. Sponsors included: Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services, the National Council of Jewish Women: Cleveland Section, St. Colman Catholic Church, Antioch Baptist Church, Adoption Network Cleveland, the Purple Project, Fostering the Soul, and the Dave Thomas Foundation.
Planning Committee:
  • Joe Jackson, Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services
  • Lisa Dickson, ACTION Ohio
  • Beth Dawson, The Development Project
  • Betsie Norris, Adoption Network Cleveland
  • Ilah Adkins
  • LaTasha Watts, The Purple Project

2013 SW Ohio Thanksgiving Together


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The 2013 SW Ohio Thanksgiving Together took place in Cincinnati at The People's Church.

Event Sponsors included:
  • The People's Church
  • The Dave Thomas Foundation
  • Foster Care Alumni of America Ohio chapter
Additional Support and Sponsorship:
  • EMK Press donated additional raffle prizes
  • HEMI mentors provided transportation as needed for their mentees
  • Kroger assisted with flowers for centerpieces
  • Saint Paul Community United Methodist Church provided pumpkins for centerpieces
Planning Committee Members:
  • Katie Deyo, The People's Church and Coalition of Care.
  • Lisa Dickson and Doris Edelmann, ACTION Ohio
  • Val Bairnsfather, Safe Pastures Transitional Living
  • Annie Schellenger, HEMI
  • Pat McCollum, SWOFCA