School Supply Collection

We are currently collecting school supplies for local needy families.  We have received several very generous donations from local individuals and organizations.  OUR Home’s goal is to provide as many of the supplies needed for each child.  We are still in need of the following:

  • Pencils
  • Pens (Blue, Black and Red)
  • Wide Rule Filler Paper
  • 2 Pocket Folders
  • Pointed Tip Scissors
  • Pink Erasers
  • Wide Rule Notebooks
  • Highlighters
  • Broad Tip Markers
  • Colored Pencils
  • Tissues

If you would rather provide a monetary donation by mail (117 W Fayette St, Celina) or by stopping in the OUR Home office.  We are happy to do the buying for you!  Please note for School Supplies in the memo section of the check.

Direct Services and Referral Program

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Direct Services & Referral Program offers support to Mercer County families and individuals during times of need. All services are free & confidential. Call 419.586.4663 to speak with staff.

 We can help with:
*Food
*Personal supplies
*Baby Formula/Food & Diapers

 We also provide emergency family assistance and referrals for:
*Rent Evictions
*Utility Shutoffs
*Prescriptions
*Medical Expenses
*Gas Vouchers for Medical Appointments

Family Crisis Network

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Mercer County’s Domestic Violence Agency, offers crisis intervention, safety planning, case management, peer counseling, protection order assistance, temporary shelter options, information and referrals to anyone affected by domestic violence in Mercer County. We can also provide you with an individual appointment to help evaluate your situation and set goals that will support your decisions. Always completely free and confidential. Call 24/7 at 419.586.1133.

Dish Soap, Laundry Soap, Diapers…Oh My!

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This generous collection of laundry soap, dish soap, many diapers, toothpaste and toothbrushes is a gift from a big-hearted supporter who saw the list of needs online.  These personal care items will be distributed through the OUR Home Food Pantry and will ease the budget crunch for families who can’t afford these costly necessities.   Thank you, E.G.!

Volunteer Appreciation!

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OUR Home marked Volunteer Appreciation Month in April with a thank-you basket for each volunteer, filled with treats from the staff.  Cindy Shaffer accepts a basket from food pantry coordinator Edna Backs.  Volunteers are essential to OUR Home programs.  Some work in the food pantry, handling the inventory as well as serving our food clients, and a team from CA Industries assists with stocking the shelves.  Family Crisis Network, the domestic violence program, operates a 24/7 crisis line, which is possible only with the assistance of volunteers.  Other volunteers help out with various tasks that come up.  OUR Home expresses thanks to their volunteers and salutes all community members who give of their time for the many local programs that serve others.

Help Me Grow Family Fun Night

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The Mercer County Help Me Grow Family Fun Night that was scheduled for Tuesday April 7th has been rescheduled to Tuesday, June 2nd from 6:30-8:00pm at the St. John’s Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. Address is 1100 N Main St, Celina OH 45822. To RSVP, please contact your service coordinator and/or home visitor or contact Sandy Dorsten, Help Me Grow Contract Manager at 419-586-1721 ext 1010.

Thank you to an anonymous donor!

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OUR Home received a generous cash gift this week from an anonymous donor.  We send our thanks to this person for supporting the work that we do.  OUR Home is the hands through which your kindness reaches those in need, and you can be assured that someone will be warmer or safer or healthier as a result of your gift!

Celina Primary School’s Random Acts of Kindness Week

Celina Primary School collected items for OUR Home Family Resource Center in Celina, as part of their Random Acts of Kindness Week. Students brought in 557 items in all: non-perishable food items as well as personal hygiene products (toothpaste, toothbrushes, baby wipes, soap, shampoo).  OUR Home distributes these items to assist income-eligible Mercer County residents.  The agency can also provide emergency financial help with rent, utilities, and medical needs, and they welcome donations from the community toward that assistance.

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