The 2021 Empty Bowls Mercer County Campaign is underway.
The funds raised will be vital to Our Home’s on-going efforts to respond to: a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault, a person between addresses, someone struggling with illness, a child separated from his parent, a household without heat, the guardian of a special needs child who needs respite, or someone feeling hopeless and alone. And, to “fill Mercer County’s Empty Bowls”.
Due to COVID19 restrictions, the Create A Bowl and Dinner/Auction events planned for Spring 2021 have been cancelled. We look forward to breaking bread with you in 2022!!
Thanks, Empty Bowls Mercer County 2020 Partners!
**designates 3rd year of sponsorship; *designates 2nd year of sponsorship
Soup Kettle Level: *Anonymous Donor and **Midwest Logistics Systems
Ladle Level: Celina Moose Lodge and **The Peoples Bank
Bowl Level: **Mercer Health; **Celina Eagles Aerie #1291; *First Financial Bank; *Innovative Office Solutions; and, *Osgood State Bank
Spoon Level: **Eicher De-Curtins, VFW Post 5713 (Celina); *McDonalds – Stacy Vorhees; Coldwater Kiwanis; **Second National Bank; Lake Contracting; *Gilmore and Delzeith Co, LPA; Messenger Press; Garmann | Miller Architects & Engineers; *Mercer County Electric, Inc; *Lamm’s Insurance Agency, Inc; Chief Supermarkets; *The St. Henry Bank; Homan Insurance; **Mercer In-Sight, LLC; Moeller Brew Barn; MVP Dairy, LLC; Arts Muffler & Tires; and, Beckman & Gast Co.
Table Sponsor: **Cooper Farms
Donors (businesses/organizations donation $50 and over): Davis Welding; **Consolidated Hunter Inc.; A1 AG Services Inc.; **Schleucher Law Firm LLC; **21st Century Kitchens of Celina; Celina Aluminum Precision Technology (CAPT); *Farm Credit Mid-America; **Wabash Mutual Telephone; *Huelsman Automotive; *John Dieringer Construction; *Dentistry for You; Classical Glass;**Boyer Concessions LLC; **Maria Stein American Legion Auxiliary Post 571;** American Legion Post 345 (Ft Recovery); Coldwater Eagles Aerie #3025; *Kiwanis Club of Celina; *George Moore Law Office; *Lefeld Industrial & Welding Supplies; *Purdy, Lammers & Schiavone; *Select Motors; Fort Recovery Chamber of Commerce; Rinos Auto Sales; *Leugers Insurance Agency, Inc; **Momentum Counseling and Consultation; and, **Pla Mor Lanes.
Patrons (individual donation $50 and over): **Tom & Pam Pottkotter; *Dick Morris; **Carol Hone; *Larry & Mary McMurray; *John & Irene Bruns; *Deb Simon-Heinfeld; Tammy Means; William & Kathleen Stolly; *Duane Heinfeld; Kathy Mescher; *Jayne Knost; Jon & Nicole Schumm; and, John & Donna VanDeMark.
How Are Proceeds From Empty Bowls Used?
Our Home Family Resource Center is a 501(c)(3) organization and our work is carried out through four distinct programs: Direct Services & Referral, Family Crisis Network, Raft Supervised Visitation Center, and Family & Children First Council. Each program seeks to assist people in need, motivate them to develop and achieve their goals, and inspire their confidence and self-sufficiency. Our Home also coordinates several special county-wide projects, including school supply drives, coat drives, and the Mercer County Angel Tree program.
Resources are required to provide these services; proceeds from Empty Bowls Mercer County provide valuable funding to continue and expand Our Home’s programs.
For example, it costs…
$1000 to shelter & provide support for an abused mom and her children for 1 month
$500 for a month of supervised visits so children in foster care can stay in touch with their mom or dad
$300 for a weekend of respite for the mother of a special needs child
$150 for supervision to introduce a non-custodial parent to his child
$125 for a sensory tent so that an autistic child can get a good night’s sleep
$100 to advocate for a victim of domestic violence, and accompany to court
$75 to help a senior citizen repair his wheelchair
$50 to operate crisis line for domestic violence/sexual assault victims for a week
$25 to support and counsel a person in a financial emergency and give her referrals
$10 for a 3-day supply of nourishing food for a family of four
$5 for a 4-day supply of diapers and wipes for a baby whose parent is unemployed
Mon – Thurs 8:30 to 4:30