Empty Bowls Mercer County is the signature fundraiser for Our Home Family Resource Center, designed to raise support for and awareness of the programs, projects, and services that Our Home provides to folks here in Mercer County. Empty Bowls Mercer County is comprised of two complementary events: the “Create A Bowl” painting event (January 18) and an “Online Auction”* (April 4-April 20th).

In keeping with Ohio Governor DeWine’s directive to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Dinner portion of Empty Bowls Mercer County Has Been Cancelled … While our ability to come together and “break bread” may be hampered by COVID-19, we cannot let this stop us from raising vital funds to “fill the empty bowls” in Mercer County!

Join us on Our Home Family Resource Center’s Facebook page April 4th through the 20th for an on-line auction=>

Each day, five (5) new items will be offered. Check in daily to see and bid on amazing items, and to lend your support to that of our partners (below) so that we might continue to “fill the empty bowls” in this community!

The goal for Empty Bowls Mercer County 2020 Campaign is $27,500

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-Amercia; **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; 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; and, Jon & Nicole Schumm


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


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