The 2021 Empty Bowls Mercer County Campaign ran December 15th through April 4th, thanks to our partners (below) we were able to exceed this year’s goal of $20,000!!
The funds raised through this campaign will prove vital to Our Home’s on-going efforts to respond to victims of domestic violence or sexual assault, people between addresses, folks struggling with illness, children separated from their parents, households without utilities, and other Mercer County neighbors feeling hopeless and alone. Thank you for helping us continue our efforts to “fill Mercer County’s Empty Bowls”!!
We look forward to creating bowls and breaking bread with you in 2022!!
Meet Our Empty Bowls Mercer County 2021 Partners!
***4th year business partner; **3rd year business partner; *2nd year business partner
Soup Kettle Level: **Anonymous Donor and ***Midwest Logistics Systems
Ladle Level: ***The Peoples Bank; ***Eichar – De Curtins, VFW Post 5713 (Celina); and, ***Celina Eagles Aerie #1291
Bowl Level: ***Mercer Health; *Garmann | Miller Architects & Engineers; **Innovative Office Solutions; **McDonalds – Stacy Vorhees; ***Cooper Farms; Dynamic Federal Credit Union; *Stammen Insurance; **Osgood Bank; Hot Brass Personal Defense; Bethany United Methodist Church; Mercer In-Sight Family Eyecare; and, Riesen Plumbing & Heating
Spoon Level: ***American Legion 210 (Celina); *Celina Moose Lodge; **Coldwater Kiwanis; ***Park National Bank; **Gilmore and Delzeith Co, LPA; *St. Henry Tile Co.; *Messenger Press; *Homan Insurance; *MVP Dairy, LLC; *Beckman & Gast Co.; Green’s Quality Meat (Barman Meats); Pax Machine Works; Grand Lake Rotary; and, Bob & Marie McKirnan
Donors (businesses/organizations donation $50 and over): *Davis Welding; *A1 AG Services Inc.; ***21st Century Kitchens of Celina; ***Wabash Mutual Telephone; **Huelsman Automotive; **John Dieringer Construction; **Dentistry for You; *Classical Glass & Tile; ***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; *Fort Recovery Chamber of Commerce; *American Legion Post 470 (Coldwater); Kessler Homes; *RCS Construction; **The Boathouse at Grand Lake; **VFW Post 6515 (Ft. Recovery); **Lake City Creamery; American Legion 508 (Rockford); Tin Cupboard; Financial Concepts; ***Boyer Concessions; and, Landfair United Methodist Church.
Patrons (individual donation $50 and over): Tom & Pam Pottkotter; Dick Morris; Larry & Mary McMurray; Deb Simon-Heinfeld; Kathy Speelman; Kenneth Alt; Shannon Boegel; Kip & Mary Wright; Maurita Bergman; Katie McMurray; Kelly McMurray Bartlett; Karen Fleming; Sherry Garwick Davis; Rod Carpenter; Laura Yelton; Beth Wolf; Carol Wenning; Phil Long; Karen Hart; Deb Sneddon; Dave Hochstein; Caitlin Bair; Carol Hone; Pat Adams Howard; Carol Wuebker Jones; and, David & Pamela Lange.
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 three distinct programs: Direct Services & Referral, Family Crisis Network, and Raft Supervised Visitation Center. 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
$150 for supervision to introduce a non-custodial parent to his child
$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