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All Special Programs

OHFRC Special Programs

Our Home Family Resource Center offers 3 special programs; the Back-to-School Program, the Winter Warmth Program, and the Angel Tree Program. Each program is designed to serve a specific need for children in the county. 

Back to School Program

During July, eligible families can register their children online (or by phone if they do not have internet access) for the program. During this same period, we will welcome supplies or funds from charitable organizations and individuals in Mercer County. We appreciate you sharing this information with those you believe may want to be involved.

Registration:

Registration for 2023 is open from Monday, July 3, 2023, through Thursday, July 27, 2023, and we will be accepting applications at that time. Please click here to apply. After applying, supplies will be available to pick up on Thursday, August 10, 2023.

Distribution:

The 2023 school supply distribution day is Thursday, August 10, 2023. The Pick-up day and time are subject to change. Follow us on Facebook for updates.

Donations:

Our Home will accept donations from July 1 through August 4, 2023.

 

Donations may be brought to Our Home through August 4. Most needed items are quality book bags, solid color pocket folders, glue bottles/sticks, classic Crayola markers, black Expo markers, Crayola colored pencils, 24-count Crayola crayons, #2 pencils (not mechanical), pink erasers, tissues, red pens, wide-rule filler paper, and highlighters. You may drop items off at Our Home during office hours or shop our Amazon wish list https://a.co/g9zhUwf and have items shipped directly to Our Home. Monetary donations are also helpful and used to purchase supplies not donated and cover the costs associated with the program. Thank you for supporting Our Home’s programs. Your care and support make a difference.

Winter Warmth Program

 

2023 Mercer County Winter Warmth Program

This program is a partnership with the Celina Kiwanis Club and Our Home working to distribute free coats, hats, gloves, & scarves to Mercer County children & adults in need. Around 500 Mercer County residents benefit from this program yearly.

Registration: Registration is not required for this program. 

Distribution:

Winter apparel is available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you need a winter coat & accessories, come to Celina First Church of God at 850 Fairground Rd, Celina, on Saturday, October 21, 2023, starting at 10 AM. We will remain open until 12 PM or until coats are gone, whichever comes first.

Donations:

Donations are needed by: Sunday, October 15, 2023. We accept new or clean & gently used coats, hats, gloves, & scarves. Items may be dropped off at Our Home Family Resource Center at 117 W. Fayette St. in Celina or any drop box locations available throughout Mercer County. 

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Angel Tree Program

 

2023 Mercer County Angel Tree Program

The Mercer County Angel Tree Program works with churches, businesses, organizations, and individuals in the area to provide gifts for children of income-eligible families in Mercer County. Each year, the goal is to provide each child with two toys and one outfit. Last year, we brought smiles to the faces of 776 children in 336 Mercer County families.

Registration:

Registration for 2023 is Currently Closed – It will open on October 9, 2023.

If you are a Mercer County resident facing financial hardship and need help obtaining Christmas gifts for your children, you are welcome to register. Our Home will open registration on October 9, 2023, and close registration on November 16, 2023. All registrations must be on time to be accepted. We cannot accept late registrations.

Distribution:

After applying, you will receive a confirmation email if you are approved for the program. Bring that email and photo identification to Celina First Church of God at 850 Fairground Rd, Celina, on Friday, December 8, 2023, at the time designated in your confirmation email.

Donations:

Donations will be accepted from November 20th - 30th. For updated information on how to be part of 2023 Angel Tree’s magic.

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