LOVELAND, OHIO - “We have two volunteer positions open, Secretary and Treasurer,” said Loveland Initiative President, Terri Rogers. However the Iniative has a treasure of other opportunities to become involved in the life of the community.
The Loveland Initiative is a 501-C3 nonprofit organization consisting of residents of local subsidized housing and member of the community. The Initiative was founded in 1995 by the residents to organize and achieve better lives for their children and themselves. The organization has been in existence 11 years with the mission is to educate and assist low-income children and their families.
Rogers said, “If you are interested in serving as a volunteer, we will be delighted to hear from you."
In partnership with schools; local business; associations; and places of worship, the Initiative works toward systemic change by collaborating with community organizations, coordinating community resources and empowering residents to take charge of their lives. The Loveland Initiative was formerly known as the Loveland Shalom Initiative.
Their goals are to provide access to critical services that will improve their education, obtain better jobs, reduce poverty and hunger, and achieve a better quality of life for local families.
The Initiative serves more than 200 families living in low income housing and there is another 200 surrounding families classified as the working poor in Loveland. The families consist of men and women who are disabled and the sole providers for their children, and elderly citizens. However, the majority is single parent households.
They rely on the Loveland community, local businesses, churches, organizations, stores, schools,and the average local citizen, as well as our local Police & Fire departments to provide help and lend their assets to solving community problems
The Initiative provides referrals to social services, community service projects, flower planting in the community, candy sale fund raisers, and an annual spaghetti lunch fund raiser. They also provide GED tutoring, adult computer classes, the Cool School (after school tutoring program), Summer Career Camp, Back to School Backpack Drive, Neighbors helping Neighbors Resource Center, Lenscrafters Gift of Sight program, A.C.T.S./ Car Service Program, Christmas Toy Store, Tracy Johnson Scholarship Fund, Milk Plus Program, Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and a Panera Bread Program.
The Initiative operates out of their community center at 405 Loveland Madeira Road, In the strip mall across from the Goodwill store.
Call Terri Rogers if you can volunteer for the Treasurer or Secretary positions. For more information call 677-1057 0r 255-682, or e-mail.
Rogers says, “Volunteer and help make a difference.”