THANK YOU FROM THE LOVELAND INITIATIVE AND THE LOVELAND INTERFAITH EFFORT!
Both organizations are committed to making life better for families whose lives are affected by poverty. Through the Back to School Fair, they have made a positive impact on the lives of children and families in our community. This program distributed backpacks filled with grade appropriate school supplies to 208 students. The young students also received new shoes, hooded sweatshirts and other products. There were also school health nurses, Loveland librarians, and other informational booths there for the children, moms, and dads.
When asked what is so important about this service, Terri Rogers—Executive Director of The Loveland Initiative—replied “We feel that children are more optimistic and encouraged to start the school year focusing on learning and not on too small shoes or hand-me-down bags. It is about generating excitement and joy at the prospect of returning to school.”
The Back to School Fair also takes a financial burden from moms and dads. Money that could have otherwise been spent on all of these back to school items, some required by their local schools, might now be spent supplementing the food budget, paying a past utility bill, etc.
Rogers said, “Many thanks to our donors.” She specifically mentioned: ImpactGFC, Pheasant Hills on the Lake Neighborhood Association, River Hills Church, Mosaic Cincinnati Church, Lebanon Citizens National Bank, Salon Rapport, Saint Columbian Church, Tina Pickle, Zumba Gold, Prince of Peace Church, Pop Kids Pre-School, the Belle Meade neighborhood, Loveland Music Academy, Epiphany United Methodist Church, Miami Trails Neighborhood Network, Angilos Pizza, Northeast Community Church, New Hope Baptist Church, Kroger, and Earth-Shares. She apologized for not being able to list them all.
“We also thank our hard working volunteers who participated in the event and to everyone who supports the efforts of The Loveland Initiative and the Loveland Interfaith Effort organizations,” said Rogers. “Thank you for your support.”
The Loveland Initiative and the Loveland Inter-Faith Effort (L.I.F.E.) are both 501(c)(3) registered charities. For more information on The Loveland Initiative, please contact Terri Rogers at 677-1057. For more information on L.I.F.E., please contact Barb Wood at 683-4147.