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The Loveland Initiative will return to the commercial space they occupied several years ago in Loveland Square. Their storefront offices will be to the right of Irresistible Additions at 405 Loveland Madeira Road.

 

Loveland, Ohio –  — Loveland Initiative Executive Director, Terri Rogers said that hanks to their supporters in the community; they now have a new home at 405 Loveland Madeira Road in the strip mall across from Goodwill.

After being without a location for three years, they will be able to operate what they describe as much-wards-corner-asneeded programs including, their Annual Backpack program, Christmas Toy Store, their Resource Center, and special events, from this central and accessible facility. The Cool School Enrichment program will continue at the Loveland Elementary and Loveland Intermediate School in collaboration with the Loveland City School District.

The organization’s hours of operation will be as follows: Monday through Friday from 2 until 5 PM starting Monday, May 4. They will be closed on Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Donations are accepted during the days and hours listed above.

Rogers said, “Details as to an official open date for The Resource Center will follow very soon. Right now we’re focused on collecting items for the Resource Center.”

You may email Mary Henson about any donations or questions you have.

In order to once again operate a resource room the Initiative is in search of gently used items. Donated items can be clothing in all sizes, shoes, accessories, household items, toys and even nonperishable food items. They cannot take car seats unless new. Rogers said they do not have the necessary tools to ensure its effectiveness if not given new. They also cannot take baby strollers or swings, etc., that do not have model number so they can check for recall information. Also, no broken items with missing parts, electronic items without warning labels, used hygiene products, candles, or open or expired food products.

“We’re energized by this opportunity to grow our programs and fundraising efforts that will bring much-needed resources to our community,” said Terri Rogers.

The Loveland Initiative applied for and received a two-year grant, under the Federal, Community Development Block Grant Program. A total of $20,000 will be provided each year for operating funds to support The Loveland Initiative social service programs. The money will be used for rent, utilities, insurance, and cleaning and Office Supplies.

The Loveland Initiative is a 501 (c)3 public charity and has served the Loveland Community since 1996. With a mission to provide educational support and assistance to underserved children and their families. We currently serve just over 200 families living in the Loveland City School District.

If you would like more information about The Loveland Initiative Rogers at 513-677-1057 or [email protected].

 

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