Dear Loveland Magazine Readers,
by Megan Graff
For years, the Loveland Community has supported the Loveland Initiative via donating supplies and backpacks for low-income kids going back to school, toys and gift cards during the holidays and snacks for the Cool-School tutoring program.
But, I learned recently that The Loveland Initiative was unable to secure enough grant funding to stay at their location on Loveland-Madiera Road and have started a GoFundMe site. In addition to the great things that many of us are aware of, this organization needs the resource center for several reasons:
- Every week, families stop in to receive information on how to further their education or receive job information.
- Kids that have outgrown their clothes and shoes are given some gently used ones that were donated by the community.
- Self-esteem camps are held in the summer – something so important for kids – and topped off with a first-ever trip to Kings Island.
- There are plans to start activities like Movie Nights with popcorn to keep kids off the street, out of trouble and in a place that they feel at home.
Please consider a donation to the Loveland Initiative by following the link below and by spreading the word via e-mails and Facebook.