Charities

Charities that have been supported by GETDOT Cincinnati

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A Kid Again

We exist to foster hope, happiness and healing for families raising kids with life threatening illnesses. Families thrust into the situation of having to care for a child with a life threatening illness are unprepared and usually unequipped to deal with what follows, often feeling they have lost their hold on the situation and their own lives. A Kid Again helps to restore a sense of normalcy for their child and themselves. A Kid Again strives to make life for families caring for a child with a life-threatening illness more like “life” again by helping them gain back moments of solace and a sense of control over their circumstances.

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A Brush of Hope helps young girls make positive changes in their lives through art and creativity. They provide a meaningful character building art program forl girls. The art program builds confidence, raises self-esteem, teaches leadership skills, implements coping mechanisms, and healthy conflict resolution all while building a cohesive supportive group in a positive and nurturing environment.

A Brush of Hope currently serves over 100 children in our community.  Around 95% of our children do not have the means or opportunity to participate in an afterschool enrichment program. A Brush of Hope also opens its studio to the community by offering summer camps, a preschool group called the Mini Brushes, Open Art for children homeschooled, and a bully support group called Battling Bullies.

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12 year-old twins, Hannah and Alexander, were inspired to start Adopt a Book in November 2011 after they heard about kids in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area who didn’t own books. To date, they have donated over 73,000 books to over 60 organizations, schools and program serving children in need!

These kids love books and love to read a lot! Many of the kids that receive our books have never been to a library, don’t have access to a library or have ever owned a book of their own. Adopt A Book collects new and gently used children’s books and then deliver them to kids in need of books. You can drop off books at any local Mattress Firm or the Duke Energy Children’s museum if you’d like to help out.

Baby Bear

Norwood Presbyterian Church is host to Baby Bear.  We offer young mothers and the under served of our community brand new outfits, gently used outfits in sizes 0 to 6T, toiletries, diapers, wipes, books and toys.  Our clients can come to see us once a month to ease their financial situations.  We’ve been doing it long enough now that folks that started with us with an infant are bringing me their youngster’s report cards.  We are so grateful that GETDOT  has sponsored us now for at least five years.

Bake Me Home LogoBake Me Home

Twin Sisters Amy and Emma Bushman founded the Bake Me Home charity when they were 7 years old- to donate supplies and cook a pancake breakfast for their local homeless shelter. As the girls grew older, they decided that a simple jar of cookie mix for families leaving the shelter could give those children the experience of baking with their mom that they loved to do so much, and Bake Me Home was born. Now they have 200 volunteers supporting 15 area agencies! Wow!

Bluegrass For BabiesBluegrass For Babies

Bluegrass for Babies, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization focused on improving children’s health. Launched as an annual bluegrass benefit concert in 2009, Bluegrass for Babies has evolved into an organization that provides tools, resources, and year-round special events centered on helping parents create an environment to raise healthy children, right from the start.

Charity_redcross-logoBoys and Girls Club of Clermont County

The mission of the Boys and Girls Club of Clermont County is to provide quality programs to youth of all backgrounds so that they may develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders. The money that we raise for this event will help them keep running this program and help them buy athletic supplies such as, basketballs, soccer balls, red balls, etc.

Charity_BuckhornBuckhorn Children’s Services

Buckhorn Children’s Center has been changing the lives of children and families for over 100 years. Our donation to Buckhorn Children’s Center will help provide love, homes, care and treatment to abused, neglected, and under served children and families across Kentucky and Ohio.

Charity_BuildingBlocksBuilding Blocks For Kids

The Building Blocks for Kids (BB4K) mission is to improve the quality of life for children with health-related needs that are unmet through traditional means by offering grants, referrals, and alternative resources. These are needs not being met due to lack of insurance, insurance coverage, government assistance, and/or family resources.

BCBDD InsideOut StudioButler County Board of Development Disabilities

Butler County’s Board of Developmental Disabilities created a program called the InsideOut Studio. The idea behind the InsideOut studio is that it’s an initiative that provides an opportunity for artists with disabilities to produce, market, and receive an income from their art, while gaining confidence in their abilities.

Charity_CASAClermontCASA for Clermont Kids

The mission of CASA For Clermont Kids is to train volunteers to serve as advocates for the best interests of abused, neglected and dependent children who have been introduced into Clermont County Juvenile Court.

Charity_redcross-logoCincinnati Area Red Cross LDC

Cincinnati Area Red Cross’ Youth Leadership Development Center (LDC) is an organization that encourages students to learn the traits of leaders and become outspoken members of their communities. Students have the opportunity to participate in workshops and sessions on various  leadership topics. There are also games, guest speakers, and activities – all related to leadership. Our donation money will fund multiple students to attend LDC that may not have the financial means.

Cincinnati Dragons

Founded in summer 2014 by Covington, KY native Jake Counts, the Cincinnati Dragons are a youth wheelchair basketball team that competes nationally in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association’s and locally as part of the Midwest Conference. Our players range from 7 to 14 years old and have a variety of disabilities.

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City Gospel Mission Whiz Kids

This local non-profit Whiz Kids, is a literacy-based, one-to-one tutoring and mentoring program that has been recognized as a “Best Practice Program” by the Ohio Governor’s office. They work closely with local churches and organizations as they embrace a neighborhood public elementary school, develop relationships with school administrators, and provide tutors for the children.

Charity_COCAThe Council on Child Abuse

The mission of The Council on Child Abuse (COCA) is to provide educational and public awareness programs to prevent and stop abuse and bullying where children live, learn and play. Come make a difference for COCA and each child in an abusing situation.

Charity_DCCHDiocesan Catholic Children’s Home

The Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home (DCCH) Center for Children and Families helps rebuild the lives of children with traumatic, emotional and behavioral difficulties as a result of abuse and neglect. Our unique onsite, personalized approach allows each child to thrive socially, mentally and physically, and make lasting life changes.

The Dragonfly Foundation

The Dragonfly Foundation

The Dragonfly Foundation provides comfort and joy to kids and young adults enduring cancer and bone marrow transplants (BMT), quality of life needs of the Cancer & Blood Diseases Institute (CBDI) of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC).

Charity_FacesWithoutPlacesFaces without Places (annual October event)

Faces without Places was founded in 1998 to support children experiencing homelessness in Greater Cincinnati. Through their efforts they are able to providee enrichment, summer programming, transportation, uniforms, supplies, field trips, and specialized services to over 3,000 children experiencing homelessness each year.

First Lego LeagueFirst Lego League

First Lego League is to say that it is a robotics program for 9 to 16 year olds, designed to get children excited about science and technology — and teach them valuable employment and life skills.

Girl Scouts of Southwestern Ohio

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We’re 2.8 million strong—2 million girls and 800,000 adults who believe girls can change the world. Today, as yesterday, we continue the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs for girls from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing.

Charity_GreaterCincinnatiFoundationGreater Cincinnati Foundation

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Grants for Kids program has been around since 1993, providing grants of up to $1,000 for creative and interesting programs or events for classrooms in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Greater Cincinnati Police Athletic AssociationGreater Cincinnati Police Athletic Association

The Greater Cincinnati Police Athletic Association has created a program called “Shop with a Police Officer”. With charitable donations from organizations like ours, the select Greater Cincinnati police officers go shopping with local children who are in need of their school clothes and/or supplies.

Hamilton County Job & Family Services Family FundAaB_short_logo

Imagine being a 6-year-old autistic foster child who can benefit from an iPad equipped with specific teaching applications, but your foster family can’t afford it. Or a 16 year old invited on an over-seas trip with your school band, but your foster family can’t afford to send you. Or a 17-year-old foster child who wants to make college visits, but they are not in the family budget.

Did you know the government cannot pay for these types of things or has limited funding to pay for such things? You can help fill the gap. Come hear how you can help the foster children of Hamilton County!

HealthCare ConnectionHealthCare Connection

The Lincoln Heights Health Center was Ohio’s first community health center, located in northern Hamilton County. It was founded in 1967. Among many other community services, The HealthCare Connection has also partnered with 5 behavioral health co-locations to offer primary care services and has two Princeton Viking School based health centers to provide access to care for students.

Charity_ReachOutReadHealthPoint Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based nonprofit organization of medical providers who promote early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud.

Charity_iSpaceiSpace

The iSPACE mission is to inspire learning and serve as a catalyst for childrens’ futures through science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs. SPACE’s vision is to create a foundation for a skilled workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Joe Nuxhall Miracle LeagueAaB_short_logo

The Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields are home to the ‘Great Miami Valley YMCA’ youth miracle league and the ‘Therapeutic Recreation for the Disabled’ adult softball league. Players range in age from 5-70+ and any special needs child or adult is welcome to register, regardless of ability or community in which they reside. The Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields remove the barriers that keep children and adults with mental and physical disabilities off the baseball field. Players play on a custom-designed, synthetic turf field that accommodates wheelchairs and other assertive devices while helping to prevent injuries for all players.

The Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields, a two-field complex suitable for tournament play, is located on Groh Lane in Fairfield, directly opposite the Fairfield Pee Wee Football Fields and are in Butler County.

Josh Browne’s Eagle Scout Project

This month’s cause that we are supporting is small scale with a big impact: Josh Browne’s Eagle Scout Project for the benefit of the Animal Friends Humane Society in Butler County. Their organization takes care of 300 to 400 animals at a time. They are paying for a storage pod for the animals’s food and kitty litter.  Josh’s eagle scout project is building a a 12′ x 12′ shed with a garage door to save the shelter money, provide them with more storage space and allow them to use their savings for other operating expenses.
Josh is a part of Troop 941 in West Chester and the Animal Friends Humane Society website can be found at www.animalfriendshs.org. Let’s help this young man make a difference for the humane society and maybe spark a change in other similar area organizations.

Charity_JoshCaresJosh Cares

Josh Cares is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that no critically or chronically ill children go through a hospitalization alone, without the support of a parent by their sides when they need it the most. At any given time, an average of 35-40 critically ill children at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center are “alone.” Josh Cares funds professionally trained Child Life Fellows who serve as surrogates for, and links to, the families who would be by their sides if they could.

Lighthouse Youth & Family Services

Lighthouse Youth & Family Services is a multiservice agency providing social services to children, youth and families in southwestern Ohio.  Operating since 1969, Lighthouse is nationally recognized as an innovator in services for families in crisis, for homeless youth and young adults, for youth learning to become self-sufficient, and in foster care for abused or neglected children.

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Paige’s Princess Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization providing small grants to pediatric patients with life-long disabilities. We are not condition-specific and consider applications from any disorder or diagnosis that results in the disability of the child.

Summit Sounds

Summit Academy is a high school for Asperger’s and severe ADHD students. The school has a dynamic music department for the students but survives on donations, including instruments.

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Toys for Tots

The Cincinnati-area Toys for Tots organization distributes thousands of toys to area social service organizations and families throughout the Tri-State. This year, the Marine Corps Reserve will collaborate with the Salvation Army for the toy collection and distribution campaign. These two organizations have over 200 years of history serving needy children.

Charity_WomenWritingWomen Writing for a Change

Women Writing for a Change is non-profit organization that empowers individuals to develop their voices and their stories. We use writing as a tool for self-discovery and we are a safe and welcoming community where people come to be supported and inspired. We reach out to homeless teens and to adults with Down Syndrome and developmental disabilities. Our work also includes after-school circles with at-risk girls, our summer writing camps, work with cancer survivors and women experiencing pregnancy loss.

Charity_YMCACampErnstYMCA Camp Ernst

YMCA’s Camp Ernst hosts thousands of campers who enjoy top-notch counselors and make friends, doing a wide variety of activities including zipline, banana boat, 100 foot waterslide, giant swing, horseback riding, the BLOB and much more! The YMCA Camp Ernst scholarship fund supports 300 campers who couldn’t otherwise afford a week of camp.

Princess Paige Foundation

After the heartbreaking loss of Paige, those who loved her dedicated themselves to honoring her memory by organizing a 5k run. Their first annual Princess Run was on May 21, 2011. With over 1,000 people in attendance, they raised over $31,000 for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital OT/PT department.The group has started this non-profit foundation to provide families in need scholarship and grant opportunities for adaptive equipment and non-covered therapeutic services. The foundation hopes that Paige’s sweet and powerful story can live on in the lives the foundation touches.

Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank

Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank (SCDB) was founded in October 2015 and has provided over 300,000 diapers to over 1000 Greater Cincinnati area (GCA) children. These 1000 children equate to less than 7% of the 16,000 children in our region experiencing diaper need.

Focus on Youth

Focus on Youth, Inc., founded and incorporated on February 5, 1992, is a non-profit, faith based foster care, adoption, and behavioral health provider. We are located in southwest Ohio and serve neighboring counties by licensing quality foster and foster-to-adopt homes, and providing behavioral health counseling.

A Brush of Hope

A Brush of Hope is a non profit organization dedicated to creating a support system, through the venue of art, for girls who are struggling with social, environmental or mental health situations such as anxiety, depression and/or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Workshops and classes, which are offered at a studio in downtown Lebanon and in after school enrichment programs are designed to provide support and build character during this challenging time in their lives. The art curriculum are crafted to teach leadership skills, coping mechanisms, conflict resolution, and personal accountability while boosting the girls’ self esteem and improving each girl’s ability to build healthy relations. Over 500 girls have participated in the program during the 2016-2017 school year.

 

Spina Bifida Coalition of Cincinnati

Empowering people. The Spina Bifida Coalition of Cincinnati envisions individuals with Spina Bifida as confident, skilled and productive citizens, advocating for their own health and welfare. We see persons with Spina Bifida accessing a network of resources and educational opportunities to obtain transportation, explore secondary education options, make independent living choices, and acquire effective personal management skills.