More than 150 runners and walkers of all ages made a difference in the lives of hurting children and families by participating in our First Annual FallFest 5K on October 5, on our Wooster campus. Over $10,000 was raised.
The top male and female runners in the 5K were Ryan Routh of Orrville (18:24) and Bethany Rohr of Wooster (22:00). Trophies were awarded to the top two men's/women's finishers in seven age categories, ranging from 13 to 70 years. In addition, the event included a Kids' Fun Run, family-friendly activities, including pumpkin bowling, face painting and gourd decorating, and a post-race party with music, food and awards.
Special thanks to presenting sponsor, Weaver Commercial Contractor, and an array of supporting sponsors. Many thanks, too, to caring volunteers who staffed the event. To God be the glory! See Results and Photos >>
Serve a One-Year Term on CCHO's newly formed Community Board
Christian Children's Home of Ohio is inviting enthusiastic women and men to serve on our Community Board. The group plans and produces special events, activities and materials that promote our mission and work; two recent events are the Great Grill-Off and FallFest 5K. Meetings are held for 90 minutes every other month; additional meetings are scheduled according to the needs of the group.
"This committee is ideal for anyone who loves Jesus and others, and has energy and marketing savvy," said Michael Woolworth, Director of CCHO's Office of Advancement. "The group admirably produced our Great Grill-Off and FallFest 5K in order to give people an opportunity to support our efforts."
The next meeting for the Community Board will be Tuesday, Jan. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the main Wooster campus. For information, contact Michael at 330.345.7949, ext. 2340, or via email.
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October's FallFest 5K Raises $10,000 to Bring Help, Hope, Healing
> See photos from our first ever Great Grill-Off in August 2013, which drew 600 guests! > See 100+ photos from our Nineteenth Annual Caring4Kids Golf Classic in August 2013 By God's grace, Christian Children's Home of Ohio is observing our 45th year of service in 2014. We will celebrate this important milestone at a special Gala Dinner on Saturday, April 5, from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Greenbriar Conference Centre in Wooster (MAP). Attire for the event is business casual. Keynote speaker is Ohio's own Chris Spielman, four-time NFL Pro Bowl linebacker, two-time All-American at Ohio State University, ESPN college football commentator, and co-author of his best-selling autobiography, That's Why I'm Here, which chronicles his Christian faith, family, football and the passing of his beloved wife, Stefanie, following breast cancer. Learn more about Chris.
Our evening includes a reception at 5:30 with live jazz, hors d'oeuvres and silent auction; plate dinner at 6:45 (steak, chicken or fish); and agency presentation, live auction and Chris Spielman at 8:00, followed by an audience Q&A with Chris and Emcee Beth McLeod of 19 Action News. Guests will have the opportunity to meet Chris at the end of the evening, and his book will be available for purchase.
Tickets are $100 each, or $750 for a table of eight (partially tax deductible). All proceeds will benefit Christian Children's Home of Ohio. Order tickets by calling us at 330.345.7949, downloading our mail-in form, or online here.
CCHO to Observe 45th Anniversary at Gala on April 5; Chris Spielman to Speak
ECFA Grants Accreditation to Christian Children's Home of Ohio
Christian Children's Home of Ohio has gained accreditation by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, a national organization founded in 1979, and dedicated to helping Christian ministries earn the public’s trust through adherence to ECFA's Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™, which focus on board governance, financial transparency, integrity in fundraising, and proper use of charity resources.
ECFA comprises nearly 1,800 evangelical Christian organizations which qualify for tax-exempt, nonprofit status and receive tax-deductible contributions. As of 2012, the total income of ECFA member organizations is reported to be approximately $22 billion. Learn more about ECFA.
"This accreditation by ECFA means a lot to us," said Kevin Hewitt, CCHO Executive Director. "And it should for our donors, as well, as they invest their lives and resources in God's redeeming work at CCHO.
Listen to our 30-second Hope Gala PSA airing on Ohio radio stations