Happy Holidays

Our offices will close at noon tomorrow and reopen Thursday morning. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday.

We were very fortunate this year to have much support from the community. Toys for Tots once again donated hundreds of toys to our abused and neglected children. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserves does a fantastic job and helps so many people in this community and around the country.

Two churches, the Peoples Church in Clifton and Montgomery Community Church, held holiday parties for our children. It is so nice to be able to give them a sense of normalcy around the holidays and to see smiles on their faces!

Numerous other people donated gifts to our children. I wish I could name them all. The generosity of this community always amazes me.

Thank you and may your holidays be warm and filled with family and friends.






Toys for Tots Delivers

We took delivery of more than 3,500 toys from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves’ Toys for Tots program this week. It was an incredibly generous donation from a group that has served children in this capacity for 65 years.

We as an agency are extremely grateful for their work. We have 850 foster children and thousands of other children we help on any given day. It will be nice to brighten their holidays with an unexpected gift. So many of them have spent the year in tough situations.

Our caseworkers will spend the next week “shopping” from our cache and then delivering the gifts to the children on their caseloads. It is nice for the children and the families to see our workers in a positive light. Sometimes the actions we are forced to take can be perceived as negative, but they are always with the goal of protecting the child and strengthening the family.

For those of you who donated to Toys for Tots, please know your gifts are appreciated and will go to a wonderful cause.

To learn more about Toys for Tots, please visit the web site http://www.toysfortots.org/Default.aspx

Thank You to the Community

Our abused and neglected children had a wonderful holiday this year. For the first time ever, we were able to provide toys to all the children who needed them.

We received more than 7,000 toys from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves’ Toys for Tots program. What an amazing organization! I cannot thank them enough for their support of our children. Next year, if you are looking for a group to support during the holidays, please consider this organization because they help so many in our community.

Many others rallied for our children, too. I hesitate to name them because I may leave someone out, but I will try to capture as many as possible: Fifth Third Bank, Xerox, Bellarmine Chapel, Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center, Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Green Hills, TransAmerica, Warriors for Children, Hamilton County administration, Siemans and several individuals.

Because of you, many children had a brighter holiday. Thank you!