VIP 4: Veterans Impact Project


Our vision is to create a transformed world where each person embodies peace, love, authenticity and joy, and no one gets left behind. This means bringing light to the difficult issues that so many of our veterans face, and that are so often ignored. Please join us in giving back to those who have given us so much by making a donation. Every dollar you give will go toward providing for tangible needs and services such as clothing meals and housing solutions. 


Our Results:



We directly impacted nearly 2,000 veterans and their families through our events with them, fundraising, and goods.

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We initially committed to raising $25,000 for veterans and their families, and blew past that goal raising $41,528!

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Over 12,000 ITems DONATED

Over 12,000 tangible goods were donated to benefit veterans at the Military Veterans Resource Center and the VA.

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2 AdVocacy & Awareness Events

We held events in Toledo and Columbus, including a Veterans Brunch honoring veterans for their service.

Charities we supported:


Our Objectives:

Raise Funds

The Veterans Impact Project is a way to give back to those who have given so much! The Veterans Impact Project made authentic connections with over 125 veterans, sharing their stories. Gathered upwards of gathering 12,000 tangible goods that went directly to veterans in the local community, and raised over $40,000 from individuals and corporations.  No donation was too small, and everything went directly to veterans and their families.

Make AN IMpact

Those who serve our country leave duty labeled as heroes forever, yet face tremendous challenges. On any given night, more than 300,000 veterans are living on the streets or in shelters in the U.S. due to combat-related mental and physical health issues and disabilities, weak social networks and drug addiction.

We are committed to improving the quality of life of veterans who are battling addiction, post traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, mental health and the challenges of homelessness. We created a platform to share their stories, mobilize the community to bring new perspective to the challenges of transitioning into civilian life, and genuinely connect with those that have served in all capacities.

Address Needs

Every item donated during the Veterans Impact Project went directly to veterans and their families.  This included toiletries in ditty bags, clothing, sleeping bags, and countless other items that gives veterans the opportunity to improve their quality of life on a daily basis. Every dollar raised went directly to support local food banks in Central Ohio to feed veterans and their families, as well as school supplies for veterans' children who were going back to school!


Spread Awareness

Anyone interested in supporting veterans can work directly with the Military Veterans Resource Center.  The provide services for veterans across the state of Ohio, and are constantly in need of volunteers to support veterans and their families.  To learn more about the Military Veterans Resource Center and ways to support, please go to


Media Coverage:

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Event Sponsors - $2,500 donation


Heroes - $1,500-2,000 donation

Community Leaders - $500-999 donation




Family Defender - $250-499 donation











Project Contributors

Our Leads

Community Service Project

Jennifer Sconyers, Captain

Geni Henderson-Goff, Co-Captain

Support Chairs

           Amy Luckeydoo, Co-Support Chair

          Jennifer Kiehl, Co-Support Chair

Process Team

          Ashwin Lakhi, Chair

Megan Brown, Co-Chair

Jon Hawker, Co-Chair

Communications Team

Tonya Wilson, Chair

Luisa Canneto, Co-Chair

Fundraising Team

Joseph Mitchell, Chair

Jeff Trevorrow, Co-Chair

Continued Advocacy Team

Sara Dodeci, Chair

Casey Wiek, Co-Chair

VA Outreach Team

Frankie Palitta, Chair

Elba Colon, Co-Chair

Remote Activism Team

Samantha Bauman, Chair

Thalia Amador

Linda Apple

Doug Arseneault

Simon Barber

Matt Beebe

Natalie Burrage

Beth Campbell-Smit

Christina Clark

Meredith Clark

Aaron Clark

Rhonda Cochran

Dave Cupp

Lyndsey Dunn

Julia Ellis

Olaniyi Gaiusbayode

Kim Harris

Lisa Hawker

Raquel Jackson-Stone

Stephanie Jerrell

Jerome Jones

Brendan Kelley

Jaime Krapfl

Matthew Krapfl

Amber Liimatta

Eric Ling

Philip Lohbauer

Adrienne Lynch

Ahmad Mannings

Fayth McCallum

Michelle McCort

Annie McGreevy

Tonya Meister

John Nahle

Jana Paster

Megan Phillips

Kate Ritchie

Heather Smith

Robin Starr

Nancy Stoll

Sara Strom

Sarah Thabit

Hannah Thomas

Melissa Tibodeau

Bethany Torres

Jeff Vacca

Melissa Vara

McKinzi Warren

Sandra Weisner

Haleigh Williams

Felicia Wilson

Krista Winbigler

Roberta Winch

Sharon Wycuff

Cody Young

Ashley Young