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.
hUNDREDS OF FAMILIES IMPACTED
We directly impacted nearly 2,000 veterans and their families through our events with them, fundraising, and goods.
We initially committed to raising $25,000 for veterans and their families, and blew past that goal raising $41,528!
Over 12,000 ITems DONATED
Over 12,000 tangible goods were donated to benefit veterans at the Military Veterans Resource Center and the VA.
2 AdVocacy & Awareness Events
We held events in Toledo and Columbus, including a Veterans Brunch honoring veterans for their service.
Charities we supported:
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.
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!
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 http://milvetsrc.org/.
Thank you to our generous sponsors:
Event Sponsors - $2,500 donation
Heroes - $1,500-2,000 donation
Community Leaders - $500-999 donation
MOSAIC EDUCATION NETWORK, LLC
SEAN & JACCI SNYDER
Family Defender - $250-499 donation
Community Service Project
Jennifer Sconyers, Captain
Geni Henderson-Goff, Co-Captain
Amy Luckeydoo, Co-Support Chair
Jennifer Kiehl, Co-Support Chair
Ashwin Lakhi, Chair
Megan Brown, Co-Chair
Jon Hawker, Co-Chair
Tonya Wilson, Chair
Luisa Canneto, Co-Chair
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