The Raines Group Gives Back to our Community
The Raines Group is proudly celebrating National Nonprofit Day (8/17) through reflecting on ways we have given back to our amazing community! This is why we are so thrilled to announce the winners of our 200th Home Sale Charity Program! Each charity received a fraction of the profits from our 200th Home Sale. These charities were nominated and voted for by YOU! We started our journey with 15 local nonprofits, then narrowed it down to 5 and accepted daily votes from anyone!
Congratulations to everyone, we could not have done this without you.
1st Place- Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio
“Over the arc of a lifetime, starting from diagnosis and along every step of the way, DSACO is there to help. Our robust services provide a broad spectrum of opportunities for those in the Down syndrome community, no matter who you are. Some examples of programs DSACO offers include:
- FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
- UP FOR FUN ACTIVITY KITS
- IMPROV CLASSES
- SUPPLEMENTAL LEARNING INITIATIVE
DSACO plans to use their $5,000 prize winnings to further their current mission.”
Learn More Here: https://dsaco.net/
2nd Place- The Read to Succeed Foundation
“The Read to Succeed Foundation was established in 2013, by Emily Spector, a former New Albany student and current student at the University of Georgia. The Read to Succeed Foundation strives to enable underprivileged children to escape the cycle of poverty by providing them with free books, allowing them to build confidence in their reading skills, succeed in school, and have a world of characters to turn to in times of stress. We collect donations of new and gently used books ranging from infant to high school, organize and label them in specific categories and reading levels, collaborate with program leaders, make deliveries to food pantries and other organizations to create mini-libraries and complete many initiatives that help underprivileged children succeed. Developing mini-libraries in food pantries, community centers, underfunded schools and programs, we aim to incorporate “brain-food” as an important asset in these locations.”
Learn More Here: http://readtosucceedfoundation.org/
3rd Place- Ohio Sled Hockey
“Ohio Sled Hockey is hockey for people with physical disabilities. Sled hockey is a Paralympic sport in which an athlete sits in a sled and uses two short sticks with picks to propel themselves on the ice. Ohio Sled Hockey has athletes of all ages participating in teams across the state. The mission of Ohio Sled Hockey is to provide the opportunity for individuals with physical limitations to learn about and participate in the sport of hockey. Our focus is on developing each athlete through instruction, encouragement, evaluation, and competition. This progression promotes and improves the sport of sled hockey by allowing local players to participate from novice to national level of play. Athletes will improve overall health and fitness levels while participating in therapeutic and competitive sport. Ohio Sled Hockey athletes will experience team camaraderie, trust, and the development of meaningful friendships both on and off the ice.”
Learn More Here: https://ohiosledhockey.org/
4th Place- Ruling Our Experiences
“The mission of ROX is to create generations of confident girls who control their own relationships, experiences, decisions and futures.
ROX is the national non-profit leader on programming, research and education focused on girls. At ROX, we believe that we must simultaneously impact girls and educate/support the adult influencers in their lives, while improving the societal conditions that are negatively impacting girls. We work towards this mission and vision by:
1. Implementing evidence-based programming for girls
2. Conducting national, innovative research focused on adolescent girls
3. Educating the community on issues impacting girls through data-driven workshops and trainings for educators, parents and caregivers”
Learn More Here: https://rulingourexperiences.com/
5th Place- Mental Health America of Ohio
“Mental Health America of Ohio is an affiliate of Mental Health America, the country’s leading organization dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives. MHAOhio supports the Central Ohio community by guiding people to mental health services that may not otherwise be accessible. MHAOhio believes in inclusivity and work with ALL individuals and their families through each step on the path to wellness, from making initial referrals, to providing free mental health services, to helping maintain stability and productivity once they are achieved.
Mental Health America of Ohio’s mission is to transform how people think about mental illness, make it easier to get help, and give people the support they need to get better and stay better.”
Learn More Here: http://www.mhaohio.org/
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