Throughout the year CHOICES has many fundraising events or drives to provide opportunity or meet the needs of kids in our programs. These events come to life because of people like you! We look to partner with many individuals, businesses, churches and organizations to show our kids that someone cares. Your donation will benefit kids in Dayton and Cincinnati as well as the surrounding areas.
We will list specific details and link to additional information as we start executing each event for the upcoming year. If one of these appeals to you right now feel free to contact our Development Director, Ashley Pester at (937) 264-0084 ext. 122 or by E-mail.
CHOICES Summer Classic
We held our first golf outing in July 2021. Funds raised support our mission and programs. This day of fun was held at Heatherwoode Golf Club in Springboro, OH. It was made possible through generous sponsorship of our partners. We had 30 teams participate in outing and our winning team was from ProSource. It was especially nice to get out of the office and away from zoom calls after a year of limited activity due to COVID-19.
We look forward to hosting our second annual CHOICES Summer Classic Golf Tournament in Summer of 2022.
Annual School Supply Drive
This drive is designed to provide youth in our programs a portion of their school supplies at the beginning of the year, and provide new foster kids the essential items when they are placed in a new foster home. School supply lists get a little longer each year, and while we can’t provide everything on the list we can provide the basics. CHOICES accepts monetary and in-kind donations of supplies.
We kick of our annual school supply drive in July. However, items can be donated any time of the year. This is a list of supplies our kids typically need:
- New backpacks
- 3 or 5 subject notebooks
- Black, blue or red pens
- #2 pencils, mechanical and regular
- Crayola markers, colored pencils, crayons
- 1 & 2 inch binders
- Dividers (for binders)
- Expo Markers
- Loose Leaf college ruled paper
- Graphing (TI 84+) or Scientific Calculators
- Flash Drives 4GB or more
Annual Christmas Drive
CHOICES Annual Christmas drive is one of our most popular ways to get involved! We believe there is a way for everyone to get involved at some level to help youth and families through a difficult season. As we know, Christmas time highlights togetherness and family everywhere you look. This can be especially hard for kids who are away from their parents and extended family.
With your support we can spread Christmas cheer in a variety of ways! In October we will start work with partners to grant a variety of wishes. We will work to match up donors to needs right up until the week of Christmas! CHOICES accepts monetary and in-kind donations to help families in Dayton, Cincinnati and the surrounding areas have happy Christmas memories. Donations will benefit kids in all of our programs, foster care, independent living and home-based services.
Here is a list of ways you can help:
- Provide a new winter coat to an Independent Living Youth (contact us for sizes)
- Host a Giving Tree (We provide ornaments with youth name, age, and wish list item around $35)
- We can also match individuals up with a youth or multiple youth
- Provide monetary support for our Thanksgiving and Christmas Meals
- Adopt a Family (we will provide needs of local families in our home-based program)
- Adopt a Teen (we will provide a list of a transitional age youth in Independent Living or Bridges)
- Monetary Support, online gifts can be made by clicking here.