At Wayne Homes, we believe the holidays are about more than food and presents…they’re about giving back and honoring the spirit of the season. The joy that we get from giving is as good or better than when we receive gifts. So, naturally, when it comes to giving back…we mean business. Our Model Home Centers compete with one another to see who can give the most back. We’re putting that healthy competition to work to benefit some of your most beloved charities and organizations.
Not-So-Random Acts of Kindness
For every home sold between November 24th, 2014 and January 2nd, 2015, we’ll contribute $150 to the buyer’s favorite charity. But, we couldn’t stop there. Every one of our Model Home Centers is supporting a local charity by serving as a collection point for food, clothing, toys and other contributions. It’s our way of helping build stronger communities and spread holiday cheer throughout the areas we serve. We call this our Not-So-Random Acts of Kindness program.
How You Can Help
Below we’ve listed the charity each Model Home Center is collecting items for. You can locate the center nearest you and see what they are specifically looking for. Then, pack up your car and come see us to drop off your goods and pick up a dose of the warm-fuzzies. And, if you’ve been thinking about building a new home, there’s no better time to do so! Not only are interest rates low and the quality of our homes second to none, but you can also feel good knowing that when you choose Wayne Homes as your new home builder, you’re giving back to your community. We’re looking forward to seeing you!
Akron Medina: PAWSibilities Humane Society of Greater Akron
PAWSibilities rescues and rehabilitates abused, abandoned and neglected animals of Summit County.
What we need: Dog and cat food, flea/heartworm medications, dog and cat toys, 6 foot nylon leashes, non-scoopable cat litter, small plastic litter boxes, general shelter supplies like paper plates, copy paper, stamps, Clorox wipes, bleach, hand soap, unscented dishsoap, latex gloves, paper towels, toilet paper, etc.
Ashland: Toys for Tots
Toys for Tots is a program that helps brings toys to children in need. This is your chance to give a child a holiday gift that might not otherwise receive presents at all. Toys for Tots makes it possible for these children to have something to smile about this time of year.
What we need: New, unwrapped toys.
Belmont: Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
At the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, they strongly believe that play and expressive activity experiences can help children to cope and adjust to illness and hospitalization. These are ways that the Child Life and Volunteer Services Departments at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh meet the developmental, psychosocial, emotional and educational needs of their patients.
What we need: New, unwrapped toys, books, DVDs, video games, gift cards.
Bowling Green: United Way of Wood County
This year, the United Way of Wood County and the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to create the “Christmas Elves” campaign. They are collecting items to give to children and families, as well as collecting money for various programs, including dental and educational programs for kids.
What we need: New toys, books, hats, mittens, games, nonperishable food items, $10 Gift Cards to grocery stores.
Delaware: People in Need, Inc. of Delaware County
People in Need, Inc. assists residents in need in Delaware County, Ohio, and has been doing so for over 32 years. Even little things can make a big difference in others’ lives. Bring what you can, and we guarantee your donation will be greatly appreciated.
What we need: Boxed dinners, canned food, bar soap, diapers, laundry detergent, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo.
Newark: The Lighthouse Domestic Violence Shelter of Fairfield County
The Lighthouse Domestic Violence Shelter helps victims of domestic violence to seek help and rebuild their lives. This shelter is a beacon of hope for many in the area.
What we need: Toys, clothing, standard household items such as pot/pans, kitchen utensils, and dishes.
Pittsburgh: Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank collects and distributes food to the community to those in need. Raid your pantry because we could use your canned goods and non-perishable food items.
What we need: Non-perishable food items.
Portage: Toys for Tots
Toys for Tots is a program that helps brings toys to children in need. This is your chance to give a child a holiday gift that might not otherwise receive one at all. Toys for Tots makes it possible for these children to have something to smile about this time of year.
What we need: New, unwrapped toys.
Sandusky: Safe Harbour Domestic Violence Shelter
Safe Harbour provides shelter for battered women and children in the Sandusky area. Give from your hearts to these victims.
What we need: Laundry detergent, paper products, soap, shampoo & conditioner, cleaning products, trash bags, Ziploc bags, laundry baskets, children’s toys, children’s books.
About Wayne Homes
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