Charitable Christmas Giving 2022 – Updated 1.30.23

What did your Chapter or group do for charities this Christmas?  Send to oes.ohio.education@gmail.com

Sterling Chapter donated to the Mount Sterling Community Center Food Bank.

Orion Chapter #12, Order of Eastern Star, donated $490.00 to Spark Specialized Services for adults with Unique Skills such as Autism, etc.  To learn more, Click Here for Spark Christmas.

Level Chapter #109 made donations of toys and a monetary gift to “Patches of Light”. Pictured our Worthy Matron Randi Breibach and Ron Attwood, husband of founder Mindy Richmond Attwood. The mission at Patches of Light is to assist families with children facing catastrophic health issues and financial hardship. The goal is to keep families together, and focused during their child’s diagnosis, hospitalizations, and hopeful recovery. 

Pleiades Chapter #298, annually selects two children from the Angel Tree and purchases clothes, toys, anything they have on their list. Pleiades also selects two Senior Citizens from the Senior Center’s Christmas Tree and purchases items they have listed on the card. Many of these need things like kleenex, laundry detergent, socks, etc.
The Chapter also sponsors a Breakfast with Santa where kids can do a craft, visit with Santa and get their picture taken and enjoy donuts, milk and juice at no charge to the family.
 

New Hope Chapter No. 590 made a donation to the Scottish Rite Dyslexia Center this past week of supplies they need to help the kids.

Ann Rutledge members donated various personal items and toys to the Cleveland Christian Home.  The boys ranged in age from 8 years old to 15 years old.  The Cleveland Christian Home were delighted to see our six plus shopping bags full of items for the children.

Brecksville Chapter #537

Donated a Marc’s Gift Card to the Brecksville Human Services Center for use in its Food Basket Program.  They use the money to buy perishable items for the food baskets. 

Brecksville Chapter also participated in the Community Workday on October 29, 2022.  They sorted and labeled cans for the Emergency Assistance Center Serving Northeast Ohio. 

Pictured are:

Dorothy Berman, Linda Lindberg, Les Berman, Monica James, Diana Kriedman, Dana Krazel, Rich James

Goshen Chapter #382 provided gifts for two teens at the Mid-Western Home in Pleasant Plain, Ohio. The Worthy Patron, John Benthien, provided us with the names and a list of requested gifts from a girl and boy. Our secretary, Debbie Hicks, took the list for the girl and purchased all the requested gifts. Our Associate Matron, Barbara Bowman took the boy’s list and purchased all his requested gifts. The shoppers were reimbursed by the Chapter.  The members also, purchased and distributed 15 Poinsettias for our Shut-Ins. Goshen Chapter is blessed with members that are charitable and so full of loving kindness.

Millersport Chapter

It has been a joyous Christmas season again this year. The members of Millersport
Chapter for many years now have collected items of clothing for the nurse at the
Millersport grade school. This is for the purpose of providing the children in need, with
items of apparel.
Children lose their gloves and forget their hats, some of them get dirty on the playground and
may need a change of clothing. These, we try to give to the nurse so the children at the school
don’t have to go all day in a bad situation.

Below is a picture of those items collected this year. Also collected this year was a donation of
cash to be used for the children when deem necessary by the nurse.