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April-2015 Newsletter – Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

OACAA Newsletter - April 2015

Network News

Hunger Banquet: An Experience to Remember (video) – In March, Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission (NOCAC), with the support of local businesses, caterers and partner organizations, hosted the 2015 Hunger Banquet in Williams County. This banquet was not your typical fundraising event but instead, it was an experience to remember. As guests arrived, they were greeted by individuals holding cardboard signs—not signs that directed them to the venue or the parking lot, but signs that said, “homeless veteran,” “will work for…” and “I used to be someone you could talk to.” A family of four stood next to their truck, with two young teenagers huddled in blankets watching their parents politely ask nearly 200 guests if they could spare some change. Some offered help, though many did not – read more on OACAA’s blog

Association Updates

Community Action in Action: Photo Winners! – Grand Prize Winner: Dental Health, Lorain County CAC – Over forty entries were submitted to the 2015 Community Action in Action Photo Contest.

Annual Summer Conferenceinfo and registration.

Volunteer Spotlight

LEADS Volunteer of the Year Award – During the LEADS 13th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, LEADS honored Dr. Brandon Canfield D.D.S. as the Volunteer of the Year.  Dr. Canfield volunteered his time and that of his dental hygienist to serve children at the LEADS Newark Center – read more.

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