17 brave locals enter the ring at historic Memorial Hall in Downtown Dayton to show the boxing skills they’ve learned over the past several weeks, months and even years of training at Drake’s Downtown Gym in the first Dayton Knockout V.I.P. Fight Night! This highly-anticipated event is presented by AIDS Resource Center Ohio and Dayton History (in collaboration with Drake’s Downtown Gym) with proceeds benefiting these two excellent organizations.
The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greene County in a nonprofit ministry committed to uniting the religious community in Greene County to provide shelter, meals and assistance to homeless families. Our mission is to reach out as messengers of God, reflecting His unconditional love with compassion and acceptance, providing help, hope and a safe haven for our guests while they seek permanent employment and affordable housing.
Within public radio, WBGO is regarded as a leader because of its ground-breaking work in community and volunteer involvement, special events, and the presentation of jazz (including collaboration with local artists).
Building Bridges acts as a “safety net” for kids who have found themselves in difficult circumstances and need a second chance to make better choices. The idea behind the Building Bridges program is simple. Instead of counseling kids from behind a desk, we put kids in situations where they are likely to succeed. As their successes add up, these kids begin to build self-esteem, something most of them, despite their street tough exteriors, are sorely lacking.
This is an endowed scholarship that will generate its own income and not be totally dependent on new funding every year. It carries the name of the Italian aviator who died in 1919 after whom our Lodge is named. It is an opportunity to extend ourselves to the broader community and enhance the visibility of our Lodge with our mission to preserve and promote Italian culture beyond Bella Villa Hall. Finally, it is a way to help deserving students of Italian American heritage to succeed in their college studies.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.
The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.
Parker Bernard Scholarship
Nations Roof of Ohio is a proud sponsor of an annual basketball tournament held for the Parker Bernard Scholarship. This year it will be held March 13,14 & 15th, 2015.
Parker Bernard was an 11 year old athlete & student that attended Bellbrook Middle School. Parker passed away on February 10, 2012, due to complications following surgery to have a brain tumor removed. Parker was & will continue to be remembered as a boy with bright blue eyes, an ever present smile & a contagious laugh. Parker was not only an excellent student but also a passionate athlete.
Click on the Dayton Daily News link to read more about Parker.