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CELEBRATING 15 YEARS ON THE GREEN ___ - Aurora House

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									CHANGING LIVES….NEW BEGINNINGS FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN                                               FALL 2008


              CELEBRATING 15 YEARS ON THE GREEN !!!
                           15th Annual Aurora Golf Scramble!
                                            PRESENTED BY


On behalf of the women and children, Board of Directors, and staff of Aurora House, we would like to ex-
tend our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful individuals and companies that gave of their time, talent and treas-
ure to Aurora’s 15th Annual Golf Scramble held at the Stone Ridge Golf Club on August 22nd! In celebra-
tion of 15 years, we were fortunate to have two “crystal” sponsors—National City Bank and Cousino Harris
Company. Our platinum level sponsors were Lathrop, Baker Concrete Construction and Anspach, Meeks
and Ellenberger, LLC. Golf Shoe bags with gift certificates were given to each participant.

A great time was had by all and over $14,000 was raised for Aurora House! 104 golfers participated in this
years event marking record breaking participation. Golfers arrived very early to enjoy a tasty breakfast
sponsored by R. L. King Insurance Agency and to spend some time warming up on the putting green and
driving range. We would also like to thank 13abc WTVG for their participation.

The competition was fierce and intense and certainly not limited to the golf course alone. One of this year’s
raffle prizes was a trip to Los Cabos, Mexico. And the silent auction had many wonderful items to choose
and bid on. The contest holes proved to be very challenging feats as well.

This year’s winning team was sponsored SSOE. The team was comprised of Brad Mauk, Woody Smith,
Steve Reardon and Terry Bowman. We would like to also thank Brad Mauk for securing the great silent
auction items of two Red Wings autographed hockey pucks and an Coleman Camp outdoor gas grill.

Heartfelt thanks to Mercy Health Partners, Golf Cart Sponsor, First Merit, Beverage Cart Sponsor and our
wonderful tee-hole sponsors. (see page3 for listing of all participants) A special thank you to Arrow Printing
for donating the print cost of our program. These companies are wonderful supporters of the Aurora Scram-
ble and we appreciate their generosity and commitment.

Work has already begun on next year’s outing so be prepared to make your plans early!! Next years tourna-
ment will be held on Friday, August 21, 2009 at Stone Ridge Golf Club. Set the Date !




                              Anspach | Meeks | Ellenberger LLP
                              ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW
From the Director’s Desk...

TO AURORA HOUSE SUPPORTERS:

The prices at the pump, groceries up 28% - 42%, the mortgage crisis, layoffs at Jeep, downsizing at
many area companies, the rise in unemployment, and many “middle-class Americans” finding them-
selves struggling from paycheck to paycheck is the testimony of today’s economy. And just as this
crisis hits each of us personally, one-by-one, imagine the toll it has and will continue to have on non-
profit service providers throughout Northwest Ohio. The ever increasing demands for services
placed on organizations like the Aurora House will continue to rise dramatically in the months to
come. We need your help to ensure that homeless women and children will continue to receive the
quality of services and programs needed to transition them to independence and self-sufficiency.

United Way of Greater Toledo is gearing up for its yearly campaign and while Aurora House’s com-
munity impact allocation will remain the same for the upcoming fiscal year; our donor designated
funds have shown a DRAMATIC decrease of 32%! As all donor designated dollars are given directly
to the agency, minus an 11% processing fee to United Way, these monies are necessary in order for
Aurora to meet the ever increasing demand for services.

As Aurora’s name no longer appears on the pledge card, we have scanned a portion of the United
Way card (see below) to serve as an example. If you wish to designate your contribution to Aurora,
please print our name in the space indicated and next to that the dollar amount you wish to contrib-
ute. Should you have questions as to completion, please feel free to contact Aurora’s Develop-
ment Office for answers. (419) 244-3200 or auroradev@buckeye-express.com

Aurora Project sincerely appreciates your support!!


                                                                                    SAMPLE
                                                                              15th Annual Golf Scramble

CRYSTAL SPONSOR(S)                        GOLF TEAM SPONSORS
NATIONAL CITY BANK                        DETROIT LISC
COUSINO HARRIS COMPANY                    BOCK, KORSNACK
PLATINUM SPONSORS                         STEVE KRULL & OWENS CORNING STAFF
ANSPACH, MEEKS , ELLENBERGER, LLC         BROOKS INSURANCE
                                          MERCY HEALTH PARTNERS
LATHROP, INC.
                                          SSOE
BAKER CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION               GOODWILL INDUSTRIES
GOLF CART SPONSOR                         PATRICE WHITE
MERCY HEALTH PARTNERS                     FIFTH THIRD
BEVERAGE CART                             TOLEDO COMM. FOUND/UNITED WAY
FIRST MERIT BANK
                                          FRED CHRISTIANSON & SONS
BREAKFAST SPONSOR                         SIGNATURE BANK
R. L. KING INSURANCE
                                          REMINGER COMPANY, LPA
TEE/HOLE SPONSORS                         SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK, LLP
LAIBE ELECTRIC COMPANY                    NANCY MEIRLING
COMPASS                                   PAUL HOLLENBECK
THE COLLABORATIVE, INC.                   DENISE FOX
IBEW—LOCAL #8                             CHRIS FOX
TARGET SURVEY CONSULTING
                                          SPONSOR A GOLFER
CONGRESSWOMAN MARCY KAPTUR
                                          RON RANALLO
CAMPBELL, INC.
MIDWEST CHURCH DESIGN/CONS                LINDA STACY
BCSN                                      EASTMAN SMITH
                                                                                     SILENT AUCTION DONORS
BEVERAGE DONATION                         HABETIC SECURITY
                                                                      AAA Travel                National City Bank
COLLINGWOOD WATER                         MGM COMMUNICATIONS
                                                                      Abuello's                 Ottawa Park Golf Course
                                                                      BG County Club            Owens Corning
                                                                      BG Golf and Pro Shop      Pam’s Corner
                                                                      BGSU Athletic Dept        Patrice White
          TO ALL THE GOLF TEAMS —                                     Brad Mauk/SSOE            Reve Salon and Spa
                                                                      Buckeye Cablevison        San Franciso Oven
                                                                      Cleveland Indians         Shelly Wandtke
                  THANKS ….                                           Copper Moon               Spuyten Duyval Golf Club
                                                                      Crowne Plaza-Del Sol Res- Stone Ridge Golf Club
           SEE YOU NEXT YEAR !!!                                      taurant
                                                                      Dave Kolasky-GlassCity    Sweet Rides By Karl
                                                                      Putters
                                                                      Downtown Latte'           Tammaron Country Club
          2008 GOLFING COMMITTEE….                                    Dr. Lawrence Schmakel     The Collaborative
                                                                      Lathrop                   Theater League
       Your tireless efforts did not go unnoticed!
                                                                      Libbey Glass              Toledo Mud Hens
                    Ebonee Cohen                                      Manhattan's/Toledo Rep    Toledo Symphony
                    Michelle Rice                                     Marcos Pizza              Total Image Limousine
                     Kent Riesen                                      Maumee Bay State Park     Vitakraft Sun Seed, Inc.
                     Denise Fox                                       Melody Stuckey            Wildwood Athletic
                   Venus Chapman                                      Mezzmerize Mediterranean
                                                                      Grille
                                                                                                    LIONS,
                                                                                                    TI-
                                                                                                  GERS,
                                                                                                BEARS...




             The Women's Information Network of Owens Corning sponsored a wonderful field trip
for the women and children of Aurora House. On August 15th, a beautiful sunny day, employees of
Owens Corning and Aurora residents spent the entire day at the Toledo Zoo.

Fun-filled visits to the petting area, the carousal, and the many exhibitions caused some in trepida-
tion with the younger ones, but squeals of delight for our older children. Lunch was provided by WIN
and the Toledo Zoo which was like being at a backyard barbeque!

Each resident received a beautifully framed picture of their family’s day at the Zoo courtesy of WIN .
                                              A great time was truly had by all!



                                               Special thanks to ALL the wonderful members of
                                               Women’s Information Network (WIN) at Owens Corn-
                                               ing!

                                               We thank you for your time and talent and greatly
                                               appreciate your continued support of Aurora House
                                               and your unrelenting desire to assist our women and children!




                                                          It is holiday time again! We are in need of volunteers to
 Holiday Time at Aurora House                             Sponsor A Family or sponsor one of our residents for the holi-
                                                          days. The holiday season can be a difficult time for some of
                                                          our residents and their children. Our desire is to bring a little
                                                          light and further the message of hope to our residents during
                                                          this time of year. We welcome your support. For more infor-
                                                          mation, please call Mary Ann Wasserman, Christmas Coordi-
                                                          nator at (419) 244-3200.
                    “United Way– September 3rd “Day of Caring”
On September 3rd, employees from Johnson Controls (Northwood and Battery) descended on Aurora as part
of United Way of Greater Toledo’s “Day of Caring”. Companies like Johnson Controls
visit various agencies throughout Toledo and Wood County as part of a community
outreach effort to continue to inform employees about the need to volunteer and
“give back”.

These wonderful folks gave of their time to help with Aurora’s outdoor painting pro-
ject.

Many windows were scraped and                                                         primed
                                                                                      for final
                                                                                      painting.
                                                                                      Even af-
                                                                                      ter this
                                                                                      day,
                                                                                      when the plant was on shut-
                                                                                      down, several employees came
                                                                                      back for two days to scrape and
                                                                                      paint the front porch.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the employees of Johnson Control for their time and talent.
Many thanks to Tamara Aranda, . Nate Boyd, Kathleen Brown, Kathleen Klein, Barbara Webb-Hawkins,
Yvonne Hambright, Linda Duggan, Brian Kruger and Becky Fansler. Thanks for caring!!

                   On October 12th, Aurora House held its first-ever “Walk 4 Women” at Westfield Franklin Park. Approxi-
                   mately 60 people walk that morning and over $1,000 was raised! 13abc Action News Anchor Diane
                   Larson and Mayor Carleton S. Finkbeiner served as Honorary Grand Marshals
                   leading the walker three times around the mall interior.

                   Interim Healthcare provided flu shots to some walkers and the women from
                   Aurora House hosted a table with arts and crafts for the children who attended
                   with their parents. Children –young and old alike had a fun opportunity to take
picture s with “Westy”—the Westfield Mall kangaroo mascot.

On behalf of the women and children of Aurora House, we would like to thank the many participants
who made this “first-time out” such a great success. Thanks to Sara and Rusty from Westfield
Franklin Park, City of Toledo Get Fit Initiative, WTVG 13abc, Toledo Museum of Art, Collingwood
Water, Shirley Pollman for donating the wonderful chocolate treats, Caribou Coffee and the many
Franklin Park vendors who provided items for the goodie bags and the basket
auction. We would also like to thank our media partners-Dot! Magazine, City
of Toledo Public Relations, Urban Radio, YES and the Cumulous Radio Group
                                                   for their support of this event.
                                                   Special thanks to Women Infor-
                                                   mation Network organization
                                                   from Owens Corning for their
                                                   support and to all our many vol-
                                                   unteers.
                                                   A great time was had by all and
                                                   we look forward to you joining
                                                   us next year!
                               FROM OUR RESIDENTS .....


In our Spring newsletter we announce that one of our sidents, Karen Fowler, currently a student a Lou8rdes
College, would be conducting a creative writing class for our residents. Please enjoy the following creative
insights by members of her class.




                                          Pooh
                                     By Heather Sattler

                 December 7th of 98 was the first time I saw you face to face.
        I'll never forget those big blue eyes, your head full of hair or your tiny cries.
         I love to rock you and hold you close, sing lullabies and caress your nose.
   I watch you sleep as I'd silently weep, feeling sorry for the secrets we'd have to keep.

               Your Daddy has a secret life, one that he hides from his wife.

                 So now I wonder what to do as I sit here and cry, rocking you.
      It hurt so bad, I started drinking Jack; and before I knew it I was back on Smack.
                            It didn't take long before my life fell apart.
                  You were only 4 months old when they ripped out my heart.
                     They took you away from me, said it was for your own good.
 I blamed them and hated them and though that I should. Oh my God, it hurt so bad, I can barely describe the feelings I
                                                                 had.

 My mind was twisted, I had gone insane. I kept using the drugs to numb my pain. And before I knew it, it had been five
                                      years. I'm sitting in prison, crying my tears.
 Because I haven't been a part of your life, you have a new mommy, it's your father's wife. I can't blame her for the way
                                       things went. Wasted time I foolishly spent.
                     Please forgive me, is all I can say. I hope you'll forgive me one of these days.
                                                               DEAR FRIENDS OF AURORA,

                                          WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE FU-
                                          TURE AND THE MISSION OF AURORA HOUSE AND ITS WOMEN
                                          AND CHILDREN?

                                          DO YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR OUR CAUSE? ARE YOU INTER-
                                          ESTED IN SERVING YOUR COMMUNITY?

                                          The Aurora Project is currently recruiting individuals interested in serving
                                          on our Board of Directors.

                                          If interested, please contact Denise F. Fox, Executive Director for more
                                          information at (419) 244-3200.


                                               DONATIONS
                                    July 1, 2008 to September 30, 2008

Interim Healthcare                                                      Rave and Bharati Kodali
Robert and Mary Lou Tadayesky                                           Sisters of Notre Dame
Moms Club of Perrysburg                                                 Norman Polleett
Zion Methodist Women                                                    James Tablyn

  Thank you for your generosity. We apologize for any errors or omissions. Please contact the Development
                                office at (419) 244-3200 to make a report.




                                                                                    Keri Kiefer, Case Manager



                                Charletta Slaughter, Program Coordinator

 Deresa Smith, Case Manager
                                                                                               NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION
                                                                                               US POSTAGE PAID
                                                                                               TOLEDO, OH
Aurora Project, Inc.                                                                           PERMIT 1028
1035 North Superior
Toledo, OH 43604
Office 419-244-3200
Fax 419-244-3291
Email: auroraproject@buckeye-express.com




           Aurora Project, Inc., is a comprehensive housing and life skills program that
            empowers homeless women and their children to achieve self sufficiency
              and independence by providing resources and learning opportunities
                              in a supportive and safe environment.
                     Aurora Project Inc. Needs List                                         Aurora Board of Trustees
   The Aurora House has a major need for: bus tokens, 18 gal-
   lon plastic containers, New office chairs, 2-drawer file cabi-                                 Doug Martin, President
                                                                                            Paul R. Hollenbeck, Vice President
   nets, art prints, embroidery thread & hoops, yarn & knitting                                 Christi Wagner, Treasurer
   needles, play sand (for the sandbox outside), rubber mulch                                      Tina Bain, Secretary
   for the play area, diapers size 3-5, new baby monitors, Ce-                                     Michele Murnen-Rice
   dar Point tickets, Toledo zoo tickets, Movie tickets, and gift                                      Tom Peternel
                                                                                                       Kent Riesen
   cards to Lowes, Home Depot, Target, Sam’s, Wal-Mart and                                              Linda Stacy
   Meijer.                                                                                         Ernestine Weathers
                                                                                               Denise F. Fox, Executive Director
                                                                                                Venus Chapman, Development
                                                  HAVE YOU REMEMBERED
                                               AURORA HOUSE IN YOUR WILL ?                     Aurora’s Core Values
                                                                                                     Compassion
                                            A bequest is a gift that allows you to leave         Community Integration
                                            a legacy of caring. It is the easiest way to            Empowerment
                                            make an ongoing difference in the lives of                  Family
                                                                                                        Hope
                                            homeless women and their children. Call                 Independence
   the Development Office at 419-244-3200 for more information.                                 Human Dignity & Respect
                                                                                                     Self Esteem




                                                                                           Upcomng Event
                              4th Annual Holiday “Ladies Night Out”
                              December 4, 2008                                             CALL FOR TICKETS !!
                              Sylvania Country Club                                           (419) 244-3200

								
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