Wednesday, December 26, 2012

GED program

PROGRAM HELPS PEOPLE WITH GED: For those ages 18 to 22 who have dropped out of high school, there is a chance to drop back in with the Drop Back In Center, 3217 Surrey Road, Warren. Participants can earn a diploma, take classes online and receive one-on-one career counseling. For information, call 330-297-1436 or 330-369-3010.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Clothing Giveaway & Food Pantry at First Presbyterian Church in Niles

Robbins Avenue between Summit and Crandon
 4 Summit Avenue
Niles, Ohio 44446
(330) 652-1471

Food Pantry open 10:30 to Noon weekdays
Clothing second Saturday 9:00 AM to Noon  

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Senior Meal Information

This Elderly Affairs website lists the meal times and locations for our area seniors.

Monday, November 12, 2012

First Book Trumbull County Fundraiser

Book fair fundraiser

Sat, November 17, 2012 @ 10:00AM

Niles Books a Million is holding a fundraiser for First Book-Trumbull County. A percentage of sales will be donated to help children in need in our county to receive books of their own to keep. From 10 to close, all day Saturday. For more information, call 330-638-4393

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Project Feed Our Valley

According to their facebook page, the Eastwood Mall Complex will be hosting 
an event on behalf of the Second Harvest Food Bank

Saturday, December 8, 2012
11:00am until 7:00pm

Hunger in our Valley is on the rise. And instead of just reporting on 

the problem, 21 News is doing something to help.

Project: Feed Our Valley is an effort to educate people about hunger in our community.

 It's also a "call to action" to raise vital donations of food and money in order to feed our hungry 

The beneficiary of this 21 News project is Second Harvest Food Bank 

of the Mahoning Valley; a local organization which feeds more than 
10,000 needy people each week in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties.

Most people think that hunger is an inner-city problem. But poverty

 is also on the rise in the suburbs and in rural areas of our community. 
21 News hopes to dispel myths about hunger and provide opportunities 
for viewers to help.

Project: Feed Our Valley promises to be a true community effort with 

events throughout the year to encouraging local businesses and 
individuals to join the fight against hunger.

Please join us for this wonderful event.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Local Hurricane Sandy Relief effort

A local couple is planning to take 2 trucks of supplies to hurricane victims in New Jersey. Here is a list of items needed as well as where to drop them off. Please help if you can. If you have a Kmart rewards card, they are giving you $10 toward hurricane supplies if you tell them at checkout that what you are buying is for hurricane relief and hand them your rewards card. Good people of the Mahoning Valley giving back!
Here's a list of drop off locations:
Niles- 114 Russell Ave (front porch)
Austintown- 204 N. Navarre Ave. & if you purchase items at Rite Aid on rt 46/ Mahoning ave they can be left there.
Warren-1) JM Clemente Courthouse Square Monday-Friday 8-4
2) The Cake Boutique/Sugar Buzz 4248 North River Rd Sat & Monday 10-3 Tuesday-Friday 10-5
...3) 633 Perkinswood Blvd NE
Cortland- 304 Deer Creek Trail (front porch)
YSU- Beeghly College of Education 4th floor suite 4101 Monday-Thursday 9-3 ask for Diane Crowe or Stacy Foist
Brookfield- 6046 Warren Sharon Rd. ( back porch)

Items Needed

Baby Food Formula | Bottle Water/Juice
Powdered milk or evaporated milk
Canned meats/fish/fruits/vegetables | Canned soups
Jello and pudding cups | Dry fruit and nuts
Cereal | Crackers | Camping style oven
Pet Food | Coolers for food storage
Disposable plates/ utensils/cups | Manual can opener | Diapers
New/clean used children/woman/men clothing (sweaters, sweatshirts, pants, socks, underwear, coats)
New or clean used blankets/quilts
Air mattress / air pump | Sleeping bag or bedroll and pillows
Personal hygiene packages | Hand sanitizer
Toiletries | soft huggable toys, games, dolls, brushes
Flashlight with extra batteries |Battery-powered radio batteries
First aid kit (bandages, aspirin, disinfectant swabs)
Scissors, tape, markers, pens, paper, |Notepads, notebooks
Large plastic containers/bins | Clorox bleach/cleaning supplies
buckets, squeegies, mops, Shovels, rakes, sledge hammers, hammers, big brooms,crow bars, dry wall hooks,
Heavy duty gloves, garbage bags | Tarps
Gift cards for Target, K-Mart, Lowes and Home Depot

Empty gas cans and gas cards-


Monday, October 29, 2012

Storm Assistance

Please note, should the storm knock out your power, you can dial 2-1-1 to find out what assistance is available to you.

Ohio 2-1-1

Friday, October 26, 2012

Liberty Drug Collection Site

 Residents can drop off unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs for proper disposal at the box located in the lobby of the township administration building.

The Liberty Township Administration Building is located at 1315 Churchill Hubbard Road., Liberty Twp., Ohio 44505 and the lobby is open between the hours of 7-4 M-F.

Medicines in standard containers may be deposited in their own containers. Please ensure any liquid medications are secure before depositing. People may black out their names from the label, if desired. The medicines will be destroyed two times a year.

Why should unwanted, unused or expired medication be properly disposed of?

1) Painkiller abuse starts with family & friends
More than two thirds of people who said they had gotten high on painkillers for the first time in the previous year got the pills from family or friends, according to the analysis of two years of data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

2) Flushed medication ends up in our water supply. Who wants that?

Sunday, October 14, 2012

D.A.L.E Foundation Food Drive

The D.A.L.E. Foundation has begun preparations for their Thanksgiving food drive.  This year they'd like to focus their efforts in the Youngstown area.  

Non-perishable food items are being collected at these area businesses:

Aveda Institute: (will be there Saturday)
6000 Mahoning Avenue Youngstown, OH 44515

Catullo Prime Meats
7124 Tiffany Boulevard, Boardman, OH, 44514


Ange’ Netta’s Restaurant 
64 Cardinal Drive Canfield, Ohio 44406

Kids First Wee Ones Pediatrics in Canfield...

4133 Boardman-Canfield Road
Canfield, Ohio 44406

B & K Farm Market
2396 Elm Road Cortland, Ohio 44410

Newton Falls:
140 Superior Street Newton Falls, Ohio 44444

Shop N Save
37 Ridge Rd. Newton Falls, Ohio 44444

Brenda’s Hair Salon
250 S Milton Blvd. Newton Falls, Ohio 44444

ZID Realty, on Market St. North Lima, OH

The D.A.L.E Foundation Thanksgiving Food Give Away will be on Saturday, November 17th from 12-3pm in the Covelli Centre Parking Lot in Youngstown, OH. So we would like to get all food collected by November 10th if possible so we have time to prepare the bags. Thank you in advance for your generous donations!

The DALE Foundation About page gives Dale's story

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Grandparent Support Group

from the Tribune

GRANDPARENTS PROGRAM OFFERED: The Warren SCOPE Center, 220 W. Market St., is offering a free monthly grandparents support group beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The support group will provide the opportunity for grandparents 60 and older to network with others having the same responsibilities. The group will also have guest speakers.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Re-purposing crib bumbers

Experts are saying to put nothing in the crib except the baby, but what to do with those adorable bumpers? Check out this pinterest board with ideas to repurpose that bedding. 

Saturday, July 28, 2012

About this blog...

This blog page is an informal spot to organize helpful information that I've gathered.  Since I've become a parent representative for the Trumbull County Family & Children First Council, my eyes have been opened to the numerous services this area has to offer and I want to do my part to make sure the general public knows about these services, events, issues, etc. too.

 Here is the official webpage for the Trumbull County Family & Children First Council.    If you are looking for a specific service, please give Ohio 211 a look. 

I'm also sharing helpful articles and event information on Facebook. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Warren Family Mission Needs

boxed goods (side dish items) & canned goods, drinks, drink mixes, cereals (hot & cold), sugar, coffee, coffee creamer, brown sugar, honey, condiments, milk, eggs, butter, lunchmeats, cheeses, pudding & jello cups, pasta, mac & cheese, spaghetti sauce, salad dressings, etc.
The mission is also in need of a large RV or pull-behind camper to use for outings for the residents. This item is a tax-write off for the full value of the item.
We are also in need of office supplies; #10 envelopes, stamps, copy paper, permanent markers, scotch tape, etc.
We are always in need of gift & gas cards to any establishment.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Heat Relief

Salvation Army offers cooling place

WARREN - The Salvation Army here is providing a place for people to escape the heat.

The cooling site, 270 Franklin St. S.E., is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. Water is available.

Capt. Charles Coffelt said the cooling station will be open throughout the summer.

Donations of water and snacks are welcomed to help those in need, Coffelt said.