Philanthopic Initiatives

 

A large part of the culture at Dismas is focused on giving back to our community & supporting organizations that we are passionate about. Our philanthropy efforts include monetary donations, attending fundraisers, and volunteering our time. Check out the below to learn about the type of organizations that we support!

 

 

Folds of Honor

Folds of Honor is a nonprofit organization that helps provide the families of fallen and disabled service members and first responders educational scholarships. Since its inception in 2007, Folds of Honor has awarded over 51,000 scholarships totaling over $240 million in all 50 states. Among the students served, 45 percent are minorities.

Girls Scouts / Operation Salute

Girl Scouts have a long tradition of making the world a better place through community service. Operation Salute encourages girls and community members to make a difference by donating Girl Scout cookies to the military.

Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland Council will deliver cookies purchased through Operation Salute to organizations in central Ohio that will distribute the sweet treats to members of our military, veterans, and their families.

 

 

Bishop Griffin Resource Center

The Bishop Griffin Resource Center provides those facing systemic poverty with tools, resources, and services to overcome barriers and create viable pathways to self-sufficiency. The center is designed to assist people in meeting their basic needs and empower them to move beyond their current circumstances.

 

Flying Horse Farms

Flying Horse Farms is a medical specialty camp that provides healing, transformative experiences for children with serious illnesses and their families – free of charge. Located in Mt. Gilead, Ohio, the camp first opened its gates in 2010 and has provided more than 10,000 experiences and over 150 sessions since then. FHF serves children and young adults ages 7-21 and their families, from Ohio and beyond.

 

 

Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading suicide prevention and crisis intervention nonprofit organization for LGBTQ young people. They provide information, advocacy & support to LGBTQ young people 24/7, all year round.

 

Pelotonia

Pelotonia’s mission is to engage, inspire, and challenge a community committed to changing the world by accelerating innovative cancer research. 100% of all participant-raised funds go toward innovative cancer research, including: enhanced treatments and therapies, the next generation of research talent, immune-oncology, and prevention and early diagnosis.

 

Central Ohio Diabetes Association

The Central Ohio Diabetes Association helps Central Ohioans living with diabetes detect their condition, prevent onset and complications, and learn to live well with the challenge of diabetes. While there is no cure for diabetes, it can be managed so that people can live with more hope, security, and independence.

 

Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a 501 nonprofit organization founded in the United States that helps fulfill the wishes of children with a critical illness between the ages of 2+1⁄2 and 18 years old. For wish kids, just the act of making their wish come true can give them the courage to comply with their medical treatments. Parents might finally feel like they can be optimistic. A wish unites neighbors, friends, and entire communities in life-changing experiences.

 

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