Giving Tuesday

You are part of a special 4-H community. As volunteers, alumni, and supporters, you have the power to change the lives of youth across Ohio by providing them with opportunities to inspire curiosity, fuel adventure, develop lifelong skills, and grow into true leaders. During this giving season, reflect on what 4-H has done for you and others you know. Would you consider donating to help ensure this program continues to grow and thrive for future generations? A gift to Ohio 4-H is an investment in our youth and in our community’s future. Please consider giving to Licking  County’s 4-H funds at ohio4h.org/countydonation. 

REMINDER: Holiday Toy Drive

Let’s put our “hands to larger service!” Licking County 4-H is partnering with Karis’ Cause to collect toys, games, and gift cards for patients and their families at Nationwide Children’s Hospital this holiday season. Items should be new, in original packaging. Please do NOT bring presents gift wrapped. Items should be dropped of to the Licking County Extension Office by November 18, 2022. Suggested items are listed below, but please know this is not a definitive list.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are planning to attend the Licking County 4-H Achievement Night on November 17th, we will have a box to collect toys/items that night. It’s a great option so you won’t need to make a special trip just to drop off your donation! Also, a reminder that if you haven’t already done so, please RSVP at the link you received in your email invite if you plan to attend to help us better plan for that evening.

Gift ideas:

  • $10 gift cards to stores like Walmart, Target, Amazon, etc.
  • Craft Items: crayons, markers, paint, stickers, Play Doh, clay, art sets, etc.
  • Games: board and card games
  • Video Games: Wii and XBOX 360 or One
  • Toys: Puzzles, matchbox cars, Lego/building sets, dolls, stuffed animals, etc.

Holiday Toy Drive

Let’s put our “hands to larger service!” Licking County 4-H is partnering with Karis’ Cause to collect toys, games, and gift cards for patients and their families at Nationwide Children’s Hospital this holiday season. Items should be new, in original packaging. Please do NOT bring presents gift wrapped. Items should be dropped of to the Licking County Extension Office by November 18, 2022. Suggested items are listed below, but please know this is not a definitive list.

Gift ideas:

  • $10 gift cards to stores like Walmart, Target, Amazon, etc.
  • Craft Items: crayons, markers, paint, stickers, Play Doh, clay, art sets, etc.
  • Games: board and card games
  • Video Games: Wii and XBOX 360 or One
  • Toys: Puzzles, matchbox cars, lego/building sets, dolls, stuffed animals, etc.

REMINDER: Help Needed for Creekside Classroom Construction

Volunteers are needed to help construct the new Creekside Classroom at 4-H Camp Ohio. We are in need of multiple volunteers each day. Volunteers should be able to commit to the entire (or majority of) day and be able to physically help with preparation of the site and constructing the structure (ages 14+ please). Please plan to bring hammers, cordless drills with 1/4″ drivers, gloves, shovels, and rakes.

PLEASE NOTE: This schedule is flexible and subject to change and may need adjusted based on delivery of materials and weather. Please be sure to include your contact information so you can be updated if there are changes.

Saturday, October 8: Finish leveling the pad and dig post holes.

Monday, October 10: Footer inspection and pouring.

Tuesday, October 11: Set posts and pour uplift concrete.

Wednesday, October 12: Start framing of headers and trusses.

Thursday, October 13: Finish framing and start putting on metal.

Friday, October 14: Finish outside metal and start on ceiling metal.

Saturday, October 15: Finish ceiling and metal and prep floor for concrete.

To sign up for a volunteer slot, please visit https://go.osu.edu/CreeksideClassroom

Volunteers Needed for Creekside Classroom Construction

Volunteers are needed to help construct the new Creekside Classroom at 4-H Camp Ohio. We are in need of multiple volunteers each day. Volunteers should be able to commit to the entire (or majority of) day and be able to physically help with preparation of the site and constructing the structure (ages 14+ please). Please plan to bring hammers, cordless drills with 1/4″ drivers, gloves, shovels, and rakes.

PLEASE NOTE: This schedule is flexible and subject to change and may need adjusted based on delivery of materials and weather. Please be sure to include your contact information so you can be updated if there are changes.

Saturday, October 8: Finish leveling the pad and dig post holes.

Monday, October 10: Footer inspection and pouring.

Tuesday, October 11: Set posts and pour uplift concrete.

Wednesday, October 12: Start framing of headers and trusses.

Thursday, October 13: Finish framing and start putting on metal.

Friday, October 14: Finish outside metal and start on ceiling metal.

Saturday, October 15: Finish ceiling and metal and prep floor for concrete.

To sign up for a volunteer slot, please visit https://go.osu.edu/CreeksideClassroom

Holiday Toy Collection to Benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Let’s put our “hands to larger service!” Licking County 4-H is partnering with Karis’ Cause to collect toys, games, and gift cards for patients and their families at Nationwide Children’s Hospital this holiday season. Items should be new, in original packaging. Please do NOT bring presents gift wrapped. Items should be dropped of to the Licking County Extension Office by November 18, 2022. Suggested items are listed below, but please know this is not a definitive list.

Gift ideas:

  • $10 gift cards to stores like Walmart, Target, Amazon, etc.
  • Craft Items: crayons, markers, paint, stickers, Play Doh, clay, art sets, etc.
  • Games: board and card games
  • Video Games: Wii and XBOX 360 or One
  • Toys: Puzzles, matchbox cars, lego/building sets, dolls, stuffed animals, etc.

Creekside Classroom Construction

The Licking County 4-H Committee, with support from several groups and local businesses, is building a shelter house style structure at 4-H Camp Ohio next to the walk bridge on the boy’s side of camp. This new structure will be the Creekside Classroom and will offer additional learning space during our creeking sessions and other activities at camp. This is something that we have wanted to see happen for many years and are excited it is finally coming to fruition! We will need help with assembling the structure on Saturday, October 15th. More details will be come once they’ve been finalized, but please save the date in your calendar if that is something you think you can help with. Please note: we are asking for ADULT volunteers who are physically able to help build the structure. While we love having youth help us with a variety of activities, this activity needs those with some skills with tools and construction.

We’ll also have more information about those donors and businesses who helped make this project possible once it is completed.

My Very Own Blanket – Community Service Opportunity

My Very Own Blanket is dedicated to warming the heart of every child in the foster care system with a blanket, to give them a feeling of comfort, security and most of all, a SMILE.  Handmade blankets are created through the loving care of volunteers. We connect diverse people, community groups, businesses and services through this volunteer opportunity and ministry to our children in foster care. These gifts are comforting and familiar, and children can take them from one home to another.  Thousands of blankets are donated each year to children in foster care. Each blanket is personalized with the child’s name, a tradition for My Very Own Blanket since 1999.

Volunteers are needed to sew/create blankets that can then be given to children in the foster care system, so that no matter what, each foster child has something that belongs to them and can be a comfort to them. Blankets can be sewn/quilted, crocheted, knitted, or no-sew fleece blankets. All blankets must be new and handmade as the handmade aspect is an important part of the gift.

Blankets can be donated to My Very Own Blanket in Westerville, OH, or reach out to My Very Own Blanket and they will put you in touch with an agency in Licking County so that blankets can stay within our community.

This would be a great opportunity for clubs for a community service project. Check out https://www.myveryownblanket.org/ to learn more about the process and the requirements/guidelines for creating blankets.

 

Stock the Trailer at the Hartford Fair

Don’t forget to bring your non-perishable foods to the Hartford Fair!!!

Farm Credit Mid-America and Rural 1st have put out the challenge for local communities to help feed those in need while supporting junior fairs. The “Fight the Hunger, Stock the Trailer” campaign encourages community members to bring non-perishable food items to the fair where they will be collected and then donated to the Food Pantry Network of Licking County.

Bring your items to the Hartford Fair August 7th-13th and place them in the stock trailer located at the front of Grubb Arena or drop them off to the Junior Fair Board Office. All participating fairs will receive $500 to support their Junior Fair Board and Junior Fair Programming. The fairs that collect the most pounds of food will be awards $5,000 for 1st place, $3,500 for 2nd place and $1,500 for 3rd place.

We have our eyes set on 1st place and need your help to get there! We know the Hartford Fair community is strong, and this campaign is a winning situation for all involved!

 

Stock the Trailer

Farm Credit Mid-America and Rural 1st have put out the challenge for local communities to help feed those in need while supporting junior fairs. The “Fight the Hunger, Stock the Trailer” campaign encourages community members to bring non-perishable food items to the fair where they will be collected and then donated to the Food Pantry Network of Licking County.

Bring your items to the Hartford Fair August 7th-13th and place them in the stock trailer located at the front of Grubb Arena or drop them off to the Junior Fair Board Office. All participating fairs will receive $500 to support their Junior Fair Board and Junior Fair Programming. The fairs that collect the most pounds of food will be awards $5,000 for 1st place, $3,500 for 2nd place and $1,500 for 3rd place.

We have our eyes set on 1st place and need your help to get there! We know the Hartford Fair community is strong, and this campaign is a winning situation for all involved!