Hope for Kids Geauga is happy to announce that we will be going forward with our annual Golfing for Kids outing that will be held on Monday August 10, 2020 at Chagrin Valley Country Club. The 5th annual outing will look a little different this year as we adhere to all the Covid-19 guidelines, but we guarantee it will still be a good time!
This year, more than ever, we need your support! The board has been very busy during this pandemic supporting the abused, neglected and at-risk children by continuing to maintain some normalcy in their lives. Hope for Kids Geauga has stepped up and funded all seven Geauga school districts by providing Wi-Fi hotspots to over 300 children so they could have access to online learning during the school closings. We also purchased a commercial refrigerator for a school lunch program which provides nutritious meals to children who rely on school lunches for one balanced meal a day.
The Covid-19 pandemic has drastically increased mental health concerns, economic difficulties, domestic violence and unemployment – all which put kids at risk. Hope for Kids Geauga remains committed to assure that the most vulnerable children have access to whatever they may need to thrive during this difficult time and beyond.
We hope you will consider a sponsorship again this year, so that we can all help to maintain stability for so many children in need.
Thank you in advance for considering support of our Golfing for Kids event on August 10, 2020.
We are all in this together!
Golfing for Kids 2020 Chair
Eagle Sponsor- $4,000 – Yearly recognition on our virtual platform, signage at registration, signage at driving range or putting green and one golf foursome.
Birdie Sponsor – $2,500 – Yearly recognition on our virtual platform, one hole sponsor sign and two golf registrations.
19th Hole Sponsor – $1,500 – Yearly recognition on our virtual platform and signage at registration and the 19th Hole.
Box Lunch – $1,500 – Yearly recognition on our virtual platform and signage at registration and lunch.
Hole Sponsor- $500 – Yearly recognition on our virtual platform and signage at one tee box.
We Are All in This Together – Donation $_________________
Hope for Kids Geauga acted swiftly and diligently to identify and respond to a need caused by one of the unfortunate impacts of COVID-19. The Hope for Kids board of directors allocated $15,000 to fund Wi-Fi hot spots for Geauga County K-12 students who do not have internet access at home.
On March 12, 2020 Governor Mike DeWine announced that all Ohio schools would close for at least 3 weeks to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. The local schools immediately started to prepare students for home schooling through email communication with their teachers and completing online assignments. Hope for Kids board members promptly contacted the Geauga County schools, including Chagrin Falls, to inquire about students whose lack of home Wi-Fi connection could cause a learning disadvantage.
The mission of Hope for Kids Geauga is to raise funds and awareness to improve the lives of abused, neglected and at-risk children in Geauga County. The board agreed that funding this need falls within their goal of leveling the playing field for the area youth. “The board was able to communicate quickly and vote to proceed with this project through email communication”, said Engelina Koberna, board member who took the lead in contacting the schools. “It is hard to imagine students not having the benefit of the internet in this age of technology”, added Mrs. Koberna. Timothy Velotta, Principal of Chardon Middle School responded to Mrs. Koberna, “This is an amazing support to our students and the greater community. Thanks to you and your organization!”
Hope for Kids Geauga would like to continue to supply Wi-Fi connection to students whose families are unable to afford this service, beyond the COVID-19 crisis. Unfortunately the board has obligations for funding children through several agencies and does not have the current capital to shoulder this on their own. If you would like to contribute to this project, please send a donation to Hope for Kids Geauga, PO Box 21, Novelty, OH 44072 and indicate Wi-Fi on the memo line or visit their website at www.hopeforkidsgeauga.com for alternate options.
For questions, please contact Engelina Koberna, 440-552-0224
From the Geauga County Maple Leaf:
Hope for Kids Helps Break Cycle of Dysfunction
Fred Rogers, affectionately known as “Mister Rogers,” once said, “Anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me.”
Read the full story here.