Who Benefits?

Every little bit helps these great charities! Come out to enjoy some great entertainment and sample food from top restaurants around the area, all while helping Central Ohio Children's Charities!

The Buckeye Ranch

The Buckeye Ranch

The Buckeye Ranch provides hope and healing to children and families by offering family-focused mental health treatment and alcohol/drug services for children with behavioral or psychological and substance abuse disorders.

For more information visit www.buckeyeranch.org.

Children's Hunger Alliance

Children's Hunger Alliance

Founded in 1970 in Columbus, Children's Hunger Alliance is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger in Ohio. The organization's mission is to ensure children without access receive healthy food, nutrition education and physical activity. In 2015 the organization worked with partners including childcare providers and afterschool programs to help provide more than 5.2 million nutritious meals and snacks to hungry children throughout Ohio's 88 counties.

For more information visit www.childrenshungeralliance.org.

Maria Tiberi Foundation

Maria Tiberi Foundation

Maria was a senior at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and was a Graphics Design Major. During High School she worked on The Perspective, the school magazine, at Dublin Coffman High School. The Foundation intends to provide scholarship dollars to a student following in Maria's footsteps ... a fellow Perspective collaborator who intends to continue higher education in the Media and Graphic Arts fields.

The Foundation intends to launch a campaign to bring Defensive Driving to the forefront. Maria had only three short years of driving experience and the Foundation would like to encourage better defensive driver training. Our first initiative will be to attempt to encourage better quality Defensive Driver's Education.

St. Brigid of Kildare Church in Dublin, Ohio has established a scholarship in Maria's honor. The Foundation will continue to support the Maria Tiberi Scholarship so that students may be able to attend the church elementary school with financial assistance.

For more information visit www.mariatiberifoundation.org.

Mount Carmel St. Ann's

Mount Carmel St. Ann's Labor & Delivery Unit

At the Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Maternity Center, our expert team of medical professionals delivers nearly 4,000 babies each year. And making sure each one is as safe as it is special is our highest priority. We offer a Maternal Fetal Medicine program for high-risk pregnancies; a dedicated Level III maternity unit with private labor and delivery suites; 24-hour OB, anesthesia and neonatal coverage; and a Level III NICU staffed by an expert team of neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners. Every facility and amenity is here to make sure each moment before, during and after pregnancy is truly miraculous. Contributions from the Chilly Open help ensure that continues.

For more information visit www.mountcarmelhealth.com.

Columbus Zoo

Partners In Conservation

Partners In Conservation (PIC) is a grass-roots project initiated in 1991 by staff and docents at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium with support from Jack Hanna, Columbus Zoo's Director Emeritus. The Ubumwe Community Center (UCC) is one of PIC's signature projects in Rwanda. In 2005, Frederick Ndabaramiye and Zachary Dusingizimana founded the UCC in Gisenyi, Rwanda. Frederick was maimed during the genocide and received prosthetic hands in Columbus, Ohio, in 2002. Frederick says that the Columbus Zoo made it possible for him to be independent again, and he wanted to find ways to "give back" by working with people who are "like him." The UCC is changing lives by offering people of all ages - who face challenges - an opportunity to reach their full potential. Frederick and Zackary exemplify the courage, hope and spirit that live in each of us if we only listen to our hearts and then take action.

For more information visit www.columbuszoo.org/PIC.

St. Jude's Children's Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude is unlike any other pediatric treatment and research facility. Discoveries made here have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. With research and patient care under one roof, St. Jude is where some of today's most gifted researchers are able to do science more quickly. The mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay. Our vision is to be the world leader in advancing the treatment and prevention of catastrophic diseases in children. St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and from around the world. On average, 7,800 active patients visit the hospital each year.

For more information visit www.stjude.org.

WARM Westerville

Westerville Area Resource Ministry

Westerville Area Resource Ministry, 'WARM', is a 501(c)(3), faith-based organization, serving those in need within the Westerville School District, the 11th largest in Ohio. WARM's mission is to provide compassionate, short-term assistance, educational services and spiritual support to encourage individuals to achieve a self-sufficient life while restoring dignity and hope. WARM combats hunger and poverty with a number of vital programs to provide a 'hand-up', not a 'hand-out'. WARM provides nutritious food, education, life skills, employment assistance, emergency resources, senior services, mentoring, and service learning opportunities. In addition, WARM has adopted the Share Bac A Pac weekend backpack program that serves hundreds of children in need during the school year. In the summer, WARM operates The Westerville Area Kids Lunch Club, a free summer lunch program for children. In 2015, the Westerville Area Kids Lunch Club served 18,695 weekday lunches, 21,294 weekend backpack meals and 88,000 lbs. of fresh produce to children in need along with nutrition education, reading, enrichment, health screenings and recreation activities.

For more information visit www.warmwesterville.org.

Westerville Sunrise Rotary Foundation

Westerville Sunrise Rotary Foundation

The annual Chilly Open is the largest community-wide fundraiser organized by the Rotary Club of Westerville Sunrise. During the past 20 years, the event has raised more than $2.5 million to sustain its commitment to local children in need. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit local children's charities.

If you are interested in learning more about the Rotary Club of Westerville Sunrise, we meet every Wednesday morning at 7:00 at The Old Bag of Nails in Westerville.

For more information visit www.westervillesunrise.org.