OhioHealth Marion leads community Toy Drive on Saturday

What started as an idea in OhioHealth Marion General Hospital’s Physical and Occupational Therapy department quickly spread into a community-wide effort to organize a Toy Drive for the Salvation Army on December 10, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the south entrance of the OhioHealth Marion Medical Campus (MMC). The Physical and Occupational […]

Marion credit union organizes donation of over 1,000 pounds of food

When Marion Community Credit Union launched their canned food drive in September, it came with a larger goal than they’d ever attempted – 1,000 pounds. Once the final numbers were in, they were looking at that goal in the rearview mirror. Donations collected at their two Marion branches tipped the scales at 1,100 pounds. Daniel […]

Buckeyes help provide warmth to Marion area families

Ohio State Marion students kicked off the season of giving by collecting, packaging, and distributing over 1,000 articles of winter accessories to help less fortunate Marion area families stay warm this winter. Students from Amy Tibbals’s English 2367.01S were able to assemble and distribute over 455 “Loving Scarves” bags to the local community, through partnerships […]

Marion campus hosting FAFSA nights to help families get an early start on student aid

College students and their families can apply for Federal  and state financial aid for the 2017-2018 beginning this month. In prior years, students had to wait until January 1 to begin the process.  This change allows students and their families to apply earlier for Federal and state grants, loans, and work-study funds., as well as […]

United Way’s 2016 campaign to focus on people right here at home

The United Way of Marion County’s annual campaign is set to kick off on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at the OhioHealth Marion General Hospital. The celebration is in conjunction with the Marion Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours and will begin at 5:00 pm, with a brief presentation at 5:30 pm. This year’s emphasis is […]

Charitable giving tips offered following Louisiana flooding

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today offered advice to help Ohioans make wise charitable contributions and avoid scams following the devastating flooding in Louisiana. “We encourage people to be generous in helping the people of Louisiana,” Attorney General DeWine said. “We also encourage people to make sure their donations go to legitimate causes, not con […]

Corporate America Family Credit Union joins Project Backpack for 13th year

Corporate America Family Credit Union (CAFCU) has begun its thirteenth year of support for Project Backpack, an annual school supply drive that helps families, students and teachers prepare for the school year. All CAFCU branches will be collecting items such as rulers, highlighters, calculators, binders, and other basic classroom tools to give to local schools […]

Marion Community Foundation hold donor advisor gathering

Dean Jacob, president and CEO of Marion Community Foundation, recently addressed a gathering of the Foundation’s donor advisors to discuss current needs of the Marion community. The donor advisors are creators of charitable funds at the Foundation who help recommend grant awards for the Foundation. The meeting, held June 22, 2016 at the Center Street […]

Ohio Auditor release SNAP fraud report

An audit of Ohio’s $2.5 billion Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program has found system weaknesses which allow for benefits of the dead to be claimed, accounts to build excessive balances, questionable out-of-state transactions and other instances of potential fraud. The audit of SNAP, commonly known as the food stamp program, found areas of vulnerability for fraud, […]

Community Foundation opens 2016 grant process

Marion Community Foundation’s 2016 Community Grants Program application period is open. This year approximately $450,000 is available for local charities and nonprofit organizations serving the Marion area. Applications are available online with a deadline of July 21, 2016. Experiencing remarkable growth and community support since its inception in 1998, Marion Community Foundation manages more than […]