LOTH’s 125th Giving Campaign is filled with engaging fundraising events driven by our employees to tie into our 125th Anniversary Celebration.

Employees are mobilized to engage in the local community and support nonprofit organizations they are passionate about. We had over 25 submission ideas that tie into the Giving Campaign and will be executed throughout 2016.

125th Giving Campaign Calendar


April - The Canopy Project

To honor Earth Day and Arbor Day we selected to give to the The Canopy Project. This is a charity run by the Earth Day Network, which has planted more than 3 million trees in 32 countries so far. For every $1 they receive, they plant 1 tree! To tie in to LOTH’s 125th Anniversary, we have set a minimum goal of planting 125 trees.

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May - Kickball For a Home

The “Lothballers” are making their return in the May “Kickball For A Home” event for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. This event raises money and awareness to help find permanent homes and loving families for children in foster care. All 125 kicks go toward helping a child find a home along with our donation of $1,250!

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May - Taste of Hope

LOTH prepared and served 125 meals for families at the Taste of Hope event at Ronald McDonald House. LOTH volunteers helped provide the nutrition kids need to heal and allow parents more time to focus on their critically ill children. Taste of Hope takes care of all the details including the food, recipes, cookware, and the instruction from a professional chef.

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May - Race For The Cure

The LOTH Columbus team raised above and beyond their $1,250 goal for the 2016 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure! The event raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.

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June - Operation Backpack

LOTH will be collecting over 125 school supplies for Operation Back Pack through Volunteers of America. Our Cincinnati and Columbus locations will donate backpacks full of supplies for homeless children in housing programs, shelters and other community partners.

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July - Creative Living Resident Cookout

LOTH employee and Creative Living volunteer Lori Hollandsworth led the serving of 125 burgers, brats and drinks at LOTH’s summer cookout for the residents at Creative Living. Creative Living provides amazing apartment housing and support for physically disabled individuals. They provide a supportive community where the residents share the commitment to build a self-sufficient, productive life that fulfills the potential of each individual.

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August - Duck Race and Run

LOTH is a proud ambassador of the 5th Annual Columbus Duck Race & Run benefiting the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. LOTH purchased well over 125 ducks to support the cause.

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August - Pelotonia Race

LOTH employees and family members (Trevor Cooke, John Redden and Paula Redden) will be riding in the Pelotonia totaling over 125 miles. Way to go!

Pelotonia is a bicycle ride event of varying lengths, with 100% of funds raised going to the OSU James Cancer Hospital/Solove Research Institute for cancer research (costs are covered by corporate sponsorships).  To date this very worthwhile event has raised in excess of $106 million towards the fight to end cancer.

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September - Cornhole 4 Cancer

LOTH employees are making over 125 tosses to compete at our Columbus location’s Summer Party for a spot in former Buckeye Scoonie Penn’s Cornhole 4 Cancer Tournament. Buckeye Cornhole 4 Cancer is a charity cornhole tournament to raise awareness for all forms of cancer, celebrate the lives of those who have fought or is fighting cancer, and to raise money for cancer research. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Urban and Shelly Meyer Fund for Cancer Research at the James. Together, we can toss away cancer—one bag at a time.

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September - Dhani Jones BowTie Cause

September: LOTH purchased several bowties and scarves from the BowTie Cause to giveaway to our guests at our 125th Anniversary Celebration. Our donation will go on to support numerous charities and organizations as part of our Giving Campaign we’ve carried out this year in honor of our anniversary.

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October - Light the Night

LOTH will be lighting over 125 lanterns for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk. This event helps fund treatments that are saving the lives of patients today. LLS is making cures happen by providing patient support services, advocacy for lifesaving treatments and the most promising cancer research anywhere.

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October - Save The Animals Foundation

We are donating our time to volunteer and our resources to gather supplies for the Save The Animal Foundation in Cincinnati. Funded entirely by donations and operated solely by volunteers, their no-kill shelter currently homes over 600 dogs and cats, many of whom have been abused, abandoned or literally tossed away. LOTH plans to donate over 125 supplies from our Columbus and Cincinnati locations and hopes help to save countless paws!

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October - Fall Feast Coat Drive

LOTH’s Columbus and Cincinnati locations will donate over 125 coats to Fall Feast’s fall coat drive. Fall Feast 2016 is Thursday, November 24th at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Join us as we celebrate over 10 years of turkey, smiles, and community!

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November - Fall Feast Dinner

LOTH will help to serve almost 1,250 pounds of turkey! Every year Give Back Cincinnati’s Fall Feast is bigger and better than ever. The food and fun are always free and abundant, and so is the community love. The focus is always on making a difference in the guests’ lives, especially the homeless and underserved. Join 4,000 of your neighbors on November 24th to give thanks, eat heartily, laugh cheerfully and enjoy the best Thanksgiving you’ve ever had!

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December - Salvation Army Adopt A Family

LOTH will donate over 125 gifts to families in need over the holidays. We will work with the Salvation Army of Columbus to adopt a family this Christmas and shop for the items they are in need of. The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services.

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