The Douglas Company team volunteered at Family House over the holidays to bring a little holiday cheer. The day started off doing a holiday craft with the children to give their parents for Christmas, followed by a nacho bar for approximately 65 residents and a fun-filled movie party, including popcorn, candy bags, and hot cocoa to wrap up our day.
Family House is a homeless shelter that focuses on keeping families together during their time of need. The goal of Family House is to help families in their time of crisis find permanent housing, help them regain control over their lives, and reclaim their independence through education, community resources, and compassion. Family Houses serves more than 700 families annually in Northwest Ohio.
"Volunteering at Family House was a very humbling experience. It makes you stop and realize to appreciate the things we sometimes take for granted. You never know when a random... Read More >
The Douglas Company held its 2nd annual food drive, collecting 1,580 pounds of nonperishable food and 2,776 lbs. of water, which we had the pleasure of donating to support Providence Lutheran Church’s Food Pantry in Holland, Ohio.
"We are very happy with the success of the event and extremely grateful for the thoughtful donations from our employees to help fight hunger in our community,” said Gayle Ashbridge, Director of People Development of The Douglas Company.
Providence Lutheran Church’s Food Pantry
The mission of the Providence Lutheran Church’s Food Pantry is to eliminate hunger in our community and surrounding areas by acquiring and distributing food to those in need of assistance. Envision a community in which everyone has access to sufficient and nutritious food. The generosity of individuals helps to support the Providence Lutheran Church’s Food Pantry. According to the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank, one in six people and one in four... Read More >
Right before the Christmas holiday, the employees of The Douglas Company donated a heaping 1,860 pounds of non-perishable food and cleaning items to The Family House of Toledo. The Douglas Company initiated a food drive challenge amongst the departments for the campaign, “It has been to get rather competitive around here, and the challenge fit our group well,” said Andrew Sokol, Estimator at The Douglas Company.
The Family House is truly a unique homeless shelter because the whole family can stay together. The average age of a homeless child is four, and right now, 65 kids live within these walls at Family House, the second-largest family homeless shelter in Ohio. “We are feeding approximately 131 people three times a day, so you can imagine how much food we go through.” said Renee Palacios, Executive Director of Family House.” “This is by far the largest food donation we have received in the... Read More >