PAIGE Foundation News
We have had several successful fundraising events thanks to our devoted staff, faithful volunteers, and generous people everywhere. We have made several connections with people and organizations and have been able to partner with others who have the same passion and goals – helping women, babies, children, and families. We are thrilled and grateful for every connection we’ve made over the years. We’re thankful that you have shown an interest in the foundation as well.
Our spaghetti dinners have built a reputation for being a fun, family-friendly event for over ten years. We offer a delicious spaghetti dinner with an Tia’s famous homemade sauce and if that isn’t enough to bring you out we have an amazing selection of raffle prizes, 50/50 drawing, door prizes, a live DJ, and balloon animals for the kids. It’s a time for awesome fellowship, meeting new friends, and supporting a great cause. Look for our spaghetti dinner every November.
We’ve been able to distribute funds to various non-profits that we network with as well as to individuals in need. With the funds we have raised we have been able to provide scholarships for birth moms to attend retreats, help pay for meals at their monthly support groups, and even meet individual needs of birth moms.
We continue to march forward in our goal of helping women be who God has intended them to be, saving babies from being aborted, helping birth moms, and doing whatever else we can to promote quality of life. We can only do it with your help. Please consider joining us in our endeavors.
Due to COVID-19 in 2020 we were not able to host our annual spring Dine-to-Donate or our annual fall spaghetti dinner.
Due to the current COVID situation and for the safety and concern of all of our wonderful volunteers and supporters, we will not be hosting our Fall Spaghetti Dinner again in 2021. We are optimistic that we will be able to host the dinner in 2022. Hold Saturday November 12, 2022 on your calendar and watch for updates!
*Update* – We had a successful and fun online fundraising event on Sunday November 14th, 2021. We raffled off two amazing prizes – a Lucky Fall Wreath covered with $100 worth of scratch-off lottery tickets and a Fun & Games Basket filled with games, puzzles, snacks and various gift cards. The winner of the wreath was Peg H. and the winner of the basket is Tammy D.
This raffle was in lieu of our Annual Spaghetti Dinner this year. We thank everyone for your support especially in these trying times! Hopefully, we will see you next year at our Spaghetti Dinner scheduled for Saturday November 12, 2022.
Upcoming Events & Fundraisers
There are so many ways you can help us help others. From super easy ways like saving your Acme receipts or using Goodsearch to super fun ways like attending our Annual Spaghetti Dinner. Check out below all the ways you can help.
Approximately 90% of the funds we raise go to the people we help. Less than 10% is used for administrative costs!
Acme Markets Receipts – Every August through December Acme store offers Community Cashback. Save your Acme receipts from August through December that have community cashback on the bottom of the receipt and mail them to PAIGE Foundation, 4088 Swain Drive, Norton, OH 44203. Acme will send a check to the Foundation for a percentage of the total at the end of the program. It’s an easy way to donate simply by your everyday grocery shopping.
Amazon Smile – AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support The PAIGE Foundation every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the PAIGE Foundation. Be sure to select the PAIGE Foundation as the charity of your choice.
GOODSEARCH – The search engine with a unique social mission. It’s powered by Yahoo!, so you get great search results. Each time you search, GoodSearch makes a donation to the PAIGE Foundation! Be sure to indicate the PAIGE Foundation for your donation location. https://www.goodsearch.com
GoodShop.com – The online marketplace that donates a percentage of your purchase to the PAIGE Foundation. You can choose from hundreds of popular merchants and the experience of shopping through GoodShop is exactly the same as going to the retailer’s website directly. Plus, coupons can be found when you shop through GoodShop. Be sure to select the PAIGE Foundation as the charity of your choice. https://www.goodsearch.com/goodshop
SPAGHETTI DINNER – This event is typically the second Saturday in November at the Norton Community Center located at 4060 Columbia Woods Drive, Norton, Ohio. Follow us on Facebook for exact dates. Join us for a family-friendly, fun time for a delicious meal with Tia’s famous homemade sauce, served with bread sticks and salad from Olive Garden. DJ Willy of King’s Way DJ services keeps us entertained with music and humor. Try your luck at our 50/50 drawing, raffle prizes, and many door prizes. It’s a great time with family and friends while making a difference in the lives of women and babies.
DINE-TO-DONATE – Applebee’s in Wadsworth pays us when you eat there! When you attend one of our Dine-to-Donate dates, Applebee’s will pay 15% of your total check to the PAIGE Foundation. Just bring in our special flyer (you can find it on Facebook or we can email it to you) and tell them you are there to support the PAIGE Foundation. We also have yummy baked goods for sale and Raffles. Our Spring Dine-to-Donate takes place typically the Thursday before Easter. Follow us on Facebook for exact dates.
*These dates are subject to change or not occur if the COVID-19 issues continue during those times.
Below is a list of workshops that the PAIGE foundation board members offer. These workshops are offered at no charge to your organization or members. Please contact us if you would be interested in having a workshop presented at your organization. Refer to the ‘About Our Staff’ link above.
Resume Building & Interviewing Workshop (presented by Michelle Villers and Christina Henry)
Are you in-between jobs or entering the job market for the 1st time? We can help you build your resume, learn interviewing skills, get advice on how to dress, and where to look for your next job. Contact us for a personal one-on-one session.
Finance and Budgeting Workshop (presented by Charlotte Pickenpaugh)
For most of my career I have worked with finances. I have experience in accounting (accounts receivable and payable), payroll, budgeting and balancing a check book. In addition, I was a single mom for a short while and had to work with a tight budget to support my children on my own. In this workshop I can help young women create a workable budget and I can teach them how to balance a checkbook. (I also assist with the cooking workshop and have great tips on how to cook for a family on a tight budget.)
Memoir Writing Workshop (presented by Heather Waun)
In college I had to take a writing course. I did not like writing. One of our assignments changed my perception of writing – Memoir Writing. Memoirs are short “stories” about either one particular event of your life or about a period of time, all teaching you a valuable lesson and leaving a lasting impact. Immediately, I thought of my friendship with Paige and how years later I still feel her all around me. So I began to write…and write….and write. And a funny thing happened. I LOVED writing it! Not only that, I felt this sense of peace come over me throughout the whole project. I want to share that with young women, especially young women going through a life changing event such as pregnancy. The power of writing about something that holds such an importance in your life will help overcome the fear of writing. I even put my memoir into book form, adding pictures, songs, quotes, etc. Whenever I am missing Paige, I can pull out this memoir that came from my heart and receive a little bit of comfort from it.
Journaling Workshop (presented by Michelle Villers)
Journaling is one of the best things we can do for our self and our families. Yet, many people don’t journal because of either fear and/or ignorance about journaling. Journaling helps us de-stress, it keeps our emotions in check, it serves as not only a reminder of our past but a roadmap for our future, and it leaves a legacy for future generations. Often people think that journaling is hard work – that you have to be an English major to get it right and that’s the farthest thing from the truth. Anyone and everyone can and should journal and when you take this workshop you will have all the tools you need to start your journal.
Cooking Class Workshop (presented by Christina Henry)
Cooking for a family these days can be very expensive and one of the largest budget expenditures. However, there is a way to cook economically and healthy with a little creativity. I will teach you how to make a meal on a budget. At my cooking workshop I will share my kitchen tips and advice such as the staple ingredients every kitchen should have, how to substitute ingredients, and how to make something when “there’s nothing in the cupboard to make”. I will demonstrate cooking techniques and we will prepare one of my favorite recipes. (All recipe ingredients provided)
Memorial Crafting Workshop (presented by Michelle Villers)
Memorial crafts are a way to keep our loved ones close to us. There are dozens of crafts that can be made that incorporate the memory of a loved one including jewelry, memory lights, scrapbooks, and many more ideas. Contact me to discuss what you would like to create at your next group meeting.