Wednesday, August 25, 2010

LifeBanc's Quilt-Making Party

On a volunteer's suggestion, LifeBanc is offering to host a quilt square-making party. Help us make this a success! Come join us if you're a donor, recipient, loved one, or someone waiting on an organ... We would love for you to make a square for the third LifeBanc quilt. Even if you don't consider yourself "crafty," we'll have all the supplies here and knowledgable people to help! These quilts make large impacts on people as they travel around, spreading the importance, sharing the joy, and displaying the gratitude of organ donation.

LifeBanc Quilt Party

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Shop & Search to Benefit TRIO Akron-Canton!

Shopping online? Then do it through iGive and we can get some financial benefit at no cost to you!

Participating major national stores will donate up to 14% of your online purchases to TRIO Akron-Canton!! All you have to do is click on the banner above and join. Search for "trio" until you find TRIO Akron Canton. Select us as your charity, and go shopping! Tell your friends! There are so many stores to shop from - keep this in mind especially as the holidays approach!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

TRIO Celebration of Life Picnic

August 8: Our picnic this year - although small in attendance - was quite a success!

Here is our group picture:

TRIO Picnic, Green, Ohio
From L-R, Randy & Robin Pelton, Craig & Beth Gohlke, Rosie Price, Mary Fread, Keith Goodwin, Don Gordon, Ray & Susan Golden, Amanda Goodwin, Heather Golden, Ray Hamlin, Pam Goodwin, Ben Wallace, Nikki Goodwin, Dick & Joan Becherer.

We had members of all kinds from donors to recipients, and even someone waiting for an organ. Plus most brought a family member or two, which made for even more fun. Everyone made a dish to share, and the conversation was enjoying.

On display was our information board that we take to events to tell people about our organization and recruit new members:

TRIO Table
Each year, Schwebel's Bread Company donates buns, and Sugardale donates hot dogs to compliment everyone else's delectable contributions.

Thanks to everyone who came out, and remember, the picnic is held the second Sunday afternoon in August every year, so make plans to attend next year's picnic today.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

2010 LifeBanc Gift of Life Walk & Run

On Saturday, June 14, some of the AC-TRIO members gathered at Blossom Music Center for the 12th Annual LifeBanc Gift of Life Walk & Run!

Not only did we have a few AC-TRIO members "manning" an information table, but a few members decided to join newest AC-TRIO member Amanda's friends and family as a team for the walk.

Here's a photo of the entire "Race for Amanda" team. If you're not aware, Amanda is on the waiting list for a new liver, and you can see her blog here. More photos will be on her personal blog as the week goes on. Her team, in total, raised $1345, and the TRIO information table was able to spread the word about our great support organization. It was a wonderful day in celebration of life, giving, and the human spirit.