2016 Highlights

  • Celebrated 37 years of enriching the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Designated again as a Charity Partner for the Glass City Marathon and also hosted a water stop.
  • Hosted “What’s Next? Life Skills Series” cooking class sponsored by The ARC of Lucas County.
  • Hosted Lourdes University for Introduction to Health Care.
  • Participated in Mercy College of Ohio’s Philanthropy Project
  • Hosted family events such as the Family Picnic and the Family Holiday Party.
  • Continued to open our meeting room to groups from the community:

    • Epilepsy Center
    • Healthier Buckeye Grant providers / implementation team
    • Lucas County Work Force Development
    • DOVIA
    • Lucas County Provider group
    • Glass City Marathon
    • Leadership Toledo
    • Downtown Kiwanis
    • Image Group
    • Baskets of Care
  • Said a sad farewell to resident Shanna Thiel and, through donations, purchased a swing in her memory.
  • Another successful annual Medicaid survey.
  • Kitchen certified by Lucas County Health Department in 2015 and continues to have citation-free inspections.
  • Installed wireless so that the individuals could use their personal electronic devices at home.
  • Created and put into use new person-centered planning documents for each individual.
  • For the fifth year, Artists at River Crossings designed our holiday cards.
  • Contract for the individuals to stuff the 9,000 race packets for the Glass City Marathon.
  • Hosted:

    • Employees of Image Group and Dana Corporation
    • Leadership Toledo Youth
    • Incoming freshman group from Lourdes University
    • Students from St. Ursula Academy as part of their Day of Caring
    • New volunteer event continued, Sunflowers for Seniors, where residents deliver bouquets of sunflowers to nursing home residents, bringing smiles to everyone.
  • Established new revenue benchmarks for Jog and Jaunt and Annual Giving Campaign fundraisers.
  • Updated / created promotional material i.e. CAR, River Crossings, etc. in-house.
  • Appointed new president of the board.
  • Approved revised by-laws which the Governance Committee had reviewed / revised at numerous meetings throughout the year.
  • Added five new Josina Lott Board members and one new Josina Lott Foundation Board member.
  • Our sponsorship of an Angel Tree meant that 57 young women and children served by Mom’s House had a present under their tree this year.
  • 54 students / individuals completed volunteer orientation in 2016.

    • 11 ‘volunteer groups’ completed mini orientation and served a single day of service.
    • Over 256 volunteer events for 2016.
    • Over 80 different individuals (student majority, not including student groups) volunteered in 2016.
    • Josina Lott volunteer, University of Toledo student, Corey Fink was nominated / awarded Outstanding Community Service Award by the ARC for his service to the Inclusive Miles running program.
    • Volunteer Groups from:

      • Dana Holding Group
      • University of Toledo Rec Therapy program
      • St. Ursula Academy for Day of Caring (11th consecutive year)
      • Toledo Christian
      • Toledo Road Runners
      • Toledo ZooTEENS (monthly)
      • Lourdes University for “First Year Experience”
      • Hosted 40+ employees of the Image Group for a Day of Caring at JL basecamp, River Crossings, and in the community at Seagate Food Bank
      • Mercy College of Ohio Community Health Nursing Philanthropy Program
      • Parishioners from Sylvania St. Joseph
      • Youth Leadership Toledo
      • Presented at St. Ursula Academy Christian Service Fair
      • Seventh annual Volunteer Fair at Bowling Green State University
      • For second year in a row, invited to Anthony Wayne Schools for the annual “Be Nice Volunteer Fair” where we presented to four classes on volunteerism in support of the mission of Josina Lott, support of individuals with disabilities
      • Orientation at Toledo Zoo for new class of ZOOTeens