Be a Part of Friendsgiving

Donations Needed For Fundraiser

GOODNESS GROWS...a place to Create. Cultivate. Thrive.

What We Do:

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit that uses horticulture and related activities to facilitate positive changes in the lives of people living with disabilities or health needs that could benefit from social or therapeutic gardening. We work with area schools, educational programs, volunteers, and church groups. We are a work site for mission trips and volunteer days, where participants can be involved in a variety of indoor and outdoor hands-on projects.

Goodness Grows is licensed through the state of Ohio as a Department of Developmental Disabilities provider. We provide daily programming - vocational habilitation - for adults with disabilities. Our clients receive training in a wide array of life skills, such as cooking, baking, laundry, cleaning, gardening, and much more.

Why Friendsgiving?

Friendsgiving is a fun, seasonal way to get the word out about Goodness Grows and our work here in North Lima. Local winery, Diletto's, is a good friend to our organization. They have partnered with us on various occasions, they incorporate our jam into their appetizers, and they support us by hosting this pre-Thanksgiving shindig! We appreciate their support more than we can express.

Friendsgiving is a benefit to all involved. Guests get to visit with friends, enjoy music, wine, and food, and relax before the festivities of Thanksgiving. Diletto's gets to introduce new people to their wonderful wines and enjoy visiting with regular customers. We get to tell people about what we do, sell our jams, catnip toys, and reindeer food, and benefit from the proceeds of the evening. So, it is a win-win-win for all!

Ways YOU Can Help:

1) Donate a raffle basket!

One way money will be raised is through the ever-popular basket raffle. Guests will be able to buy tickets to try and win a variety of baskets. We are looking for individuals, organizations, and businesses to assist us by donating a raffle basket. Big or small, all baskets will be appreciated. Make it a family project to create a basket. Promote your business. Advertise your organization. We will publicize all basket donations on our website and Facebook page.

2) Bake a pie!

You might be baking for Thanksgiving anyway, what's one more flaky, delicious pastry creation? And, what says Thanksgiving/harvest time/Friendsgiving more than a fresh baked pie??? To go along with our evening of good friends, good music, and good wine, we need good pie! We will be selling pie slices and all proceeds from the sales will be put right back into our work at Goodness Grows. If you would like to donate a pie, we will gladly serve it!

3) Spread the Word!

Do you know someone who might enjoy donating a raffle basket? Aware of a small business looking for a way to promote what they do by donating? Know someone who loves to bake? Can you think of someone who would like a relaxing evening out the night before Thanksgiving? Please help us get the word out to all of them! Invite them to donate and to attend. Word of mouth, or sharing this email, helps more than you know!

4) Attend!

Mark your calendar for November 27, from 6-9pm, and come join the fun! Eat some pie, buy some raffle tickets, try some of Diletto's wine and food, enjoy the live music, and start your Christmas shopping early with our Jungle Jam, Juicy Jam, and crafts. We would truly love to see you there!!

Your contributions make it possible for people of all abilities to grow with us.
Your donations
to Goodness Grows are tax-deductible, to the extent allowed by law.

Contact Us to Say Yes:

Have you decided you would like to help? Do you need more information? Want to suggest someone we should invite or reach out to? We are easy to reach! Stop by 2310 W. South Range Rd., North Lima most weekdays between 8:30am-2:30pm to see us. Give us a call at 330-549-9408. If the answering machine picks up, we promise to call back! Drop Jen an email at Find us on Facebook and leave a message there. Getting in contact with us is usually pretty easy and we are always glad to hear from you!

Where is Diletto Winery?

They are located at the corner of Market St. and Western Reserve in Boardman. The address is 8578 Market Street. Check out their website to learn more about them:

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Thank you for reading this email and considering how you might want to be involved to
help us make this Friendsgiving fundraising event a success!

Your donations and support strengthen our reach and impact on our community!

Check out our website & Facebook page to learn more!

Goodness Grows is a faith-based 501(c)3 non-profit operating out of Common Ground Church Community. Our mission is to cultivate personal, social, and community growth through gardening, education, and opportunity for people of all abilities. We are working to improve people's lives through social and therapeutic gardening practices. We'd love for you to join us!

Create. Cultivate. Thrive.