Cause Connector is a charitable matchmaking site, created to help more donors support local nonprofit projects in Appalachian Ohio. On Cause Connector, donors can easily search for projects serving their local community across the areas of arts and culture, community and economic development, education, environmental stewardship, and health and human services.
Ohio Hills Health Services work is being highlighted on Cause Connector. The funding received by OHHS will enable the Quaker City Family Health Center to purchase a generator. The pandemic has emphasized the importance for being prepared in case of an emergency. To remain open during a weather or natural disaster the Quaker City Family Health Center needs to have a generator to power lights, heating and cooling, medical equipment, and other necessities such as refrigerators which store lifesaving vaccines.
“OHHS is grateful to the FAO for including us in this unique giving opportunity,” said Jeff Britton, CEO, OHHS. “OHHS operates 5 Health Centers and our goal is to equip each of our Centers with a back-up generator and the Quaker City Family Health Center is the last Health Center requiring a generator.”
Those who would like to play a part in supporting this work can visit www.CauseConnector.org to make a gift. Through Cause Connector, donors’ gifts will combine to fund projects across the region while also making investments in future initiatives.
Our region of Appalachian Ohio has access to fewer grant and scholarship dollars per capita. This “philanthropy gap” means the region’s nonprofits, schools, community organizations, and students have less support to meet pressing needs and pursue opportunities that can make a tremendous difference.
Cause Connector is focused on addressing the philanthropy gap by helping donors find projects that need their support today while also investing in the future of our communities. A portion of each gift given goes to FAO’s I’m a Child of Appalachia® Fund to support future projects.
“We created Cause Connector to connect donors who want to make a difference with investment-ready projects in our local communities,” said Cara Dingus Brook, FAO’s president and CEO. “Our region is full of leaders with innovative solutions and ideas for helping others, and Cause Connector is a new technology designed to support their success.”
OHHS is one of the first organizations selected to have a project featured on the new Cause Connector site. Projects have until April 9 to receive funding and make their projects possible. Gifts of all sizes are welcome at www.CauseConnector.org.
Photo: Staff at the Quaker City Family Health Center (l-r) Kim Masters, LPN; Staci Fellows, NP-C, Family Nurse Practitioner; Cortne Oliver, Front Desk and Jeanne Jellison, RN, Clinic Coordinator
About the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio
The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is a regional community foundation serving the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. A 501(c)(3) public charity, the Foundation creates opportunities for Appalachian Ohio’s citizens and communities by inspiring and supporting philanthropy. For more information about FAO, visit www.AppalachianOhio.org.