Alvis Announces its 2018 Amethyst Portraits of Recovery Purple Heart Award Recipients
We are pleased to announce that, at Amethyst’s Portraits of Recovery Event, the 2018 Purple Heart Award will be presented to Rita and David Cohen. Since 1993 the Cohens have quietly, yet persistently, helped empower the women of Amethyst to live in sobriety, believe in their strengths, and pursue their lifelong goals. The Cohens’ compassionate dedication to serving others, mostly families and children, has touched thousands of lives in our region.. Learn more about the Portraits of Recovery Event here.
The Don and Nancy Kelley Family will be honored as Family of the Year
Each year, Alvis honors a family whose efforts have positively impacted our community. The award recognizes a family’s collective leadership in serving the community through philanthropy and volunteerism as well as their commitment to helping families and children. We are thrilled to annouce the Don and Nancy Kelley Family is our 2018 Family of the Year.
Don and Nancy Kelley have been steadfast in their commitment to Columbus for more than half a century and family is at the heart of all their activities. Don and Nancy Kelley have seven children, 26 grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. Every member of the Don and Nancy Kelley family has been involved in giving back to the community. One example is their son, Terry Kelley, who founded the Serenity Street Foundation in 1996 and serves as President today. The Serenity Street Foundation’s mission is to help men recover from alcohol and drug addiction.
The Family of the Year award will be presented to the Don and Nancy Kelley Family at Alvis’ Fifth Annual Evening of Light event on April 6, 2018. Proceeds from Evening of Light benefit the Alvis Family and Children’s Program.
Alvis Named A Top Five Nonprofit to Watch in 2017
Alvis was honored to be named one of 5 exceptional nonprofits to watch in 2017 by The Columbus Foundation. In the announcement, The Columbus Foundation applauded Alvis’ ongoing commitment to provide innovative programming for some of our community’s most vulnerable residents.
“Especially during our 50th Anniversary Year, we were so proud to be recognized for our effective programs and our commitment to service that is making our community a better place for all,” said Denise M. Robinson, President and CEO of Alvis.
The Columbus Foundation also named Catholic Social Services, Homeport, Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services, and Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland as nonprofits to watch in 2017.
Giving kids backpacks and supplies for the start of the school year
By contributing to Alvis' back to school campaign, you are giving children of Alvis clients the tools they need for a great start to the new school year. Your support will provide new backpacks and school supplies and help them become the successful students they were meant to be. Most importantly, it will give them an opportunity to chart a path to a better future. Click here to donate online.
In kind donations are also welcome weekdays from 9 am - 5 pm at 2100 Stella Court, Columbus, OH 43215. Suggested items include colored pencils, crayons, #2 pencils, pink erasers, dictionaries, calculators, tissue boxes, rulers, highlighters, pens, scissors, wide-ruled notebook paper, and pocket folders.
Alvis is Celebrating 50 Years of 180 Degree Impact
That's right – Alvis is turning 50! And we are celebrating throughout the year with a series of engagements recognizing the people, organizations, and businesses that have made Alvis' work possible as they continue to shape the successes of the individuals, families and communities we serve. Join us in this celebration of empowering people to become self-sustaining, contributing members of society by turning their lives around 180 degrees.
Alvis Participates in The Columbus Foundation's The Big Give
Alvis is proud to be participating in The Columbus Foundation's Big Give, a 26-hour online giving event to make a difference through kindness. Donations during the event on Tuesday, October 10th and Wednesday, October 11th will be amplified through an additional pool of funds provided by The Columbus Foundation. And... The Columbus Foundation is covering all of the credit card processing costs so all donations will go directly to programming.
GIVE BIG during the event between 10 am on Tuesday, October 10th and Noon on Wednesday, October 11th. Go to www.ColumbusFoundation.org, select Alvis in the search field and make your donation. Your donation will impact lives by 180 degrees!
Thank You, M/I Homes for Brightening the Holidays for the Children of Alvis
Thanks to M/I Homes volunteers, children in Alvis' Family & Children's Program enjoyed a little holiday magic… quality time with family, sharing a delicious meal, indulging in too many sweet treats, playing games, making cookies, and receiving lots of thoughtful gifts courtesy of Santa, of course! M/I volunteers ensured these kids and their mothers will share beautiful memories of time spent together that will last a lifetime.
Denise M. Robinson Honored with Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award
On January 22, 2017, Denise M. Robinson, Alvis President & CEO, was honored by President Barack Obama with the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding work in philanthropy and community service. The award is given as a part of the President’s Volunteer Service Award to recognize the value and importance that volunteers contribute to America's strength and national identity and to honor the deeply invested volunteers whose service is multiplied through the inspiration they give others. We couldn’t be more proud of Denise and we are thrilled for her to be recognized nationally for her amazing contributions to the good of our community and nation.
Alvis Partners with MOD Pizza For Newest Grand Opening
Alvis is very excited to partner with MOD Pizza for their newest grand opening in Columbus at 4784 Morse Road from Noon - 8:00 pm on April 1st when 100% of the store sales will be donated to Alvis! Artisan-style pizzas and salads are individually sized, made on demand, and ready in just minutes. At its heart, however, MOD is a platform for doing good. They believe, as we do, in offering second chances and realy opportunity for growth. Click here for more information about MOD Pizza.
Alvis Announces its 2017 Family of the Year Award Winner
We are incredibly pleased to announce that the Crane family has been awarded the 2017 Family of the Year! Helping others has always been a part of the Crane Family fabric – volunteering, donating, engaging, and advocating. Their capacity to engage others in their efforts to help individuals lift themselves up, help communities come together, and help families stay together made them an obvious choice for this year's award. Congratulations and thank you to the Cranes for inspiring so many others to do so much more!
Thank you, Columbus Bar Association Volunteers for Sharing the Holiday Spirit with Alvis clients
The thoughtful volunteers of the Columbus Bar Association helped bring a lot of extra holiday cheer to Alvis this year! Because of them, each of our clients with developmental disabilities enjoyed a holiday party complete with friends and family, tons of great food, spectacular entertainment, and goodie bags filled with fabulous gifts. Our clients were truly touched by the kind and generous spirit of the Columbus Bar Association this holiday season.
Matching Gift to Honor Alvis 50th Anniversary
We are thrilled to announce that an anonymous donor is honoring Alvis' 50th anniversary by matching all new and increased gifts made during 2017, up to $100,000. It's an incredibly generous gift that will dramatically further the 180 impact that ALL of our donors and supporters have on the lives of clients, families and communities we serve.
Click here to further your impact!