Invest in Our Children

$950 of $490,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 21 months
LoveLight, Inc. is a small non-profit in Kent, Ohio. For years we have been searching for the perfect building to house STARCHILD, our integrated and intergenerational learning center. Finally, we have found the perfect location and we need your help to get us there! Please watch our short video about STARCHILD and the property to learn more about our vision!
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We need to raise $490,000 to purchase, refurbish, and equip the VFW building in Kent, Oh to begin the STARCHILD program.
Help us greatly expand our services!
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Thanks to our friend, T., who donated $100
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Sherry Thompson, Treasurer of the LoveLight Board before her passing, was a sweet, kind, unassuming soul who was always willing to lend an ear and provide encouragement. I remember one time I brought to Sherry, a young teen, who had experienced a difficult early childhood, and was currently embarrassed by a self-inflicted botched haircut. She eased his shame by restoring his appearance with her haircutting skills and soothing him with her words of understanding.
Sherry watched over the LoveLight office, which was located next to her beauty shop, The Style House, and provided support to LoveLight’s efforts as well as to me personally. The Style House reminded me of Steel Magnolias, with her various regular customers forming a community of friends. In addition, her shop served as an informal incubator, where people brought items such as beautiful butterflies made from plastic pop bottles, and wreaths and other goods at Christmas, which Sherry offered for sale at very reasonable prices. To me, she was an angel long before she left us, and I will always treasure her friendship.
Sherry was very supportive of the idea of finding a building to house LoveLight services to the community, including a child development/early learning center (STARCHILD). If you would like to make a contribution in Sherry’s memory, please be sure to mention that in the comment section on our GoFundMe page, www.gofundme.com/lovelightcares and feel free to share a memory of Sherry. If you prefer to send a check to P.O. Box 123 Kent, Ohio 44240, please put Sherry’s name on the memo line, and if you would like to share something about Sherry, we will post it on our GOFUNDME and Facebook pages. Thank you for helping us to honor the memory of this wonderful lady.
Lisbeth (Betsy) Justice, Executive Director
LoveLight, Inc.
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Lisbeth K Justice
8 months ago

Thanks to our wonderful Board member, Jerry Feezel, and his wife, Jenelle, who donated $100 as part of The LoveLight University & Community Challenge: Show Love, Share Love, Spread Love to raise the money needed to buy the building. The Challenge is among Kent/Kent State, University of Akron/Akron, and Youngstown State/Youngstown. Please join us to see which of the three can raise the most money and be sure to designate which one you'd like to credit for your donation.

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$950 of $490,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 21 months
Created February 8, 2017
Funds raised will benefit:
LoveLight, Inc
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Kent, OH
EIN: 341821952
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YS
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YSU Supporter
8 months ago

Go, Youngstown State Penguins!

LK
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Lisa Kemerer
19 months ago
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Great work!

AB
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Albert Barber
19 months ago
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Best wishes for this campaign The work you do is priceless

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Anonymous
20 months ago
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$65
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20 months ago
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Lisbeth K Justice
8 months ago

Thanks to our wonderful Board member, Jerry Feezel, and his wife, Jenelle, who donated $100 as part of The LoveLight University & Community Challenge: Show Love, Share Love, Spread Love to raise the money needed to buy the building. The Challenge is among Kent/Kent State, University of Akron/Akron, and Youngstown State/Youngstown. Please join us to see which of the three can raise the most money and be sure to designate which one you'd like to credit for your donation.

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