Giving Some Warmth

There are so many charitable organizations that are in need of donations in some form, and today some of our staff had the chance to give a donation in the form of a little extra warmth!

Dennis and Karen Providence house

The Providence House on Cleveland’s west side is one of the nation’s oldest operating crisis nurseries. It’s one of just more than 70 in operation in the US and Canada offering emergency shelter and care to children who are actively at risk for abuse and neglect due to family crisis. The agency offers education, mentoring, case management and aftercare focused on family preservation. Providence House offers parents a real alternative to placing a child in foster care or forgoing their own necessary health care for fear of losing custody of their children.

This week some of our Ohio Lottery staffers used their lunch time to help make fleece blankets to donate to the Providence House.  They did the cutting and the tying to make 14 colorful warm and cozy blankets for the children.

Director Dennis Berg and Community Outreach Coordinator Karen Russo dropped off the blankets for the children to keep, and while they were there they got to visit the newly built expansion of the Providence House facility called Leo’s House. We hope that the new blankets will help comfort the children in these cold winter months.

If you would like more information about Providence house, visit their website at


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