Sylvania Chamber’s businesswoman of the year
Amy Wildman, owner of Schramm’s Flowers & Gifts, received the businesswoman of the year award from the Sylvania Chamber of Commerce. She was honored at the inaugural Women’s Leadership Summit, held in August. schrammsflowers.com
Lucas County 2023 CASA Courage Awards
Annually, the CASA Courage Awards recognize extraordinary volunteers who go above and beyond to support abused and neglected children through the Lucas County Juvenile Court. Volunteers donated over 9,454 hours in 2022, and as of October 2023 already exceeded 7,400 hours, advocating for 1,207 children. To see the list of courage award winners or to become a CASA volunteer, visit casakids.net.
SAME Café Toledo Celebrates One Year Anniversary and an Entirely LGBTQ Leadership Team
SAME Café, (So All May Eat), in downtown’s Main Toledo Lucas County Library, celebrated its one year anniversary Nov. 4. In conjunction with a successful year providing healthy, locally sourced, made from scratch meals to its community, SAME Cafe is also boasts an entirely LGBTQ+ led management team. SAME Café, a nonprofit restaurant that operates with an innovative participation-based model, is committed to ensuring that no one goes hungry due to financial constraints. Over the course of its first year the Café has served more than 16,000 meals. Follow @samecafetoledo or email email@example.com for more information.
13th annual Northwest Ohio Nonprofit Excellence Awards
The Greater Toledo Community Foundation and The Blade, in partnership with The Center for Nonprofit Resources, The Andersons Inc., Waterford Bank, N.A., Eidi Family Foundation and 13abc, presented the 2023 Nonprofit Excellence Awards to recognize local nonprofit organizations for their contributions to the community. The four honored groups were TutorSmart Toledo, SAME Cafe Toledo, Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo and Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
Area Office on Aging and Toledo Museum of Art receive statewide award
The Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio Inc. (AOA) was recognized alongside the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA), with the Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging’s 2023 Partnership Award, for its focus on informing societal views on “aging” and “ageism.” TMA provides special training to their staff to better interact and educate adults 60+, by expanding the art experience with free creative art classes at five area senior centers around the museum. For more information contact 419-764-8087 or firstname.lastname@example.org.