Thursday, May 1, 2014

Blessing Blessings

Blessings of Summit and Portage Counties is a unique non-profit program that reaches out to teen moms, with the underlying belief that people grow in four ways: physically, mentally, spiritually, and socially. To nurture this growth, Blessings combines the expertise of church, school and community.

Blessings was created in 1995 to offer teen parents:

*financial assistance for day care
*help with school to graduate
*a mentor role-model
*religious support

Christ Community Chapel~Stow Campus partners with Blessings to help in practical ways. For example, there is a monthly Life Skills meeting where the participants share a home cooked meal together, and learn some different practical skill.   One of the community groups of the Stow campus has taken on the ministry of providing this meal each month. In March, Bernie and Sandra Roth delivered a delicious meal.

And also at the March Life Skills meeting, a CCC member taught the teen moms how to make a large pot of nutritious soup for $5.

On the Saturday before Mother's Day each year (this year MAY 10th) Blessings holds its annual Hike/Bike Charity Event at Stow-Munroe Falls High School. Entry fee is only $5 (waived with $150 in pledges). You can choose your distance of 3, 6, or 8 miles AND you can walk, run, bike or stroll!  Call 330 678 9019 to register for the event!  

This school year, Blessings is supporting three teen moms.  It costs $7200. to provide day care for one child so that mom can stay in school. To make a financial donation, make checks payable to:

Blessings of Summit and Portage Counties, Inc.
5915 Rhodes Rd
Kent, OH 44240

For more information, visit their website at

 or contact Randy Fasnacht, CCC ministry coordinator at


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