2018 NAMI quilt raffle won by Gene Schubert
This year’s NAMI quilt raffle was won by Gene Schubert of Ney. Once again, the quilt was cut, pieced and donated for the raffle by Rene’ Levy, who is pictured with the quilt.
This was the seventh quilt that Rene’ has donated for the raffle. The 2018 raffle brought in $1,053 to support NAMI programs. Over the years, her quilts have raised a total of $8,822 for NAMI Four County.
Mancino's fundraiser photos from September 24
NAMI Four County received more than $750 as a result of this year's Mancino's Restaurant fundraiser. The Archbold Mancino's made NAMI its Monday charity on September 24, giving 10 percent of that day's sales to NAMI. Kohl's corporate office will give NAMI $500 since more than five of its employees helped run the event and we also sold quilt raffle tickets. Thanks to all who helped!
Motorcycle ride benefits NAMI
The second annual Suicide Awareness Benefit Ride was held Saturday, July 21 leaving from the Wauseon VFW for a 70 mile ride with some of the proceeds benefitting NAMI Four County. The ride, organized by Julie Deeds (front cycle, top photo), is held in memory of Dennis Deeds, Julie's husband. At least 25 motorcycles participated in this year's ride, which included a silent auction, raffles and a 50/50 drawing. Thanks to Julie and all of the riders!!
Meat raffle winners are....
Thanks to everyone who participated in NAMI Four County's first ever meat raffle during the spring. The winners are Karen Connolly -- 1/4 of beef; and Lori Beckler -- 1/2 a hog. NAMI netted $1,890 from the raffle! This money goes to support our NAMI chapter's mission of providing free mental health education classes for families impacted by mental illness as well as free community trainings, our Mental Health Awareness Week community awareness efforts, our free peer-led mental health support groups, our support of Crisis Intervention Team trainings for area law enforcement and more.