St. Joseph Knights of Columbus Donation


Pictured: Clyde Gaffney-Grand Knight, Melinda-consumer OFH, Dan Graves- Treasurer, and Joe Percodani-Deputy Grand Knight

St. Joseph Knights of Columbus Marseilles donate $842.60 to Ottawa Friendship House. This gift will be used to support the Special Olympics Program at the agency. This year, 29 consumers attended the Track and field event. The 13 gold metal winners will be competing at the ISU State Olympics in June.

Acts of Kindness Project

Act of Kindness 2015

Members of the First Presbyterian Church and Calvary Baptist stepped away from their regular Sunday Worship Services on May 3, 2015 to provide support to area agencies. The group scraped, primed and painted picnic tables and benches used by the consumers for breaks and lunch times.  Our agency really appreciates theses local churches as they put their faith into action.

Fun…raiser Earns Record Amount


Last week’s Friends, Food & Fun…raising event presented by the Ottawa-Naplate Hospitality Beverage Association brought in over $26,000 in support of Ottawa Friendship House. Hosted at Ottawa’s Knights of Columbus hall, a record crowd of over 250 attended the fundraiser which brought in the largest dollar amount in the history of the agency!

Members of ONHBA are shown that evening presenting Beth Mangold, executive director of Friendship House, a check for $5,000 as official event sponsors.

ONHBA Named as Event Sponsor

Food, Friends and Fun...Raising

Consumers from Ottawa Friendship House accept a $5,000 donation from the members of the Ottawa-Naplate Hospitality and Beverage Association. In thanks for their support, ONHBA has been named an official sponsor of the agency’s Friends, Food & Fun…raising event scheduled for March 26th at Ottawa’s Knights of Columbus from 5:00-8:00 pm.

A portion of the donation will be used to underwrite all costs of the event with the remaining $3,500 being used to directly support agency programs.