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.

Agency Highlights (Winter ’15)

  • Consumers enjoyed a hayride, games and fun with the students from Marquette through the Bridge to Friendship Program.
  • Janet Martin was hired as our new workshop director. Janet has an MA in finance and an employment background in special education.
  • Sullivan and Glenwood Houses were surveyed by Illinois Department of Public Health and were awarded long-term care licensing.
  • We received a $5,000 check from the Bradley Fedorow Trust to purchase furniture and appliances for the two new 16-bed homes purchased in September.
  • Starved Rock Harley Women sponsored a Christmas Dance on December 12, 2014.
  • Our annual agency Christmas Luncheon was held December 19, 2014 in our workshop.
  • Members of the workshop program worked with CIMCO on a recycling project.
  • We hosted a Dental Clinic which offered treatment to 32 patients with intellectual challenges.