HEALTHY COMMUNITY TO MEET: The Creating Healthy Communities will hold its quarterly meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Trumbull County Educational Service Center, 6000 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles. Discussion will include Bike to Work, School to Farm, food service conference, food pantry, healthy community grant and award.
For information, call Mel at 330-675-7807
EVENTS HELP MAN: The Jimmy Lee Project third annual fundraiser was held recently at the B&O Station in Youngstown. All money raised will go to the Help Hotline Crisis Center.
The Jimmy Lee Project was founded in March 2011 in honor of James Lee Gruhlkey, who lost his battle with mental illness by suicide in 2011. Goals include providing financial support to local nonprofit mental health organizations due to the limited resources in our community and educating and raising awareness about suicide prevention to dispel the stigma that accompanies mental illness.
For information, call Pamela at 614-373-0624 or Karl at 330-727-3963 or visit www.facebook.com/jimmyleeproject
EVENT TO HELP UNITED WAY: The second annual Farm to Fork fundraiser, presented by Covelli Enterprises, will take place at 5 p.m. July 28 at White House Fruit Farm, U.S. Route 62, in Canfield. The event includes locally grown and produced items, private shopping in the White House farm market, wagon tours of the farm and orchard and musical entertainment by the Jack Ciarniello. Seating is limited to 100 by calling Tara of the United Way at 330-746-8494.
HOSPITAL OFFERS PROGRAM: Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley is one of the first hospitals in the area to incorporate the HALO Safer Way to Sleep program to keep all babies in Akron Children's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St. Elizabeth Health Center and at Akron Children's special care nursery located on the Beeghly campus in Boardman.
The hospital will reach approximately 500 babies in the units. The hospital's focus on wearable blankets not only comforts and stabilizes sleeping babies in the nursery, but it also eliminates loose blankets in bassinets.
For information, visit akronchildrens.org/mv.
CATS HELPED BY GROUP: TNR of Warren began in 2008 and since then has spayed and neutered more than 2,200 cats. The nonprofit works with several veterinarians in Warren and also hosts a mobile clinic every other month which spays and neuters 90 cats over a two-day period.
The agency has received grants from the Raymond John Wean Foundation, Ohio Pet Plates, Walmart, Marc's Grocery Stores and the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust to help with cats in Warren and Trumbull County.
For information, call 330-372-9933.
OH WOW! GETS GRANT: Cortland Banks awarded a $2,000 grant to the OH?WOW!?Roger and Gloria Jones Children's Center for Science and Technology in Youngstown for classrooms the center has to help students develop learning skills. Volunteers from Cortland Banks also deliver a financial literacy program to participating students.
Students from McGuffey Elementary in Youngstown visited the center. Last year, students from Warren, Youngstown and Windham were able to turn Cortland Banks' grant into field trips.