We left the 313 (Detroit) and headed through the corn fields to our 11th stop Columbus, Ohio. Ohio feels like a second home to us because of the support from our friends at the Dave Thomas Foundation. A shout out out to them for letting us ship some boxes filled with clothes to their office to hold until we were able to pick them.
The Dave Thomas Foundation is an amazing organization that help children across the United States find their forever family. DTF has been amazing to us and have supporting us through many events including being a HUGE sponsor for our Adoption Festival we hold in November. If you want to learn more about becoming a foster parent or adopting you can visit them at www.davethomasfoundation.org
We also are thankful to our interns whom stuck with us even after their internship ends. So a special thank you to our forever friend, Shannon Ball, for being a continuous TWR supporter even after your internship.
This tour wouldn’t have been possible if it wouldn’t have been for the hard work and long nights our current interns have put in organizing this tour. For their amazing efforts we applaud them and can’t thank them enough for their hard work. Also, a big thank you to the friendly staff at Franklin County Children Services for hosting the event venue.
Ohio was also filled with friendly teens who were really thankful for their clothes. One teen went and shook every volunteers hand before they left with their new clothes to thank them for holding this event. There was even a rock, paper, scissors battle between two teens on who was going to do the media interview. Matthew pulled through with the win and was able to be interview by the local Columbus newspaper. We are humbled by this teen’s gratitude and can’t wait to continue and expand our work.