Play it Forward Toy Drive
For the last several years, we have teamed up with host Levis Commons in the annual “Play it Forward” used toy drive where toys are collected the second weekend in January. We bring the toys back to our facility where they are cleaned, sanitized and get new batteries. Every year we pick a different charity to support.
Annual Used Coat Drive
Cousino collects gently used coats each fall at all five of our branch locations. We clean them and they are delivered to various charities, including The Cherry Street Mission, The Beach House, The Aurora House, The Family House and more. In two years we’ve cleaned and delivered nearly 2000 coats.
Little Sisters of the Poor
Sacred Heart Home is truly a state of the art facility that was designed for 75 full time residents. The Home offers three levels of care; independent living apartments, assisted living rooms and fully skilled nursing rooms and is a three story facility. It offers many amenities such as recreation rooms, common visiting lounges, a hobby center, in-house beauty parlor and a physical therapy center.
As a non-profit agency dedicated to keeping families together in time of crisis, Family House has offered hope to families since 1985. Annually, the emergency family shelter provides shelter, meals, and services to approximately 800 individuals, 70% of whom are children. Cousino donates food, clothing and toys on a fairly regular basis.
The Toledo Area Humane Society is a charitable 501(c) 3 animal welfare organization and is one of the oldest organizations in the U.S., caring for more than 4,000 animals each year. Mission: Our mission is to lead the community in efforts focused on relieving the suffering of, preventing cruelty to, and providing for humane treatment of animals.
The Nightingale Food Harvest
Nightingales Harvest are dedicated to inspire the good people of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan to provide a food Pantry with toiletries and cleaning products for all Cancer individuals and their families. The food pantry will lessen the financial burden; encourage good practices of individual and environmental cleanliness because cancer knows no boundariesor prejudice!
Lake Kids Relief Fund
This fund was established a few days after the devastating 2010 tornado. Some of the funds were used to take the kids on a shopping trip to help “kids feel like kids again and not storm victims who are without possessions.” Cousino held a charity golf outing to raise proceeds for the fund.
Aurora House is a comprehensive housing and life skills program for homeless women and their children to achieve self sufficiency and independence. The Aurora House is a supportive and safe environment. Cousino Restoration has supported this cause through many events and fundraisers over the years.
Harbor House helps homeless and chemically dependent women in the Toledo area to sustain their recovery, gain self-esteem, self-sufficiency, permanent housing, a place in society as productive, working members, and the opportunity to be reunited with their children.This is achieved through a comprehensive program of structured transitional housing, life skills training and education, counseling, and referrals to collaborative agencies.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Cousino Restoration is a proud participant in the popular ABC Series, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, surprising the Rhodes Family of Columbus, Ohio with the home of their dreams. The tight-knit, hard-working, loving, joyous Rhodes family has lived in their neighborhood for over 5 generations – and they have always put family first. Their bond is unbreakable — so when Grandpa James and Grandma Jackie’s adult daughter Makia was diagnosed with a potentially deadly brain tumor making her unable to work and needing daily care, they did not hesitate to take Makia and her kids into their 941 square foot home.