Avon/Avon Lake Community Resource Services Newsletter
January, 2021
32nd Annual Charity Ball! A Virtual Celebration
January 30, 2021 at 8:00 PM

Free to Register and Watch!  
Presented by ASAP Plumbing, GenOn, Peter & Co. Jewelers, and PowerOn Generators, the Charity Ball might look a little differently this year, but it will still be a wonderful night of celebration!  
This event is our biggest fundraiser, and while we wish we could be gathering everyone together like we have for the last 31 years, unfortunately we cannot.  Instead, we are planning something special that we think will be fun and still provide you with opportunities to win fabulous auction items and raffle prizes!

Silent Auction Sneak Peak!
The Charity Ball committee has been working hard to procure some amazing items for our silent auction!  Here's just a few of the fabulous packages that you can bid on:
  • $500 Gift Certificate to Gervasi Vineyards
  • Gourmet dinner for 10 prepared in your home by James Mowbray, owner of Parker's Grill & Tavern
  • Dive-In Movie party for 12!
  • Premium Cleveland Browns tickets
  • Private lakeside wine tasting for 8-10 people!
  • Custom hand-crafted Shot-Ski made from a real ski!
  • Golf outings at Lakewood Country Club, Oberlin Country Club, and Avon Oaks Country Club
  • Wine tasting dinner for 6 at Tartine in Rocky River
  • Lots of baskets from local salons
  • Gift certificates to local restaurants
  • Shopping certificates to many local retail stores
  • Jewelry
  • Designer purses
  • Spiritwear baskets from local high schools
  • And so much more!
We are also currently selling tickets to our very popular "Party on the Patio" raffle! 
The auction closes at 10:30 PM on Saturday, January 30th. 

Jewelry Raffle
Sponsored by
Peter & Co. Jewelers

Exclusive Opportunity to Win
Only 100 Tickets Available!
Peter & Co. Jewelers has donated these stunning diamond stud earrings valued at $5,500 to this year's Charity Ball Jewelry Raffle! Purchase yours at Peter & Co. Jewelers or online now at    
  The earrings are currently on display at Peter & Co. Jewelers, 32020 Walker Road in Avon Lake. Winner will be announced during the live stream on January 30, 2021.

Thank You for Holiday Assistance Support!

Hopeful Hearts, Stronger Together. The theme of the 2021 Charity Ball also defines how our community comes together to help the residents of Avon and Avon Lake, especially during this ongoing pandemic.  
At CRS, our top priority is ensuring the safety, health and well-being of our clients, volunteers and staff, so Santa's Workshop had to look a little differently this year. We would normally give parents the opportunity to select a coat, gifts, and pajamas for each of their children but this year we had volunteers shop for them. Each family also received Christmas stockings and a family basket, non-perishable food and a gift card for perishables. Not to be forgotten, senior citizens also received a holiday gift bag.
Santa's Workshop is stocked entirely from donations we receive from local individuals, church groups, businesses, civic organizations, giving trees and schools. Each donation comes with individual thought and kindness that we have the pleasure of passing along to the families we serve. Without the support of our generous community, we would not be able to offer this kind of holiday assistance.
There are far too many people and groups to acknowledge here, as we received more than 125 individual donations. We are grateful for each and every one of you. Some of our larger contributions came from the following: Avon PTA, Holy Trinity Church, Concrete and More, GenOn, Hinckley Lighting, Avon Lake Police Department, Christ Church Westshore, Avon Lake United Church of Christ and Avon-On-The-Lake Garden Club. Special thanks to Bucky Kopf, VIP Property Management, for providing the space where we held our Santa's Workshop.
All of the donations brightened the lives of 135 Avon and Avon Lake families (57 seniors, 192 adults and 311 children). Thank you to everyone who helped us make this holiday season a special time for our CRS families. We are so fortunate to live in such a caring community.  
Please accept our best wishes for the New Year!

CRS has truly been blessed with many donations of non-perishable items for our food pantry.

Thank you to the following businesses and organizations:  

American Scaffolding, Apple Store at Crocker Park, Avenbury Lakes, Avenbury Ladies of the Lake, Avon Daisy Troop # 50880, Avon Lake Presbyterian Church, Avon Senior Center, Barry's Bagels - Avon, Caps n Laps at Avon YMCA, Christ Church Westshore, Church of the Open Door, Erieview Elementary School, Giant Eagle - Hunger Network Food Rescue - Chelsea Csuhran, Girl Scouts, Goddard School, Holy Spirit Church, Lubrizol, Miss Kristin's Dance Studio, Old Firehouse Community Center-Faith & Fitness, Senergene Solutions, LLC., Team Challenger FC, Troy Intermediate School and YMCA.

We are so very grateful for all of the donations! Thank you for making a difference, right here at home!

Don't forget to log in through the AmazonSmile website when you make your purchases from Amazon! AmazonSmile will donate .5% of your eligible Amazon purchases when you choose Avon Lake Community Resource Services as the charity of your choice. 

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. 

Please login to smile.amazon.com today to  begin shopping and start supporting CRS!

Our food pantry exists thanks to so many who generously donate.  We currently are in need of cleaning supplies, especially all-purpose cleaners, liquid dish soap, laundry detergent, Clorox wipes and paper towels, as well as canned fruit and jelly. We do not need any canned vegetables right now.

Thank you for your generous support in helping to keep our pantry stocked!


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Our Mission: Community Resource Services is a responsive, community-based organization whose mission is to diminish the effects of poverty in Avon and Avon Lake. We provide basic needs assistance and individualized resource and referral services in a compassionate and confidential manner.