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Charitable Organizations for January 2015

Charitable behavior can lead to psychological, spiritual, and emotional well-being benefits for the giver. Besides helping the community and being a part of a greater good, charitable donations are tax deductible, can give you a sense of purpose and can help keep you informed about issues of social injustice. Each month, MCTV highlights two local non-profit organizations. We have donation boxes set up in our lobbies and have information on our websites about each charity, along with links to their respective websites. MCTV’s commitment to charitable causes creates new ways for you to find, learn about, and support local charities. We try to make a bigger difference in the causes you care about the most and become partners with the organizations in order to bring about change. Donate with confidence to these organizations. They are low-risk organizations, have targeted goals, function with good governance and have transparency policies. To learn more, visit our community involvement page.

MCTV STARK COUNTY – THE MASSILLON MUSEUM “Where Art and History Come Together”

For eighty years, the Massillon Museum has served as a center for creativity, learning, and gathering with community friends.  Since its founding in 1933, the Museum’s permanent collections have grown to include more than 100,000 works of art and artifacts:  a Massillon-manufactured 1907 Jewel automobile, two Russell steam engines (also made in Massillon), 60,000 photographs, quilts, tools, paintings by renowned artists, The Immel Circus, clothing, furniture, Massillon glass, locally produced Hess Snyder stoves, sports equipment, Oscar the skeleton, toys—a spectrum of objects representing life throughout Massillon’s history. The Massillon Museum welcomes about 20,000 visitors each year, opening its doors for nearly 2,000 hours, free to the public.  Exhibitions change regularly in the main gallery, the permanent collections galleries, and Studio M—which features regional artists.  

In keeping with its goal to be the core of Massillon’s cultural life and a center for social activity, the Massillon Museum annually hosts an Island Party and Tiger Stripe Ice Cream Night and co-sponsors Fun Fest.  Twelve history discussions, ten Brown Bag lunches, a dozen “Do the Mu!” family fun times, exhibition openings, and many special events are free and open to the public each year.  A concert series offers out-of-the-mainstream musical evenings in the intimate setting of the main gallery.  For seven years, the Massillon Museum has been selected by the National Endowment for the Arts to offer The Big Read, an ambitious month of programming intended to encourage Americans to return to leisure reading.  This year, the Museum will distribute thousands of free copies of Old School by Tobias Wolff during The Big Read in April and May. The education department offers an array of art classes, tours, a speakers’ bureau, outreach programs in the schools, Scout programs, and collaborations with area organizations—based on the Museum’s art and history collections.

The Museum shop, OH regionalities, is located in the Museum lobby, along with a vintage photo booth—one of only four operable paper and chemical photo booths in Ohio. 

 For more information about The Massillon Museum, call 330-833-4061 or visit www.massillonmuseum.org.

During the month of January, you can show your support for the Massillon Museum by making a donation at the Stark County MCTV office. The office is located at 814 Cable Court NW in Massillon (off of Cherry).

 

MCTV WAYNE COUNTY - EVERY WOMAN'S HOUSE “ending violence, creating peace”

 Every Woman’s House (EWH) is a private, non-profit organization, dedicated to providing crisis intervention, treatment, emergency shelter, counseling, prevention and support for those affected by domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Their mission is to build healthy, peaceful families and communities. EWH prides itself on providing comprehensive and compassionate services that are tailored to the individual needs of the client and the community, including a 24-hour crisis hotline, victim advocacy, batterer intervention, danger assessment program, community education and a housing initiative.

They are committed to building a community free of violence where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.  EWH collaborates and partners with other organizations and individuals in the community to end the cycle of violence.  They also provide leadership to these efforts by staying abreast of best practices and state/national trends that will help them to be more successful in achieving their mission.

EWH’s Belief Statements:  abuse is any act that has negative impact on the wellness of body, mind or sprit; everyone has the right to lead an abuse free life and to be safe in their own environment; physical, emotional and sexual violence are community problems that demand community solutions; services will be provided based upon individual client and customer needs and preferences; prevention and education are vital to the elimination of all forms of abuse; It is important to remain cognizant of current research, skills and approaches; perpetrators are responsible for their own behaviors and choices and should be held accountable for their choices; people can change their behaviors through a process of awareness, skill building and practice; violence is unacceptable; and diversity.

 For more information aboutEvery Woman's House, call 330-263-6021 or visit http://everywomanshouse.org/home.html

During the month of January, you can show your support for Every Woman’s House by making a donation at the Wayne County MCTV office. The office is located at 444 W. Milltown Rd in Wooster (behind Buehler’s).