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.
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.
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!
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.
Wounded Warrior Project is a veterans service organization that offers a variety of programs, service and events for wounded veterans of the military actions following the events of September 11, 2001.
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.
Hannah’s Socks is a non-profit that gives new socks for the homeless and domestic violence shelters in Toledo and Cincinnati. Cousino Restoration’s 2009 Charity Golf Outing proceeds went to Hannah’s Socks and our employees help pass out socks to the homeless.
For 16 years The Victory Center has been reaching out to cancer patients and their families… providing love, support, compassion, hope and laughter. This year Cousino Restoration will help organize a fundraiser in June.
Over the past 26 years, the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank has distributed over 76 million pounds of food and grocery products to our member agencies. Currently, the Food Bank serves over 300 non-profit agencies.
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.
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.
Honor Flight Northwest Ohio was formed in 2007 to send NW Ohio to Washington DC to see memorials built to honor their service. Cousino has collected donations at their open houses, various trade shows and recently sent a guardian on the May flight.