Thank you to all participants at the 6th Annual Special Needs Awareness Walk & Fun Day!!!

Thank you so much to everyone who participated and supported Zane’s Foundation for our 6th Annual Special Needs Awareness Walk & Fun Day on Saturday, September 12, 2015!!!  All we can say is THANK YOU SO MUCH and WOW!!!  This event was so much fun and we hope everyone felt the same way, too!  We are already making some plans for next year…..including getting some sun for the Walk!!!

There are so many thank you’s that need to be made…please forgive us if we forget one!  We thank all of our sponsors!  We could not have done this without you!  Did you see those raffle baskets?  Just awesome.  Thank you so much to the super vendors that were there!  We always get the best!  Kudo’s to Pat Catan’s Craft Centers and Home Depot….the activities were great!  Hugs to the CFalls Dance Center…..we love the dancers!  We love watching you!  Thanks to Party Animals of Ohio for the great inflatables and dunk tank!  We love you!  Bows and curtsies to our dunk tank participants:  Ryan Huch, principal of Bolich Middle School, Liz Grafious, Owner & Director of Out Of The Box Behavioral Solutions and Brandon Farr, Director of Education Services, Out Of The Box Behavioral Solutions.  What great sports!  Hugs to all of the Brown Mackie SOTA Club for volunteering.  We adore you!  You are so wonderful.  Thank you so Karen for warming us up for the Walk, you rock!  Thanks again to Rich, you are awesome! 

Thank you for everyone’s support for Zane’s Foundation.  Your support for this Walk allows us to continue on our mission which is to provide services for children and adults with special needs here in Northeast Ohio! 


Please save your ACME receipts for Zane’s!

It is that time of year again!  No, not tax season, but to save your ACME receipts!  Shop at Acme Fresh Market and watch your Community Cashback totals add up!  Do this for your favorite non-profit!  What a great program!  Thank you ACME Fresh Market!  The program started on August 20 and will continue until January 6, 2016.  You can turn in your receipts at our monthly Community Meetings or just mail them in the Foundation Office at Zane’s Foundation, P.O. 1642, Stow, OH, 44224.  If you need a collection box, please let us know!  We will get you one.

Thank you for your support!

“Family Support Fund” Initiative Funds awarded this quarter!

   This quarters funds from the “Family Support Fund” Initiative were disbursed to six families that live in Northeast Ohio!  Funds that were awarded totaled $6079. 

   Three of awards were for different kinds of therapy:  speech, speech & occupational, and therapeutic riding.  The other three awards were for summer camp, an emergency medical expense and a communicative device (iPad).

   Thank you to Family Support Fund Committee!  The next set of files will be ready shortly.  The next quarter will disburse in October!  

October 13, 2015 – Community Meeting in Hudson

DATE:  October 13, 1015

TIME:  6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m

PLACE:  Christ Community Chapel, 750 W. Streetsboro Rd., Hudson, Lwr. Level Room 11

TOPIC:  “Understanding ADD and ADHD”

SPEAKER:  Karen Lyke, Ohio Coalition For The Education of Children With Disabilities

Participants in this workshop will gain an understanding of the history of ADD/ADHD and some statistics on the prevalence of ADD/ADHD in the general population.  Discussion will be held about who is qualified to diagnose ADD/ADHD, how it affects children in school and life, and various techniques and accommodations to support children at home and at home and at school.  Do not miss!

Any questions please contact the Foundation Office at or call us at 330.677.9263.  Sorry, no childcare is provided.

Riverfront Concert Series to benefit Zane’s Foundation & many other Nonprofits

IROK, Inc. a newly formed nonprofit organization dedicated to giving back to the community will present the next generation of concerts at the Cuyahoga Falls Riverfront starting on May 22, 2015.  IROK, Inc. along with Tribute Star Entertainment will launch the new concert series with top notch entertainment provided by original, cover, tribute  bands from the DeMarco School of Music.

Their goal is to put on an A+ concert series for this summer and beyond, but more importantly give back to the community in way that has yet to be seen in this city!  IROK, Inc. will be a proud supporter of local charities such as:  Cuyahoga Falls Rotary Club, Good Neighbors, Cuyahoga Falls Cancer Club, Shelter Care, Special Olympics, Ladies Cemetery Association, Child Guidance and Family Services, Band of Brothers, MDA, Super Kids, ZANE’S FOUNDATION, Open M, First Responders Organizations, local Boy Scout troops, area schools and many more!  Over forty in all!

Check out the website for a list of all of the upcoming concert dates and bands:


Thank you for shopping at Amazon Smile to help Zane’s Foundation!

Shop at Amazon Smile and Amazon will make a donation to Zane’s Foundation!   If you are not shopping at Amazon.Smile, here is how to get set up!  Our last donation was for $14.11!!!  And you were going to shop anyways!  Thank you for your help!

It just takes a couple of minutes to get started with 3 easy steps:

Step 1:  Type Smile.Amazon in the search box of your computer.

Step 2:  Click on AmazonSmile, shop and Amazon gives.

Step 3:  In the blank box entitled, “Pick your own charitable organization, type in Zane”s Foundation, Inc. and select Zane’s Foundation, Inc. when it appears.

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