The new year got off to a memorable start for CCHO when the Wayne County Community Foundation and the Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce presented the agency with its annual WorthyWorks Award. Given to CCHO at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner Meeting on January 19, the WorthyWorks Award is handed out each year to local non-profit organizations that make a significant impact in their communities.
“On behalf of all our staff at Christian Children’s Home of Ohio, we are humbled to be recognized as the 2017 winner of the WorthyWorks award, and we are grateful to be able to serve in this caring community of Wayne County,” said CCHO Executive Director Kevin Hewitt (pictured to the right, between Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce president Justin Starlin and chair Paul Williams).
Specifically, CCHO was recognized after expanding its services throughout the area, including the establishment of a new Encompass Counseling and Encourage Foster Care office in downtown Wooster (637 College Avenue) as well as a partnership with Wooster Church of the Nazarene, and doing so in a fiscally responsible manner. The Chamber also pointed to the growing public awareness of CCHO and its related ministries in the community.
“For nearly 50 years, God has blessed us with the opportunity to help transform the lives of the children and adults that we serve,” Hewitt said. “Our dedicated, passionate staff reflect daily our core values of relentless commitment, selflessness and kindness.”
Visit waynecountycommunityfoundation.org to learn more about the Wayne County Community Foundation and see past winners of the WorthyWorks Award. More information on the Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce can be found at woosterchamber.com.
This article originally appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of our All Things newsletter.