Marsh Foundation Accepts Generous Donation from TAG Menswear
VAN WERT, Ohio – Tim Slusher, owner of TAG Menswear in Van Wert, recently reached out to The Marsh Foundation about making a clothing donation. The men’s clothing presented to The Marsh includes sweaters, dress pants, dress shirts, jackets, t-shirts and more and is valued at more than $12,000.
To say that The Marsh is grateful is a massive understatement. The clothing will be used to help boys in Vance and Marsh Halls on The Marsh Campus. These two homes hold 20 boys together. They were very excited to be presented with some new items. “These are awesome! I feel like I can sleep in this jacket, it’s so comfortable,” said one boy.
Program manager at Vance Hall, MacKenzie Basil said that this donation benefits the youth by more than just providing them with clothing. “At times our kids come to us with nothing and this donation will provide them with quality clothes that they may never have had in the past. This will give them a sense of pride and self-confidence.”
The Marsh was proud to accept such a significant donation from a small business in our own community. Ben Marsee, program manager at Marsh Hall added, “I think it’s wonderful that many people in this community have noticed the important mission of The Marsh Foundation and find it worth donating to help continue that mission.”
Oftentimes, youth in care lack self-worth and pride. “This generous donation is not only a reflection of how our community cares for our kids, but a direct expression to our youth their value within the community,” said Megan Tuttle, director of residential services.
The Marsh Foundation is a not-for-profit children’s services agency that provides services in a variety of settings. Services include group homes, family foster care (ages 0-17), an intensive treatment program, adoption and independent living services. Located in Van Wert, Ohio, the organization’s group homes are licensed for up to 30 children ages 7 – 17, offers an on-campus school for grades 2 – 12 and provides a variety of clinical services to group home residents, foster care children and community members.
Photo captions: Marsh Foundation representatives accept a sizeable clothing donation from TAG Menswear. Left to right: Christy Thees, Marsh Program Manager; Tim Slusher, TAG owner; MacKenzie Basil, Marsh Program Manager; Marcus Boatman, Marsh Consultant; and Megan Tuttle, Marsh Director of Residential Services.
Boys at Marsh Hall excitedly go through some of the clothing items donated by TAG Menswear in Van Wert.