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May Honors National Foster Care Appreciation Month

One of the most meaningful things you can do in life to help a child is to become a foster parent. The Marsh Foundation celebrated Foster Care Appreciation Month throughout the month of May. The organization is consistently focused on recruiting additional families to help care for the many...
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Marsh Foundation Youth Hosting Annual Poinsettia Sale

VAN WERT, Ohio – Youth at The Marsh Foundation are once again selling poinsettias for the holiday season. All proceeds from the sale will go to the campus’ Marsh Grown gardening program. The plants make beautiful decorations and/or holiday gifts. There are three sizes available. The multi-bloom...
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Marsh Holds 5K Run to End Child Abuse

In an effort to raise awareness and funds to fight child abuse, The Marsh Foundation held its first annual ‘Run to End Child Abuse’ on Saturday, April 29. The event was a great success. The day brought out several volunteers and participants and most importantly, raised nearly $1,000 to help fight...
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Marsh Foundation Hires New Foster Care Supervisor

VAN WERT, Ohio – The Marsh Foundation has hired Melissa Gearhart, LSW, as the agency’s new supervisor of its foster care division. Gearhart will oversee consultation, recruitment, licensing and maintenance of The Marsh’s foster care program. Gearhart holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from...
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Marsh Foundation to Host Event to Raise Funds to Fight Child Abuse

VAN WERT, Ohio – In an effort to raise awareness and funds to fight child abuse, The Marsh Foundation is teaming up with the Family and Children First Council of Van Wert County to host the first annual ‘Run to End Child Abuse.’ All proceeds of this event will be donated to the Van Wert FCFC to...
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Marsh Foundation to Hold Documentary Showing and Open House

VAN WERT, Ohio – The Marsh Foundation is holding a public showing of their new, historical documentary, “The Marsh Homestead: The Historic Tour” on Sunday, October 16 beginning at 2 p.m. in The Marsh Foundation Auditorium. The video details the amazing philanthropic influence that the George Marsh...
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Closet 1:27 Connects with Marsh Foster Care Program

[caption id="attachment_842" align="alignright" width="300"] Pictured is Melissa Gearhart (left) foster care supervisor, with Kayla Bagley from Closet 1:27 and their donation of foster journey bags.[/caption] VAN WERT, Ohio – Closet 1:27 is an initiative operated by Woodburn Missionary Church in...
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Marsh Foundation Holds Spring Celebration and Graduation

VAN WERT, Ohio – The Marsh Foundation School held its annual spring celebration on Wednesday, May 25. The day included piano recitals, a musical production of The Wizard of Oz, a graduation ceremony and a luncheon.  A total of three students were honored for receiving their high school...
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Family Becomes Complete Just in Time for the Holidays

VAN WERT, Ohio – In 2014, Rob and Jennifer Sniegowski decided to pursue a foster care license with The Marsh Foundation. They were interested in growing their family and giving their daughter, Abigail, a younger sibling. After months of waiting, they were blessed two-fold with what has turned out...
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Marsh Foundation Celebrates National Foster Care Month

VAN WERT, Ohio – One of the most meaningful things you can do in life to help a child is to become a foster parent. The Marsh Foundation is celebrating Foster Care Appreciation Month throughout the month of May. The organization is focusing on recruiting additional families to help care for the...