The Aurora One Fund supports several agencies, and contributors can indicate on their pledge cards which of those agencies they wish their donations to go to. Here's a list of the agencies an a brief descriptions about them:
American Heart Association -- Provides information about cardiovascular diseases and stroke prevention, detection and rehabilitation, offers certified CPR training.
Aurora Memorial Library -- Funds support the utility bills, upkeep and maintenance of the library. Funds do not support the operation and administration of the library this is funded by the county and state.
Boy Scouts of America -- Offers programs for boys 6 to 21 years old to promote physical, mental and emotional development, citizen participation and moral growth. Provides volunteer training, program materials and camping facilities.
Children's Advocacy Center -- Strives to provide a neutral child-friendly and child focused environment to interview children who may have been sexually or physically abused. Training is offered to law enforcement, social services, mental and medical health professionals.
Family & Community Service of Portage County -- A multi-service social service agency offering counseling, consumer credit counseling, emergency financial assistance, transitional housing, retired and senior volunteer program, hot meals and food pantry, 24 hour shelter for battered women and children.
Girl Scouts of America -- Provides recreational opportunities for girls ages 5 to 17 through group activities, summer camping and outdoor learning events.
Happy Day School -- Offers educational and habilitation services for children ages birth through 22, who are moderately, profoundly, or severely mentally retarded or developmentally disabled, includes infant, toddler, preschool, school-age and home-based services.
Local Emergency Assistance Fund -- A separate committee of the One Fund designed to distribute funds for welfare and charitable uses to residents of Aurora. This is usually a request to pay utility bills, buy cloths for children, pay for needed medicine or groceries.
Neighbor 2 Neighbor -- A 100 percent volunteer organization that strives to show Christ's love by providing home repair services to disadvantage home owners in Aurora and surrounding communities. It is a faith-based group comprised of volunteers from several area churches, and have served approximately 25 homeowners in the past3 years. Visit www.n2nofnportage.org or 330-548-4170 for more information.
211 Portage First Call For Help -- Takes the guesswork out of finding the right place to call. The agency maintains a comprehensive database of resources, including federal, state and local government agencies, community based organizations, and private non-profits. The service is free and available to all residents of Portage County.
Retired Senior Volunteer Program -- Is a volunteer program that provides older Americans the opportunity to apply their life experience to meeting vital needs in the community. Volunteers serve in a diverse range of nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and faith-based groups. RSVP engages men and women 55 and older in meaningful volunteer service to strengthen the well being of both self and community
Robinson Memorial Foundation -- The foundation supports special projects at Robinson Memorial Hospital such as a diabetics unit, reference library and the Visiting Nurse Association.
Safer Futures -- Provides a shelter for women with or without children who are seeking freedom from domestic violence. Services for all victims include around the clock crisis intervention, support ,referral and advocacy for civil protection orders. In-shelter services include food, shelter, advocacy, ongoing support as well as out-of-shelter follow-up. Offers weekly support groups.
Town Hall II -- Provides a variety of health, behavioral health and emergency services to the residents of Portage County and Aurora. These services include alcohol and drug treatment, a medical clinic, prevention/educational program, mental health counciling, a 24 -hour helpline, crisis and family mediation services, a 72-hour DUI school (Project Detour) and two halfway houses for women with substance abuse issues and their children.
United Service Organization -- Maintains lounges for service men in airports and induction centers. Helps service men with travel arrangements and personal or family problems.
Free smoke detector program -- The fund sponsors a free smoke detector program for homes in Aurora. Any resident can call the fire department and request a free smoke detector, and a fireman will install a detector in the proper location of your home.