Eggs and Economics to raise funds for ministryWritten by Duane Ramsey | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Open Door Ministry in Toledo is presenting Eggs and Economics, a breakfast with a report on economic development in Toledo on May 17 at the Erie Street Market.
Eggs and Economics is a fund-raising event to help finance Open Door Ministry’s residential recovery programs for homeless men with alcohol, drug or substance abuse problems.
“It’s a first-time event that we hope will become an annual fundraiser,” said Daniel Donovan, executive director of Open Door Ministry.
The organization also hosts an annual golf outing scheduled for Sept. 16 at White Pines Golf Course in Swanton.
Eggs and Economics will feature presentations by Mayor Mike Bell and Dean Monske, president and CEO of the Regional Growth Partnership (RGP) in Toledo. Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. and the program starts at 8 a.m. with tickets at $50 per person or $400 per table.
Donovan invites business and community leaders or anyone interested to enjoy a hearty breakfast while hearing the Bell administration’s economic plans for Toledo and RGP’s program for development in Northwest Ohio.
The event is sponsored by local businesses including Directions Credit Union, Huntington Bank, Paramount Health Care and PNC Bank, with support from Hart Associates, Creative Oxygen and Sofo Foods.
Donovan said Open Door does not receive any public funding and relies on grants from local foundations, and donations from churches, companies, organizations and individuals.
Open Door Ministry operates four residential transition homes for up to 50 addicted homeless men. It currently houses 48 men in three homes on Cherry Street and one on 6th Street in East Toledo.
Since it was founded in 1984, Open Door Ministry has helped more than 1,000 men overcome and recover from addictions to alcohol and drugs.
To purchase tickets for the Eggs and Economics event, call 800-517-2915. For more information about Open Door Ministry, visit www.opendoor-toledo.org. O