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Dot’s Tots Foundation – New Year’s Celebration!

Dot’s Tots Foundation – New Year’s Celebration!

Dot’s Tots Foundation is a Hilliard-based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit established in 2013 to provide support to families offering foster care, children with debilitating disease, injury, and/or illness; and teenagers in their higher educational pursuits.

The Foundation will host its 5th Annual Holiday Festival at the Makoy Center in Hilliard this January.  Come for food, crafts, and entertainment.  Leave having made a real impact on those in need.

Location: 5462 N. Center Street – Hilliard, Ohio 43026

When: January 6th, 2019

Time: 4:00-7:00pm

What: Full catered dinner!  And, lots of fun – facepainting, balloon twisting, magician, mascots, games, and more!

Why: To raise funds and awareness to support community youth and families.

Happy Holidays!

Click here to get your tickets today

3rd Annual Harbinger of Hope – Bar Crawl

3rd Annual Harbinger of Hope – Bar Crawl

Join Dots Tots Foundation for the 3rd Annual Old Hilliard Harbinger of Hope Restaurant Tour & Tasting on September 29th.

EARLY BIRD PRICING THROUGH AUGUST 31st (increases to $60 in September).

$50 ticket includes drink tickets (2 drinks at each location – 8 total), appetizers (BBQ, chips & salsa, wings, pizza, etc.), raffle tickets, door prizes, and more.

FREE T-SHIRT WITH ADVANCED REGISTRATION.

A portion of each ticket purchased is tax deductible.

Legacy Smokehouse (OPENING SOON! new to Old Hilliard) – 3987 Main Street

Also:

– Local Cantina
– Old Bag of Nails
– Otie’s

Proceeds benefit Dots Tots Foundations general fund supporting area youth with debilitating disease, foster children and their families, and local teens in their higher educational pursuits.

Click here to get your tickets today

Jackson’s Story

Jackson’s Story

May 25, 2012, will be forever etched into their minds. “We noticed subtle things about Jackson’s physical development—enlarged calves, didn’t walk until almost two years old, waddled when he ran—but individually, these things didn’t cause us much concern,” said Kelly, Mom to Jack. “We just chalked them up to late physical development.” It was something much more serious. The diagnosis: Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Jackson stopped walking at the age of 10, and uses a power wheelchair full time. He continues to lose arm strength and is constantly in a state of adjustment and acceptance. But, Jack is not a diagnosis. Jack is a son, a best friend, a brother, a cousin. All the things that make Jack unique—his crazy sense of humor, his overly-sensitive aversion to whispering, his ability to always know just when you need a hug—those things remain untouched by Duchenne.

Jack’s fandom for the Cleveland Cavaliers also remains untouched. On April 5, 2018, Dot’s Tots Foundation in partnership with The Ride and Flyer’s Pizza fed, transported, and treated Jack and his family to a courtside experience to the Cavs / Wizards game at Quicken Loans Arena. “Jackson is a HUGE Cleveland Cavaliers fan. He never misses a game on TV, and his bedroom is like a Cavs shrine. So imagine when our friend, Bobby Wright, surprised him and our whole family with a trip to watch the Cavs play in person, which Jack is always asking to do,” Kelly shares. “Jackson sat courtside during warmups with his big brother, and John Wall actually came over to him, fist bumped him, and offered to take a picture with Jackson! The Cavs played one heck of a game, and pulled out a win. I don’t think Jackson has screamed so much in his life.”

Thanks to the support of all Dot’s Tots Foundation donors and sponsors, Jackson enjoyed a night he will not soon forget!

Triple Crown 5K – #TeamSkylor

Triple Crown 5K – #TeamSkylor

Triple Crown references three generous, philanthropic, and active neighborhoods on the west side of Hilliard – Lakewood, Heritage Lakes, Heritage Preserve, and Fairway Commons. As hosts to the 2018 Dot’s Tots Foundation 5K, these communities will rally co-workers and strangers, neighbors and teachers, family and friends to participate in a 5K run/walk in support of Dot’s Tots Foundation, a Hilliard-based 501(c)3.

Click here to learn more about the Triple Crown 5K – #TeamSkylor.

Dot’s Tots Golf Outing

Dot’s Tots Golf Outing

Join us June 10 at Thornapple Golf Course for the Dot’s Tots Foundation Golf Outing. We’re still accepting sponsorships and foursomes. Click here to learn more.

Dot’s Tots Scholarship

Dot’s Tots Scholarship

Dot’s Tots Foundation is pleased to announce $10,000 in scholarship monies available for Hilliard seniors. Details are below and in this PDF:

*       All seniors from Tolles, Hilliard Darby, Davidson, and Bradley are eligible.
*       We prefer the awards go to those who align with our mission and/or have the most need.
*       Application Deadline: December 1st at 5:00pm.
*       Applications must be submitted by email: dotstotsfoundation@gmail.com
*       Awards Night: December 10th (Makoy Center in Hilliard)

For more on Dot’s Tots Foundation, please visit: www.dotstots.org.  Dot’s is a Hilliard based 501(c)3.

Bravery and Boldness – Blake’s Road to Recovery

Bravery and Boldness – Blake’s Road to Recovery

That September morning started like any other for Blake, a senior at Hilliard Darby High School. But, the day ended much differently than most.

Upon arriving at school, the Hilliard School Resource Officer, Jon, noticed Blake wasn’t looking himself. Jon encouraged Blake visit the school nurse. Within days, that fateful encounter with a concerned safety officer led to Blake’s leukemia diagnosis at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Dot’s Tots Foundation, a Hilliard, Ohio based 501(c)3 charity learned of Blake’s story through local news, but his story would travel across the country. Blake could not attend homecoming as he began his chemotherapy treatments, so friends brought homecoming to him. That evening’s celebration went viral as seen in this Inside Edition montage.

On September 30th at its annual Restaurant Tour and Tasting event, Dot’s Tots volunteers and donors amassed $5,000 in funds to help support the Mounts family. Blake has a tough road ahead, but our prayers and finances might make the road to recovery a bit less cumbersome.

2017 Dot’s Tots Foundation Holiday Festival

2017 Dot’s Tots Foundation Holiday Festival

Dot’s Tots Foundation is a Hilliard-based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit established in 2013 to provide support to families offering foster care, children with debilitating disease, injury, and/or illness; and teenagers in their higher educational pursuits.

Click here for tickets: http://dotstotsholiday17.bpt.me

The Foundation will host its 4th Annual Holiday Festival at the Makoy Center in Hilliard this December. Come for food, crafts, and entertainment. Leave having made a real impact on those in need.

Location: 5462 N. Center Street – Hilliard, Ohio 43026

When: December 10th, 2017

Time: 5:00pm-7:30pm

What: Full catered dinner! And, lots of fun – facepainting, balloon twisting, magician, Santa Claus

Why: To raise funds and awareness to support community youth and families.

Aside from the usual fun, this year, all attendees will have an opportunity to create greeting cards for local pediatric cancer patients and foster families. A unique opportunity to spend time during the holiday season with family and make real impact for those who need it most. All funds raised will be provided to children and families in need of holiday cheer – meals, presents, and necessities.

Happy Holidays!



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2017 Harbinger for Hope

2017 Harbinger for Hope

Dot’s Tots is proud to announce the second annual Harbinger for Hope restaurant tour and tasting!

September 30th from 2-5pm. $50 per person.

Join us for a night of fun and fundraising.

A portion of each ticket purchased is tax deductible.

Proceeds benefit Dot’s Tots Foundations general fund supporting area youth with debilitating disease, foster children and their families, and local teens in their higher educational pursuits.

#TeamSkylor 5k

#TeamSkylor 5k

Team Skylor 5k run/walk

Saturday July 22, 2017 Sharon Woods Metro Park

Register for the Team Skylor 5k.

Race Day Schedule
Race Day Registration Starts- 7:30 a.m.
5k Run/Walk – 8:30 a.m.

On February 27, 2014, Skylor was diagnosed with brain cancer and from that moment on, his motto in life was “Fear Motivates”. Fear motivates positivity – he lived each day making sure his life was better than it was yesterday. Fear motivates love – he continued to make sure people knew he loved them and that he was always there for them. He often said, “Love your life. Things could be a lot worse”. Fear motivates strength – despite his battle with cancer, he always pushed himself to be greater.

Skylor wasn’t only an amazing son and a wonderful big brother, he was a talented artist who had a passion for graffiti art. But, his passion didn’t stop there. He was a proud member of the Olentangy Marching Band, an active member of the Delaware County AFJROTC, volunteering his time to recruit members and helping the community. He also volunteered as an Assistant Coach for OYAA Jr. Drill Team, as well as volunteered with Habitat For Humanity during spring break his junior and senior years. He had a calling and he lived his life fulfilling it.

On October 30, 2016, Skylor lost his fight with cancer. During his battle, Skylor bravely and so gracefully provided hope, courage, strength, and love to so many. In honor of this wonderful young man who left us too soon, this race continues. Proceeds will be used to fund an annual scholarship to an Olentangy High School senior pursuing a college degree. A gifted graffiti artist and creative author, Skylor had hoped to attend college. We’re going to see to it that those dreams are passed on to many, many teenagers who follow in Skylor’s footsteps.

Register here.

Registration through June 30:
5K (10 Years and Younger) – $10.00
5k (11 Years and Older) – $30.00

Registration through July 14:
5K (10 Years and Younger) – $15.00
5k (11 Years and Older) – $35.00

Registration through Race Day:
5K (10 Years and Younger) – $20.00
5k (11 Years and Older) – $40.00