Inaugural Dot’s Tots Golf Outing

Inaugural Dot’s Tots Golf Outing

Join us for the Inaugural Dot’s Tot’s Golf Outing at Thornapple Golf Course on Sunday, May 21, 2017.

Register for the golf outing here.

Event Schedule
Registration Start Time: 12:00 PM
Auction Start Time: 12:00 PM
Shotgun Tee-Time: 1:15 PM
Dinner and Awards: 6:00 PM

Location:
Thornapple Golf Course
1051 Alton Darby Creek Road
Galloway, Ohio, 43119

Save the Date-Inaugural Dots Tots Foundation Ladies Night Out

Save the Date-Inaugural Dots Tots Foundation Ladies Night Out

We have officially rescheduled our Inaugural Ladies Night Out event to Thursday, April 27, 2017. We hope you are available and interested in participating in April.
Save the Date!

Dots Tots Foundation is proud to announce its Inaugural Ladies Night Out.

Thursday, April 27 2017
6:30pm 9:00pm
$40/ticket
a portion of each ticket is tax deductible (receipt will be provided at the door)

The Winchester Institute
6425 Post Road
Dublin, Ohio 43016

Ladies Night Out was created to bring awareness for and provide financial support to Dots Tots Foundations General Fund. Dots Tots Foundation is a Hilliard, Ohio based 501(c)3 not-for-profit founded by Andy and Ashley Warnock with three main purposes:

1. to provide support for families providing foster care,

2. to provide support for children with debilitating disease, and

3. to provide support for teenagers in their higher education pursuits.

Ladies Night Out will be an evening of camaraderie, fellowship, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a spring fashion show, and a spring makeup tutorial in benefit of a local charity. All proceeds will benefit Dots Tots Foundation.

Buy tickets at the Ladies Night Out event page via Brown Paper Tickets.

Special thanks to the generosity of:

Mr. Tim Maurer and Mr. Sanito Mendoza of Mukha Custom Cosmetics & Medi-Spa. Mukha represents a revolution in the skin care and cosmetics industry. Downtown on High St, Mukha offers superior skin care products to clients who appreciate the importance of quality products designed to meet their individual needs. Internationally recognized make-up artist, Tim Maurer, has developed his own color and skin care line that is 100% mineral-based and is free of oil, alcohol, fragrance and talc. From facial cleansers, anti-aging serums, moisturizers, acne treatments, eye creams, and fragrances, every product has been developed to provide our clients with cutting edge ingredients to dramatically improve the appearance and texture of their skin.

Jocelyn Miao, Fashion Consultant of Saks Fifth Avenue at Polaris Fashion Place Mall, who will dress our volunteer models in the latest spring fashion trends.

Dr. Dana Winchester and the Winchester Institute of Chiropractic Health and Wellness are hosting this event. The Winchester Institute combines state-of-the-art technology with the timeless principles and proven results of Gonstead Chiropractic. Specializing in the Gonstead Technique, the Winchester Institute offers patients the foremost standard in hands on spinal adjusting. Gonstead Chiropractic has a single definition of purpose; locating and correcting vertebral subluxations for the improvement of nerve function.

Grab your girlfriends and we’ll see you in April!

Dot’s Tots Third Annual Holiday Party & Family Festival

Dot’s Tots Third Annual Holiday Party & Family Festival

Join Dot’s Tots Foundation for the Third Annual Holiday Party & Family Festival on December 10.

Online ticket sales end at 5pm on December 9.

Tickets will be on sale at the door, $20 for adults and $10 for kids (age 2 and over). Admission includes Magician, Face Painting, Balloon-Twister, Marshmallow Blaster, Santa Claus, and Dinner Buffet. A portion of each ticket purchased is tax deductible. Proceeds benefit Dot’s Tots Foundation’s general fund supporting area youth with debilitating disease, foster children and their families, and local teens in their higher educational pursuits. Paid RSVP required.

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A Mom’s Love; Kidney Donor and a Real-Life Super Hero!

A Mom’s Love; Kidney Donor and a Real-Life Super Hero!

Meet Max, your average 3-year-old little boy. He loves superheroes like Captain America and dump trucks. In late October 2015, Max became quite ill and was hospitalized at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus for roughly two months. It was learned that his kidneys had stopped functioning properly, requiring regular hemodialysis (now on peritoneal dialysis). Eventually, the family was told, Max would need a kidney transplant.

Amazingly, Max’s mother is a match and he will receive a transplant at Nationwide Children’s Hospital on December 7th, 2016. As for now, Mighty Max continues to inspire everyone he comes in contact with – friends, family, neighbors, nurses, and strangers alike!

Dot’s Tots Foundation is blessed to be able to support this amazing family and their courageous Super Hero on a journey to good health. Through lawn care services and providing meals/groceries to the family, Dot’s Tots has received far more than it has given.

We’re rooting for you, Max (and Mommy)!

Harbinger of Hope Restaurant Tour and Tasting

Harbinger of Hope Restaurant Tour and Tasting

UPDATE: We have reached capacity for this event and are now SOLD OUT! Thank you to all who registered. We look forward to seeing all who purchased tickets at the inaugural Old Hilliard Harbinger of Hope Restaurant Tour and Tasting on October 22nd!


Ticket includes drink tickets, food, door prizes, T-shirt, and “swag.” A portion of each ticket purchased is tax deductible. Proceeds benefit Dot’s Tots Foundation’s general fund supporting area youth with debilitating disease, foster children and their families, and local teens in their higher educational pursuits. Door prizes include autographed Cincinnati Bengals gear, iPad, and more!

Old Bag of Nails, Otie’s, and Local Cantina are participating.

Dot’s Tots Foundation toy drive update

Dot’s Tots Foundation toy drive update

On June 12, 2016, the Board Members of Dots Tots Foundation and their children converged on Toys R’ Us in Dublin, Ohio for an evening of shopping.  On the list were toys, games, and therapy aides for patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.  Examples included:

Dot's Tots Toy DriveArt Therapy Program

  • Yarn
  • Glitter Glue
  • Canvases
  • Crayons
  • Coloring Books

 

Adolescent and Young Adult Program

  • Writing Journals
  • Xbox Games
  • Jewelry Making Kits
  • Rubiks’ Cubes
  • Advanced Lego Kits 

 

Music Therapy Program Wish List

  • I-Tunes Gift Cards
  • Earbuds
  • Small Electronic Keyboards
  • Toy Musical Instruments
  • Musical Mobiles without Cloth Parts

 

Recreation Therapy

  • Stress Balls
  • Wooden Puzzles
  • Duplo Blocks
  • Play-Doh and Accessories
  • Matchbox Cars

 

On July 7, 2016, Nationwide Children’s RN and Dot’s Tots Foundation Board Member, Libby Wenning, and Board Chairman, Andy Warnock, delivered $1,976.64 worth of support to the hospital.  Connie Hieatt, Community Events Coordinator for Hematology and Oncology accepted the goods on behalf of the Children’s Hospital Fund.  Thank you to all of the supporters of Dot’s Tots Foundation in making an impact on our youth who are in desperate need of joy and hope.

Nationwide Children's

June 25 – Team Skylor Fundraiser – Columbus Crew SC

June 25 – Team Skylor Fundraiser – Columbus Crew SC

Come support Crew SC as they take on the New York Red Bulls in an Eastern Conference Final Rematch on June 25th at 7:30 PM!

Fireworks after the game!

$5 from each ticket purchased will be donated to Dots Tots and their fight againist pediatric brain cancer.

https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/crew/EN/link/promotion/home/fdfbe58109e904f53aef009ebdf03beb17940c18

A Mother’s Unconditional Love

A Mother’s Unconditional Love

Below is Carrie’s story in her own words.  Carrie lives in Marysville, Ohio with her parents, forced to move back in with them to help care for her children.  Having abandoned any aspirations of a career years ago, she works part-time at Bath and Body Works for a few dollars and some much deserved sanity!  Carrie is a single mom.  It is Dot’s Tots mission to help Carrie raise $25,000 to make her life – and her boys’ lives – better.  Won’t you help?

Donate here: https://dotstots.org/donate/

 

Dot's Tots Carrie's StoryLandon and Logan are the sweetest, most lovable, affectionate, little 5-year-old twins. One smile and they will steal your heart.  At first glance, they appear just like any other rambunctious little boys, but their struggles are far greater than you can imagine.  

Logan has a rare congenital birth defect called Amniotic Band Syndrome; his right arm was banded and never fully developed before he was born, so his arm is amputated from just below the elbow.  Furthermore, in 2013, the boys were diagnosed with severe Autism. They not only have difficulty following simple instructions and speaking, they have no sense of danger and are prone to wandering, bolting, and eloping. They will bolt into the street and wander away and not think twice about it. They are brilliant escape artists. There are two of them and only one of me. There is hardly a moment that goes by that I’m not stopping them from doing something that could cause them serious injury. Because of this, it is absolutely imperative Landon and Logan have a service dog. A trained, certified service dog will not only prevent them from wandering and bolting, but can also aid in search and rescue if, God forbid, it is ever necessary, as well as rescue from a drowning. A service dog will also help with socialization and behavior modification. With a service dog, we can finally go to parks and restaurants and stores. The boys could finally attend their friends’ birthday parties and many other things other children get to do that they’ve missed out on for many years. I could go to bed knowing they won’t find a way to leave the house in the middle of the night. This fear is very real and it consumes every moment of every day. 

We have chosen Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers to provide an Autism Service dog. The cost is $25,000. This not only covers the cost of the dog and initial training, but also years of follow up training and recertification. They will be with us every step of the way in making sure our dog is trained to meet their needs today and for years to come as the boys’ needs change. Accomplishing this goal will not only be life changing for the twins, it could be lifesaving.

Until There’s A Cure…There’s A Dog is the Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers’ motto.  With hundreds of lives changed and over a decade of dedicated work, SDWR is a leader service dog organization. SDWR believes that through their uniquely trained service dogs, the lives of those with invisible disabilities can be improved. At SDWR, service dogs include Diabetic Alert Dogs, Autism Service Dogs, Seizure Response Dogs, and PTSD Service Dogs. Each type of service dog is hand raised by SDWR staff and volunteers to mold it into a life-saving tool for each family in need. 

 

June 25 – #TEAMSKYLOR 5K – Sharon Woods

June 25 – #TEAMSKYLOR 5K – Sharon Woods

TeamSkylor 5K Run/Walk

June 25, 2016

8:30 registration, 9:00 am start

(register online here)

Sharon Woods Metro Park
6911 Cleveland Ave
Westerville, OH 43081

* Brain cancer fundraiser *

Register here: https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Westerville/teamskylor5k

About Skylor:

On February 23, 2014, Skylor Burgos, now a senior at Olentangy High School, was taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital after suffering from severe headaches and double vision.  Four days later, doctors diagnosed him Grade 3 Anaplastic Astrocytoma, an inoperable form of brain cancer.  Undeterred, Skylor spent the beginning of his journey in and out of radiation treatments, chemotherapy appointments and visits to the hospital.  He never lost hope and he never lost his smile.  Unwilling to let his cancer change his fun-loving attitude, Skylor began referring to his tumor as “Tommie.”  The nickname quickly caught on with family and friends; this 5K race is dedicated to the eviction of Tommie, as the doctors cannot do so alone.

Despite his diagnosis, Skylor continued on with his life as “normal.”  He was a member of the Olentangy High School Marching Band and still continues to be an active member of the AFJROTC and enjoys doing community service in Delaware County as part of the program.  Skylor has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and has spent his past 2 spring break vacations helping out in Tennessee and South Carolina.  He truly has a passion for helping people out in any way he can.

In February 2016, a routine MRI showed a second tumor, located in the same area as the first.  Although radiation was already given, his team of doctors put Skylor on a more aggressive form of chemotherapy.  They continue to monitor him with routine MRI’s and lab work.  Despite this new information, Skylor has stayed strong and is a positive role model to friends, families and even strangers.  He plans to attend college in the fall, majoring in Creative Writing with hopes of publishing his story to encourage other children and teenagers to never give up hope.

 About Dot’s Tots Foundation:

Since Ashley Warnock began her career in social work, she has been involved in serving the needs of local youth. However, upon the birth of her first son in October, 2011, Ashley “retired” from the workforce to be a homemaker.  While caring for her son, Ashley had a yearning to work with children again. This fueled a conversation between she and her husband, Andy.  Interestingly enough, Andy had investigated the formation of a charity to support needy families years earlier.  The culmination of their joint vision was the establishment of Dot’s Tots in the Summer of 2012.  The name of the Foundation is in honor of Andy’s late grandmother, Dorotha Warnock. Dorotha was a lifelong educator and constant provider of guidance, support, and love to all of her students and especially her grandchildren. This Foundation carries her legacy forward.

Visit us at: www.dotstots.org.

2nd Annual Holiday Family and Kids Festival

2nd Annual Holiday Family and Kids Festival

2nd Annual Dot’s Tots Foundation Holiday Family and Kids Festival

December 20, 2015, 4-7 p.m.
Hilliard Ray Patch YMCA
4515 Cosgray Road
Hilliard, Ohio 43026

Featuring

Catered dinner and dessert
Santa Claus
Climbing Wall
Arts and crafts
Face painting
Balloon twisting
Photo booth
Silent auction

Tickets

$25 for adults
$18 for ages 6-18
FREE for ages 5 and under
Reserve your ticket by emailing dotstotsfoundation@gmail.com
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Join Us

All ages are welcome, but activities are geared toward children. Ugly sweaters are not required, but are encouraged for photo opportunities.

Questions?

Call Andy at 740-815-5632

A portion of each ticket is tax deductible used for purely non-profit purposes in our capacity as a charitable organization as identified under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Dot's Tots Holiday Party