Festival of Trees Raises $5,000 for Mina’s Foster Closet

NORTH LIMA, Ohio – Mina’s Foster Closet, a business that provides much-needed supplies to foster families, has been chosen as the recipient of Mercy Health’s annual Festival of Trees fundraiser.

The annual event features area businesses decorating a tree with a unique theme and design featuring prizes. The trees are then raffled off. This year’s Festival of Trees raised $5,000.

“During a season where the Mahoning Valley faces the tough reality of the Covid-19 pandemic, the community still came together to make sure our foster children are not forgotten “, said Nicole Tsarnas, president of Mina’s Foster Closet, in a statement. “Mina’s Foster Closet would like to thank Mercy Health and their employees for their generous support. We are grateful for their selfless contribution to our foster children and their families.”

Mina’s Foster Closet, in the Old School Marketplace at 11836 South Ave. in North Lima, provides new and gently used clothing, toys, toiletries, furniture and other items that are needed by foster families.

More information, as well as donation opportunities, can be found at MinasFosterCloset.com.

Businesses and organizations that took part in the 2020 Festival Trees are:

  • St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital
  • Select Specialty
  • Masternick Memorial/Windsor Assisted Living Estates
  • Maplecrest Skilled Nursing and Rehab Care
  • Boardman Printing
  • The Woodlands
  • Aimbridge Hospitality
  • Panera Bread – Austintown
  • Briarfield
  • Assumption Village/Humility House
  • Mercy Hospice of the Valley
  • Shepherd of the Valley
  • Continuing Healthcare Solutions
  • Vibra Healthcare
  • Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice  – Lake Vista
  • Shirt Wizard

Pictured: Some of the trees in Mercy Health’s 2020 Festival of Trees fundraiser. Image via Boardman Printing Facebook page.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.