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First Time Sponsor of Gayla Event Announced  

Holiday with Heart is pleased to announce our new sponsor of the event Equitas Health (formerly AIDS Resource Center Ohio).  Equitas Health is a not-for-profit community-based healthcare system founded in 1984. Its expanded mission has made it one of the nation’s largest HIV, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) healthcare organizations.This year it will serve more than 67,000 individuals in Ohio through its diverse healthcare and social service delivery system focused around: primary and specialized medical care, behavioral health, HIV/STI prevention, advocacy, and community health initiatives.  With 13 offices in 10 Ohio cities (including Toledo at 3450 West Central Ave.), the support you’re looking for is right around the corner.  Click on the logo to visit the Equitas Health website.  

Beneficiaries Announced for 2016 Gayla Event

Holiday with Heart is pleased to announce it's three beneficiaries of the 2016 Gayla Event that will benefit from proceeds raised from the annual fundraiser dinner dance at the Toledo Club Sunday December 4th, 2016.  Click the logos to link to the websites and learn more about these non-profit organizations. 

Promise House Project’s Street Outreach Program
Support will go towards connecting youth 14-24yrs old with safe and supportive spaces, community based case management, and counseling referrals.
Toledo School for the Arts
Diversity & Inclusion LGBT Initiative
The Holiday with Heart Fund
A fund within the Toledo Community Foundation to support LGBT causes in the N.W. Ohio Area.

Flower Market Continues Support for 2016 Gayla Event.
Holiday with Heart thanks our longest running Sponsor, The Flower Market, as it steps forward once again with 2016 Gayla Sponsorship.  The Flower Market, a member of ProMedica Health System, is conveniently located near the campus of The Toledo Hospital/ Toledo Children's Hospital at 3890 Monroe St.  They offer daily delivery to The Toledo Hospital, Toledo Children's Hospital and Flower Hospital and proudly serve the floral needs for all entities of ProMedica Health System, and the flower buying public.  Your satisfaction is their number one concern.  The Flower Market has proudly served the Toledo community since opening its doors in 1950, and has always been committed to provide a high quality product at a competitive price. With over 150 years of experience among the employees, the staff is best suited to meet all your floral needs.

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Return Sponsor for 2016

The origins of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Firm go back to 1895 in Toledo history when Marshall and Fraser was formed and became the first tenant in the Spitzer Building, located in downtown Toledo. In 1952 the current firm name was adopted.  In 1985 the ABA Journal awarded Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick First Prize for Civic Commitment for the extensive renovation and landscaping of the firm’s quarters in Toledo at 1000 Jackson Street.  In Toledo, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Firm continues their long-standing position as northwest Ohio's largest law firm, providing the full range of services to individuals, nonprofits, health providers, small and medium-sized businesses and publicly held and international companies.  One of the values of SLK is Involved:“We believe in supporting the communities that support us.  Beyond our commitment to helping our clients succeed, our involvement in the community brings a higher purpose to everything we do.”  Holiday with Heart is pleased to have the return sponsorship of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP for the 2016 Gayla event.  We are grateful for the on-going support of local LGBT communities.  Click the logo to visit their website.

Hitchings Insurance To Be Return Sponsor For 2016 Gayla

Hitchings Insurance is an independent agency serving the needs of Ohio consumers since 1968.  As one of the leading agencies in Northwest Ohio, they are strongly committed to their clients, company partners, and communities. Holiday with Heart appreciates this commitment to the LGBT communities of Northwest Ohio with the return sponsorship of the Gayla event for 2016. 
Hitchings agency offers a broad range of insurance products and services, including auto, home, business, farm, health and life. They are aware that every individual, farm or business has unique insurance coverage needs. As an independent agency representing many companies, can match your coverage requirements with just the right policy to fit your one of a kind situation and budget.  They are located at 717 North Main Street Findlay, OH 45840.  Click the logo to visit their website.

The University of Toledo 1st Announced Sponsor of 2016
The University of Toledo has been one of the longest running continuous sponsors of the Holiday with Heart Gayla event.  We are pleased to continue this relationship with the 2016 support of the Office of Special Events and the UT Foundation.  We are pleased to be students, alumni, donors, friends and community partners of The University of Toledo.  Sponsorships of the event are greatly appreciated as they help defray the cost of putting on the event, allowing a greater portion of ticket price to go towards the charitable objectives of HWH. Click the logo to visit the website for the UT Foundation.

Holiday with Heart May Fundraiser at Toledo Club Success

The Holiday with Heart event on May 6th, 2016 was a fundraiser to benefit Promise House Project, and the Holiday with Heart fund at the Toledo Community Foundation.
HWH partnered with friends and supporters of legendary Toledo entertainer Twila Starr, and Pisanello's Pizza, to celebrate Twila's 60th birthday.  The event was attended by over 200 supporters, raising $4,372 towards the charitable objectives.  These funds were split between the two beneficiaries, each receiving $2,186. 


Holiday with Heart to Co-Host May Fundraiser at Toledo Club 

On Friday May 6th, 2016 Holiday with Heart will partner with friends and supporters of legendary Toledo entertainer Twila Starr, and Pisanello's Pizza for a Fundraiser Event to celebrate Twila's 60th birthday.  Please join us for this fun community event that will benefit the Promise House Project, and the Holiday with Heart fund at the Toledo Community Foundation.  Beginning at 7pm at 235 14th Street in Downtown Toledo, the event will include ticketed cash bar cocktails at 7pm, heavy grazing at 8pm, dancing, and drag performances beginning at 9pm, continuing until 1am.  Twila's list of guest performers include: Jennifer Fox, Denise Russell, Sonya Ross, and Lady T. Tempest.  Attire for the event is "Club Casual" (no shorts, denim, or collarless shirts).  Reservations can be purchased in advance for $25 by clicking on the poster image below to link to the reservation form.  If paying by credit card simply fill out the form and scan it back to
If paying by check, print off the form, and send it, along with your check, to Holiday with Heart 2815 Collingwood Blvd. Toledo, OH. 43610.  A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $50 per ticket.  Come have fun and support the LGBT community.  

Proceeds From 2015 Gayla Event Distributed to Beneficiaries 

Thanks to the outpouring of support from sponsors, volunteers, event attendees and contributors; Holiday with Heart Charity was able to raise $15,000 from the 2015 Gayla event at The Toledo Club.  On January 13th the HWH Committee met for it's annual event wrap-up, and made the determination that proceeds would be split equally among the three Beneficiaries.  Funds raised from the event will go to support: 

  • Promise House Toledo - $5,000
  • Ryan White Program at UT Medical Center- $5,000
  • Holiday with Heart Fund at the Toledo Community Foundation- $5,000

On Wednesday February 24th, a check presentation was held to make these distributions to Promise House Toledo, and the Ryan White Program.  A check in the amount of $5,000 was contributed to the HWH Fund at Toledo Community Foundation.  Look for the annual disclosure of 501c3 operating financials to post here.

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HWH Financials 1/1/14 - 2/28/15

Beginning Balance
Event Sponsorships
Reservations, Donations, Fundraising
Advertising and Promotion
Printing and Postage
Office, Clerical and Petty expenditures
Event Costs:
  • Entertainment
  • Table Decor
  • Toledo Club Bill
  • Dessert Cost

Bank Charges & Service Fee, Tax Data
Disbursements to Beneficiaries:
  • MPowerment- $3,000
  • Marriage Matters Ohio, Toledo Office- $3,000
  • Candice Milligan care donation (pending)- $500
  • Holiday with Heart Fund at The Toledo Community Foundation- $11,000

Ending Balance


2016 Event Sponsors:

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