In the beginning
SPR started off as a mobile service. “That means we were meeting victims at local restaurants, but in 2022 when COVID-19 hit things changed,” Henton says. “Many of the restaurants we used suddenly closed. At that point I realized that we needed a safe and confidential location to meet the needs of our victims.”
In October 2022 Single Parents Rock hosted a Grand opening at its first location in Englewood. Walk-ins are now accepted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and by appointment on weekends.
Henton says not only did COVID-19 affect where the organization was able to meet clients, but it also affected staffing and funding. The group’s main fundraiser had to be canceled for two years in a row. Happily, it has finally been rescheduled and will be held on Saturday, July 30.
Here’s what they need:
· Diapers all sizes
· Pull-Ups all sizes
· Baby Formula
· Gas gift cards
· Food gift cards for restaurants
· Grocery cards
· Kid snacks
· Cleaning Supplies
To arrange to drop off donations between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday or on weekends by appointment, call call 937-469-8007.
Other ways to help:
Single Parents Rock will hold a fundraising gala from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday, July 30 at the Antioch Shrine Center in downtown Dayton. The evening will include a happy hour featuring the local band Love Street; dinner and guest speaker Diona Clark, a local domestic violence survivor and Founder of Liv Out Loud Enterprises and others including Denise Kontras from Ohio Domestic Violence Network and DJ Oscar Pittman.
If you would like to be a Sponsor or Volunteer for the Gala, call 937-469-8007. Tickets are $75. Go to www.eventbrite.com and search for Single Parents Rock to purchase tickets.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, call 937-469-8007, or visit the website at www.singleparentsrock.org.
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