What Are You Thankful For?

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and give thanks to all your loved ones and the people that are close to you. Here at AMF we are thankful for so many things! It’s impossible to list them all, but we’ll give it a shot…here a just a few of the people we are thankful for:

Volunteers: Nothing compares to our volunteers. Without their passion for giving back and drive to make a difference our programs and events could not happen! They are the engine that keeps our foundation going and moving down the road of success. THANK YOU!


Teachers and Schools: We are BEYOND thankful for all of the schools and their teachers (and administrators). The foundation has eight (8) successful impact programs ALL of which center around youth and their schools. Without the commitment of each of these schools and all of their staff, our programs wouldn’t happen. It’s through their dedication to bettering the lives of their students that we can continue to make an impact in our city! THANK YOU!

Students: We mentioned above that our volunteers are the engine that keeps the foundation going, well the students are the heart! It’s these many individuals that are the core of the foundation’s mission. Wether they realize it or not, these students impact our lives just as much as we impact theirs. For that we say THANK YOU!

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Community: Here at AMF our “community” ranges from Cincinnati, up to Dayton, over to Southeast Indiana and down to Northern Kentucky. We are so grateful to be a part of such a large community were so many people help us do what we love. THANK YOU!

Our AMF Family: From sponsors and partners, to those who just click “like” on our Facebook posts or retweet that one awesome picture, without you our foundation would not be a where it is today. We could not be more thankful for your commitment to what we do and the people we help! THANK YOU!interns

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?! Let us know by commenting on here or on our social media, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram!

Caroline Wydysh
Events Intern

I am thankful for…

Be thankful and take this opportunity to give back!

What are you thankful for today? There is so much to be thankful for that we take for granted or we just don’t take the time to appreciate what we have. I know that am beyond thankful for my family. The past four and a half years have been difficult at times but with their guidance and support that they have given me I will be graduating college in a few weeks.

Since Thanksgiving is right around the corner we would like for you to take this time to reflect on the ways that you have volunteered to make an impact in your community. We here at AMF are so thankful for all the students that are getting involved in Service Challenge to make a difference in their community. During the holiday season we challenge you to step out of the comfort of your project and volunteer in your community in any way you think your community needs help. If you aren’t sure of what you can do, it’s okay we are here to help! I’ve listed a few ideas hoping that you take this opportunity to give back to your community.

Volunteer Ideas:

  • Collect Teddy Bears and Board Games to donate to the Children’s Hospital
  • Volunteer at the Drop Inn Center that is located downtown Cincinnati
  • Clean-up around your school
  • Clothing/coat drive
  • Collecting can-goods

This is a chance to improve your community, to give back, and to help others that are in need! If you have already volunteered and done something to make a difference or know of a way for someone to give back, please comment below and share your experience with us so we can share your story with others.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter! Today we are going on our Second Service Challenge Tour of the year visiting Turpin High School to see their Service Challenge project in action. Lastly, through our blog post we will be announcing future tour dates, stay-tuned to find out if we will be visiting your school this year.

Megan Barger
Experience Intern