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Taking Time to Remember Memories and Traditions
Celebrating Your Loved one during the Holiday’s and Christmas Season
Join us as we Create a Special Ornament, A canvas of Love Art Piece and find Helpful ways to embrace the Holiday
Please bring a picture of your Loved one for our table
Pizza and refreshments will be served
Thursday, December 13, 2018
8073 Tylersville Road
West Chester, Ohio 45069
6:30 – 7:45 p.m. Please RSVP so we have enough supplies
Companions on a Journey (COJ) wants to thank Niederman Farms for allowing us to assist families with our annual COJ Bonfire Family and Teen Event. This fun-filled night took place OCT. 25th
We had ~100 folks from Children and Families, Teens, to Adults from our Adult Grief groups. Folks enjoyed an evening of hotdogs, coneys, drinks and cake.
There was a balloon release, a corn hole maze, jumping pad, and all sorts of farm filled fun.
We had two bonfires going and finished the evening with smores.
Our Memorial Pathway to Healing was a great Event for our loved ones. It was held at Chesterwood Village, on Saturday September 22. The Temperature almost dipped below 60 degrees almost hindering the butterflies flight, but once the they were warmed up, the butterflies took to the Air as natural and pretty as could be. Indoors, adults and kids painted memorial rocks and we treated to a nicely prepared lunch from Chesterwood Village.
The 2018” ALL STAR GALA” Was Fun; Celebrating Child Grief Awareness
On Saturday, November 10th, 2018; It was an honor to present our Hope Strength and Healing Awards to Elizabeth Cassinari, Dr. Michael Kachmann, Bre Woltermann, our Circle of Hope Award to Russell J. Pennavaria, and our Companions of Hope Awards Archbishop Moeller High School Lakota Schools MindPeace New York Life Foundation ProLink Staffing
The 103.5 WGRR “Married with Microphones” morning team of Chris O’Brien and Janeen Coyle have been married for 32 years, and have worked together in some capacity for longer than that! This is there second time hosting the All Star Gala, however much has changed in the past six years.
The evening began with Silent Auctions, Raffles, ring toss, and cocktails, followed by an elegant dinner of filet or salmon. The award presentations took place after dinner ending with music and dancing provided by “The Remains” band. Everyone in attendance had a fabulous time!
The “All Star Gala” could not have been a success without the help of many individuals and sponsors.
We want to publicly thank those who support us in our mission to provide hope for the bereaved in our community. Thank you volunteers and sponsors; It is sometime said “It takes a village”
On behalf of our organization, we thank each of our volunteers for giving of their time, talents and treasure. Each of these individuals are blessed gifts to those whom we serve. This enables COJ to provide our services to the bereaved at no cost.
Corporate Sponsors for the evening were:
Diamond Sponsors -ProLink Healthcare Staffing, Silver Sponsors: Children’s Hospital Medical Center, CTI Restaurants, Feldkamp Marketing Lemon Grenade, Mayfield Brain and Spine Centers, Spring Grove,
COJ’s Golf Outing was a success, NO RAIN
100 players ventured out what almost looked like a downpour at the 1:00 Shotgun hour at Kenwood Country Club. Golfers were greeted with lunch sponsored by Brightview; a Patient-focused, evidence-based, chemical dependency treatment organization.
After 18 holes of Golf, folks were treated to a happy hour sponsored by Miller Valentine Group, and Dinner from Eli’s BBQ. Folks loved the BBQ. There were prizes with the Winning team receiving a $500.00 Gift Certificate to Jeff Ruby’s Steak house.
Presenting Sponsor: ProLink Staffing
Beverage Cart Sponsor: Rick Flick,
Lunch Sponsor: BrightView
Cocktail Hour Sponsor: Miller Valentine Group
Special Thanks to: Eli’s BBQ for their Generous Dinner
Donation Holes and Personal Sponsors:
- Belflex Staffing Network
- Kirk Koppenhoefer
- KMK Law
- Mike Green
- New Your Life
- No Wake Marine
- Village Tavern
- WP Land
Here about the fabulous work COJ is doing here (click on the picture):
Liberty Center Foundation has selected COJ as a recipient for the Change for Charity program. COJ will benefit from a portion of the parking meter proceeds generated in a two-month span at Liberty Center for March and April.
Liberty Center is a multi-use center that brings together the community’s recreational, social and civic passions by anchoring its citizen’s state-of-mind to an attainable state-of-being.
Liberty Center artfully blends freedom and work, clarity and culture, kinship and community. It is holistically designed with a mindful approach to building enduring relationships between local businesses, people and place.
Situated between Cincinnati and Dayton, Liberty Center brings together over 100 acres to form the most community-centric and balanced approach to private-public partnerships in the region. Together with a thriving daytime population and socially engaged, supportive community, Liberty Center is the perfect place for people to live, work and enjoy the benefits of a brilliantly vibrant and centered local life.
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On Friday, November 17th, 2017; we celebrated our 20 years of successful growth. We also raised awareness for those who most need our support; grieving teens and children. Thursday, November 16, was Children’s Grief Awareness Day.
It was an honor to present Dr. Dan Nelson, Dr. Sharon Phillips and Chesterwood Village Hillandale Family Healing Hearts Residents Cathy Howard, Shannon Bryant, Don Devore, Doyce Schleusener, Ginny Elrod, and Mary Lou Benson with our Hope, Strength and Healing Award at the Savannah Cent in West Chester Ohio. We thank all of you for truly making a difference.
We also want to recognize several organizations that have supported COJ, some from the beginning. These are our Companions of Hope for 2017. St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Community Foundation of WCL, Envisions Partnership, Spring Grove Funeral Homes, and Indiana Wesleyan University.
This year, the COJ organization has over 35 support groups during the school day working with 600+ students a month through their graduation. In the year prior, COJ assisted over 4,000 bereaved children, teens and adults throughout the Greater Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky area without state or federal funding. COJ does not charge for its service.
The evening began with cocktails, followed by an elegant dinner of filet or salmon. The award presentations took place after dinner ending with music and dancing provided by “The Remains” band. Everyone in attendance had a fabulous time!
The words spoken by Liz Pieniazek were heartfelt and inspiring as she talked about here Journey of Grief
Tay Shawn Elliott ended the memorial and awards presentation with a beautiful rendition of the Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody (from the ‘Ghost’ Soundtrack).
Phillip Bryant also share how important COJ has been in his Life as he continues to support COJ
The “All Star Gala” could not have been a success without the help of many individuals and sponsors.
- ProLink Healthcare Staffing
- Spring Grove
- Berish Pain Management
- CTI Restaurants
- Mueller Funeral Home
- Hodap Funeral Home
- Mayfield Brain and Spine Centers
- Children’s Hospital Medical Center
- Fidelity Investments
- Brightview Health
- Chesterwood Village
- Guardian Savings
102 golfers showed up to the COJ’s 3rd Annual Golf Outing Friday, Aug 11th in what turned out to be a very beautiful day for a round of 18. Glenview Golf Course was selected for the event this year.
Golfers competed for prizes; Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin (2), Longest Putt. The winners received a $500.00 gift certificate to Jeff Ruby’s restaurant
When it was all done, golfers were treated to a wonder dinner donated from ELI’S BBQ.
Companions on a Journey would like to thank our volunteers from Pro-link staffing, the COJ Board along with our corporate and individual hole sponsors!
ProLink Staffing Services John & Meg Atkinson
Al. Neyer (beverage cart)
GE Aviation Mercy Cardiothoracic Surgeons
Fidelity Investments Legacy Financial
McCormick Equipment Company Taylor Made Inspections
RDI Corporation ProSource
DePaul Cristo Rey High School Mercy Cardiothoracic Surgeons
Taco Bell and Uno Pizzeria & Grill Chemo-Unity
Spring Grove Family In Honor of Joanne Butt
Grandma Sheila, thank you for impacting the grieving children in our local schools! Love, Tyler
Grandma Sheila, Congrats on COJ’s 20 Anniversary! Love, Andrew
Grandma Sheila, Grandpa Vince is proud of you and smiling from heaven! Love, Trevor
Companions on a Journey would like to thank our volunteers from Pro-link staffing and the COJ Board along with our corporate and individual hole sponsors!
Come on out and celebrate with COJ, from 5-8pm at Rhineqeist, Portions of proceeds will be donated back to COJ.
Since April 2016, Rhinegeist, along with Cincinnati Public Radio, has committed to providing an opportunity to local nonprofits for fundraising in the taproom. Charitable Suds takes place every Wednesday at the Rhinegeist taproom.
Rhinegeist views their community programs and philanthropic efforts as a chance to give back and reciprocate the love they feel each and every day.
Their charitable and voluntary efforts have an emphasis on improving the equality of opportunity for those less fortunate, increasing access to quality childhood education, improving addiction & mental health services, emergency relief, and a wide variety of other subjects. email@example.com.
A great time and turn-out was witnessed August 26th at the Municipal Brew Works (20 High Street, Hamilton) for the ceremonial tapping of the “Woltermelon Blonde Ale”. Bre Wolterman and her mother-in-law Debbie were gracious host to hundreds of people celebrating Patrick’s life at Municpal Brew Works love the beer and COJ company.
You may recall that in December 2015, Hamilton Firefighter, Patrick Wolterman tragically lost his life while fighting a fire. In working with the HFD and the Wolterman family, MBW created “Woltermelon Blonde Ale” (a watermelon infused blo nde ale) as a tribute to Patrick’s life and memory. We agreed that a portion of proceeds through the sale of Woltermelon Blonde would be donated in Patrick’s name to a charity of the Wolterman’s choosing.
The Wolterman family have asked that Companions on a Journey be this years beneficiary.
We want thank the Municipal Brew Works (MBW) along with Jim Goodman CEO / Co-Founder Municipal Brew Works for their efforts and support.