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Family Becomes Complete Just in Time for the Holidays

VAN WERT, Ohio – In 2014, Rob and Jennifer Sniegowski decided to pursue a foster care license with The Marsh Foundation. They were interested in growing their family and giving their daughter, Abigail, a younger sibling. After months of waiting, they were blessed two-fold with what has turned out to be a perfect match. In […]

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Marsh Foundation Youth Hosting Annual Poinsettia Sale

VAN WERT, Ohio – Youth at The Marsh Foundation are once again selling poinsettias for the holiday season. All proceeds from the sale will go to the campus’ Marsh Grown gardening program. The plants make beautiful decorations and/or holiday gifts. There are three sizes available. The multi-bloom plants are available in 4.5 inches for $3.50, […]

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Marsh Foundation Hires New Foster Care Supervisor

VAN WERT, Ohio – The Marsh Foundation has hired Melissa Gearhart, LSW, as the agency’s new supervisor of its foster care division. Gearhart will oversee consultation, recruitment, licensing and maintenance of The Marsh’s foster care program. Gearhart holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Defiance College and is a Licensed Social Worker. After beginning […]

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Marsh Foundation to Hold Documentary Showing and Open House

VAN WERT, Ohio – The Marsh Foundation is holding a public showing of their new, historical documentary, “The Marsh Homestead: The Historic Tour” on Sunday, October 16 beginning at 2 p.m. in The Marsh Foundation Auditorium. The video details the amazing philanthropic influence that the George Marsh family had on the Van Wert community. The […]

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Marsh Foundation Holds Spring Celebration and Graduation

VAN WERT, Ohio – The Marsh Foundation School held its annual spring celebration on Wednesday, May 25. The day included piano recitals, a musical production of The Wizard of Oz, a graduation ceremony and a luncheon.  A total of three students were honored for receiving their high school diplomas. Many of the youth’s friends and […]

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Marsh Foundation Celebrates National Foster Care Month

VAN WERT, Ohio – One of the most meaningful things you can do in life to help a child is to become a foster parent. The Marsh Foundation is celebrating Foster Care Appreciation Month throughout the month of May. The organization is focusing on recruiting additional families to help care for the many children in […]

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Marsh Foundation to Hold Spring Plant Sale & Homestead Tours

VAN WERT, Ohio – The Marsh Foundation ‘Marsh Grown’ garden program will be holding their annual spring plant sale on Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in The Marsh Foundation greenhouse. A variety of hanging baskets and other plants will be available. All proceeds will go to the campus youth garden program. […]

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Marsh Foundation Youth Spend Spring Break Serving Others

VAN WERT, Ohio – For the past several years, the youth at The Marsh Foundation have completed service projects during their spring break that revolve around the theme of serving others. This year, they continued their efforts. Activities coordinator Sherry Grone coordinated the week’s projects. To start, a group of independent living aged youth prepared […]

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Generous Donors Make Easter Even More Special on Marsh Campus

VAN WERT, Ohio – Again this year, an egg hunt was the highlight of Easter Sunday on The Marsh Foundation Campus. It was all made possible by the Shirley Haight family, who sponsored the festivities for the sixth straight year. Haight’s daughter, Cindy Henderson, went above and beyond again this year to make Easter even […]

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Project Believe Donates Christmas Presents to Youth at The Marsh Foundation

VAN WERT, Ohio – For the fourth year in a row, Project Believe has helped to make Christmas a little brighter for youth at The Marsh Foundation. The organization, which originated in 2007, has grown from serving 10 kids at Christmas to more than 200 at seven facilities in two states. Tammie Rafferty, the group’s […]

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