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September 15—Meet the People Who Transform Cincinnati

by | Sep 8, 2022 | The Center’s Words

Our Transformation Awards is a VIRTUAL event that premiers on September 15 at 7:00 PM. This year we thank Channel 12’s Liz Bonis – our emcee – our event committee and pay tribute to our honorees.

While the event will be available on our website – join in the first viewing with us.

We are pleased to offer the viewing experience from the safety and comfort of your home. We pay tribute to these honorees and celebrate 19 years of restoring health and transforming lives.

We honor those who have made a positive difference in the lives of people in our Greater Cincinnati community. Importantly, we pay tribute to volunteers who have significantly supported the Center’s clients throughout this past decade.


Annie Timmons

President of Friars Club

Timmons has been the executive director of the Club for over 40 years.

Friars Club is a 159-year old non-profit social service organization dedicated to serving the special needs of Cincinnati’s at-risk children through organized sports, education, nutrition, and fitness.

Friars Club was established in Over-the-Rhine in 1860 to help German immigrant parents keep their children safe and busy after school.


La Soupe

La Soupe was started by Suzy DeYoung.

During her 25 years as a restaurateur and caterer, Suzy began to feel the need to change the trajectory of her clientele. And so she gained a new sense of purpose by redistributing catering food overages to those in need.

Then in 2014, she made a huge leap of faith when she sold her ownership in  (her for-profit company) to her sister and officially launched La Soupe.

The organization’s chef-based model utilizes a volunteer network to rescue perishables from farms, grocers, and wholesalers.


Mary Magdalen House

The Mary Magdalen House refreshes and renews its guests in body and spirit from the hardships of living on the streets. Their goal is to maintain and help restore human dignity.  Each of their guests leaves feeling better, knowing that “it is truly good for me to have been here.”

Mary Magdalen House provides over 17,000 showers to guests annually. This includes thousands upon thousands of loads of laundry, many thousands of bars of soap, and enough underwear to fill the bed of an F-150! Their donors, staff, and volunteers work hard to ensure that every guest in need of a shower and clean clothes can receive exactly what they need.


Diana Klinedinst and Martha Schueler (Volunteers of the Decade)

These two women have been our top volunteers and extensively provided their time, treasure, and talent to our Transformation Awards for many years. We are excited to relay much more about them in the time ahead. They are our beacons and have ensured that we are financially viable – all while introducing many community leaders to the Center.

Thank you to all who make our community the vibrant place that we call home. Please consider a contribution to the Center for Respite Care through the link on our web site – it is our donors, our volunteers and our staff who make our healing possible. We are all in this together.

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The Center for Respite Care is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization. View our 2020 IRS Form 990 – Public Disclosure.







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