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Positive Acts of Kindness

Positive Acts of Kindness aka (P.A.K), allows One Step Ahead Ohio to provide strategic donations to support local organizations within the community.

Our PAK Initiative also directly impacts local families facing financial hardships. Click Here to Learn More About PAK Hardship

The P.A.K. initiative is constantly adapting to keep pace with the ever-changing needs of the local communities.

Postive Acts of Kindness
Joel's Place for Children

Our most recent PAK donation of $1000 went to help fund the mission of Joel's Place for Children. Joel’s Place is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that offers free-of-charge bereavement support groups for children and their families who have experienced the death of someone special in their lives. Joel’s Place was founded in 2003 and operates on the belief that it is helpful and healing for grieving children and their families to share their stories, memories, experiences, thoughts, and feelings with other grieving children. 

Other P.A.K. Donations

First Tee Cleveland

First Tee of Cleveland

The First Tee - Cleveland held their annual Ball-A-Palooza event on 8/5/2023 to raise funds for their youth development programs. We made a $500 donation as the official grand prize raffle sponsor! 

Girard Lions Club

Lions Club  of Girard
For the 28th year, the Girard Lions Club held their annual golf outing to raise funds to provide local children in need with prescription glasses OSAO provided a $250 sponsorship for this event!

Providence House Cle

Providence House
Local musician Ryan Sowers held a 3 hour show at Great Lakes Brewery to raise funds for Providence House on 6/29/2023.
OSAO contributed to this local fundraising effort with a $250 donation.

Creative Corner

Creative Corner Youngstown Ohio Donation
On 5/31/2023, we hosted a "Positive Acts of Kindness" day at this local Mahoning county day care by providing the entire site a pizza party as well as a donation of 3 new high chairs and 3 new baby gates for the facility!

Youth T-Ball Sponsorship

Howland Athletic Club

For the 3rd year in a row One Step Ahead Ohio was able to make a donation to sponsor a local youth tee-ball team in Trumbull county supporting kids ages 4-8.

Austintown Fitch Football

Austintown Fitch

This PAK Donation was in collaboration with the Hot Dog Shoppe - Boardman by providing a full team meal to Austintown Fitch Football as they make their run to the 2022 OHSAA Division II State Championship!  

Bristol High School

Bristol High School

OSAO partnered with Bristol High School in Bristolville, Ohio as a Platinum Sponsor for their 2022 golf & cornhole tournament fundraising event on 9/24/2022. All proceeds raised at this event went towards the high school golf team as well as the girls & boys basketball programs.

One SHW Team


A $100 donation was made towards The Sherwin-Williams One SHW Team for their participation  at the upcoming Annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s held in Cleveland, Ohio.

2022 Panerathon

2022 Panerathon

The Paneraton is a 10K was held in downtown Youngstown, Ohio on 8/28/2022. Proceeds from this event benefit the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center. This year event saw over 10,000 participants, including a team sponsorship by One Step Ahead Ohio that made front page news! (pictured above are 3 runners from team OSAO which appeared on the front page of the Vindicator)

Susie V Foundation

Susie V Foundation
A $100 donation was made towards a sponsorship for the 2022 Susie V Foundation 2nd Annual Golf Outing.

1st Tee of Cleveland

1st Tee of Cleveland
One Step Ahead Ohio made a direct donation to the First Tee of Cleveland towards their fundraising event Ballapalooza, held at Washington Park Golf Course on June 4th. This event offers a free introduction to the game of golf for low-income children in Cuyahoga county.

Christmas in July

Freedom Youth Program
The Christmas in July presents (pictured) went to four young men, ages 15-18, living at the Freedom Youth Program group home in Cleveland, Ohio. O.S.A.O. surprised them each with a pair of dress shoes, dress shirt, dress socks & athletic socks. Follow @onestepaheadohio on Instagram for more picture of this donation!

Local T-Ball Team

Tee Ball Sponsorship
One Step Ahead Ohio provided a Trumbull County youth T-Ball team with their summer 2022 uniforms. 

Warren Family Mission

Warren Family Mission
Every year the Wednesday before Thanksgiving the Warren Family Mission has volunteers hand deliver meals to local families in need. This year 20 of those meals were purchased and donated to this local Trumbull County community through our P.A.K. program!

Youngstown Summer Movie Series

Youngstown Summer Movie Series
The P.A.K. program provided a free bottle of water & snack to the 1st one hundred people to attend the Youngstown Summer Movie Series on 7/5/2021.

SJPIII Memorial Fund

One Step Ahead Ohio made a direct donation to the the Salvatore J. Ponzio III Memorial Fund 2022 Golf Outing Fundraiser in the amount of $300. #salstrong

Local Fundraising Support

Penguin City Beer
One Step Ahead Ohio supported the Penguin City Beer "Christa Harrison wheel chair & wheel chair ramp" raffle fundraising by purchasing $100 worth of tickets.  

Ronghi Construction

Ronghi Construction
A "golf" gift basket was donated for the annual 4th of July raffle fundraiser hosted by Ronghi Construction to support local families in need.
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