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Garrettsville Strong
Coming Together to Rebuild Our Village

In the wake of the devastating fire that destroyed an entire block of our historic Main Street, the question we are hearing most is "How can I help?"

In an effort to protect our area business owners and residents, the Village of Garrettsville and the Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce are requesting that ALL fundraising efforts for the Village of Garrettsville be logged in through the Chamber of Commerce by contacting Michelle Zivoder, Chamber Secretary at 330.472.7304 or via email at news@weeklyvillager.com.

This page will be kept updated as new opportunities arise to do what this wonderful community does best - pitch in.

GarrettsvilleStrong Mission Statement

The GarrettsvilleStrong fund was established to raise funds which will be utilized to facilitate the rebuilding of the block in downtown Garrettsville affected by the fire March 22, 2014. This area is located on Main Street between Center and High Streets

Important Donation Information

The Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce has established a fund for donations towards reconstruction efforts within Garrettsville's business district. The GarrettsvilleStrong fund will be administered by a board of directors, and no payouts will be made from the fund until firm guidelines for spending have been developed.

The fundraisers listed below have agreed that all proceeds from their fundraiser shall be promptly deposited into the GarrettsvilleStrong account at Middlefield Bank. Neither GarrettsvilleStrong nor the Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce is responsible for maintaining or verifying records of proceeds from any listed fundraiser. A listing on this page indicates a fundraiser has registered with the Chamber of Commerce, but does not constitute a general endorsement. GarrettsvilleStrong will attempt to correspond deposits to listed fundraisers, but does not guarantee its ability to do so.

Direct Donations

To make a direct donation to the fund, please visit or call the Garrettsville Branch of Middlefield Bank and request that your donation be made to GarrettsvilleStrong.

Bank Contact Information:
Middlefield Bank - Garrettsville
8058 State Street
Garrettsville, Ohio 44231
(330) 527-2121


To make your donation through the mail, please mail checks made payable to GarrettsvilleStrong to:

Garrettsville Strong
c/o Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1
Garrettsville, Ohio 44231
(330) 527-2121

Authorized GarrettsvilleStrong Fundraisers

#GarrettsvilleStrong T-Shirt Sale

Details: Villager Printing is working with the Chamber of Commerce to make #GarrettsvilleStrong T-shirts available at the Garrettsville Area Chamber / Weekly Villager Office (8088 Main Street) and Miller's Family Restaurant. Cost is $12 / $14 (2XL & up) ALL Proceeds to benefit the rebuilding of downtown Garrettsville through the GarrettsvilleStrong fund. Pre-orders accepted call 330-527-5761.

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Registered 3/24/14 | Fundraiser ID: 001

Sky Plaza IGA Water Sale

Details: May 22 through September 1st, for every 24 pack of IGA Water purchased we will make a donation to the GARRETTSVILLESTRONG community effort.

Registered 5/20/14 | Fundraiser ID: 048

Restaurant Placemat Sale

Details: Matt Leedom is working with Cal's Restaurant to create placemats featuring ads from local businesses. Proceeds from the sale of ads will be donated to GarrettsvilleStrong and the People Tree funds.

Registered 5/20/14 | Fundraiser ID: 049

Rebuild Garrettsville Poker Run

Details: The run is Saturday, June 21st (2 wheels or 4) starts at Time Out Bar and ends there. Sign up is at 10am first bike out at 11, last out at noon. $10 per ticket, pre-sale tickets are available here. Last bike in at 5. Band- Arrowhead and buffet at 5. Prizes for highest hand, lowest hand and coolest car.

Registered 3/24/14 | Fundraiser ID: 050

Second Style Fundraiser

Details: Second Style will be holding a shop for a cause day on May 24th! 25% of the day's sales will be donated to the #Garrettsvillestrong fund to help rebuild Main Street. They will open at 10:00 am and be open throughout the car cruise on Main Street in the evening.

Registered 5/20/14 | Fundraiser ID: 051

Fundly Campaign

Details: David Soukenik has set up a fundraiser on Fundly.com to raise money for the GarrettsvilleStrong fund.

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Registered 4/7/14 | Fundraiser ID: 035

#Garrettsville Strong Bumper Stickers and Magnets

Details: Available for $3 (Bumper Sticker) and $5 (Magnets) 100% of proceeds donated by KT Custom Logos of Chardon. Available currently at Villager Office

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Registered 4/7/14 | Fundraiser ID: 036

Get Garrettsville Back on Its Feet!

Details: All of the funds raised by this Indiegogo fundraiser will be donated to the GarrettsvilleStrong fund. This fundraiser was established by Samantha Martin, a former resident & graduate of James A. Garfield High School.

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Registered 3/24/14 | Fundraiser ID: 004

Bay Window Ribbons

Details: Black & Gold ribbons are available at The Bay Window shop. Make an in-store donation to the GarrettsvilleStrong fund to receive yours!

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Registered 3/26/14 | Fundraiser ID: 006

Garrettsville Strong Pilsner

Details: Every now and then life throws you the opportunity to do something great. At Main Street that moment came in the form of a tragic fire across the street on March 22nd. But we knew what had to be done. We brewed a style almost as old as the town itself...This German Pilsner is clean and crisp with a beautiful floral hop character to it and a dry finish. By purchasing this beer you now have the power to help rebuild Garrettsville at your very fingertips because 100% of the proceeds from every glass sold are being donated to the GarrettsvilleStrong fund. Never knew power could taste so good did you? Well then, drink up! We were strong before, but now we're #GarrettsvilleStrong. ABV 5%, IBUís 33.

Registered 3/27/14 | Fundraiser ID: 010

Destination Vacation Fundraiser

Details: Michelle Ford at Destination Vacations is offering a $100 donation to GarrettsvilleStrong 6 day or longer all inclusive vacation, cruise or Disney trip booked through August 31, 2015. Call Michele at 440-391-9896 to book your cruise.

Registered 3/27/14 | Fundraiser ID: 012

Chris Cavalier PC Repair

Details: Through August 31, 2014 will donate 50% of profit from antivirus sales; 100% of proceeds from the sales of re-furbished units; or 1/2 of in-shop labor to the GarrettsvilleStrong fund.

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Registered 3/27/14 | Fundraiser ID: 014

Pampered Chef Fundraiser

Details: Jennifer Hatfield-Dulka Pampered Chef Representative will donate 20% sales through August 2014 to the Garrettsville Strong Fund. Contact her at 330.984.3152 or via email jennifer.hatfield@rocketmail.com.

Registered 3/27/14 | Fundraiser ID: 016

Tents for Rent Donation

Details: Tents for Rent will donate the use of tents, tables or chairs to any group registered with the Chamber who is doing a fundraiser to benefit Garrettsville Strong. Contact Judy Macek at 440-548-5062

Registered 3/27/14 | Fundraiser ID: 020

Candlelight Winery - Food Truck Rally

Details: Currently we are looking at Saturday, May 31 from 1-9pm at the winery with 5-6 trucks and live music all day. A portion of the proceeds from each truck and winery sales would be donated to GarrettsvilleStrong.

Registered 3/27/14 | Fundraiser ID: 022

Candlelight Winery - Girl Scout Beaded Keychain Sale

Details: Available after April 8th Girl Scout troop will be making beaded keychains with 13 beads to represent each business and each letter of Garrettsville. They should be for sale at the winery after April 8th.

Registered 3/27/14 | Fundraiser ID: 023

Garrettsville Strong Book

Details: Pam Montgomery is starting a book that will contain some history about Garrettsville and compiled stories and pictures from people of past events about anything that has to do with the section that burned. She plans to have a section for "Main Street is on Fire" and again have pictures and stories about this. She plans to ask people to submit their stories to her, and may have advertising at the back of the book which the money would help pay for printing. Contact Pam at 330-527-5744 if interested.

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Registered 4/7/14 | Fundraiser ID: 032

Photo & Video DVD

Details: Rich Teresi plans to make a DVD video/slide show of the fire. The DVD will contain about 200 unpublished pictures and 30 videos taken during the March 22nd fire. More details to come.

Registered 4/14/14 | Fundraiser ID: 042

Perennial Plant Sale

Details: Connie Bejger will be holding a perennial plant sale on May 17th at Sky Lanes during Garage Sale Weekend. 100% of proceeds to Garrettsville Strong.

Registered 4/14/14 | Fundraiser ID: 043

Garrettsville Subway

Details: Eat at the Garrettsville Subway on May 7th (all day) and 20% of proceeds of all sales will be donated to #GarrettsvilleStrong fund.

Registered 4/14/14 | Fundraiser ID: 041

All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner

Details: The Western Reserve Kiwanis is proud to announce that proceeds from our next All-U-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner will go to the GarrettsvilleStrong fund & the Nelson-Garrettsville Community Cupboard! Dinner is Friday, April 11th from 5:00-7:00 pm in Dix & the Ballroom in the Hiram College Kennedy Center. Dinner includes spaghetti with choice of meat or marinara sauce, salad, garlic bread, beverage, and ice cream, all for $ 6.00 for adults and children 8 and under FREE! Carry-out available!

Registered 3/27/14 | Fundraiser ID: 015

Missy Steele Pottery

Details: For a minimum donation of $35 you will receive one of only forty limited edition, hand-made, Garrettsville mugs. Mugs are available at the Villager/Chamber Office (8088 Main Street) or the Garrettsville Branch of Middlefield Bank (8058 State Street). 100% of your donation goes to the GarrettsvilleStrong fund.

Registered 4/24/14 | Fundraiser ID: 045

Cut & Pedicure Fundraiser

Details: The staff of Facet Salon & Day Spa is offering Cuts and Pedicures between 2:00-6:00pm on Saturday 3/29/2014 for $20. All proceeds from their event will go to the 'Garrettsville Strong' fund. Call 330-527-4347. Appointments being taken now. Walk-ins for this event welcome!

Registered 3/24/14 | Fundraiser ID: 002

PMG Choc. All Star Talent Showcase

Details: The PMG Chocolatier All Star Talent Showcase is scheduled for 7pm on April 11th. Tickets are $10.00 each with 50 VIP seats priced at $20.00 each. We anticipate a sell out crowd so be sure to get your tickets early, early early by logging on to the following website. Tickets are on sale now and they will sell quickly. Do not get shut out!

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Registered 3/24/14 | Fundraiser ID: 003

Fish Fry to Benefit Fire Victims

Details: Join us for a Friday Fish Fry with fresh cut fries and coleslaw. All-You-Can-Eat is $11; Adults $8; Seniors $6; Kids (4-10) $4. The proceeds will help support #GarrettsvilleStrong and the Nelson-Garrettsville Community Food Bank. March 28th, April 4th and 11th serving from 4:00 to 8:00pm weekly. Carry out, beverages and desserts are also available. LIFE CHURCH ASSEMBLY OF GOD - 10280 State Route 88; Garrettsville, OH 44231. Call (330) 357-1215 for more information.

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Registered 3/26/14 | Fundraiser ID: 007

Scentsy Sale Fundraisers

Details: Shelly Riffle Scentsy Representative Will donate 100% of commission of sales through April 30. Contact her at shellie28@frontier.com

Registered 3/26/14 | Fundraiser ID: 011

Cana Valley Winery

Details: Visit Cana Valley Winery 5665 Waterloo Road, Atwater. A donation from each bottle of wine purchased on April 9, 10 and 16 & 17 will be donated to the GarrettsvilleStrong Fund.

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Registered 3/27/14 | Fundraiser ID: 013

Premier Designs Jewelry Fundraiser

Details: Stephanie Morhidge - Premier Designs Jewelry Consultant will donate her commission on sales made March 24th through April 26th. The link to her site is smorhidge.mypremierdesigns.com Code is SMS86

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Registered 3/27/14 | Fundraiser ID: 017

Southington Off Road - Jeep & 4x4 Event

Details: 20-25 volunteers needed for fun-run event and will raise monies for the Garrettsville Strong Fund Contact Cheryl Tieche dssouthington@aol.com

Registered 3/27/14 | Fundraiser ID: 018

Candlelight Winery - Fundraising Event

Details: April 4th - Friday, April 4th from 6:30 - 8:30pm.
Representatives from 31 Gifts, Magnabilities, Mary Kay, Miche, Perfectly Posh, Premier Jewelry and Velata will be set up at the winery for an Evening of Shopping and Reminiscing. We will have raffle prizes, food specials and more! Anyone bringing in a non-perishable item to be donated to the Nelson-Garrettsville Community Cupboard will receive an extra raffle ticket.

Registered 3/27/14 | Fundraiser ID: 021

Brew Feast at Main Street Grille & Brewing Co

Details: Main Street Grille will be hosting a brew feast with silent auction on May 3rd. All proceeds from the silent auction will be donated to the GarrettsvilleStrong rebuild fund. Contact Peggy Kepich for additional info 440-636-3139.

Registered 3/27/14 | Fundraiser ID: 024

Partylite Candle Fundraiser

Details: Through April 24th Anna Wilthew will donate 50% proceeds & 100% commission to the GarrettsvilleStrong fund. Contact her at awilthew@gmail.com

Registered 3/27/14 | Fundraiser ID: 025

Origami Owl Fundraiser

Details: Ali Mory will donate her commission from sales through April 15th.

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Registered 3/27/14 | Fundraiser ID: 027

Premier Designs by Melissa Duvall

Details: Melissa will hold my fundraiser from April 14th through May 11th. All earnings will be donated 100% to the Garrettsville Strong fund. The Passcode for her website is grbld.

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Registered 3/29/14 | Fundraiser ID: 028

Jewlery In Candles

Details: Jessica Hostetler is donating 100% of her commission that is received from the date starting 3/23/2014 to 5/1/2014 to the town of Garrettsville.

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Registered 3/29/14 | Fundraiser ID: 029

Stella & Dot Jewelry & Accessories Fundraiser

Details: Nicole Bichler virtual party with Stella & Dot Jewelry & Accessories. The party can be accessed here: http://www.stelladot.com/ts/wjzw5 and will run through April 12th. Donations will go to the GarrettsvilleStrong fund.

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Registered 3/31/14 | Fundraiser ID: 030

Crestwood Lions Food Trailer

Details: Rich Hoffman is allowing Crestwood Lions Club to place their food trailer between IGA and Family Dollar. He is also donating bottled water. Date: May 10; Time: 11:00 - 6:00; Serving Fresh Cut Fries, Cheeseburgers, Hot Dogs, Chili Dogs, Fish & Chips, Chicken Nuggets, pop, water and coffee. All proceeds will go to the GarrettsvilleStrong Fund.

Registered 4/7/14 | Fundraiser ID: 033

Garrettsville Groove

Details: 1.5 hours of fun exercise with local certified Zumba fitness instructors. Door Prizes, and Ticket Auction at conclusion of the event. Winners need not be present to win. Wear your #GarrettsvilleStrong t-shirt to be included in an additional drawing. Donations from the heart will be accepted with a $10 minimum. Proceeds to benefit #GarrettsvilleStrong. Event will be held on Saturday, April 19 from 11:30 - 1:00 PM at J.A. Garfield High School gym. For more information please call Lisa @ (330) 980-1955 or Heather @ (330) 240-8569.

Registered 4/7/14 | Fundraiser ID: 034

Garrettsville Strong Pancake Breakfast

Details: James A. Garfield Student Council will be sponsoring an all you can eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 19 from 8am-noon at Garfield Elementary School. Pancakes will be served with sausage, juice, milk or coffee and pure maple syrup donated by Mark Apple. Tickets will be sold at the door and are $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. All proceeds will be donated to #GarrettsvilleStrong.

Registered 4/7/14 | Fundraiser ID: 037

Megan Starr Tupperware

Details: Local business owner and fundraising manager Megan Starr is hosting a kickoff cash-n-carry fundraiser at The Pasta House on April 17, 2014 between 5-7pm. Pick up your own Tupperware or a fundraising packet so you, too, can participate by sharing with family and friends. You may also shop online at www.cookingwithconfidence.org (click "shop" then "find a fundraiser". You will see #garrettsvillestrong). 40% Tupperware brands corporation will give back to Garrettsville. 100% consultant commission will be donated as well.

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Registered 4/14/14 | Fundraiser ID: 040

Blazin' Bills Restaurant - Great Ribs for a Great Cause!

Details: Joyce Piteo, owner of Blazin Bills restaurant, knows firsthand the heartache of losing everything in a fire and starting over so as part of her commitment to "Service Above Self" she is donating 50% of the proceeds from her restaurant the evening of Wednesday, April 23rd (between 4-9pm) to the Garrettsville Chamber of Commerce to help in the rebuilding effort.

Registered 4/14/14 | Fundraiser ID: 044

Donations to Nelson-Garrettsville Community Cupboard

Brunswick Area Chamber is collecting office furniture and equipment for those in need. Contact Robin 330.527.2963


Monetary donations for the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard can be mailed directly to P.O. Box 210 Garrettsville, Ohio 44231.

Monetary donations can also be made at Middlefield Banking Company.


American Red Cross through Skylar Blackwell will be organizing monthly food drives through July.

Restore the Garrettsville FoodBank

Details: A Fundly Campaign started by Michael Apicello to benefit the Nelson Garrettsville Community Cupboard

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Fundraisers for People Tree

The People Tree has teamed up with the Garrettsville United Methodist Church to help the business owners affected by the March 22nd fire. A fund has been formed and those who wish to donate to the fund which will soley benefit them, can do so by sending their donations to the People Tree.

A listing in this section indicates a fundraiser has stated their intent to donate to the People Tree's Fire fund, but does not constitute a general endorsement by the Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Spring Thaw Comedy Showcase

Details: The Garrettsville Curtains up Theatre will donate $1.00 of each admission ticket sold to the People Tree's Fire fund from their May 10th Spring Thaw Comedy Showcase at Slim n Jumbos. Admission is $10.00.

Garrettsville Fire Rock Relief Concert

Details: benefit concert held at the G-plex in Garrettsville April 26, 2014 from noon to 9:00 pm. It will be a family friendly concert featuring 8 Northeast Ohio bands, with Chinese auctions. The band line up is: Been A Long Time Band, Boogie Man (a tribute to the music of AC/DC), Bringing Benatar (a tribute to the music of Pat Benatar), Everhard, Party Train, Straight On (a tribute to the music of Heart), The Contradiction, The Toyz

Other Ways to Help

Want to volunteer?
Anyone looking for opportunities to volunteer their time or services to aide in rebuild efforts and tasks should contact group coordinator Christine Pitsinger at (330)414-6486.

Rebuild Garrettsville
Facebook page gathering offers of volunteer services

GarrettsvilleStrong Fund Status

$68,651.88

Amount shown accurate as of: 7/18/2014. Status is updated on a weekly basis.

Visit the GarrettsvilleStrong page to learn how you can contribute to the reconstruction efforts on Main Street.

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Featured Event

Retail Trail Shopping Promotion in Garrettsville Ohio

Note: This event has not been sponsored or organized by the Garrettsville Area Chamber of Commerce. The participating merchants are responsible for their own drawings and prizes. The link has been provided as a courtesy to the 7 retail Chamber Members participating in the event.

Upcoming Events

Cruise Night on Main Street
Classic Car Cruise

July 19, 2014 (Rain Date: July 20) • 5–8pm

Retail Trail
Shopping Promotion

July 25 – 26, 2014 • All Day
Event Details

Cruise Night at Fire Station
Classic Car Cruise

August 9, 2014 (Rain Date: August 10) • 5–8pm

Peach Social at Fire Station
Community Event

August 9, 2014 (Rain Date: August 10) • 5–8pm