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Tickets are going fast for the 33rd Annual CRS Caring Hearts Charity Ball! This black tie optional event is our biggest fundraiser and features a sit-down dinner, music and dancing, auctions, raffles and more!

The Charity Ball is a special night where we'll showcase the many ways that CRS has made a difference in the lives of hundreds of families in Avon and Avon Lake. We hope you can join us as we honor those who help us make it possible.

For more detailed information and to purchase your tickets, please visit

Questions about the Charity Ball can be directed to Sheila Roth.

The Charity Ball auction raises significant funds for CRS and all proceeds go directly to supporting our mission. The committee has worked hard to collect amazing items that you'll definitely want to bid on! We are using an online platform again this year so you don't even have to attend the Charity Ball to bid on items. The auction will be going live on March 23, 2022. You will be able to view and bid on the items at:


Diamond Sponsors
Butt's Plumbing
Performance Health
Peter & Co. Jewelers

Emerald Sponsors
Busch Funeral & Crematory Services
First Federal Lakewood
Mike Bass Ford/Mazda
North Coast Business Expo
North Star Builders
Parker Aerospace

Ruby Sponsor
Westlife News

Sapphire Sponsors
Bead Warehouse
Community Foundation of Lorain County
Kiwanis Club of Avon Lake
Ray's Auto & Truck Service, Inc.

Pearl Sponsors
Animal Clinic Northview
Hinkley Lighting
Joseph L. Motta Co., LPA

Corporate Table Sponsors
Eyring Movers
Richard Tree & Crane Service
Ulmer & Berne LLP
The Yard Works, Inc.

In-Kind Sponsors
Avon Lake Printing & Signs
Custom Engraving & Randall's Team Shop
Marty & JoAnna Gallagher, Suntan Supply
Mike Kral Designs

As of March 15, 2022
Adult Volunteers Needed
We are recruiting volunteers to work at the Charity Ball on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at The Shipyard Event Center in Lorain. Job responsibilities will include selling raffle tickets, assisting with the auction, clean-up, etc. from 6:00 PM - 12:00 midnight. If interested, please contact Sheila Roth.
Don't miss out on these Charity Ball exclusive opportunities!

Exclusive opportunity to win these gorgeous diamond earrings donated by Peter & Co. Jewelers!

Purchase your ticket now for a chance to win! Raffle tickets are $100 each and only 100 tickets are available! The winning ticket will be selected at the Charity Ball on Saturday, April 2, 2022. Winner need not be present.

Charity Ball Raffle
Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Tote!
The Neverfull GM tote valued at $1,892 unites timeless design with heritage details. It also includes a removable zippered pouch. The bag is 15.4" x 12.6" x 7.5" .

Tickets are $50 each and we are only selling 100 tickets! Winner will be selected at the Charity Ball on Saturday, April 2, 2022.

*Can be exchanged for a purchase of equal value or can be put towards a purchase of great value. Winner need not be present.
CRS has been blessed this month with many donations of non-perishable items for our food pantry.Thank you to the following businesses and organizations:

Avenbury Ladies of the Lake, Avon Board of Education, Avon Lake Early Childhood PTA, Avon Lake Giant Eagle, Avon Middle School, Barry Bagels, Bay Presbyterian Food Pantry, Cornerstone Preschool at Avon Lake Presbyterian Church, Eastview Elementary, Holy Spirit Church, Holy Trinity Parish, Hunger Network Food Rescue, New Westsiders, and Redwood Elementary Kindergarten.

We are so grateful for all of the donations that help keep our food pantry well stocked. Thank you for making a difference, right here at home!
Don't forget to log into the Amazon Smile website when you make your purchases from Amazon! Amazon Smile will donate .5% of your eligible Amazon purchases when you choose "Avon Lake Community Resource Services" as the charity of your choice.

Amazon Smile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same services.

As of March 2022, Amazon Smile has donated $770.59 to CRS! Thank you to everyone that has already chosen CRS as your charity!

Please login to today to begin supporting CRS while you shop!
Community Resource Services is a responsive, community-based organization whose mission is to diminish the effect of poverty in Avon and Avon Lake. We provide basic needs assistance and individualized resource and referral services in a compassionate and confidential manner.
We believe in a community where every resident is free from poverty.