Telhio Credit Union is offering free tickets to the Ohio State Fair in exchange for donations of wish list items for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio (RMHC).

Between July 8 and July 22, individuals can bring in one of the wish list items below to any Telhio branch and receive a free ticket for the Ohio State Fair, good for any day of the 2022 fair (Limit 1 ticket per wish list item. Max of 4 tickets per household. Children under 5 are free.).

Qualifying items include new packages of:

• Ready to eat meals (individual mac and cheese cups, precooked rice, soups, etc.)
• Plastic zipper baggies
• Trash bags (kitchen or 60 gallon)
• Aluminum foil
• Canned food (protein appreciated)

Additionally, Telhio is hosting the Telhio Credit Union and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio Day at the Ohio State Fair on Thursday, July 28th. Individuals who bring one of the above items to the gate before 6 p.m. will receive "Buy One Get One Free" admission to the fair that day.

"We are so excited to be back at the great Ohio State Fair this year and once again partner with Ronald McDonald House," said Jessica Bing, Chief Communication Officer at Telhio Credit Union. "We have an incredibly strong partnership, and supporting the House's work to be there when children and families need it most is really important to us."

At the last full Ohio State Fair in 2019, Telhio generated more than 10 tons or $60,000 worth of wish list items to sustain supplies at the Ronald McDonald House in Columbus.

"We know people are ready to get back out and celebrate our amazing state at the fair this year - so we are hoping to surpass our record and help the House even more with this year's donations!" said Bing.

Each year, more than 82,000 nights of rest are provided to families of seriously ill children by the Columbus Ronald McDonald House, the second largest Ronald McDonald House in the world. The facility provides a home away from home for families facing a child's illness and hospitalization. Currently, the Columbus Ronald McDonald House is undergoing a major expansion, more than doubling the size of the facility. Once completed, it will be the largest Ronald McDonald House in the world.

About Telhio Credit Union

Telhio is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, or goes to school in Central and Southwestern Ohio Founded in 1934, originally as the credit union for the Columbus Telephone Co., Telhio is a not-for-profit financial cooperative where its members are also its owners. Telhio offers 12 branching offices throughout central Ohio and southwestern Ohio and nearly 4,000 shared branching locations nationwide. Additionally, Telhio Credit Union participates in the highest level of combined federal and private share savings insurance available, insuring deposit accounts up to $500,000.* For more information, contact Telhio Credit Union at 614-221-3233 or visit www.telhio.org.

*Federally insured by NCUA. Additional coverage up to $250,000 provided to consumer account holders by Excess Share Insurance Corporation, a licensed insurance company.