Community Partners Telhio is proud to partner with organizations throughout our community to make Central Ohio a better place to live, work, worship and attend school. Whether volunteering our time to staff phones at telethons, collecting toys for children in need or supporting the missions of children's hospitals, Telhio is dedicated to contributing to local organizations and national organizations that benefit local causes. Below is a sampling of some of our community involvement. Click on the organization's logo to learn more about each partner. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central OhioMISSION: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio creates, finds, and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children in Central Ohio. Telhio is excited to be an ongoing partner with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio (RMHC). Telhio President & CEO, Leslie Bumgarner is a member of the RMHC board of directors. Our support ranges from sponsoring public service announcements and collecting pop tabs and wish list items in our branches, to being a corporate sponsor of Columbus's first-ever Groupon G-Team fundraising program benefitting RMHC to holding employee contests to collect items for use by the families who stay at the local facility. Members can participate in our efforts to help this wonderful organization by dropping of pop tabs or wish list items at any Telhio branch location. See Kids DreamMISSION: See Kids Dream is a 501c3 charitable organization with a core purpose of addressing critical needs in our community today and building capacity to meet the needs of our community of tomorrow. We do this by using service learning to empower young people (students K - 8th grade) to achieve their own potential, while creating positive outcomes for both themselves and our community at large.Our CEO, Leslie Bumgarner, serves as a member of the board of directors of this inspiring organization, and many of our employees volunteer their time to support the organization's events and programs.Ohio Credit Union's Marching MilesMISSION: To raise money for Ohio's children's hospitals, to make a difference in the community, to build credit union team spirit, to develop team spirit among all credit unions in Ohio and to raise national awareness of the Children's Miracle Network.Telhio's employees proudly participate in Marching Miles for Miracle Kids every year, raising thousands of dollars for children's hospitals. Franklin County Children's Services Holiday Wish MISSION: Every child looks forward to the joy and magic of the holiday season. But without the help of the community, more than 4,500 children who have experienced abuse, neglect or other difficult home conditions will have no one to provide their holiday gifts. The Holiday Wish program at Franklin County Children Services is the perfect example of giving and receiving. For the past several years, Telhio has co-sponsored a county-wide toy drive - Holiday Wish - to benefit the 4,500 under-privileged children served by Franklin County Children's Services. In 2010 alone, Telhio collected more than 700 toys. Additionally, recognizing that toy drives address young children's holiday wishes, but not necessarily those of teenagers, Telhio worked with one of our Select Employer Group members - Central Community Housing - to collect gift cards for 20 under-privileged teens. We exceeded our goal - collecting more than 30 gift cards and also obtaining age-appropriate gifts for each teen. In fact, we collected enough gift cards to provide the extras to senior citizens also served through Central Community Housing. Increase Community Development CorporationMISSION: To increase economic self-sufficiency through micro-enterprise development, personal financial education, asset development, and job creation. Telhio provides funding for this program to help our members build their businesses and increase their financial independence. Nationwide Children's Hospital MISSION: TWIG is groups of women throughout central Ohio who support Nationwide Children's Hospital through a wide variety of fundraising projects. TWIG groups operate independently, as well as participate in larger projects as a whole organization. Since their inception, they have raised more than $25 million to support patient care, education and research at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Telhio is a proud sponsors of Nationwide Children's Hospital TWIG, sponsoring Pumpkin Palooza every fall, the Twig Fall Bazaar, Jr. Golf Outing and the Fashion Show.St. Jude Children's Research HospitalMISSION: The mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.Telhio sponsored the House of Dreams giveaway through a local television station, serving as the official ticket location for the contest. All proceeds benefitted St. Jude directly. Telhio employees also worked the phone bank for the St. Jude phone-a-thon in 2011.