Hannah’s Treasure Chest (HTC) has been selected as a finalist for the Dayton & Miami Valley Better Business Bureau 2018 Eclipse Integrity Award in the category of nonprofits with 1+ full-time employees.
Executive director Sarah Williams, CNP, said that the staff, board, and volunteers at Hannah’s Treasure Chest are honored and excited that the organization was named a finalist this year.
“The process of creating the binder is intense, and requires input from all players who are touched by our organization, from board, staff members, volunteers, and donors to the agency staff and families we serve,” Williams said. “Our team worked hard to pull together all the essential pieces for the application process. Finishing our application binder was a triumph thanks to our intern, Sarah Marsh, and our development associate, Deanna Murphy.”
BBB Eclipse Integrity Award winners must demonstrate their dedication to high ethical standards in seven areas: excellence in programs, fiscal stewardship, operating with integrity, ethical leadership, building a strong team, communication, and collaborations and partnerships. The process is meant to evaluate an organization’s impact, relevance and overall health in its community and among the people it serves.
BBB President & CEO John North said that integrity does not necessarily come naturally in business. “Integrity is instilled in the leadership of an organization and is inspired in their team,” he said. “Being a finalist for the Integrity Award recognizes that integrity is at work within the walls of your organization every single day.”
Hannah’s Treasure Chest is a respected nonprofit organization with the mission to provide essential items to enrich the lives of area children in need. The nonprofit was established in 2001 with just a handful of volunteers. HTC now employees a full-time executive director and 5 part-time staff members and serves nearly 5,500 children annually through their programs.
“Being named as a finalist for this award is a significant honor to Hannah’s Treasure Chest,” said Williams. “We’re excited to share our mission and community impact with a whole new audience.”
HTC is a major partner with a number of local social service agencies that work directly with the families who receive the care packages for their children. These partner agencies request the items needed by the children which HTC volunteers then gather into a customized care package. Staff members from the partner agency then take the packaged items to the family.
Care packages and other items provided through Hannah’s Treasure Chest allow families to redirect their already limited resources to other vital uses for their children, such as school or daycare expenses, transportation, housing, utilities, and food.
Hannah’s Treasure Chest, a respected children’s nonprofit in Centerville, OH, enriches the lives of children in need by providing clothing, baby equipment, books, shoes, diapers and other essential items through a network of partner agencies in Butler, Greene, Montgomery, and Warren counties. Additional programs include Brighter Smiles dental kits, Beds for Babies and Giving Angels.
Since 2001, Hannah’s Treasure Chest has maintained a warehouse of donated children’s items to respond quickly to client requests. When a partner agency identifies a child in need, Hannah’s Treasure Chest provides a personalized care package to the agency, which in turn delivers them to the child.
For more information about donating to Hannah’s Treasure Chest call 937-438-5039 or visit hannahstreasure.org. Families seeking help should contact the United Way’s Help Line at 937-225-3001.
Sarah Williams, CNP