On September 2, 2017, The Wooster Brush Company employees gathered at Barnes Preserve to participate in a run/walk to support The Wooster Hope Center.
The company’s wellness committee put together a run/walk event and encouraged the employees to bring an item to donate (laundry detergent, diapers, deodorant, body wash, etc.) to The Hope Center as their registration fee. Then they spent an hour of the morning walking and/or running the beautiful one mile path at Barnes Preserve. For every lap completed, each participant received a raffle ticket to be entered into a drawing for a variety of prizes. Everyone went home a winner, and the employees managed to stuff the Wooster Brush van with donations that were delivered to The Wooster Hope Center immediately after the event.
The Wooster Brush Company would like to thank the local companies that contributed to the event to help make it a success. They include: Dunham's Sporting Goods, Durniat Strength, Flex Yoga, HealthPoint, Honey Baked Ham, Manson Automotive, Midtown Massage, Orrville Cycling & Fitness, Planet Fitness, Ride On, Three Seasons Lawn Care, Total Fitness Wooster 24 Hour, and Vertical Runner.
The Wooster Hope Center, founded in 2011, is a community outreach ministry of DayBreak Community Church. Their mission is to provide groceries, clothing, hygiene products, diapers, and haircuts in an effort to show love to neighbors in the community that may be in need of some assistance. The Hope Center helps over 10,000 different families in Wayne County annually and has an average of 150+ volunteers monthly that put in over 10,000 hours of volunteer time each year.