Holmes Gives Back 2013

The little things in life add up to something bigger and better, so each act of kindness means a lot to the world. We celebrated the holidays by making donations to two deserving organizations. This year we had more than 400 votes cast, almost doubling last year's participation. Thank you for helping us decide where to give. Please continue to spread awareness and support all of these deserving organizations. Find out who the winners are below, and check out some of the kind words from voters!

National Charities


Alzheimer's Association

Advances research to end Alzheimer's and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease.

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Make-A-Wish America

Grants the wishes of children diagnosed with a life-threatening medical conditions in the United States.

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American Red Cross

The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need.

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Local Charities and Voter Comments


The Riding Centre

Therapeutic Riding Program, serving physically, mentally, and emotionally challenged children and adults in group and private lessons.

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I'm a Springfield Rotarian and want to support programs for individuals with disabilities. Thank you.


Both of my girls love this place!  Carolyn and staff are the most wonderful and go above and beyond with the children!


I have been moved to tears watching what riders (some of whom can't walk) can accomplish while riding a horse. Thank you, Riding Centre!


You are a winner no matter what.  Keep up your great work in 2014 and beyond!


The Riding Centre is such an amazing place for building strength, coordination, and agility in both body and mind.


Changing lives through programs that touch children through adults with caring instructors and devoted school horses. No one can walk out of The Riding Centre without sense of accomplishment!


Thanks for the awesome times I had there., Trish


An excellent animal human experience to build friendship, strength and love


The riding centre is amazing organization that helps youth and adults find strength mentally emotionally and physically. They provide therapeutic and handicapped riding and horse encounters that inspire love bonding strength learning and more. It saved my life and inspired the lives of many others!


I cannot think of a more deserving recipient than the Riding Centre. Their dedication to their mission is reflected by the smiles of those who they help. In my case, there were tears of joy…the first time I took a trail ride in Glen Helen, which I haven't been able to hike in for years due to my handicap.


The Riding Centre has been an invaluable piece to our son's therapy for his Sensory issues and his Aspergers.



Citi Lookout

Partners with individuals and families, counseling them toward emotional, relational and spiritual healing.

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Citi Lookout is awesome!  I don't feel like I would be where I am at now in my life without the people from Citi Lookout. Very deserving!


Citi Lookout ~ you meet many needs for people in this community.


Keep up the good work and  wish the same to everyone listed


Thank you for your love and support for the families and patients you share with! God continue to Bless you! Merry Christmas!!!!!


Citi outlook helps families and couples improve quality of life through improving relationships and so much more


I am very blessed by you!


Thank you for all you do.


Thank you for all your help , we appreciate you in our community.


Citi lookout is a great program for our community. It is affordable and very informative. We are so blessed to have them in our lives.


I really appreciate the vital ministry of CitiLookout!


Citi Lookout has been very helpful and beneficial to me. If it were for them I would not have gotten the help that I so desperately need.


Citi Lookout is an awesome resource for our community!! Barb Dotson rocks!!


Very grateful for all the good CitiLookout does, often on limited funds. Feels good to press the "Submit" button on your behalf.


Citi Lookout:  I applaud your Christ-centered work and hope that are blessed in the upcoming year to serve even more clients.



Family & Youth Initiatives (FYI)

Works hand in hand with the community to educate youth and families to make healthy long-term life decisions.

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You do great things for teens with your information.  Thanx


Appreciate your good work


God Bless All!!!


Merry Christmas! And a HUGE thanks to Holmes for making this possible!


God bless you! Keep up the good work!


Thanks for doing all you do!


2012 Local Winner- Rocking Horse Center

A total of 260 votes were cast in 2012 and the Rocking Horse Center was the Holmes Gives Back local winner. "We so much appreciate being included in the Holmes Gives Back initiative and were so excited to have received so many votes" said Kim Bishop Gnau. The monies were all used for the Reach Out And Read program, to purchase books for waiting room and patient exam rooms. Kim added, "The funding for this program has been cut at the state level, so this generous donation couldn't have come at a better time!"


The mission of Rocking Horse Community Health Center is to raise healthy families in a caring community. Rocking Horse Community Health Center is a Medical Home where families will improve their physical, emotional and mental health.

2012 Spotlight Organizations


Rocking Horse Center (Winner)

Clark County Literacy

Project Woman



American Cancer Society (Winner)

St. Jude Childrens Hospital

American Red Cross

2011 Spotlight Organizations


Care it's for Kids

Clark County Child Advocacy

Second Harvest Food Bank


Wounded Warrior (Winner)

American Cancer Society

Autism Speaks

*The local results were so close we gave to all three organizations!