With a great amount of jubilation, Pathway’s Whobilation Christmas in July Celebration was held at 91 Wood Fired Oven in Jackson Township. It featured celebrity bartenders City of Canton Mayor Thomas M. Bernabei, City of Massillon Mayor Kathy Catazaro-Perry, President of Massillon WestStark Chamber of Commerce Ted Herncane, Dave Waikem of the Waikem Auto Family and President of ArtsinStark Robb Hankins. A percentage of all food, gift card and drink purchases benefited Pathway during this event.
The Pathway Caring for Children annual dinner and auction drew a crowd of more than 170 people at Congress Lake Club in March. The auction raised close to $100,000. Those funds will support programs and services for Pathway children and their families.
Keeping young talent, creative thinkers and savvy professionals from leaving the area means fostering an environment where they can make social change, see their entrepreneurial ideas spark and catch fire and awaken real opportunity in their neighborhoods.
Life lessons, responsibility and sportsmanship are only a few of the things that youngsters walk away with from a lacrosse field when they play for Lacrosse On 3, a nonprofit organization that enables underprivileged youth in Stark County to play the game.
Pathway Caring for Children began in 1973 as a foster home network to meet the needs of neglected, abused, abandoned and troubled children. Jim Bridges had a dream in the late 1960s to provide a nurturing and learning home environment for children who needed help.