Our Children

Nashayla, Justice, and Jordan Glenn

CORE “Family”: Nashayla (12), Justice (6), Jordan (8), Nicole Gatlin (mother) Year of Grant: 2016 Connection to Industry: Nicole worked at Papa John’s in Las Vegas, NV. CORE Grant Details: CORE helped Nashayla’s family by paying rent, car insurance, and car payments for a few months, and sending an iPad for Nashayla so she can do schoolwork and… View Article

Owen, Joshua, Tony, Aiden, Joseph & Emily Nichols

CORE “Family”: Owen (6), Joshua (5), Tony (6), Aiden (7), Joseph (9), Emily (13), Kristina (mother), Patrick (father) Year of Grant: 2016 Connection to Industry: Patrick worked at Applebee’s. CORE Grant Details: CORE flew Owen’s grandmother to Boston for his surgery, and purchased some summer fun items–like bikes and a trampoline–for the Nichols children still in Michigan…. View Article

Charlotte Schryver

CORE “Family”: Charlotte (4), Wendy (mother), Michael (father) Year of Grant: 2016 Connection to Industry: Charlotte’s mother worked at The Hideaway Restaurant in Middleboro, MA. CORE Grant Details: CORE helped the Schryvers enroll Charlotte in dance class and buy renovation materials for their new home that will create a safe and hygienic space for Charlotte to grow… View Article

Aniston, Dylann & Kennedy Gienapp

CORE “Family”: Aniston (2), Dylann (8), Kennedy (11), Cortney (mother), John (father) Year of Grant: 2016 Connection to Industry: Aniston’s mother works at a Cracker Barrel in Chattanooga, TN. CORE Grant Details: CORE sent Aniston an iPad to help her develop her communication skills and is sending the family to the 2016 KDVS gathering in Columbus, OH! The… View Article

Tristin, Bentley & Khloe Calkins

CORE “Family”: Tristin (8), Bentley (5), Khloe (2), Lindsay (mother) Year of Grant: 2015 Connection to Industry: Tristin’s mother Lindsay works at Duffy’s Sports Grill in Boca Raton, FL. CORE Grant Details: CORE sent the family on a Disney Cruise! Tristin has ALL (leukemia) and was diagnosed in April 2013. His brother, Bentley, has ADHD. Lindsay is a… View Article

Donovin & Hadley Aleman

CORE “Family”: Donovin (4), Hadley (9), Heather (mother), Dale (father) Year of Grant: 2015 Connection to Industry: Donovin and Hadley’s mother works at Waffle House in Chalmette, LA. CORE Grant Details: CORE sent Donovin and his family to Destin for a beach vacation and got him a kid’s monster truck to ride around in with his sister. CORE… View Article

Oscar & Felix Montgomery

CORE “Family”: Oliver (8 months), Felix (8 months), Melanie (mother), Travis (father) Year of Grant: 2016 Connection to Industry: Oscar and Felix’s father works at the Dizzy Rooster in Austin, TX. CORE Grant Details: CORE helped pay for a new handicap-accessible van that will allow Melanie and Travis to safely transport Oscar and Felix. Oscar and… View Article

Michael Killian

CORE “Family”: Michael (5), Ashlee (mother) Year of Grant: 2015 Connection to Industry: Michael’s mother works as assistant general manager and a bartender at Prohibition Bar.  CORE Grant Details: CORE helped to pay for some of Michael’s medical bills! Michael Killian was brutally attacked by a neighbor’s dog just after his 5th birthday on October 10, 2015. All of… View Article

Dylan Kulp

CORE “Family”: Dylan (3), Marisa (mother), Eli (father) Year of Grant: 2015 Connection to Industry: Eli owned and operated 3 restaurants in Pennsylvania, with a 4th slated to open in Fall 2015. CORE Grant Details: CORE paid 3 months of Dylan’s preschool and helped him and his mother travel back and forth to Atlanta while Eli was there… View Article

The Matson Family

CORE “Family”: Sean (newborn), Kayleigh (11), Eithan (8), Dylan (5), Julie (mother), Chris (father) Year of Grant: 2015 Connection to Industry: Sean’s father worked at Granite City Food and Brewery.  CORE Grant Details: CORE sent the Matson family to Disney World and Universal Studios for a getaway that celebrated their strength and bravery, and allowed them some time… View Article

Julia Davidson

CORE “Family”: Julia (6), Jessica (mother), Todd (father) Year of Grant: 2015 Connection to Industry: Julia’s mother worked at Hash House A Go Go in San Diego, CA.  CORE Grant Details: CORE sent Julia an iPad and arts and crafts supplies to help keep her occupied during long days of chemo. CORE will also send the Davidson… View Article

Finn & Rhys Abbott

CORE “Family”: Finchley “Finn” (newborn), Rhys (2), Beth (mother), Anthony “Ant” (father) Year of Grant: 2016 Connection to Industry: Finn’s father worked at Intermezzo Cafe in Dunwoody, GA.  CORE Grant Details: CORE paid for four and a half months of rent for the Abbotts, sent diapers for both boys and formula for Finn, and will be taking the… View Article

Oliver, Paisley & Kylie Smith

CORE “Family”: Oliver (2), Paisley (6), Kylie (11), Rachel (mother), Ryan (father) Year of Grant: 2015 Connection to Industry: Ryan owns and manages restaurant Order in the Court in Franklin, TN. CORE Grant Details: CORE purchased an iPad that Oliver can use to support developmental growth while his family waits to see if his vision improves with age…. View Article

Claire Davis

CORE “Family”: Claire (2), Kristen (mother), Josh (father) Year of Grant: 2015 Connection to Industry: Kristen works at Sportmans Lodge in Brentwood, TN, and Josh works at Sodexo in Nashville, TN. CORE Grant Details: CORE purchased an iPad that Claire can use to support her developmental growth, as well as Down syndrome specific apps for her to… View Article

Richard Kipta

CORE “Family”: Richard (18), Melodie (mother) Year of Grant: 2014 Connection to Industry: Richard’s mother works at Bullpen in Stickney, IL. CORE Grant Details: CORE sent Richard and Melodie on a train from Chicago to NYC, where they stayed in Times Square and visited the 9/11 Memorial Tower and Museum, the NYC Zoo and the NYC Library. They had the… View Article

The Kloepper Family

CORE “Family”: Sasha (6), Zander (4), Daneka (3 months), Kat (mother), Daniel (father) Year of Grant: 2014 Connection to Industry: Aiden’s mother, Desiree, worked at McDonald’s in IL.  CORE Grant Details: CORE provided Christmas for the Kloepper kids, sending clothes, games, books, and more to help Woody and Kat as they recovered from the events of the Fall! Daniel… View Article

Aiden James Brooks-Spencer

CORE “Family”: Aiden (6), Desiree (mother), Robert (father) Year of Grant: 2014 Connection to Industry: Aiden’s mother, Desiree, worked at McDonald’s in IL.  CORE Grant Details: CORE sent the family to San Diego to see the zoo, Legoland, and Sea World and paid for a dumpster to help clean up the family’s home in preparation for Aiden’s… View Article

Weston & Whitney Gillispie

CORE “Family”: Weston (6 months), Whitney (4), Alisia (mother) Year of Grant: 2015 Connection to Industry: Weston’s mother and father work at McDonald’s in Hurricane, WV.  CORE Grant Details: CORE provided the Gillispies with clothes, diapers, and iPads to help with Weston’s education in the next few years. We also purchased some toys and tools that… View Article

Arthur Schinke

CORE “Family”: Arthur (6), Sophia (9), Jack (10), Sheila (mother), Brad (father) Year of Grant: 2012 Connection to Industry: Arthur’s father worked at Kamps Bar and Grill. CORE Grant Details: The Schinke family spent 7 days in the Western Caribbean sailing the seas with Mickey and friends on a “truly magical” vacation! Arthur, 7 years old, is the youngest of… View Article

Carson Lapp

CORE “Family”: Carson (2), Kelly (mother) Year of Grant: 2012 Connection to Industry: Carson’s mother worked at SALT at Station 22. CORE Grant Details: Carson, Kelly, and Kelly’s parents traveled on the Disney Magic cruise ship December 2012 for a New Year’s Eve they will never forget and truly deserved! On April 15, 2010, Kelly Dugan’s life… View Article

Brian Wilson

Year of Grant: 2009 Connection to Industry: Brian worked for Bob Evans Farms in product development. CORE Grant Details: CORE set up the Wilson Family Fund to help he and his children in the future. On December 22, 2009, Brian was driving into work at Bob Evans Farms Corporate Offices from his home in Hilliard,… View Article

Eddie Livingston

CORE “Family”: Eddie (4), CJ, Stephen, Sarah, Jeanine (mother), Craig (father) Year of Grant: 2012 Connection to Industry: Eddie’s father worked at Sodexo. CORE Grant Details: CORE sent the family to see the Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark Broadway show over Thanksgiving and CORE staff and Santa visited the family’s home in December to deliver Christmas presents! Eddie’s mother tells his… View Article

Claire Gardiner

CORE “Family”: Claire (10), Sarah (10), Nina (mother), Brett (father) Year of Grant: 2013 Connection to Industry: Claire’s father worked at Renaissance International Tampa. CORE Grant Details: CORE was honored to cover a year of Claire’s tuition, gift each girl with their own iPad, and pay for hippotherapy for Claire–a form of physical, occupational, and… View Article

Cadence Lees

CORE “Family”: Cadence (premature), Jack (5), Cheli (mother), Matt (father) Year of Grant: 2013-2014 Connection to Industry: Cadence’s mother worked at Renaissance International Tampa. CORE Grant Details: CORE provided the Lees family with a nanny for 9 months and 3 months of daycare for Cadence! Cheli Lees, Reception Supervisor at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, was… View Article

Taya Randall

CORE “Family”: Taya (6), Brandi (mother) Year of Grant: 2013 Connection to Industry: Taya’s mother worked at Dakotah Steakhouse. CORE Grant Details: CORE sent the family from South Dakota to Orlando for a week over Christmas to visit Disney World and attend an Orlando Magic NBA game. We also paid for leg braces to help Taya as she… View Article

Addison “Addi” Reining

CORE “Family”: Addison (3), Jennifer (mother) Year of Grant: 2013 Connection to Industry: Addi’s mother worked at Fleming’s.  CORE Grant Details: CORE sent Addi Christmas presents, and sent Jenn things to keep both her and Addi occupied during Addi’s surgery. We also were able to donate/pay for hotel rooms in Florida that were by the hospital for Addi’s… View Article

Alessandra Pavelek

CORE “Family”: Alessandra (10), Jesse (father) Year of Grant: 2014 Connection to Industry: Alessandra’s father worked at Buffalo Wild Wings. CORE Grant Details: CORE sent Alessandra’s family to Disney World for a fun family vacation! Alessandra’s father Jesse tells her story: “I am the proud single father of a 10-year-old angel named Alessandra Pavelek. Our story begins… View Article

Aidan Mahurin

CORE “Family”: Aidan Mahurin (2), Phyllis Mahurin (mother) Year of Grant: 2014 Connection to Industry: Aidan’s mother worked at Bob Evans. CORE Grant Details: CORE sent Aidan and his family to the Newport Aquarium, a few hours from their home in Ohio, rented them a limo to make the drive, and bought them food and goodies during their trip…. View Article