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Akron Homeless enjoy early Christmas

12/31/2015 - West Side Leader DOWNTOWN AKRON — The Formerly Homeless Foundation, started by Cuyahoga Falls developer Joel Testa, provided meals for some people who are homeless Dec. 20. According to Testa, this third annual event included volunteers, shown at right, gathering to create 1,500 bagged lunches that were delivered to Community Support Services and [...]

By | January 4th, 2016|news|1 Comment

Formerly Homeless Foundation 5K run and Pub Crawl

Johnny J's Pub & Grille has partnered up with Blue Moon for a 5k charity run and pub crawl to benefit The Formerly Homeless Foundation. Proceeds from bar sales and runner registration will be donated to the foundation. The 5k run will take place in the Merriman Valley at Johnny J's Pub & Grille on [...]

By | July 21st, 2015|news|0 Comments

Formerly Homeless Foundation changing face of homeless

1/1/2015 - West Side Leader By Pam Lifke GREATER AKRON — The homeless often aren’t who we think they are. After watching his adopted son’s birth father become homeless following the loss of a job, Joel Testa, a Cuyahoga Falls developer, learned anyone can lose a home. Testa started the Formerly Homeless Foundation to give a [...]

By | February 17th, 2015|news|0 Comments

Foundation serves dinner to homeless at DBA restaurant in Akron

Published: December 21, 2014 - 09:12 PM | Updated: December 22, 2014 By Stephanie Warsmith: Beacon Journal staff writer The nicest restaurant Hanna Eckels had eaten at was Red Lobster. So, Eckels, 19, was wowed by the atmosphere at Dante Boccuzzi Akron (DBA) restaurant, where a three-course dinner was served Sunday to her and about 70 [...]

By | February 17th, 2015|news|0 Comments

Akron homeless treated to four-star Christmas dinner

By John Harper, Northeast Ohio Media Group on December 16, 2014 at 4:40 PM, updated December 16, 2014 AKRON, Ohio -- On Sunday, 50 homeless people will sit down to dinner at one of Akron's finest restaurants. For the second year running, real estate developer Joel Testa is hosting 50 homeless Akronites to a four-star restaurant on [...]

By | February 17th, 2015|news|0 Comments

Formerly Homeless Foundation Volunteers participate in making 750 Christmas Lunches

AKRON: Cuyahoga Falls developer Joel Testa asked family and friends for a gift on his 42nd birthday two weeks ago. He sent out a Facebook message requesting help to feed and clothe Akron’s homeless population during the holidays. Testa and his wife, Mary, would shoulder most of the expense personally, yet on such short notice, [...]

By | January 1st, 2014|news|0 Comments