Lievens Market & Outdoor Living raises over $2500 for The Danberry Treasure Chest

Chris Galford

For the past 21 years, The Danberry Treasure Chest has worked to provide for families in need, but this year, Lievens Market & Outdoor Living went above and beyond for the charity, donating over $2500 over a single weekend.

“Every year we have a Charity Fall Fest and the Danberry Company and I go back quite a few years,” said Chad Lievens. “We did very well, we had an excellent turnout. The Danberry company realtors came out and volunteered and it was an excellent event.”

The Danberry Treasure Chest is a charity started by The Danberry Co., Realtors, and overseen by its CEO, Lynn Fruth. Its first year, it raised a total of $2200 through a community garage sale.

“We probably had more than $2200 of expenses and chiropractic visits for all the furniture we had to move, but it’s evolved since that, and the beneficiary of the Danberry Treasure Chest is the Toledo Children’s Hospital,” said Lynn.

An organization consisting of involvement from and donations by local businesses, it has raised just over $600,000 over the length of its run, and helped, by Lynn’s estimation, over 600 families. The help it provides is in the form of relief—taking some of the stress off families pushed to the brink by childhood illness.

“We’re the fund of last resort there. We help families and needy kids who have no other place to go for their financial needs. These are kids with chronic or critical illness,” Lynn said.

The charity will also be hosting a Monto Carlo themed ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 12 at The Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons. It will last from 5 p.m. until around 9 p.m., and will include live and silent auctions, live entertainment, and speeches from some of the families who have benefited from the charity’s donations.

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