Making a difference in the community has been a consistent goal at McSwain since our start. Today, outreach programs in Over-the-Rhine, a synergistic partnership with Habitat for Humanity, bridging the gap between foster children pursuing a college education or vocational training and financial assistance through our Cornerstone Foundation reaffirm our commitment to prosper the communities we serve. Please read below for some of our latest projects.
We Believe in Making a Difference in our Communities
Giving back to the community has always been an integral part of the McSwain philosophy. Our commitment to making a difference in the communities we serve has been a constant since our earliest days. Read More
Homes for Our Troops
McSwain is honored to have teamed up with Armstrong, The Bold Company Custom Home Builder and Homes for Our Troops to provide a fully accessible home to a local wounded veteran.
Army Specialist Brett Bondurant was critically injured in Afghanistan on September 28, 2011, after stepping on a pressure activated IED causing him to lose both legs; requiring nearly two dozen surgeries and more than a year in the medical center.
SPC Bondurant grew up in Lawrenceburg, Indiana and married his High School sweetheart, London. He enjoys sports, fishing, motorcycles, wheelchair basketball, and spending time with family. Brett and London have a daughter, Jaycee, and were expecting their second child in December 2015. Since moving into his HFOT home, Brett has started playing sled hockey. He recently completed a national clinic in Buffalo and was coached by fellow HFOT Home Recipient Joshua Sweeney.
SPC Bondurant would like to thank those who support Homes for Our Troops and shared the following, “As a disabled veteran, it is hard to stay positive at times, especially since I am faced with many challenges on a daily basis, even in my own home. Having an accessible home, built to meet my specific needs will erase some of those challenges, giving me back my independence and also giving much more hope for me and for my family’s future. Thank you.”
Homes for Our Troops is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization building specially adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for the most severely injured Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Most of these Veterans have sustained injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives.
Since 2004, HFOT has built over 200 specially adapted homes nationwide. Homes for Our Troops is privately funded, and therefore relies on the generosity of donors.
McSwain is proud to have donated our services and time for such a great cause.
Habitat for Humanity
One of the most gratifying aspects of new home construction over the last 16 years has been the synergistic partnership between McSwain Carpets and the Cincinnati Habitat For Humanity organization. Read More
Crossroad Health Center in Over-the-Rhine
Much of the financial assistance McSwain Carpets provides to our community is distributed through our Cornerstone Foundation. Read More
Otto Armleder School
The Otto Armleder School in Over-the-Rhine celebrated their 15 year anniversary this year. Over these 15 years, it has developed into a superior teaching facility for today’s children, tomorrow’s future leaders. McSwains has been a significant supporter of Armleder over the years. In August 2000, the school opened its doors to 102 students, serving students from pre-kindergarten through grade four. Today, Armleder serves 155 students grades pre-kindergarten through 6th grade. Ron McSwain headed an endowment campaign from January 2003 through May 2008 that was successful in raising $15 million for Armleder Student Scholarship Fund, ensuring a long, successful future for city students at Armleder. Principal Cammie Montgomery, shares successes such as Grades 1-6 students score in the top 10% of schools nationally on the Stanford Achievement Tests. “There’s a vibrancy here, an intellectual and cultural energy, that you won’t find anywhere else.”
Residents of Over-The-Rhine Bank on a Bright Future
For decades, residents of the Over-The-Rhine neighborhood near Cincinnati’s central business district have faced many obstacles to their hopes for safe streets, adequate housing, and quality education for their children. Read More
The Caring with Coats Campaign has been a huge success.
On behalf of Brighton Center, Inc. and WCPO-TV, I want to thank you for your assistance with the 16th Annual “Caring with Coats” campaign. Thanks to your generosity, children and adults are warm this winter. In fact, I am happy to report that we had a record breaking year of over 1,800 coats collected through the generosity of the tri-state Channel 9 viewing audience and partner businesses like yours!
This is such a great effort on your part and your support and belief in our agency is amazing. Thanks for all that you do and I look forward to partnering with you next year!!!!!!
Brighton Center?Family Center Director