2016 Geranium Fund

Warm days seem far away, yet hope is found each year as spring grows ever closer. As the sun lingers longer in the sky, we look ahead to playful days outside, green grass and bright colored flowers.

Spring is also your opportunity to make a donation to our Geranium Fund in honor or in memory of a loved one.

The Geranium Fund, one of Flat Rock’s most significant, provides annual support for the planting and upkeep of geraniums across our campus.  All donations made above and beyond the cost of geraniums go to support the transformative programs that are provided through Flat Rock.

Springtime this year will begin a celebration for Flat Rock as we prepare to recognize our 150 years of mission and ministry. In July of 1866, an orphanage with eight children opened in Tiffin, OH.  This small ministry would later become what we know today as Flat Rock Homes, providing multi-faceted, Christ-centered care for more than 100 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities hailing from across Ohio.

Throughout our history, Geraniums have played a significant role in our springtime ritual.  Much like the depth of our strong Evangelical United Bretheren and Wesleyan faith, the geranium is one of the most reliable plants in the home garden.

To us, the geranium reminds us of our call from Christ to serve those in need, doing good for those in our midst.  This fund plays a critical role not only to beautify our campus but also in the therapeutic and life affirming programs that we offer to our individuals.

Through your generous support of the Geranium Fund, we are able to meet the critical needs of our individuals.  Your gifts help the two young men who graduate this spring from Flat Rock Educational Center and transition to into our Flat Rock Adult Advantages program.  You support Kyle through therapeutic, medical and other spiritual programs as he thrives in his daily life.  Your investment provides opportunities for individuals to grow together in Christian spirit as they attend weekly worship and Christian Education.

To make a donation to the 2016 Geranium Fund, CLICK HERE. Or to learn about how you can support the mission and ministry of Flat Rock Homes, contact Amanda Nicol at or at (419) 483-7330 ext. 1127.