RELEASE: Next Level Trainings Community Service Project Launches

March 5, 2018
Contact: Megan Nagy
(740) 298-3579

Community Leaders Launch $250,000 Fundraising Campaign for Columbus Nonprofit

COLUMBUS, OHIO - March 5, 2018 - Participants in a local leadership program launched a campaign on Monday to raise $250,00 for Local Matters, an area nonprofit that addresses the health crisis our community faces due to diet-related diseases.

The group of 53 individuals, ranging in ages from 19 to 72, are a part of Next Level Trainings, an emotional intelligence and leadership training in Columbus, Ohio. The group has pledged to raise over $250,000 in a 24-day-long fundraising campaign, from March 5 through March 25, 2018.

“We are a group of passionate and energized people that get to go out and give back to our community and the world,” said Crystal Wasmund, Next Level Trainings student and Project Co-Captain. “It’s an incredible opportunity to get to work with and contribute to a group like Local Matters who have already made such a positive impact on our community.”

Communities across the country suffer from diabetes and diet-related diseases. Local Matters’ mission is to create healthy communities through food education, access and advocacy. Working with schools and community partners at more than 100 sites, Local Matters offers hands-on programming that impacts over 14,000 children, adults and families each year.

“This project will have an extraordinary and transformative effect on our work,” said Adam Fazio, Director of Development for Local Matters. “Our life-changing programs cost, on average, about $100 per person – this investment will allow us to continue to expand our work and positively impact the lives of thousands in our community.”

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Next Level Trainings is a transformational training organization that supports individuals and teams in unlocking their power, passion, and purpose. The trainings are innovative and have been meticulously designed to create a positive impact and lasting results. By drawing on theories from psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, sociology, and organizational development, these trainings have been proven to make substantial and sustainable improvements for thousands of people. The organization is dedicated to connecting with worthy causes that serve the needs, well-being, and happiness of the people of Columbus and beyond. Participants of all ages and backgrounds are current students within the Next Level Trainings VIP program and are charged with creating a month-long service project that has a lasting tangible impact on the community.