Local and Regional Corporate Partners Pledge Their Support to On Our Sleeves® During Mental Health Awareness Month

April 29, 2022

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In partnership with On Our Sleeves®, the movement for children’s mental health, several local and regional corporate partners have pledged their support in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month this May. These corporate activations help On Our Sleeves, which is powered by behavioral health experts at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, achieve its mission of providing access to free mental health educational resources to every community in America, including those in the central Ohio area, and empower advocates of children’s mental health. On Our Sleeves supports access to services by connecting families to trusted local resources.

“We couldn’t do what we do without valued partners like these,” said Steve Testa, president, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation. “Some of them are raising money, some of them are raising awareness, and some are engaging in other ways, but every one of these companies is making a difference and we are grateful for their efforts.”

Fundraising Partners and Activations:

Thank you to our local and regional fundraising partners supporting the movement this May and raising vital funds for this very important cause.

Inspiring corporate support is generously donated through in-store fundraising, corporate employee activations, contributing a percentage of sales, the creation and sale of On Our Sleeves items, and more!

  • Bend Active: the Nina Day Collection, featuring On Our Sleeves icons and branding (ongoing)
  • Coffee Connections: Coin canisters in the month of May
  • Costco: Point-of-sale campaign
  • Sweets, Cookies & Gifts LLC, in partnership with Sip & Dipity Paint Bar: $11 from every cookie box sold will be donated
  • The Eco Plumbers: Corporate employee activation
  • Homage: On Our Sleeves T-shirt Collection & “Wrap Them In Support” Shirt with the Columbus Crew
  • Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams: National point-of-sale campaign and Sunshine Ice Cream
  • JOANN: National point-of-sale campaign
  • King & Fifth: On Our Sleeves product (ongoing)
  • Kokosing: Employee Giving Campaign; funded On Our Sleeves Curriculum
  • Lilly Pulitzer Easton: In-store campaign; percentage of proceeds on May 28 from Noon-4p.m.
  • Link Before You Sink: On Our Sleeves products (ongoing)
  • Massey’s Pizza: Point-of-sale round-up campaign from May 1 – 28, 2022
  • Millcraft: Buy & Give Program donation (ongoing)
  • Panda Express: Point-of-sale campaign
  • Panera: Donating 40 cents from every chocolate chip cookie sold from May 9 – 22, 2022
  • Roaming Goat Coffee: In-store campaign; percentage of proceeds from Butterfly Latte in May and On Our Sleeves product (ongoing)
  • Speedway: Point-of-sale campaign
  • The Superior Group: Raising funds through employee engagement activities

Advocacy Partners:

Thank you to our advocacy partners who use their corporate voice and reach to provide children’s mental health resources to their customers, employees, and communities. These partners are supporting the movement through message amplification, social media activations, distribution of content, and more.

  • Bread Financial
  • Central Ohio Transit Authority
  • The Columbus Chamber of Commerce
  • Crimson Design Group
  • Discover
  • Easton Community Foundation
  • Embassy Suites
  • Germain Automotive Partnership
  • Grange Insurance
  • Hunter Marketing
  • Jendco Safety Supply, Inc.
  • The Kitchen
  • Planthropy
  • Ransom Supply Co.
  • ReVision Lasik and Cataract Surgery
  • Romeo’s Pizza

Without the support of our incredibly philanthropic community, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. Because kids don’t wear their thoughts on their sleeves, we may not know what they are going through. They need us to be their voice. Thank you for partnering with us this May; thank you for making a difference!

Interested in becoming an On Our Sleeves Corporate Partner? Visit www.onoursleeves.org/partnerships/corporate-partnerships to learn more.

To learn more about the co-branded On Our Sleeves products, visit www.onoursleeves.org/take-action/shop-merchandise

Pre-Registration is now open!

The On Our Sleeves 5K, formerly The Butterfly Run, presented by Big Lots Foundation is a community fitness event to grow awareness, break stigmas, and raise funds for the On Our Sleeves® movement for children's mental health. You can register to participate virtually or join us in person in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday, September 18, 2022.

To pre-register: Contact Morgen Spon, Director of Development, On Our Sleeves by phone at 614-355-5419 or via email at Morgen.Spon@NationwideChildrens.org 

To become a corporate sponsor: Contact Amanda Dove, Director of Corporate Partnerships by phone at 614-355-5418 or via email at Amanda.Dove@NationwideChildrens.org  


About On Our Sleeves®

Children don’t wear their thoughts on their sleeves. With 1 in 5 children living with a significant mental health concern and half of all lifetime mental health concerns starting by age 14, we need to give them a voice. On Our Sleeves, powered by behavioral health experts at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, aims to provide every community in the United States with free resources necessary for breaking child mental health stigmas and educating families and advocates, because no child or family should struggle alone.

Since the inception of On Our Sleeves in 2018, more than 3 million people in every state across America have interacted with the movement’s free pediatric mental health educational resources at OnOurSleeves.org and educator curriculums have reached more than four of five classrooms across the United States.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-22 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit free-standing pediatric health care systems providing unique expertise in pediatric population health, behavioral health, genomics and health equity as the next frontiers in pediatric medicine, leading to best outcomes for the health of the whole child. Integrated clinical and research programs, as well as prioritizing quality and safety, are part of what allows Nationwide Children’s to advance its unique model of care. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 that provides state-of-the-art wellness, preventive and rehabilitative care and diagnostic treatment during more than 1.6 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded free-standing pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.