“For I was hungry, and you gave Me food…whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did it for me.”
– MATTHEW 25:35,40
Rebecca Bickel / Jon Bickel
President / Treasurer
We believe that every family deserves the opportunity to sit down and enjoy a holiday meal together without worrying about how they are going to afford it or what it is going to look like. It is important to keep traditions, to make traditions, and to have the ability to keep holidays special even during those times when you need a little help in doing so.
We believe in doing our part to support and strengthen our community and the Byron Saunders Foundation is a great way to do that. We are honored to be a part of this wonderful organization. We are raising a family here in Pickerington and feel that aiding families right here in our own community is a wonderful way to give back and say ‘thank you’ to that very same community for giving us such a wonderful place to raise our family.
Hello my name is Jessica Ayres. I’m the office manager and lead tech at our local Pickerington pharmacy. Since being given the opportunity to aid in the goals of the Byron Saunders foundation I have taken on the role of Fundraising chair. This has given me the chance to further their cause by raising funds so we can help as many families as possible. What I LOVE about the foundation is that everything we do is for our very own community.
I am a wife of a local firefighter and mother of 5 children. As a family, we try our best to invite others into our hearts and into our home. We are very active in global missions in Haiti and elsewhere. So, when invited to come alongside the foundation here in our own community, I was happy to be a part of it, as well. I am definitely blessed with the opportunity to serve our community with the Byron Saunders Foundation. My position allows my family and I to be a part of serving and helping others while making our community aware of these needs. It’s important to reach out and give selflessly and that’s what I hope to do, both as a family and as a part of BSF. I was fortunate to grow up with our founder, Brian Wollenberg and know his true heart and genuine love of others. So, being able to join him in this endeavor has been a beautiful gift!
When people ask me why I serve on the Byron Saunders Foundation Fairfield County Board, I tell them it is because I see a heartbreaking need in my own backyard. God has truly blessed me over the years, but I was once a struggling single parent trying to raise two small children on a salary that barely paid the rent. My church family helped me out with groceries occasionally and I never forgot about their kindness and generosity. Now it is time for me to give back to my community through the Byron Saunders Foundation. My role as marketing chair is to let our community know who we are and that our mission is to provide Thanksgiving Day meals for those who might otherwise not have one! So please give generously from your heart and tell your friends and family about the Byron Saunders Foundation!