About Us: Our Mission: Operation Give Back is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax exempt organization. At Operation Give Back, our mission is to strive for educational equity and provide community outreach to students and families in need, inspiring all to realize their full potential and GIVE BACK to society.
Our goal is for every student to have the opportunity to mature into their best selves educationally, emotionally, spiritually, socially, and professionally.
The specific objectives and purpose of this organization shall be:
To provide educational instruction and support.
To provide an environment of spiritual health.
To provide support in emotional development of children.
To provide support in the social development of children.
To provide support to the families and communities of the children we serve, in order to enrich the holistic development of the child.
Our Services: OGB’s signature program is its After-School Tutoring and Mentoring Program. We work closely with the Sycamore Community Schools to identify students in 1st – 8th grades who would benefit from academic support or assistance with other skills. We enroll approximately 45 students per year, each of whom are transported by Sycamore District Buses for 2½ hours of after-school tutoring, three days per week. We have a cheerful 6,000 sq. ft. “home”, which offers plenty of space for our volunteer tutors to engage with our OGB students, offering them the support needed to reach academic success. The progress of our students can be seen in improved grades, enhanced self-confidence, and the demonstration of life skills that they can take onto higher education and into the working world.
About Us: Our Mission: To create a meaningful immersion experience that will change the way students see, think and feel about foreign language and culture. We believe the only way to truly LEARN the language and culture of another country is to LIVE it.
Our Services: Our goal is to change the way students think, feel, and see through a foreign language through educational hosting and tytavel programs. We hope that some visitors to the Montgomery Farmers Market may be willing to host our students from Spain during the Summer.
About Us: Winning Edge Mobile Knife Sharpening (WEMS) is a professional sharpening service that helps foodies, chefs and gardeners in Greater Cincinnati get the best performance from their blades. The master sharpener can sharpen all kinds of knives including serrated and ceramic and gardening hand tools. You will safely drop off knives at the market and pick them up the following week. Please place knives to be sharpened in your trunk.
Products We Service: Jay sharpens all kinds of knives (including serrated and ceramic) and hand tools. He can adjust the edge angle in as fine as half degree increments to ensure the optimum edge for every blade. Please check our schedule to see the many farmers’ market locations where you can bring your knives and hand tools to conveniently have them sharpened while you shop. WEMS will also come to your home or business for on-site sharpening.
Gardening Tools include: Axes and Hatchets Hand Pruners Loppers Hedge Shears
W.E.M.S. does not sharpen hand/chain saw blades or mower blades.
Rates: Less than Five Items: $8.00 each Five to Nine Items: $7.00 each Ten or More Items: $6.00 each
Market drop off orders of ten or more items includes optional home or workplace delivery when complete.
If you have ten or more items that need sharpening WEMS will come to you! Contact us through this form, or if it is more convenient please call or text us (513.371.8997) and we can talk about what you have to sharpen, the process and give you an estimate.
Jay received his first pocket knife when he was in second grade. Shortly after, he started sharpening that knife and his love of knives and sharpening began. Jay inherited his father’s love of knives and cooking which led him to research the best materials and methods to sharpen his ever-growing personal collection of knives. For decades Jay sharpened his, along with family and friends’ knives with the precise but very time-consuming process of hand drawing the edges across the various sharpening stones. Then he came across an article about Terry Beech, a master sharpener in Santa Cruz, California, that utilized a slow RPM sharpening wheel that rotated in a water bath. Jay went to California to train with this sharpener so he could offer the same level of sharpening precision and craftsmanship to customers more efficiently. This professional training is what allows him to offer the highest quality precision sharpening (adjustments as fine as ½ degree to match optimal edge angle for every type of knife and hand tool) in a convenient and timely manner. Using “cutting edge” technology, Master Sharpener Jay Fridy prolongs the lives of knives through the careful attention he gives to each blade while sharpening. WEMS also provides expert sharpening for a variety of hand tools for the home gardening enthusiast.