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EXP Women's Merch. Team: Support Homeless Families

EXP Women's Merch. Team: Support Homeless Families

Date: December 18 | Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Venue: Van Buren Shelter

595 Van Buren Drive
Columbus, OH 43223

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Community Shelter Board, in partnership with the YMCA, opened a shelter to address the growing numbers of men, women, and families who are experiencing homelessness. The shelter is designed to move people more quickly into stable housing and stop repeat homelessness. 
Last year, Van Buren Shelter started Santa's Workshop to better meet the needs of the growing number of families and children they serve during the holiday season. This program allows parents, with the assistance of a staff member or volunteer, to select gifts for their children ranging in age from newborn to 18 years old. 
As a volunteer, your team will help prepare Santa's Workshop for the following week's launch. Tasks will include organizing and stocking the workshop, sorting donations, 'pricing' and setting out new items. 
  • A lead volunteer from Van Buren Shelter will be on-site to provide orientation and training.
  • A tour will also be provided. 
  • Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required.
  • If you have a Giving at Express t-shirt, please wear it for photographs. 
  • If you're new to this event, please print, fill-out, and bring this liability waiver with you
  • Parking is available on-site. 
  • Personal belongings can be stored securely in the building. Do not leave valuables in your vehicle.
  • A Besa representative will be on-site to greet your team and help answer any questions.
If you are interested in donating toys, please contact Ian Estep at
Click here for more information about Van Buren Shelter and the amazing work they do.