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NBC4 Today Service Project: Spread Holiday Cheer at Santa's Workshop

NBC4 Today Service Project: Spread Holiday Cheer at Santa's Workshop

Support Homeless Families with Van Buren Shelter

Date: December 3 | Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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. 
The 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. 
We’re inviting the community to join Besa and NBC4 on Tuesday, December 3rd to support homeless families at the shelter by turning an empty room into Santa's Workshop. Tasks will include table assembly, space layout, and transforming the room into a winter wonderland with presents. 
  • A lead volunteer from Van Buren Shelter will be on-site to provide orientation and training.
  • 18 is the minimum age required.

  • Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required.
  • New Volunteersplease 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.
  • Court-appointed volunteering: At this time, we can not accept court-appointed requests.
Click here for more information about Van Buren Shelter and the amazing work they do.