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KDEV: Spread Holiday Cheer at Santa's Workshop

KDEV: Spread Holiday Cheer at Santa's Workshop

Support Homeless Families with Van Buren Shelter

Date: December 19 | Time: 8:45 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. 
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. 
As a volunteer, your team will help spread holiday cheer to families experiencing homelessness. Volunteers will assist parents as they select holiday presents for their children. 
  • A lead volunteer from Van Buren Shelter will be on-site to provide orientation and training.
  • Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required.

  • If you have a KDEV t-shirt, please wear it for photographs.
  • 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.
  • A Besa representative will greet your team and answer any questions.
Click here for more information about Van Buren Shelter and the amazing work they do.