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YWCA Columbus

65 S 4th Street
Columbus, OH 43215

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YWCA Columbus

As part of the National YWCA, we stand for a single mission: eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.


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YWCA has supported, housed, fed, nurtured and mentored women and their families since 1886. They operate the only front door emergency shelter for families in Central Ohio and provide affordable, supportive housing for 102 low income and homeless women. The YWCA Guides lawyers, judges, teachers, business professionals and others to think constructively and objectively about issues of racism, diversity and inclusion. They also provide licensed childcare, before-school and after-school program, and youth development opportunities (including Bright Futures Initiative, health and fitness, mentoring and volunteer opportunities).

CoverMyCommunity: Beautify the YWCA Family Center

CoverMyCommunity: Beautify the YWCA Family Center

Support Racial Equity

Date: August 9 | Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Venue: YWCA Family Center

Address:
900 Harvey Ct.
Columbus, OH 43219

Details:

CoverMyCommunity is a focused effort to connect with our team members and lift up our communities through local volunteering in four main pillars: Racial Equity, Covid-19 Relief, the community of Franklinton, and the Passion Pillar.

 

YWCA Columbus stand-ups against injustices within our community and passionately protect the most vulnerable among us. They empower women, people of color, and the underprivileged by initiating systematic social change that will create a Columbus of peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Their 50-room emergency shelter offers families a secure place to sleep while they receive the critical support they need to find permanent housing.

 

Join Besa and the YWCA Family Center to transform the Family Center, ensuring it is a welcoming environment for all people. As a volunteer, your team will assist with outdoor projects, such as mulching, weeding, window cleaning, planting, and more. All gardening supplies will be provided.

 

The YWCA will provide gloves and we'll also practice social distancing. No client interaction will take place during this volunteer event. Volunteers are required to bring their own mask, as the YWCA will not be providing any. If you have your own gloves, face mask and/or hand sanitizer please feel free to bring it/use your own. 

 

The health and safety of volunteers is a priority. If you are sick, over the age of 50, or have a chronic health condition, it is in your best interest to stay home. Click here for more information about COVID-19. 

  • A lead volunteer from the YWCA Family Center will be on-site to provide orientation and training.
  • Dress for the weather in comfortable clothes that can get dirty. If you have a CoverMyMeds t-shirt, please wear it for photographs. 
  • Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes.
  • Volunteers are encouraged to bring sunscreen and a bottle of water since you will be outdoors.
  • Parking Info: parking is available on-site.
  • This event is ADA accessible. 

 

Click here for more information about the YWCA Columbus and the amazing work they do.

 

Would you like to organize a CoverMyCommunity Project specifically for your team? Fill out this form and a member of Team Besa will be in touch! Please note that it takes 2-3 weeks to curate a meaningful volunteer opportunity. 

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CoverMyCommunity: Virtual Volunteering - Fleece Blankets!

CoverMyCommunity: Virtual Volunteering - Fleece Blankets!

Support Racial Equity

Date: August 30 | Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Venue: Online

Address:

, OH

Details:

CoverMyCommunity is a focused effort to connect with our team members and lift up our communities through local volunteering in four main pillars: Racial Equity, Covid-19 Relief, the community of Franklinton, and the Passion Pillar.

 

YWCA Columbus stand-ups against injustices within our community and passionately protect the most vulnerable among us. They empower women, people of color, and the underprivileged by initiating systematic social change that will create a Columbus of peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Their 50-room emergency shelter offers families a secure place to sleep while they receive the critical support they need to find permanent housing.

 

Join Besa and YWCA Family Center online as we gather virtually to make fleece blankets for the families staying at the center. Using Zoom, we'll guide your team through making these simple fleece tie blankets! These will be given to women and children staying at the Family Center. Volunteers are also welcome to include encouraging notes for both the families and staff at the YWCA Family Center. 

 

Volunteers will need to drop off their fleece blankets on Tuesday, September 1st, or Thursday, September 3rd, any time between 9:00am-12:00pm at the YWCA Family Center, 900 Harvey Court, Columbus, OH 43219. Please call 614-253-3955 upon arrival and someone will meet you outside to receive the donation.

 

Volunteers can also mail in their fleece blankets using the below address:

ATTN: Naomi Merino

900 Harvey Court

Columbus, OH 43219

 

Click here to join the Zoom Meeting on Sunday. The meeting ID is: 838 0829 9769 and the password is: 477575

 

Below are the items you'll need for this activity:

  • Scissors
  • Pen or pencil
  • 1 1/2 yard anti-pill fleece (can be found at Jo-Anns, Amazon or your local craft/fabric store)

Optional items:

  • Rotary Cutter
  • Cutting ruler or ruler
  • Cutting mat

 

Click here for more information about the YWCA Family Center and the amazing work they do.

 

Would you like to organize a CoverMyCommunity Project specifically for your team? Fill out this form and a member of Team Besa will be in touch! Please note that it takes 2-3 weeks to curate a meaningful volunteer opportunity.

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Beautify the YWCA Family Center

Beautify the YWCA Family Center

Support Families in our Community

Date: September 20 | Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Venue: YWCA Family Center

Address:
900 Harvey Ct.
Columbus, OH 43219

Details:

YWCA Columbus stand-ups against injustices within our community and passionately protect the most vulnerable among us. They empower women, people of color, and the underprivileged by initiating systematic social change that will create a Columbus of peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Their 50-room emergency shelter offers families a secure place to sleep while they receive the critical support they need to find permanent housing.

 

Join Besa and the YWCA Family Center to transform the Family Center, ensuring it is a welcoming environment for all people. As a volunteer, you'll assist with outdoor projects, such as mulching, weeding, window cleaning, planting, and more. All gardening supplies will be provided.

 

The YWCA will provide gloves and we'll also practice social distancing. No client interaction will take place during this volunteer event. Volunteers are required to bring their own mask, as the YWCA will not be providing any. If you have your own gloves, face mask and/or hand sanitizer please feel free to bring it/use your own. 

 

The health and safety of volunteers is a priority. If you are sick, over the age of 50, or have a chronic health condition, it is in your best interest to stay home. Click here for more information about COVID-19. 

 

  • 10 is the minimum age required and all minors must be accompanied by an adult.
  • A lead volunteer from the YWCA Family Center will be on-site to provide orientation and training.
  • Closed-toed shoes are required.
  • Please dress for the weather and in comfortable clothes that can get dirty. Long pants are suggested for this project.
  • Volunteers are encouraged to bring sunscreen and a bottle of water since you will be outdoors.
  • For instances of inclement weather (snow, rain, etc.) the farm has high tunnels and indoor space for volunteers who prefer to work indoors.
  • Parking is available in the surface lot. 
  • This event is ADA accessible. 
  • Court-appointed volunteering: At this time, we can not accept court-appointed request

 

Click here for more information about the YWCA Columbus and the amazing work they do.

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