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Community Development for All People

946 Parsons Avenue
Columbus, OH 43206

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Community Development for All People

The Community Development for All People Corporation is a faith-based, non-profit community development organization dedicated to creating a community and church that welcomes and cares for all people. Located in Columbus Ohio, the CDC works to improve the economic, social and spiritual quality of life for residents of the South Side.


Ratings & Reviews


Tommy Lopez

Tommy Lopez

Volunteer

Grove City, OH

April 10, 2015

Fun Saturday Morning

This organization is great. They put out a ton of clothes for needy folks in the community. This was a fun experience and the people are great. Will definitely be volunteering here again.

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Ashley VanDyke

Ashley VanDyke

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

August 12, 2014

Southside Free Store

The energy of this event is fast and fun! You really get to experience the good that you're providing this community. It's amazing to see how many contributions they receive and assist in providing them to the grateful families in need.

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Ian Estep

Ian Estep

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

May 19, 2014

Free Store

I had a great time volunteering at the Free Store. It was a rewarding experience where I felt like I was making a difference in the lives of others.

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Katie Chrysler

Katie Chrysler

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

March 17, 2014

wonderful! I plan to continue!

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Kristin Sutton

Kristin Sutton

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

February 24, 2014

I loved volunteering at the Free Store and appreciated all that the staff there did to make us feel welcome and educated on their mission.

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Stephen Harris

Stephen Harris

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

February 24, 2014

Another great experience at the free store!

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Stephen Harris

Stephen Harris

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

January 27, 2014

I believe many service projects are too short and leave me feeling like I didn't accomplish very much. I felt much better about this experience and felt like I may have actually made a difference in someone's life. I felt like we all made a significant contribution to the free store especially because of the recent cold and snowy weather. Helping the neediest find warm clothes or blankets is very important during this time of the year, and I'm glad I was able to participate.

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Spread Cheer at United Methodist Christmas Shop!

Spread Cheer at United Methodist Christmas Shop!

Support the Southside Neighborhood

Date: December 18 | Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Venue: Community Development for All People

Address:
946 Parsons Avenue
Columbus, OH 43206

Details:

The United Methodist Free Store provides clothing and household items to individuals and families in a hospitable atmosphere that affirms the self-worth of each individual. Everything in the store is provided to families, free of cost, so they aren't burdened with paying for basic necessities. More than 50,000 families have become members of the Free Store since they opened our doors in January 1999.

 

Their annual Christmas Shop provides Free Store families an opportunity to select brand new toys, bicycles, clothing, and coats for their children, free of charge. Last year’s Christmas Shop served 500 children, and they plan to serve that many again this year!

 

Join Besa and the United Methodist Free Store to spread holiday cheer to southside families! As a volunteer, you'll help with a variety of tasks, such as assisting families as they select holiday presents for their children and organizing gift stations.

 

Face masks are required to be worn at all times. Social distancing will be observed. Masks and gloves are available upon request. Limited client interaction will take place during this volunteer event. 

 

The health and safety of volunteers is a priority. If you are sick, over the age of 60, 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.
  • Closed-toe shoes are required.
  • Festive and holiday attire is encouraged! 
  • Parking is available along adjacent streets and side roads, please read signs carefully. The parking lot will be reserved for family shoppers. 
  • Court-appointed volunteering: At this time, we can not accept court-appointed requests.

 

Click here for more information about the Free Store and the amazing work they do.

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Support Southside Families at The Free Store

Support Southside Families at The Free Store

Support the Southside Neighborhood

Date: January 16 | Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Venue: Community Development for All People Free Store

Address:
946 Parsons Ave
Columbus, OH 43206

Details:

Community Development for All People Free Store provides clothing and household items to individuals and families in a hospitable atmosphere that affirms the self-worth of each individual. Everything in the store is provided to families, free of cost, so they aren't burdened with paying for basic necessities. More than 50,000 families have become members of the Free Store since they opened our doors in January 1999.

 

Join Besa and Community Development for All People to help support our southside neighbors. As a volunteer, you'll assist in a variety of roles including greeting clients, sorting through donations, organizing the store, checking out clients, and bagging items.

 

Face masks are required to be worn at all times. Social distancing will be observed. Masks and gloves are available upon request. Client interaction will take place during this volunteer event.

 

The health and safety of volunteers is a priority. If you are sick, over the age of 60, 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 Community Development for All People will be on-site to provide orientation and training.
  • Closed-toe shoes are required.
  • Free parking is available in the lot on the North Side of the building. Street parking is also available. Please read all the street signs carefully!
  • This event is ADA accessible. 
  • Court-appointed volunteering: At this time, we can not accept court-appointed requests.

 

Click here for more information about Community Development for All People and the amazing work they do.

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