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Highlights: Support Homeless Families this Holiday Season

Highlights: Support Homeless Families this Holiday Season

Date: December 19 | Time: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Venue: Homeless Families Foundation

33 N. Grubb St.
Columbus, OH 43215

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Every year, approximately 1,200 families and 3,000 children are homeless in Columbus. The Homeless Families Foundation tackles homelessness through education and nurturing children while empowering families to achieve stable housing and self-sufficiency. 
In 2008, The Homeless Families Foundation started the Holiday Store to better meet the needs of the growing number of children they serve during the holiday season. This program allows parents, with the assistance of a staff member or volunteer, to select free gifts for their children ranging in age from newborn to 18 years old. This season, their goal is to brighten the holidays for over 190 children in our community!
As a volunteer, you'll help organize and restock the Holiday Store — this includes sorting donations, pricing and setting out new items, assisting as a personal shopper, gift wrapping and helping the families carry items to their vehicles (requires some moderate lifting). Additional support may be needed to help sort and organize the on-site food pantry.
  • A lead volunteer from the Homeless Families Foundation will be on-site to provide orientation and training.
  • Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required.
  • Parking is available along N. Grubb St. and side roads, please read signs carefully.
  • 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.
Click here for more information about the Homeless Families Foundation and the amazing work they do.