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PO Box 714
Columbus, OH 43216

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Besa's platform provides a central place to learn about social welfare, its impact on the community and how charities work to address the core problems. The outcome: spend less time searching and more time getting personally involved in giving back.


Ratings & Reviews


Scott Kalkowsky

Scott Kalkowsky

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

November 18, 2015

Columbus Diaper Coalition

The diaper distribution event is an amazing experience! Each time I have volunteered here I have met many new people. I love the energy of the volunteers and workers. This event is very organized and the stations make it very clear what your role is. I highly recommend this event either with a group of friends or by yourself...you will always meet someone new :)

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Danielle Stucke

Danielle Stucke

Volunteer

Galloway, OH

November 8, 2015

Columbus Social Club Tailgate

This was a great event that made you feel like its wasn't even a volunteer event. Everyone involved was very friendly and having a good time. It's defiantly something is do again!

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JaMez  Burton

JaMez Burton

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

October 22, 2015

Columbus Diaper Coalition / BESA

My first volunteer opportunity with BESA was the Columbus Diaper Coalition. I want to thank everyone for an awesome time. People came with high energy and smiles behind knowing we are all contributing. Making an impact with the community. I truly felt the affect once I seen more and more diapers!! - So excited and ready to do more with Besa!!- AWESOME Thank you ;-)

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Audrey Ross

Audrey Ross

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

September 21, 2015

New Albany Classic

Great event for a great cause! You couldn't ask for a better way to spend a day getting to know families in your community.

Thank you Besa for the opportunity!

-Audrey

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Ali Iovino

Ali Iovino

Volunteer

Dublin, OH

August 16, 2015

Tom Fennessy/Mike Harden Back to School Project

Filling backpacks for the
Tom Fennessy/Mike Harden Back to School Project was a lot of fun! I know there was a miscommunication about the dress code/sandals but everything else was awesome. I went with some colleagues and they enjoyed it as well and asked that I keep this in mind for the company to do next year. Great people, very well organized, and a great cause! I hope Besa will organize another group for this in 2016!

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Tommy Lopez

Tommy Lopez

Volunteer

Grove City, OH

July 28, 2015

Columbus Diaper Coalition

This organization was a pleasure to volunteer for. The Ladies running the diaper coalition have a great heart for needs of mother's in Columbus. It's amazing seeing how many diapers they give out to people in need and was nice being able to help them get the thousands of diapers ready to distribute. I highly recommend getting involved with Columbus Diaper Coalition. You won't be disappointed. I'll be at the next one for sure!

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Jacob Freisthler

Jacob Freisthler

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

April 7, 2014

A little more direction with planting requirements would have been helpful, but overall a great time.

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Jenny Bubenik

Jenny Bubenik

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

November 22, 2013

Besa provides great opportunities

Besa is a great platform for giving back. There are many ways to get involved, offered at various times to accommodate busy schedules. The website makes it so easy to find events that work for you.

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Tyler Durbin

Tyler Durbin

Advocate

Columbus, OH

February 28, 2013

Besa helped me find the perfect cause

For my 27th birthday, I wanted to raise $2700 for a local organization. I was referred to Besa, received great personal service, and eventually was able to connect with a great local charity.

Simple, intuitive, and comprehensive!

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Sheldon Kanfer

Sheldon Kanfer

Volunteer

Columbus, OH

July 18, 2012

An idea takes flight

I haved served as a volunteer member of the board during the gestation and hatching of Besa. Now Besa is aloft and i am left to wonder at the marvel of it all: one individual, one idea - now at the center of a living, breathing community and a constellation of human needs. This is how Besa came about.

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Amy Mayes

Amy Mayes

Donor

New York, NY

July 18, 2012

Why I donated to Besa

This is a fantastic platform to encourage more people to give back to their community. I'm excited that I could participate in Besa's development and look forward to seeing how it develops over time. Congratulations to the entire Besa team!

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Help HYG Prep For a New Hoop House

Help HYG Prep For a New Hoop House

Support Hilltop Neighbors

Date: August 19 | Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Venue: Highland Youth Garden

Address:
67 S Highland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43223

Details:

The Highland Youth Garden began in February 2009 as two recreation centers closed in the Hilltop community.  Caring individuals began working with Highland Elementary School, Hilltop Prime Time, and the J. Ashburn, Jr. Youth Center to plan positive activities for the youth and the idea of a garden program emerged. In the years that followed, and with the commitment of many volunteers of all ages, the Highland Youth Garden grew to become a .40 acre community garden focused on children.
 
HYG was recently the recipient of a grant which will be used to build a hoop house. Join Besa, as we help remove a portion of their raised garden beds in preparation of the hoop house installation!
 
  • Please dress for the weather and in clothing/shoes you won't mind getting dirty. We will provide all tools and gloves.
  • Please bring a bottle of water. All other supplies will be provided.
  • Parking is located on S. Highland (which is a one-way street). We recommend heading south onto Wheatland Ave. (also a one-way), and then turning left onto Floral Ave. Volunteers can park in the Highland Youth Garden lot on Floral Ave. or on S. Highland Avenue.
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Help Plant Crop Seeds for Future Harvests

Help Plant Crop Seeds for Future Harvests

Support Hilltop Neighbors

Date: September 23 | Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Venue: Highland Youth Garden

Address:
67 S Highland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43223

Details:

The Highland Youth Garden began in February 2009 as two recreation centers closed in the Hilltop community.  Caring individuals began working with Highland Elementary School, Hilltop Prime Time, and the J. Ashburn, Jr. Youth Center to plan positive activities for the youth and the idea of a garden program emerged. In the years that followed, and with the commitment of many volunteers of all ages, the Highland Youth Garden grew to become a .40 acre community garden focused on children.
 
  • Volunteer activities may include: planting seeds/seedlings, watering, weeding and additional gardening tasks.
  • Please dress for the weather and in clothing/shoes you won't mind getting dirty. We will provide all tools and gloves.
  • Please bring a bottle of water. All other supplies will be provided.
  • Parking is located on S. Highland (which is a one-way street). We recommend heading south onto Wheatland Ave. (also a one-way), and then turning left onto Floral Ave. Volunteers can park in the Highland Youth Garden lot on Floral Ave. or on S. Highland Avenue.
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Serve Meals to Homeless Families

Serve Meals to Homeless Families

create a positive experience for homeless families

Date: September 23 | Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Venue: Goodale Park Shelter House

Address:
Goodale Park
Columbus, OH 43215

Details:

The Good Neighbors Picnic works to build bridges of understanding in our community. The goal is to create a positive activity for homeless families and individuals, and to educate the community and dispel myths regarding the homeless. 
 
The annual picnic requires over 200 volunteers and services over 1,000 individuals. Team Besa will manage food prep and serving. 
 
Team Goals: Provide excellent food service and ensure all guests enjoy their experience.
 
Besa's Volunteer Role:
  • Prepare food, beverage and condiment stations
  • Layout and serve food and beverages to guests
  • Visit with the picnic guests to ensure they are enjoying their time

This is a wonderful opportunity to support neighbors. Join and and become a #besahero! 

 

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