Stella & Dot Trunk Show To Benefit The Open Shelter

You are cordially invited to a Stella & Dot Trunk Show On January 17th with 50% of the proceeds benefiting The Open Shelter & those we serve! RSVP Online at https://www.stelladot.com/sites/lindsaybrooke Please call Lindsay Mikols at 419-367-5790 for more information!

IT’S TIME FOR HOOT!!!!

This Saturday (12/29) at 10:00 AM, Gateway Film Center provides stimulating activities for families, including games, story readings, Dance Cam where kids and their families can watch themselves bust a move on the big screen and more. At 11:00 AM, enjoy live music by The Shazzbots! and kid-friendly short films. All presentations in the HOOT […]

Thank You To Everyone Who Made “Ho Ho Hope 2018” A Success!

Thank you to Everyone who made this year’s edition of “Ho Ho Hope For The Holidays” a success!  325 homeless and marginally housed men, women and children were treated to a wonderful Holiday Meal & Cheer!  Thank you to Yazaki, St. Andrew Church, Allie’s Originals Photography, Broad Street United Methodist Church, Santa Richard Knapp & […]

A Holiday Message From Kent R. Beittel

FROM THE DIRECTOR OF THE OPEN SHELTER………………………………………Kent R. Beittel This Holiday Season is a time of remembering, indulging and celebrating for many of us.  Many of us remember the patterns of our lives in this season which have become the traditions of the season.  And they sustain us.  Many of us indulge in the bounty […]

Tis The Season At Holiday HOOT!

This Saturday (12/1) at 10:00 AM, Gateway Film Center provides stimulating activities for families, including games, story readings, Dance Cam where kids and their families can watch themselves bust a move on the big screen and more. At 11:00 AM, enjoy live music by The Shazzbots! and kid-friendly short films. All presentations in the HOOT […]

Many Ways To Help The Open Shelter On #GivingTuesday!

There are many ways YOU can help The Open Shelter and it’s mission of serving the homeless and marginally housed in Central Ohio on #GivingTuesday! 1) Facebook is partnering with PayPal to match donations up to $7 Million for US Non-Profits! Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. The Open […]

Help The Open Shelter Help Homeless Veterans

As we honor and commemorate those who put our country before themselves, remember there are many Veterans who are struggling with homelessness. YOUR support of our mission provides them with crucial supplies and supportive services. Thank You. Donate Here- http://theopenshelter.org/donate/ 

We Need The Following To Make The Holidays Special For Those We Serve

Lip Balm, Travel-Sized Sticks of Deodorant, Full-Sized Toiletries (Shampoo, Conditioner, Toothpaste, Lotion, Etc.), Mouthwash (Alcohol Free only), Small Containers of Vaseline, Small Strike Anywhere Wooden Matches, Batteries, Flashlights, Grocery & Department Store Gift Cards, COTA Bus Passes & Hot Chocolate Packets.  We Are Open Monday Through Friday From 9am Until 2:30pm For Donation Drop-Offs. We […]

Have Fun At Halloween HOOT!

This Saturday (10/27) at 10:00 AM, Gateway Film Center provides stimulating activities for families, including games, story readings, Dance Cam where kids and their families can watch themselves bust a move on the big screen and more. At 11:00 AM, enjoy live music by The Shazzbots! and kid-friendly short films. All presentations in the HOOT […]