2019 HOPE FOR THE HOMELESS FUNDRAISER

HOPE FOR THE HOMELESS FUNDRAISER Food! Icy Cold Beverages!  Live Music!  50/50 Raffle!  Fun! To Benefit The Open Shelter & Our Mission of Helping The Homeless & Marginally Housed Plus, A Silent Auction Featuring Items from Real Adventure Hot Air Balloon Company, Columbus Crew, Rodizio Grill,  Lion’s Den, Cincinnati Reds, Beer Barrel Pizza, Aveda, Acre […]

Celebrate The CBJ & Help The Open Shelter

Celebrate a great #CBJ Run with this awesome t-shirt & sweatshirt as they prepare to “Shock The World” in the Stanley Cup Playoffs! Use promo code TOSI for free shipping! A portion of all sales of this design go to The Open Shelter to support of our mission of helping homeless & marginally housed men, […]

Congratulations To Solomon Dean!

Congratulations to our very own Solomon Dean. He received The “Unsung Hero” Award today from the Columbus Coalition for the Homeless. Solomon has been with us for over twenty years and is currently our Deputy Director of Day Services. He was presented with the award by Shannan Anderson of The Coalition & by our Director, Kent […]

SING AT HOOT! ONE CANNED GOOD GETS YOU IN!

This Saturday (3/30) 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 […]

A Fun Way To Help The Open Shelter!

Here’s a fun way to help our agency!  We are having a fundraiser on May 18th that includes a silent auction.  Why not have your workplace, school, church or group put together a gift basket for us? All ideas are welcome. Make it fun! Need more info?  Give us a call at 614-222-2885 or shoot […]

Thank You From A Friend

We received an email from someone who stayed with us many, many years ago.  Michael grew up as a foster child in Southeastern Ohio.  Due to multiple acts of childhood abuse, he dropped out of High School.  He moved to Columbus at the age of 15 and lived in parks and on railroad land.  During […]

Thanks To Those Who Supported Us For The Nationwide Championship Tournament

The Open Shelter thanks the 2018 Nationwide Children’s Championship Tournament for making available an unlimited number of free charity tickets to the Tournament for distribution by The Open Shelter, and donating $10 to us for each of our tickets redeemed at the Tournament. We also thank Paul Gelpi, President of Swan Cleaners, for agreeing to […]

Thanks For A Fabulous Meal!

Thank you to Carol (far right) from Covenant Presbyterian Church, her son John and members of the Cristo Rey Columbus High School Girls Basketball Team for serving a delicious meal to those we serve! We are so grateful for the many volunteers and groups that make our Meal Program go.  Without their help, this would not be possible.

“Veg Out” At HOOT!

This Saturday (1/26) 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 Alex, Teresa, Nathan & Boy Scout Troop 298!

Thank you to Teresa, Alex & Nathan for bringing 100 backpacks filled with survival items for those we serve. Alex raised over $3000 as part of his Eagle Scout Project to put this together. Teresa (Alex’s mother), Nathan & members of Boy Scout Troop 298 helped put them together!