Hope For The Homeless Fundraiser!

We had so much fun we are doing it again! Join us at the Crazee Mule Pub & Grill (6188 Cleveland Ave., Columbus OH  43231) for a fun day of music from One Notch Down & Ancient Alien Theorists, food, drinks, prize drawings, silent auctions & raffles . Proceeds will benefit The Open Shelter and […]

Celebrating The Life Of Mary Beittel

We would like to thank everyone who attended & volunteered for the Memorial Service for Mary A. Beittel, who served so many years by the side of her husband, Kent Beittel as Executive Team of The Open Shelter.  It was heartwarming to see so many familiar faces come out to pay respect to her memory. […]

HELP THE OPEN SHELTER BY ATTENDING THE NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL CHAMPIONSHIP FOR FREE!

YOU can help support The Open Shelter by attending the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship (8/31-9/3) and redeeming our Charity Ticket at the gate!  YOU get in FREE with the ticket!  Even better, with every Open Shelter ticket redeemed, a $10 donation will be made to The Open Shelter, which will help the homeless & marginally housed in our community. […]

Beat The Back To School Blues With “HOOT”!

On the final Saturday of each month 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 Family […]

Rest In Peace Mary Beittel

    After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Mary Beittel went Home to be with the Lord the morning of Saturday, August 19th. She was loved by many & will be missed.            Mary Beittel, born June 8, 1952, went with God, the Great Physician, on August 19, 2017 […]

To Love Those Left Behind

We would like to thank Mary Howard & Chuck Della Lana from Ohio Wesleyan for putting together such a wonderful video about our agency.  “To Love Those Left Behind” really shows you how The Open Shelter impacts the most vulnerable in our community; those who have been left behind, those who have nowhere else to […]

COOL OFF WITH HOOT THIS SATURDAY (7/29)!

On the final Saturday of each month 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 Family […]

Can You Bare It?

WE ARE EXCITED TO PARTNER WITH The Columbus Undies Run! The Columbus Undies Run is a 5K race/run and clothing drive to benefit the Columbus Community. It an unconventional yet fun way to personify the saying “give the clothes off your back”! For more information please visit the registration website runsignup.com/columbusundiesrun and follow their Social Media Instagram: @thecolumbusundiesrun, […]

Chow Down At Chipotle In Reynoldsburg For The Open Shelter!

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support The Open Shelter.  Come in to the Chipotle at 7611 Farmsbury Drive in Reynoldsburg on Sunday, July 23rd between 4pm and 8pm.  Bring in the flyer attached below, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting our cause to […]

Korean Church of Columbus Takes The Plunge!

We would like to give a very warm and heartfelt THANK YOU to youth groups from The Korean Church of Columbus who gave a week of their time, talents & compassion to help those we serve at The Open Shelter and at other facilities, like our neighbor St. John’s Evangelical Protestant Church.  For many years, […]