Thank You For Making “Ho Ho Hope” For The Holidays A Success!

Dear Friends: The Holidays have passed and we are once again settling back into our day-to-day routine.  But we would like to send out a very special THANK YOU to everyone who made “Ho Ho Hope For The Holidays” a success for those we serve.  375 homeless and marginally housed men, women and children celebrated […]

Struggling To Battle The Brutal Cold

Thank You to Haley Nelson of WSYX ABC 6 & WTTE FOX 28 for showing how YOU & YOUR donations help those we serve during these brutally cold days.  We definitely can use YOUR donations of warm clothing, coats, hand/toe warmers, boots, tents, tarps, first aid kits and more to help the most vulnerable in […]

You Still Have Time To Make Your 2017 Donation To The Open Shelter!

Dear Friends & Supporters: 2017 was definitely a trying year for The Open Shelter & those we serve, the homeless & marginally housed.   We lost Mary Beittel, the guiding light for our agency for so many, many years.  The number of those we served increased again to nearly 3100 men, women and children.  The amount […]

MOVE YOUR FEET AT HOOT!

This Saturday (12/30) 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 Family Film Series at the […]

WHAT DO THE HOLIDAYS MEAN TO YOU?

“A time for family.  But my family is in Dayton.  So it is kind of lonely.  I have Trish but not my family.  So I pray a lot for everyone.”                                               Darryl S. “Mixed emotions.  Stress and depression, worrying about money but also loving where I volunteer and finding joy & happiness in helping others.  […]

Thank You For Making The Match!

YOU DID IT AGAIN!!!!! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!! You met the match! In fact, over $20,000 was raised in November! So you met the $5000 Anonymous Donor Match & then some! We are so grateful for your support of our mission to help the homeless & marginally housed.

Celebrate The Holidays With HOOT!

This Saturday (12/2) 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 Film Series at the […]

YOU Could Win “The Concert For US” Tickets Just By Helping The Open Shelter!

“Harmony Project Presents: The Concert For US” will be held at Nationwide Arena on Dec. 7 at 7:30pm. Special guest host Jane Pauley of CBS Sunday Morning will emcee. The music will be familiar, inspiring, thought-provoking, and entertaining–from recent hits to classic chart-toppers. Featuring a 30-piece band and orchestra, and 1,000 voices, the stars of the show are […]

Join Maahikeee & Friends And The Open Shelter For A Benefit Concert

Join us the evening of Saturday, November 11th at Long Street Studio (300 E. Long St. Columbus OH  43215) for PrettyANDPetty Productions Presents: Maahikeee & Friends Showcase “Don’t Breathe”,a benefit concert featuring the original music of Maahikeee. “Don’t Breathe” is Maahikeee’s debut project as a song writer. “Don’t Breathe” evolved from a song idea to […]

Make A Memorable Match In November For The Homeless & Marginally Housed

Make A Memorable Match In November! Our Anonymous Donor Is Pledging Another $5000 If YOU Can Match It In November! There Are Two Ways To Help The Homeless & Marginally Housed:Donate Here– http://www.TheOpenShelter.org/Donate*Please Type “Match” In The Special Instructions* or mail your donation to:The Open ShelterATTN: Match61 E. Mound St.Columbus OH 43215-5121KEEP THE OPEN SHELTER OPEN!!!THE OPEN SHELTER  61 E. […]