Join Us For An Epic Fundraising Event!

Join Us at The Crazee Mule Pub & Grill (6188 Cleveland Ave., Columbus OH  43231) starting at 6pm on Saturday, May 12th for “Hope For The Homeless”, a fundraiser to help the Homeless & Marginally Housed that we serve.  We will have music from 3 bands– Green 13, Karma 10 & One Notch Down, food […]

A Lifetime Of Achievement Rewarded

We would like to thank the Columbus Coalition for the Homeless which awarded it’s Lifetime Achievement Award to Kent Beittel, our Director, for his dedicated service to the homeless and marginally housed. A even more heartwarming tribute was made when the Coalition announced it is renaming the Lifetime Achievement Award “The Mary Beittel Annual Achievement […]

Jump Over The Moon At HOOT!

This Saturday (3/31) 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 […]

Use Your Tax Refund To Help Others!

Use your tax refund to make a difference in someone’s life! Donate today to help the homeless and marginally housed in our community. 2018 is our 35th year of helping the most vulnerable in Central Ohio. Make it a memorable year by donating TODAY. Donate HERE— TheOpenShelter.org/Donate    

It’s “Snow Joke”! Have Fun At HOOT!

This Saturday (2/24) 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 […]

Can You Help Us Make A Fundraiser Great???

Dear Friends: We are in need of items for a fundraiser that is being held for us on May 12th at the Crazee Mule Pub & Grill. Can you help? Would you, your business or group have something you would be willing to donate toward a raffle/auction for us & those we serve? Concert/Sports/Event Tickets….Gift […]

Hit The Beach (Party) To Help The Open Shelter!

The weather is starting to get a little warmer!  It’s time to celebrate! Join our friends at The Crazee Mule Pub & Grill this Saturday (2/17) for a Mardi Gras Beach Party! Proceeds will benefit The Open Shelter & those we serve!

Go “Hollywood” For The Open Shelter!!!

Did you know you can help The Open Shelter and those we serve by enjoying a day or night out at the Hollywood Casino?  Well, you can!!! Patrons are able to donate cash, chips and TITO (Ticket In, Ticket Out) tickets to donation boxes located at both entrances.  The Open Shelter will be benefit from […]

You Will Have A Howling Good Time At HOOT!

This Saturday (1/27) 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 Family Film Series at the […]

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 […]