You Will Have A Howling Good Time At HOOT!

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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 Gateway Film Center are “G” rated and admission to the series is free with a suggested donation of a canned good to benefit The Open Shelter.

This month’s theme is PUPPIES!

Gateway Film Center is located at 1550 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201.

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 with gift bags, toys, candy and a very bountiful Holiday Meal.

Thank You to St. Andrews Church, Broad Street United Methodist Church, Our Lady of Peace, St. John’s United Church of Christ, Grove City Church of the Nazarene, Donatos Pizza, Jacqueline’s Cupcakes, Bare Escentuals, Allie’s Original Photography, Santa Richard Knapp & Mrs. Claus, Boy Scout Troop #298, Schneider Downs, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, Ohio House of Representatives, Kacey’s Gift, See Kids Dream, State Auto, Stone Village Church, Dirty Frank’s and the many, many volunteers who made the Holidays brighter for those we serve.
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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 our community battle these frigid conditions.

Watch Haley’s report here-

http://abc6onyourside.com/news/local/shelters-welcoming-in-homeless-during-the-day-passing-out-socks-blankets