This Saturday (2/29) 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 LEAP! Gateway Film Center is located at 1550 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201.
The Open Shelter will be holding it’s annual “Hope For The Homeless” Event on Saturday, April 18th from 3pm until 10pm at the Crazee Mule Pub & Grill (6188 Cleveland Ave. Columbus, Ohio 43231). The event will have 5 LIVE BANDS– New Kitchen Electrics, Pentello, Green 13, One Notch & Alter-Ego– performing though out the day. It will also feature food & drink specials on Crazee Mule’s delicious food & icy cold beverages. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction hopefully filled with wonderful items! That is where YOU come in. We are writing to see if you and/or your business, group, family, school or church would be willing to donate items for our silent auction.
-Gift cards for area stores, restaurants and experiences. (Everyone loves a good meal or a spa day!) -Sports, movie & event tickets. (Buckeyes, Blue Jackets Tickets would be ideal in raising funds!!! Also concerts or plays!!) -Certificates for hotel stays. (A nice, quiet weekend at a comfy hotel is always on someone’s list.) -Gift certificates for theme parks or zoos. (Who doesn’t love summer fun at the Columbus Zoo or Kings Island?) -Autographed memorabilia from celebrities or sports stars. (Who wouldn’t love an autographed football from a Buckeyes Legend or a signed stick from a Blue Jackets fan favorite?) -Gift certificates for activities like kayaking, skiing or even, yikes, bungee jumping.
The possibilities are limitless. Gift Baskets are also VERY APPEALING when it comes to Silent Auctions. If you, your business, family, group, school or church would like to put a gift basket or two together for our event, we would greatly appreciate it. All of this is to continue our mission of “Staying Behind With Those Left Behind”. Since 1983, The Open Shelter has been able to help the most vulnerable in our community; homeless and marginally housed men, women and children. This is possible only because of YOUR SUPPORT. Feel free to contact Harry Yeprem Jr. at 614-222-2885 / 614-562-2169 or via return email if you have any questions or if you would like to help with our event.