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 […]

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 […]