Korean Church of Columbus Takes The Plunge!

We would like to give a very warm and heartfelt THANK YOU to youth groups from The Korean Church of Columbus who gave a week of their time, talents & compassion to help those we serve at The Open Shelter and at other facilities, like our neighbor St. John’s Evangelical Protestant Church.  For many years, […]

Bike For Mental Health Hits The Open Shelter

What a pleasant surprise when Linda from Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church stopped by with sack lunches!  She brought along Jurgen & Esther who are riding across America for the “Bike For Mental Health”.   They started on May 30th from Oceanside, California and their goal is to make it to Boston by September.  While passing […]

Thank You To Livi’s Mitzvah Project!

Thank you to Olivia Holz who through her efforts, donated 50 canvas bags — each containing soap, tissues, a toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, deodorant, a wash cloth, and two water bottles — to The Open Shelter on 6/7/17. She also gave boxes and boxes of extra donations (items they didn’t have enough of to include in […]

Thank You To Devonshire Alternative Elementary!

We would like to extend a most gracious thank you to Devonshire Alternative Elementary School student leaders, students, faculty (especially Melissa Shumaker) for supporting The Open Shelter and those we serve through their Penny Harvest efforts.  They collected $400.00 for our mission!  Plus, Devonshire has been also very helpful in donating needed items and even sack […]

Thank You To Ridgeview STEM Junior High!

We would like to thank Michelle Garinger and students from Ridgeview STEM Junior High for making sack lunches for those we serve and for taking part in a discussion about The Open Shelter.  We also would like to thank Peace United Methodist Church for hosting this.

Satisfy The Need To Read At HOOT!

On the final Saturday of each month 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 […]

Chow Down At Chipotle For The Open Shelter!

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support The Open Shelter.  Come in to the Chipotle at 488 S. High St., 100A in Columbus on Wednesday, May 24th between 5pm and 9pm.  Bring in the flyer attached below, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting our […]

Thank You To Seeds Of Caring!

Thank You to Brandy & our friends from Seeds of Caring for providing sack lunches for those we serve, the homeless and marginally housed.  It is a blessing! Seeds Of Caring engages children in service today so that they can cultivate a kinder, more compassionate community for years to come. Visit www.seedsofcaring.org to register to […]

It Will Be A Blooming Good Time At HOOT!

On the final Saturday of each month at 10:00 AM, Gateway Film Center provides stimulating activities for families, including games, story readings, 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 […]

What A Fantastic Fundraiser!

Thank You To Tony Brown, Steve Ashcraft, the staff of The Crazee Mule Pub & Grill, Roland Siegeth & the band One Notch Down for making it happen! Nearly $1400 was raised! Thanks to everyone who attended & joined in the fun! Thanks also to Acoustic Reflections & the Coffee House Rebels for performing! Special thanks to the Columbus Clippers, iHeartMedia Columbus, Fitzy’s […]