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.
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 cause to make sure 50% of the proceeds will be donated to The Open Shelter.
Download the flyer here— Chipotle
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 volunteer with your child.
We would like to thank Veronica Garrity and her fellow parishioners at Our Lady Of Peace for making Easter brighter for so many! So many happy faces were given Easter Baskets & a food box for the Holiday!
The Open Shelter, an Advocacy & Day Services Center for the homeless & marginally housed, is proud to announce that a fundraiser on our behalf will be held at The Crazee Mule Pub & Grill on Sunday, April 23rd from 1pm until 8pm.
There also will be a silent auction with items including water coolers from Crystal Mountain, Automotive Plaques from Hilliard Wall Systems plus items from the Columbus Clippers and gift certificates from retailers like Fitzy’s Old Fashioned Diner, Smokehouse Brewery, Hard Knocks Indoor War, Room Escape Adventures, The Bullet Ranch and Salon Schools Group.
There will be drinks and delicious food including the amazing Sticky Mule Burger available as well. The Crazee Mule Pub & Grill is located at 6188 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43231. Get more info about them and see their amazing menu at www.crazeemule.com.
UPDATE—THERE WILL BE A CAR & BIKE SHOW AT THE FUNDRAISER WITH SIGN-UP BEGINNING AT 11AM!!!!
The Open Shelter is in its 34th year of helping the homeless and marginally housed in Central Ohio. Thanks to generous donors and volunteers we are able to help with food, clothing, hygiene items, payeeships, housing options and supportive services.
We would like to thank The Columbus Coalition For The Homeless for honoring Kent & Mary Beittel with a Lifetime Achievement Award for their unending commitment to homeless persons despite monumental political and economic obstacles.
Learn more about the Coalition at www.columbushomeless.org
Kent & Mary Beittel have been tireless advocates for the homeless and marginally housed in Central Ohio for many, many years. Plenty of times in The Open Shelter’s 34 year history it has stared down an uncertain future. Unfortunately, we face that again as Kent & Mary are struggling with medical concerns as she battles cancer and the agency itself is dealing with fundraising declines that put it’s future in doubt.
We would like to thank Rita Price & Photographer Eric Albrecht of The Columbus Dispatch for their moving article detailing the issues Kent & Mary and our agency face. You can read the article HERE.
After reading the article, please make a donation to continue Kent & Mary’s legacy of helping those most vulnerable in our community. Thank You.