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 of those living on the streets who came to see us for assistance increased as well. We also continued to deal with financial challenges in 2017.
But it was also a year of hope and change as Sheli Mathias joined us to help with a transition in leadership. We also were blessed by the support and help of so many in Central Ohio and beyond who continue to use us as a conduit for their compassion to the most vulnerable in our community. We also continue to have a wonderful partnership with St. John’s United Church of Christ as our Advocacy Center & Day Services Shelter continues to be located right behind them.
YOU still have time to make YOUR 2017 donation to continue our mission of helping the homeless and marginally housed in Central Ohio. From material assistance to money management to supportive services to housing, YOUR support helps us help so many.
YOU can do this one of two ways—-
Either online by 12/31 at https://theopenshelter.org/donate/
or by mail (make sure your check is dated no later than 12/31/2017) to:
The Open Shelter
61 E. Mound St.
Columbus OH 43215-5121
If you have already donated, Thank You.
If not, please take this opportunity to get your donation for this year in under the wire.
Bless You & We Wish All Of You A Wonderful 2018.
THE OPEN SHELTER 61 E. Mound St. Columbus OH 43215