Give BIG For The Open Shelter Until 6pm On Thursday 6/11!

Dear Friend(s):

As you definitely know, we are going through some unprecedented times currently.  Things have never been more uncertain or unclear than they are now. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in so many ways.  Imagine on top of that being uncertain or unclear where your next meal, next pair of socks or even your next trip to the restroom will be.  The Open Shelter exists to make sure the most vulnerable in our community; homeless and marginally housed men, women and children, have a place to turn to during this uncertain time.  The Open Shelter exists because YOU have decided to continue our mission of “Staying Behind With Those Left Behind”.  

NOW more than ever, YOU have an opportunity to support that mission in a BIG way during The BIG Give thanks to our partners at The Columbus Foundation.  Starting on Wednesday, June 10th at 10 am through Thursday, June 11th at 6 pm, your donation to The Open Shelter at will be boosted, thanks to a $1 million+ Bonus Pool provided by The Columbus Foundation and corporate and community partners! Further, all credit card fees will be covered by the Foundation, so 100 percent of your donations go to our mission of “Staying Behind With Those Left Behind”.  We hope you will join us in this extraordinary opportunity to rally together because we are truly better, together.

Give securely using Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, or a major U.S. credit card with a minimum gift of $20. All credit card fees are covered during The BIG Give, and each gift will be boosted on a pro rata basis thanks to a $1 MILLION+ BONUS POOL.  Donate $20 or more and share your experience with #biggive on social media! Be sure to tag The Columbus Foundation and The Open Shelter.You can also Text2Connect to support The Open Shelter during The BIG Give!  Text 458 to (614) 230-0347 & Text2Connect will send you a link to complete The BIG Give transaction to support us and those we serve.

The Open Shelter is a grassroots agency.  Anything we provide for the most vulnerable in our community is because of YOUR support.  YOU are the reason we exist.  Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to amplify YOUR support and make it BIG.  Thank You.