7 Ways to Give Back in 7 Days

Columbus Gives Back
Columbus Gives Back

Photo: Columbus Gives Back volunteers

Compiled by Kerrigan Peoples

Student Success Stores

Monday, February 11 @ 5:30-7:30p.m.
Columbus Global Academy

Growing their reach and impact significantly, they have already served over 350 Columbus students and distributed more than 5,000 basic essentials like food, clothing, hygiene, and school items. You will be sorting and re-stocking the Student Success Store at the Columbus Global Academy!
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Volunteer for Directions with Youth and Family

Tuesday, February 12 @ 5:30-7:30p.m.
Ohio Avenue Youth Center

Columbus Gives Back is looking for people to volunteer with them and Directions for Youth & Families to help with preparations for their State of the Child Luncheon! This is their signature event where people come together as a community to recognize “the state of the child” in central Ohio. The luncheon is one-of-a-kind unique because of the music and dance performances enthusiastically presented by youth in the DFYF after-school programs.
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Shop Assistant for Worthington Resource Pantry

Wednesday, February 13 @ 5-8p.m.
Worthington Resource Pantry

This is a resource center that educates, feeds, and comforts people who need a helping hand during rough economic times. They are committed to a building a healthy Worthington and engage the community be serving neighbors while providing them with opportunities to serve one another.
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Game Night with YMCA Supportive Housing

Thursday, February 14 @ 6-8p.m.
YMCA Central Ohio

Pictionary, Uno, Apples to Apples, Euchre and more! Snacks and drinks will be provided. Join Columbus Gives Back for a Game Night with the residents of the YMCA Supportive Housing Unit. Volunteering has never been easier! This event is one where we are able to have hands on interactions with those in need. The men at the shelter look forward to game night and are always appreciative of our time.
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2019 Food Pantry Personal Shopper

Friday, February 15 @ 9:30a.m.-12:30p.m.
New Salem Missionary Baptist Church

Volunteers are the front-line folks at Bread of Life. Volunteers who are friendly, patient, helpful, and efficient are needed to interact with clients and escort them through the pantry. Runners will monitor clients selections and inform them about various food options, based on pantry rules. These volunteers are also expected to help clients hold their food bags while they are picking out groceries.
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Volunteer for Project: See Kids Dream

Saturday, February 16 @ 8:30a.m.-12:30p.m.
Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H center

See Kids Dream will be hosting Project SKD “Everyone Deserves Peace of Mind” on Saturday, February 16th. Families will be creating gratitude kits to donate to those in our community who are struggling with mental health.
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Volunteer for Ohio Blind Soccer Practice

Sunday, February 17 @ 2-4p.m.
Ohio State School for the Blind

The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, Therapeutic Recreation, sponsors recreational activities that are modified to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities. The Paralympic Sports Club of Columbus needs your help with an Ohio Blind Soccer practice!
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