7 Ways to Give Back in 7 Days

Alvis Clothing Closet
Alvis Clothing Closet

Photo: Alvis Clothing Closet Volunteers

Compiled by Kerrigan Peoples

Package Meals for Meals on Wheels

Monday, January 28 @ 5:30-7:30p.m.
LifeCare Alliance

Meals-on-Wheels provides hot nutritious meals to older adults and chronically ill persons who are unable to provide meals for themselves. Volunteer, and you will be working on the meal packaging assembly line!
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South Side Roots- Community Meal Server

Tuesday, February 5
Mid-Ohio Food Bank

This meal is a family style dinner that is free to anyone in the community. Every Tuesday, people come together to enjoy something different from the South Side Roots kitchen or enjoy meals provided by a local caterer. You might be doing a little bit of everything during your shift as a meal server including serving guests their dinner and beverage, engaging in light conversation with guests, sweeping floors and cleaning off tables, or helping to wash dishes. Most importantly, you will be making sure that everyone who comes to the Community Meal feels welcomed.
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Smoky Row Food Pantry Volunteer

Wednesday, February 6
Smoky Row Food Pantry

Help serve those in need by providing volunteer support at the Smoky Row Food Pantry. This pantry provides food to over 100 families every weekend and will serve anyone– there are no income or residency requirements to receive assistance from the pantry. The pantry operates every Wednesday and Saturday.
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Volunteer for The Alvis Clothing Closet

Thursday, February 7 @ 5:30-7:30p.m.

You will be volunteering in their clothing closet, which aims to dress Alvis clients for interviews! Work with Alvis to acheive their goals of rebuilding lives, families, and neighborhoods impacted by the justice system, substance abuse, and challenging diabilities.
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2019 Princess Nights

Friday, February 8 @ 9-11:55p.m.
Columbus Dream Center

Princess Night volunteers share a message of God’s love, hope, and restoration with misused and hard-to-reach women. Volunteers meet to go to areas of street prostitution and sex-trafficking to pray and hand out roses and handwritten cards of encouragement and Scripture in hopes of building relationship and help women be rescued.
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Habitat for Humanity ReStore North

Saturday, February 9 @ 10:00a.m.-12:30p.m.
Habitat for Humanity

This is an indoor opportunity, where your valuable time will be used to help sort, organize, and display building materials, furniture, and household fixtures donated to ReStore. These items are then sold to the public – proceeds from the sales help offset administrative expenses for Habitat for Humanity.
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Serve Lunch at The YMCA Family Center

Sunday, February 10 @ 11a.m.-1p.m.
YMCA Family Center

The YWCA Family Center provides emergency shelter and critical services to stabilize homeless families in central Ohio. Families staying at the center receive healthy meals, warm beds, basic need items, and transportation assistance during their stay. Volunteers are needed to set up and serve lunch for the families staying at the Family Center.
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