7 Ways to Give Back in 7 Days

CRIS Mural Painting
CRIS Mural Painting

Photo by Columbus Gives Back

Compiled by Kerrigan Peoples

CGB + Student Success Stores!

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

Growing their reach and impact significantly, the Student Success Stores have already served over 350 Columbus students and distributed more than 5,000 basic essentials like food, clothing, hygiene, and school items.
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South Side Roots Community Meal Server

Tuesday, March 12
Mid-Ohio Food Bank

This meal is a come one, come all 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 including serving guests their dinner and beverage, engaging in light conversation with guests, sweeping floors and cleaning off tables, or helping to wash dishes.
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Shop Assistant for Worthington Resource Pantry

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

Help your neighbors shop for healthy meals! 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, March 14 @ 6-8p.m.
YMCA of Central Ohio

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 you 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 your time.
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2019 Princess Nights

Friday, March 15 @ 9-11:55p.m.
Columbus Dream Center

Princess Night outreach is working to break the cycle of sex trafficking one woman at a time. Princess Night volunteers share a message of God’s love, hope, and restoration with these misused and hard-to-reach women. Volunteers go to areas of street prostitution 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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CRIS Mural Painting for Gables Elementary

Saturday, March 16 @ 10a.m.-4p.m.
Gables Elementary School

Columbus Gives Back invites you to join Community Refugee & Immigration Services (CRIS) for one of the coolest community projects you can find. After a spectacular experience painting in Wedgewood Middle School, Eakin Elementary, and Columbus Global Academy, CRIS will work with staff and students from Gables and volunteers like you to transform their cafeteria with a beautiful alligator-themed mural (a baby alligator is their mascot) designed with input from the students themselves to help make the school feel like their own.
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Special Olympics Area 6 Bowling

Saturday, March 16 @ 11a.m.-2:30p.m.
HP Lanes

Come feel the joy of helping the Special Olympics athletes as they compete in the Area 6 Bowling Tournament!
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