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Community Service

Columbus is a caring and highly charitable city. We pull together to support those who need it most. In fact, in a recent 26-hour period, Columbus raised more than $18 million to support 906 Central Ohio nonprofits.

We understand the importance of CSR initiatives to many groups and look forward to working together to identify an issue about which groups are passionate and craft a program that leaves Columbus in an even better place. An example of some projects that help tackle local issues include:

Issue: Hunger
Lead organization: Mid-Ohio Foodbank
Mission: To end hunger one nourishing meal at a time and to co-create a sustainable community where everyone thrives.
Website: midohiofoodbank.org
Potential volunteer opportunity: Organize, stack and move food donations in the Mid-Ohio Foodbank warehouse, assist with area food pantries

Issue: Sick Children
Lead organization: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio
Mission: Provide families whose child is sick and in the hospital with a home
Website: rmhc-centralohio.org
Potential volunteer opportunity: Cook, serve meals, make welcome blankets, host family activities

Issue: Infant Mortality
Lead organization: CelebrateOne
Mission: To carry out the recommendations of the Greater Columbus Infant Mortality Task Force to reduce our infant mortality rate and celebrate the first birthdays of more children in our community.
Website: celebrateone.info
Potential volunteer opportunity: Literature canvassing

Issue: Disadvantaged Families
Lead organization: Reeb Avenue Center
Mission: To build self-sufficiency in South Side residents through opportunities and transform lives through education, job training, and local job growth including entrepreneurship.
Website: reebavenuecenter.org
Potential volunteer opportunity: Variety of projects available with one of the center’s many resource partners, including volunteer in café and market, prepare care packages for Boys & Girls Club, beautify center’s grounds

Explore more organizations and community outreach projects at givinggood.com/columbus-oh/ 

 

Note: Specific individuals, organizations, and activities mentioned are subject to availability.