Your Donations at Work

Since 1999, Good Neighbors has hosted a day of fun and relaxation for children and families in Central Ohio who are homeless and has served thousands of homeless persons. Every year an array of partners join the Good Neighbors team of volunteers to raise awareness of the issues of homelessness and truly “make a difference” in the lives of those who often are looked down upon by the very community in which they once belonged.

The event provides a day of refuge away from the worrisome day-to-day stress of daily life for homeless families. They are served free hot food and beverages in a picnic atmosphere. A free clothing store is open offering a place that parents and individuals can select much needed winter clothing for themselves and their children to prepare for the long Winter ahead. Adults and children enjoy playing lawn games, participating in craft activities, selecting free toys and books, and watching the arrangement of talented entertainers on the stage from 12:00 noon till 4:00 P.M..

Yearly we have:

  • Partnered with many businesses and corporations for donations
  • Raised nearly $6,000 in cash contributions and over $100,000 in in-kind support
  • Transported guests from 20 shelter and pick-up locations in central Columbus
  • Offer a "Free Store" that provided 50,000 pieces of clothing, coats, hats, gloves, shoes, boots, blankets and hundreds of personal care items
  • Gave away school supplies, small toys, and books to children
  • Entertained our guests with live music, magicians, mascots, and many activities ranging from yard games to face painting
  • Felt an amazing abundance of JOY!

We could really use any support and donations you could give to continue our yearly event

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“Extraordinary people make an extraordinary event happen! Thank You!”