Homelessness is growing in Columbus and Franklin County. Families seeking shelter often lack the simple supplies you probably use each day without a second thought. If you’re lucky enough to have everything you need, please help a family who does not.
The new family shelter at Van Buren Center can shelter up to 64 families nightly. We need your help to stock the shelves. Bold items are most critically needed.
  • diapers (especially sizes 3, 4, 5, 6)
  • children’s toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • children’s socks new or gently used
  • women’s and children’s undergarments new
  • baby wipes
  • baby blankets – new or gently used
  • baby bottles - new
  • bottle brushes – new
  • baby formula – new, unopened
  • pacifiers - new
  • sippy cups - new
  • combs & brushes
  • nail clippers
  • baby powder
  • baby shampoo
  • car seats – new or gently used
  • strollers – new or gently used
  • twin sized sheets – new or gently used
  • bath towels – new or gently used
Bring your items to the special community-wide drop-off event on Sat, October 24, 2015 at 595 Van Buren Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43223. Volunteers will be on hand from 9 am – 12 noon to accept your donated items with a warm thank you.

Questions? Contact Charity Eilerman at
We cannot accept donations of furniture, cookware, appliances, clothing or toys.
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