Thursday, December 22, 2011

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who helped over the last few weeks to make our Holiday Store a huge success! Everyone of our families will be sharing a wonderful holiday with their children.

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Santa Letter

What are your children asking Santa for this year? A young man, age 11, living with his family at The Homeless Families Foundation recently told Santa what he wants and it probably sounds like your child’s list. He listed WWE action figures, Tee-shirts (size 14, XL in boys), and Ohio State football items, etc. I am posting a copy of his letter so that you can see his entire list.

HFF is setting up our annual Christmas store so that parents can chose gifts for their children, using HFF dollars, and wrap them with the help of volunteers. This unique and wonderful program helps these families enjoy Christmas.

Anything you can do to help the children and families being served by HFF would be greatly appreciated. Our store still needs of tween and teenager items, baby dolls, trucks, learning games and clothing. Please feel free to contact Karie for more information (614) 461-9247 or by email –

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Holiday Wish List

As the holiday season is approaching we at The Homeless Families Foundation are looking forward to another successful season. Last year we were able to provide a wonderful holiday for approximately 225 children, helping over 100 families.

For the past several years we have set up a Holiday gift “store” where the mothers and fathers could go “shopping” to choose gifts for their children. We did this as a way to more involve the parents in the Holiday season. We helped current families and some previous families that found themselves still needing assistance.

We are going to be doing the same thing this year and are asking for donations for newborns through the age of 18. (See list below) We need to have new toys and clothing into our main office by Tuesday, December 13th. We are also asking for donations of gift wrap, tags and tape.

It is such a joyous time at The Homeless Families Foundation and without community support we would not be able to provide such a wonderful Holiday for our families. We thank you in advance for your support.

Should you have any questions please call Karie @ (614) 461-9247 or by e-mail

Wish List

New sweatshirts/sweatpants/ jeans and tops all sizes both boys and girls
New underwear all sizes toddler to teenager both boys and girls
New socks all sizes toddler to teenager both boys and girls

Fisher Price toys
Lego sets
Learning toys (all ages)
Board games (monopoly, sorry, checkers, operation)
Popular DVD’s
Basketballs, Footballs, Soccer balls/ pumps
Diary’s with gel pens
Books (Harry Potter, Junie B Jones, Box Car Children etc)
Make-up and Hair accessories

Teenagers tend to get left out so we are asking for gift cards from: Target, Wal-mart, Old Navy, Famous Footwear, Bath & Body Works, AMC Movies, Best Buy, McDonalds etc.

On-Going shelter needs:
Gift cards (Kroger, Wal-Mart, Target) $5/$10/$20
Pots and pans
Twin size bedding (sheets, blankets, pillows)
Bath & Kitchen towels
Cleaning supplies (409, Pine-sol, Dish Soap etc)
Lysol Disinfectant Spray & Wipes
Diapers/Wipes (all sizes)

Holiday Help

Holiday Help

December 13th~ Donations should be dropped off by this day
Monday-Thursday 8:30-5:00 and Friday 8:30-3:00.

December 12th-December 16th ~ We need help setting up the holiday store & organizing general donations. The hours will be Monday-Thursday 9:00-4:30 and Friday 9:00-2:30.

December 19th-December 22nd ~We will need help organizing the store and general donations, helping the families shop for their children and then gift wrapping the items. The hours will be Monday-Thursday 9:00-4:30 and Friday 9:00-2:30.

January 3rd -January 6th~ We will need help cleaning out the holiday store and putting away general donations. The hours will be Monday-Thursday 9:00-4:30 and Friday 9:00-2:30.

Thank you in advance for your help this year we certainly could not do what we do at HFF without community support….

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Halloween 2011

Thank you Diane and Joy for bringing 70 Halloween Costumes for our children to wear this year! Thank you to everyone who supported this project at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Upper Arlington....Our children are going to be thrilled!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Come Home for the Holidays

It is that time of year again! The annual Come Home for the Holidays silent auction and wine tasting event at Brookside Golf and Country Club is scheduled for Friday, November 4th from 6:00pm-10:00pm. Come Home for the Holidays is the premier fundraise for The Homeless Families Foundation (HFF).

HFF is a family shelter in Columbus, Ohio. It provides shelter and support services for homeless families and an extensive tutoring and enrichment program for homeless and at-risk school aged children. HFF's mission is to provide shelter, support, stability and nurturing to homeless children and their families as they prepare to acquire permanent housing.

Your support as a volunteer is critical to Come Home for the Holidays and to the continued success of HFF in providing shelter and critical programs to families and children in Central Ohio. Over 60 volunteers are needed. I hope you will consider volunteering from 6:00pm-10:00pm on Friday, November 4th for Come Home for the Holidays.

Please let me know if you are interested in assisting the children and families of Central Ohio by volunteering at Come Home for the Holidays and what volunteer jobs you are most interested. Positions available for volunteering:

Silent Auction Table Staff Greeters
Raffle Ticket Sellers and Surprise Boxes
Check In
Registration/Check Out

In addition, please feel free to pass this information along to your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, and colleagues. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at or 614.743.0104.


Subha Lembach
Chair, Volunteers
Come Home for the Holidays

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Community Care Day

Thank you NBC4 and Bob Evans....So fun to see everyone's smiling faces as they gave back to their community today!