Thursday, December 8, 2011
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
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
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
Learning toys (all ages)
Board games (monopoly, sorry, checkers, operation)
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)
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
Thursday, September 15, 2011
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
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 email@example.com or 614.743.0104.
Come Home for the Holidays