Sunday, December 20, 2009

Happy Holidays...

Once again our "Holiday Store" was a fantastic success. Thanks to the continued support of our community and several donated volunteer hours we were able to help over 60 families, 200 children have a wonderful holiday. We want to wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season and thank you for your support.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Holiday Shopping

The Holiday Store looks fantastic! Our families started shopping today. Thanks to all our wonderful volunteers who year after year are here to help and support us. We could not do it without you!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Happy Holidays

We have had several volunteers here this week to help with setting up the Holiday Store...We have also received truck loads of toys! This is such an exciting time of year and we truly appreciate the support we receive from the community...

Happy Holidays...

Friday, December 4, 2009

Family Letter

Before March of 2008 many were suffering layoffs and complaining about the economy. When it hit home everthing moved in slow motion. Hundreds were applying for the same 4 positions being interviewed in groups of 30 or more, then the same fade happened to the mother of my children. I can't speak for her , but I feel she just couldn't handle the situation.

Before you knew it, it was just me and my 3 children trying not to drown. The $789.00 a month rent, $300.00 a month car payment, killer gas bill, etc. were just too much. After a year and many months I decided to take me and my children into a family shelter. I really didn't want to submit my name into the OJFS System, but I was at the end of my rope.

We made the best of a bad situation, my children had a lot of fun and met a lot of new friends. HFF was very considerate and helpful, I wasn't in need of a lot but C. Brewer made me feel comfortable about coming in to her if I needed any assistance of any kind. The Dowd Center made it easier because this program really helped out with the children's homework, other after school programs, sent my children home at 6:00pm with homework not being touched, so the Dowd Center crossed 3 items off my chore list. I'm seriously considering attending the Ohio State Barber College. The job market is still competitive. I would, we would like to thank HFF for their support.

Insurance Professionals of Columbus, Ohio

“It’s for the kids” was the theme of the live and silent auction sponsored by the Insurance Professionals of Columbus Ohio’s December meeting. Brian Fry of Grange reminded the group often as he worked the room to increase bidding on cleverly disguised live auction items. At the end of the evening, $1,100 was raised for Homeless Families Foundation by this generous and fun loving group of professionals.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Time Warner Cable

Adrienne Corbett, Executive Director and Karie Gallegos, Resident Support Manager went to Time Warner Cable on Wednesday, December 2nd for lunch and to be presented with tons of toys. The toys will be used in our Holiday Store. Each of the members of the committee are given a set amount of money to spend, they then go shopping for bagains. The toys are then used in our Holiday Store for our parents. What a wonderful day it was. Thanks Time Warner!

Christmas Trees

Battelle's employees and family memebers came to the shelter on Tuesday, December 1st to deliver Christmas trees to all our families. They brought new lights, decorations and candy canes. They also supplied dinner for our staff. Thank you!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


The Law Firm of Kitrick, Lewis & Harris delivered several bags of wonderful new toys for our Holiday Store. Thank you!