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
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Volunteers shop for the younger children and our teenagers are given a budget and are taken shopping to see how many fun things they can purchase, with one requirement - they must purchase at least one complete outfit, the rest can be used for accessories, make-up or cologne etc.
It is really an exciting time and we look forward to sharing the results with you!
For more information please feel free to contact Karie - firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (614) 461-9247.
Thank you for your support and have a great day!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Most of the kids at HFF have never experienced it. Our summer school teachers want to take our 5th and middle school students to the Fair as a reward for doing excellent work on the curriculum being used through the Main Library. The reward is for students who have shown 80% mastery in their prescribed standard areas in both math and reading. These children have shown a willingness to succeed and an excitement for the overall program.
The funding for our summer programs was cut by over 35% this year. We need another $375 to take this trip so we can reward our kids for their great academic achievement. Will you help us raise this by tomorrow?
Please go to www.homelessfamiliesfoundation.org or contact Susan Davis at 614-461-9247.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Our goal this year as well as in years past is to provide each elementary child with 2 new outfits, new socks, underwear and a backpack full of supplies. For our Middle School and High School children we give them a budget and take them shopping. With guidance, most have come home with 4 tops, 2 pairs of pants and accessories.
It is a very exciting time but we need your help! We are currently accepting donations of new clothing, socks, underwear, and cash (for teenage shoppers/to purchase outfits and uniforms). We will also need volunteers to assist with organizing donations, filling the backpacks with supplies, shopping for uniforms and assisting our teenagers with their shopping experience.
If you have any questions or are interested in assisting us this year you can call Karie @ (614) 461-9247 or e-mail email@example.com
Thank you for your continued support and have a wonderful day!
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
My pieces will be hanging from June 4- June 14th but the Artist Reception Event is on Saturday, June 11th from 8:00pm-Midnight at CS Gallery, located at 66 Parsons Ave. (Between E. Broad and Main St, Cattycorner to CaraBar). The gallery is open during the week (Monday-Friday normal business hours) so patrons are always welcome to stop by and view the art prior to the reception. All the artwork is done by local artists and is up for sale.
I have a wide arrange of things I can do and am more than happy to meet with people to show them my portfolio. My prices are very reasonable right now because I am working on establishing myself as an artist.
For more information on CS Gallery and Studio, go to http://www.cobenickstudios.com/csgallery/index.htm
Thanks and I look forward to seeing everyone there!
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
We need a volunteer to head this up for HFF. Training is provided. Please call Susan Davis @ (614) 461-9247 ext. 121 if interested. Thanks so much.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Stay dry and have a wonderful afternoon!
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
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Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Tiffany is a Case Manager with the Rolling Stock Program. She holds a Bachelors Degree from Randolph Macon College in Ashland Virginia. She is originally from the Westside of Columbus, and now lives with her husband and daughter here in town. Tiffany brings a variety of experience to the team. Tiffany enjoys backpacking and being in the mountains or on the beach.