Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Back To School

July is quickly coming to an end, hard to believe. The staff and volunteers @ HFF are starting to get things ready for our children to return to school, but we can not do this without your help. Our goal this year is to help approximately 125 children with their first day of school. This will include a new outfit and backpack full of supplies.

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 - or by phone (614) 461-9247.

Thank you for your support and have a great day!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Ohio State Fair....

Can you imagine never having been to the Ohio State Fair??

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

25th Anniversay Kick Off

What a great way to kick off our 25th Anniversary! Employee Appreciation Breakfast was put together for the staff today and what a wonderful morning it was. Muffins, scrambled eggs with bacon, juice, fresh fruit, and great conversation. Thanks so much to Lynne Smith, Lisa Newkirk and her daughter Brenna for all their hard work and thank you staff for 25 years!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Back To School

Wow is it really July 12th already? How fast time flies! We know that school just ended for most the first part of June but here at the Homeless Families Foundations we are already in full motion so we can be ready for the new school year in August.

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

Thank you for your continued support and have a wonderful day!

St Matthew's group lends a helping hand....

Thank you to the youth group from St. Matthews who came today with helping hands. They were only here for a short period but they got a lot done....Thanks kids!