Meet the diverse organizations that are being served on April 7, 2018.
This is a page in progress until all 15 non-profit organizations are showcased.
4-H Clubs are busy preparing all of the supplies and instructions needed in order for you to feel confident approaching the stations to do the hands-on project.
Community Computer Alliance
At the 4-H Walk & Serve - we will be utilizing puzzle pieces and spray on fabric paint to decorate t-shirts and making fidget toys for their summer program Autism Adventures for families impacted by autism.
The Franklin County Fairgrounds will be a drop off location for your unwanted computers and electronics. Plan to drive up to their truck to drop off your items before parking for the 4-H Walk & Serve.
The Community Computer Alliance is a full circle non-profit organization that gives back to the community. The community gives them used computers. They will test to see if they work. Once we determined that status the items could follow different routes: include full scrub and then given to a low-income family or business, elements sent to recycle or used for parts. They provide job training for adults with autism.
At the 4-H Walk & Serve - Help create an amazing activity bag for patients experiencing an extended stay at Children's Hospital.The purpose of Patches of Light is to help families remain with their sick child during treatments, hospitalizations, and recovery. This is accomplished primarily by paying past due bills, financial needs, and different forms of encouragement.
At the 4-H Walk & Serve - make a multipurpose item to help calm pain. Create a rice sock which can be a heated in the microwave or cooled in the freezer. Complete the presentation by putting tying it with a ribbon and instructions for use, putting it in a clear gift bag, with a final touch.
Birthright provides love and support to women facing unplanned pregnancies.
Cancer Support Community - their purpose is so that no one has to face cancer alone.
At the 4-H Walk & Serve - make a sturdy dog toy for I Have a Dream and/or make a dog blanket for shelter dogs at CHA Animal Shelter.
I Have a Dream is a network of dedicated volunteers who foster dogs until they find their forever home.
The CHA Animal Shelter is a place for unwanted animals to go in order find new and loving homes.
At the 4-H Walk & Serve - choose an unstuffed toy, turn it right side out, and stuff it until it is filled just right. Then close it up so it can be provided to hospitals and emergency personnel to comfort children.
The mission of Touching Little Lives is to make and distribute free of charge handmade items to preemie and needy newborns in Ohio, along with providing new handmade toys for children that may have nothing to comfort them during an emergency situation.
At the 4-H Walk & Serve - assemble Soup-er bags by putting all necessary ingredients to make a big, tasty pot of soup along the recipe for an active military family or a veteran needing a hand-up.
M.A.S.H. = Military and Service Heroes Pantry is an INDEPENDENT Non-profit 501(c)(3) Charitable FOOD PANTRY, OUTREACH & RESOURCE - serving Veterans, Armed Forces, their families and Survivors of the Columbus Metropolitan area. “NO Veteran, Military Family, or Survivor will go without….at least not on OUR WATCH!!”
At the 4-H Walk & Serve - dye a silk scarf using special tissue paper - a unique technique that will surely brighten someone who is battling cancer.
The purpose of the American Cancer Society: we're on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until we do, we'll be funding and be conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. All so you can live longer — and better.
Hilliard Food Pantry
At the 4-H Walk & Serve -Using the Pantry Panic 4-H project (geared towards making meals from items received at a food pantry) as a springboard, the club is planning three dishes and ingredients with recipes. Items will be bagged and delivered to the pantry for local distribution.
The Hilliard Food Pantry helps families and individuals who need a hand-up during difficult times.
At the 4-H Walk & Serve - help assemble a protein pack that includes several food items and a few treats, and then write a personal note that will encourage the military recipient.
The Buckeye Military Moms, the name of the central Ohio group of the Blue Star Mothers, are Mothers who have Sons and/or Daughters who are currently serving or have served in any Branch of the U.S. Military -- Supporting each other, our children and our families.
At the 4-H Walk & Serve follow the simple directions to make a fleece hat for less fortunate.
In the best tradition of Settlement Houses, the Clintonville/Beechwold Community Resource Center responds to the needs of our diverse community to foster safer, healthier and empowered lives. Our vision is to be the “go to” agency for services, resources, and advocacy in Clintonville and Beechwold areas.
My Very Own Blanket
At the 4-H Walk & Serve - come and help tie knots all around the edge of a fleece blanket. Children in the foster care system are able to choose the blanket that they with cherish as their very own!
MVOB is dedicated to providing every child in the foster care system with a blanket & pillowcase which gives them a feeling of comfort, security & a SMILE!
The Sam Bish Foundation
At the 4-H Walk & Serve use some nails and a hammer to make the outline for a String Art kit. The kits are being created to provide to children in an extended stay at Children's Hospital
The Sam Bish Foundation knows how scary cancer is to a child, and how alone it can feel as the parent of a child diagnosed. The foundation works closely with families of children battling pediatric cancer to provide them with financial and emotional support.
The Huckleberry House
At the 4-H Walk & Serve - create a bag with school supplies children can use while they stay at the House.
The Huckleberry House works with Central Ohio’s youth and families who are dealing with some of the most difficult problems imaginable. Issues like abuse, violence, neglect, poverty, and homelessness. No matter how hopeless the situation may seem, we offer proven programs and committed people who know how to help young people and families take control of their lives. So they can move past the circumstances they’re in and move toward the future they want.
Heart of Ohio Ferret Association
At the 4-H Walk & Serve - make no-sew ferret hammocks for the numerous animals who have been surrender to this organization.
The HOFA is committed to being the premier rescue organization where ferret enthusiast can find education, information, advice, friendship, competition, and camaraderie.
At the 4-H Walk & Serve - plan to put together a Care Kit that would include items that would provide some items to meet the physical needs of homeless youth.
The Star House dedicates itself to meeting the needs of homeless youth and young adults in the Central Ohio area.
Sunny Glen Wellness is collaborating with Simply Living
At the 4-H Walk & Serve - fold newspaper into useful, sturdy paper pots which will be used for seedlings. They can be planted right into the ground! We plan to make 800 pots, which will save 800 plastic pots from being used and going to landfills!
Sunny Glen Wellness focuses on creating food gardens, wildlife habitats and monarch waystations in our own backyards!
Simple Living is making life good together. Their goal is to be creating a compassionate and sustainable world through personal, community and culturals transformation.