You can tell a community is doing well when residents are focused on doing good.
One of the best indicators of how well Columbus is doing can be seen in a few weeks when the Columbus Foundation reprises its Big Give, a 24-hour online opportunity beginning at 10 a.m. on Oct. 10 to make donations and attract matching funds for all manner of good causes.
You can help those with asthma or other breathing problems to be well and breathe easier at the Breathing Association’s Breathe Easy at the Speakeasy fundraiser Oct. 21.
Franklin county residents can help everyone breathe easier by taking old lawn chemicals, paints, insecticides and more to a special drop-off event in Grove City Sept. 30 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. SWACO will collect household hazardous wastes at the suburb’s service department on Ventura Blvd.
Faculty, staff and students will be doing good around town today for Columbus State Community College’s annual day of service. More than 1,000 volunteers at 40 locations are expected to top last year’s 800 participants. CSCC President David Harrison will be volunteering at two locations: a Lutheran Social Services food pantry in Delaware and at Stowe Mission on Parsons Avenue.
Doing good for Texas hurricane victims, Ohio owners of rental property that are funded through the Housing Tax Credit program in Ohio may provide shelter to persons displaced by Hurricane Harvey regardless of the usual income requirements, the Ohio Housing Finance Agency says. The temporary housing assistance will run until Aug. 25 next year, the one-year anniversary of the hurricane. Forms needed to comply with the relief program are online.
CYP Club members and other young professionals can do good by volunteering at Franklinton Gardens on Wednesday and Oct. 11. Some will also be baking cookies for families at Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio, a popular event that is already maxed out for Sept. 21, but still available for Oct. 19.
Three generations of Kelleys—Don, Tim and Michael—are being honored Oct. 19 for their good deeds in helping central Ohio families obtain affordable housing. Homeport will present the Kelley family with its 2017 Voice & Vision Award.