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We’re excited to announce the second Small Biz Cares Community Service Day will be held Wednesday, July 24. Volunteer hours are 1:30 to 4:30 pm followed by our happy hour and networking event at Land Grant Brewing Company from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.
Join us as we come together to volunteer for five local nonprofits doing important work in our community. In addition to supporting nonprofits, Community Service Day gives you the chance to connect with small business owners and other like-minded professionals.
Last month we held our first Community Service Day in Columbus. With the help of our event sponsors and supporters, we were able to support a variety of causes and raise funds for the Small Biz Cares scholarship. The first Community Service Day brought together 48 volunteers for a total of 144 volunteer hours. As a result, a lot of connections were made and a lot of good was done.
View some of the highlights from last month’s Community Service Day below.
You don’t have to be a Small Biz Cares member to participate in Community Service Day. Check out the participating nonprofits and sign up for your preferred volunteer opportunity below.
Habitat for Humanity – MidOhio ReStore (East) – up to 20 volunteers
Habitat ReStore is a discount home improvement store open to the public. The money they make goes straight to Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio. Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore is on a mission to eliminate substandard housing and create the opportunity for home ownership in Franklin and Licking counties.
- Loading and unloading donations into the Donation Processing Center
- Helping customers load their purchases into their vehicles
- Assisting ReStore staff with marking the price on items and organizing merchandise in various departments of the ReStore
Franklinton Farms – up to 20 volunteers
Franklinton Farms is a nonprofit urban farm in Columbus, Ohio that utilizes sustainable agriculture to address our community’s most pressing challenges. They are building a just local food system that improves food security and provides economic opportunity. They are building resilient community that is good for the planet and supports healthy futures for our neighbors.
- Weeding gardens, spreading mulch, lawn maintenance, litter pick up
- Wide range of other possibilities
LifeCare Alliance – up to 15 volunteers
LifeCare Alliance provides essential services to thousands of seniors and people with medical challenges or disabilities throughout central Ohio. Their core purpose is “to serve those in need, through compassionate, responsive, quality care.”
- Helping in kitchen to support Meals on Wheels efforts
For more than three decades, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio (RMHC) has been keeping families close at the Columbus Ronald McDonald House. From our beginnings as a grassroots movement established by a partnership between volunteers and local McDonald’s Owner/Operators, our charity has served thousands of families in their deepest times of need.
- Cleaning and organizing the kitchen areas
- Restocking rooms for families
The Homeless Families Foundation – up to 15 volunteers
The Homeless Families Foundation educates and nurtures children while empowering families to achieve stable housing and self-sufficiency. HFF equips and empowers families to provide a self-sufficient, stable home for their children, who in turn are equipped to actively participate in their own education and, ultimately, succeed in life.
- Create move-in kits for families
- Create baby baskets for newborns within our programs
- Organize our food pantry
- Clean Dowd Education Center classrooms
- Outdoor beautification
Please fill out the form to reserve your spot on July 24th!