Making beds

Every year there is a need for donations to area shelters. Due to growing need for emergency shelter among women and families, this year’s need continues to be significant.

Each year, the Community Shelter Board (CSB) and its partner agencies develop and implement a Winter Access plan to meet the increased demand of shelter and housing placement services. This year demand for emergency shelter is expected to rise as winter approaches. The organization has assessed the capacity of shelters and devised a plan to accommodate the anticipated winter overflow.

The Community Shelter Board cannot tackle the problem of homelessness alone. They are asking the people of Columbus and Franklin County to donate blankets, single bed linens, and towels to area shelters. Any clean, gently used, or new linens, blankets, and towels are welcome.

Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated.

It will take the resources and commitment of everyone in the community to address the issues of homeless people and work towards solutions to ultimately end homelessness.

Those interested in making a donation, contact one of the agencies listed below:
•Faith Mission 224-6617
•Friends of the Homeless 225-0985
•Homeless Foundation 461-9247
•Maryhaven 449-1530
•Volunteers of America 849-0145
•YMCA of Central Ohio 224-1131
•YWCA Columbus 253-3910

The Community Shelter Board, established in 1986, is a non-profit intermediary organization that coordinates community based efforts, fosters collaboration, and funds services to assist families and individuals in central Ohio to resolve their housing crisis. It is funded by the city of Columbus, the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, the United Way of Central Ohio, The Columbus Foundation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the state of Ohio, and other public and private donors.

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