November 15, 2018: Battle of the Breweries at Atlas Tavern

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Battle of the Breweries

Thursday, November 15, 2018 from  4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Atlas Tavern – 8944 Lyra Drive, Columbus, OH 43240

A portion of proceeds on the night of Atlas Tavern’s Battle of the Breweries will benefit Huckleberry House! We hope you will come out for a fun night and support Huck House.

December 2, 2018: Very Merry Huckleberry House Lighting

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Very Merry Huckleberry House Lighting, efficiently powered by AEP Ohio.

Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Huckleberry House 1421 Hamlet Street, Columbus, OH 43201

Join us as we kick off a Very Merry Huckleberry Holiday and light up the house at 1421 Hamlet Street! Cookies and cocoa will be served on the Carriage House porch from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The Ohio State University Women’s Glee Club will be singing carols.

The event is free and open to the public. If you would like to support the Huck House holiday gift drive, please consider bringing a $25 WalMart or Kroger gift card to donate. We will also accept holiday adoption donations at the event. Please visit the Holiday Gift Form for more information about holiday adoption opportunities.

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December 14, 2018: Holiday Gift Drop-Off

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Friday, December 14, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Huckleberry House Carriage House – 1421 Hamlet Street, Columbus, OH 43201

Last year, with the support and generosity of our community, we delivered gift packages to 166 youth.

In order to deliver gifts in time for Christmas, we ask that our friends deliver holiday gift donations to the Huck House administration building on December 14. Larger deliveries should be arranged with Development Associate, Victoria Alesi at (614) 298-4105 or valesi@huck-house.org.

This year, we hope to be thoughtful and deliberate about the gifts we give to the youth we serve. Please check out the Holiday Gift Form for information about donating.

December 17, 2018: Cookie Drop-Off

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Cookie Drop-Off

Monday, December 17, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Huckleberry House Carriage House – 1421 Hamlet Street, Columbus, OH 43201

Huck House will hold its second annual cookie walk for Transitional Living Program youth and families. Last year, our friends donated over 100 dozen cookies. Drop-off will take place on December 17 at the Huckleberry House Carriage House, 1421 Hamlet Street, Columbus, OH 43201.

We appreciate friends signing up as the date gets close so we can know what to expect. Sign-up details to come soon, follow us on Facebook for updates.

Critical Need Alert – A Message from Becky Westerfelt

A message from executive director – Becky Westerfelt

In Central Ohio, we are fortunate to have the leadership of The Columbus Foundation when it comes to research and resources to address the critical needs of our community. Over the past several months, I have worked with representatives of the Columbus Foundation and other youth serving organizations to find meaningful strategies to help homeless youth and improve early childhood education.

Today, the Columbus Foundation announced a Critical Need Alert. The goal is to raise $1.5 million for “Our Kids” in 45 days to benefit the work of Huck House and five other organizations.

How will Huckleberry House use resources generated by The Columbus Foundation over the next six weeks?

Many youth in our community are unstably housed; they are couch surfing, moving among family members until they are 18, or generally don’t know where they will sleep night to night.  Huckleberry House will expand options for those youth. We will invest in our work to identify young people who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness to link them with housing provided by Huckleberry House and other community agencies. Some youth who are successful in independent living could easily fall behind without support. We will help those young people reduce the risk of future homelessness with a few months of rent and light case support.

The spirit of “Our Kids” demands that we invest in all the children in our community. Thank you for your continued support of our important work.

Becky

Sip & Shop (& Shelter)

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

J. McLaughlin

1631 Lane Avenue, Columbus, OH 43221

 

Come check out J.McLaughlin’s summer styles AND give back to Columbus’ youth while having a drink and a nosh. J.McLaughlin is donating 15% of the evening’s sales to Huck House. These funds will go towards the myriad of services Huck House offers our teens like the Crisis Shelter and the Transitional Living, Family Support and Youth Outreach Programs. Please feel free to bring friends and share this invitation. See you there!

2018 Huck House Youth Awards

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Please join us for the 21st annual Huck House Youth Awards Dinner. Tickets may be purchased at www.huckhouseawards.eventbrite.com or by emailing development director Sonya Thesing at sthesing@huck-house.org.

This year we are honoring 14 award winners from three different organizations. Please visit the blog during the weeks of April 9 and 16 to meet the winners!

 

 

Happenings in March

Huck House SLEEP OUT
Friday, April 20, 2018 – Saturday April 21, 2018
9:30 pm – 5:30 am
rain or shine, cold or warm
COSI Outdoor Plaza

An overnight event designed to raise awareness and funds for homeless youth in our community

When you commit to SLEEP OUT, you help at-risk young people gain access to safe homes they can sleep in. 
If you have a sleeping bag, then you can help support homeless youth by joining our SLEEP OUT. You’ll spend one night sleeping outside – something too many troubled young people in our communities have to do on too many cold nights. Your goal is to raise money to support Huck House programs that help youth overcome homelessness. Ask your friends and family to support your effort by donating to your SLEEP OUT fundraising effort. We’ll give you all the fundraising tools you need to succeed.

Registration closes April 1. Registration fee of $25 per participant.
Click here to register today!


Get in the Game!

Beginning March 19, Huckleberry House will be participating in the United Way of Central Ohio’s Knock Out Poverty, an online, competitive giving tournament. Huck House will receive 100% of the donations we raise through the tournament. Round One is from Monday, March 19 to Sunday, March 26. If Huck House is one of the top four fundraisers, we will advance to the second round.

On March 19, visit www.KnockOutPoverty.org and make a donation to Huckleberry House.

If you are participating in a bracket during March Madness, please consider donating a portion of your bracket group’s pool to Huck House!


2018 Huck House Youth Awards
The Huckleberry House Youth Awards recognize and celebrate youth who have dealt with some of the most difficult problems imaginable. Issues like abuse, violence, neglect, poverty, and homelessness. Community organizations who work with youth across central Ohio are invited to nominate young people. The Youth Awards winners are recognized as outstanding individuals who are moving toward the future they want. Join us for an inspiring night as we honor these incredible young people.

$50 per person
$500 per table of ten
Your kind donation of $300 allows an award winner and his/her guests to attend at no cost.
Tickets may be purchased online, or by check, with “HHYA” in the memo line, mailed to Huckleberry House, 1421 Hamlet Street, Columbus, OH 43201. Questions? Call Huck House at (614) 294-8097.