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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.

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How do we solve youth homelessness?

“We have to integrate fundamental change in our systemic approach to a number of things like education, like poverty,” Huckleberry House’s executive director Becky Westerfelt told the audience attending a panel discussion, “The Unexpected Face of Homelessness: Teens on the Street,” hosted by the Columbus Metropolitan Club.

During the discussion, Becky challenged attendees to start thinking of youth homelessness as the community’s issue and asked everyone to get involved.

In an effort to continue the theme of broader community engagement, we are holding a small open house/lunch at the Huck House crisis shelter for people who may be interested in thinking about how people not in the “system” can support the work. The framing question will focus on how to make it easier for kids to access help and how we use community resources to address youth homelessness. Read more

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Huck House Alumni Event

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In 47 years, many incredible people have walked through the doors of Huck House. Join us to reconnect with former staff, board members, and volunteers….

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Rooks Tavern, 195 Chittenden Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201

 

We want to hear from you, whether you are able to attend or not. Please take a moment to fill out this questionnaire.

If you would like to stop at Huck House to tour the shelter and carriage house, staff will be happy to greet you before or after the event. An RSVP is appreciated but not required. Contact Sonya Thesing, development director, at sthesing@huck-house.org or (614) 298-4103.

 

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It’s Giving Tuesday!

We hope you will consider making a gift to Huck House today. With the holiday season here, you’re gift can bring a much needed dose of comfort and joy to young people struggling to overcome some tough obstacles, like homelessness, abuse, and neglect. With your support, we can make the season a bit brighter, and we can help our community’s youth find the hope, resources, and support they need to set a new, positive direction for 2017.

Best wishes, the Huck House Team.

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Introducing our New Site! And, Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, and welcome to our new site! We are very proud to announce a revamp of our website, and we hope you enjoy the new look and feel. Please feel free to leave comments, as we would love to know what you think!

Have a beautiful day!