Christmas Outreach for Ohio Foster Teens and Franklin County Foster Children

This year you can share warmth and joy of the Christmas season for foster teens and children. Your love and generosity will help ensure that they feel “seen” and loved.

Two Ways You Can Give (Please give by Dec 11)

One Church Foster Teen Christmas Outreach – Gift Cards for Ohio Foster Teens

Foster Teen Outreach provides $25 gift cards to all teens in Ohio’s foster care system. One Church began this annual campaign in 2019 to help ensure foster teens receive intentional love and support during the holidays. We are excited to partner with them this year. YOUR $25 gift card (or monetary donation) will help spread hope and share warmth this Christmas.

What to Give: $25 gift cards to restaurants and retail stores – or give a monetary donation and we’ll purchase gift cards. Many teens live in rural areas, so we want retail stores that have an online presence and restaurants that are likely to be in most counties. Recommended stores/restaurants may include Walmart, Target, Old Navy, Taco Bell, McDonalds, and Wendy’s.

Franklin County Children Services Suitcases for Children Entering Foster Care

We’re partnering with Franklin County Children Services to provide small suitcases for children entering the foster care system. This outreach serves children of all ages in Franklin County. Providing a simple but caring gift like a suitcase can help a child feel some sense of security in a time of change and the unknown. Pack up some love and share your generosity with a suitcase for a foster child this Christmas!

What to Give: Bring a carry-on sized or smaller suitcase with wheels. The children aren’t packing a lot, but we can make it easier for them with a small suitcase that’s easy for them to handle.

How to Give

Bring your gift cards to church. On Sundays you’ll find clear acrylic drop boxes outside of each worship space. Other days, the boxes will be at the reception desk.

Bring your small suitcases on Sundays and leave in the Connection Center areas outside the worship spaces. On other days bring your suitcases to the reception desk.