Central Ohio is Better Together!
Better Together—The Columbus Foundation’s crowdfunding platform that rallies individuals to work together to bring out the best in our community—has passed the $250,000 mark in support for central Ohio nonprofits!
Better Together launched in 2017 in The Giving Store, the Foundation’s online giving platform that inspires one-stop charitable giving. Through Better Together, community members can show love to local nonprofits by donating toward their time-sensitive projects and programs. Anyone can give by credit card, with a minimum gift of $20. The platform has now supported 35 projects totaling $286,692.
One example Pink Ribbon Girls’ (PRG) “More Than Just a Ride: Helping Cancer Patients Get to Treatment.” The project hoped to raise $10,000 to expand PRG’s team to help them serve more people. Pink Ribbon Girls provides rides for individuals battling cancer, and so much more. The organization’s free, direct services, including meal delivery, rides to treatment, and housecleaning are available to any family in central Ohio facing treatment for breast or gynecological cancer. Thanks to generous support from donors, they met their goal!
“Thanks to your generous support of our More Than Just A Ride campaign, we have met our goal and will now be able to hire a new transportation specialist for PRG Central Ohio! This will be invaluable to our clients and their families! We’ll be able to provide them with a comfortable ride to and from treatment, ensuring that lack of transportation is no longer a barrier for local cancer patients seeking life-saving treatment.”
— Heather Salazar, CEO/President
With new projects going up every month, you can find a cause that’s close to your heart!
Current projects include:
Healthy and Happy Hilltop Kids — Greater Hilltop Area Shalom Zone
PURPOSE: The Hilltop’s Summer HYPE Day Camp needs your help after an unexpected funding loss! Your support will provide safe, fun, and educational programs for young children this summer. Learn more.
Help Humane Agents Stop Animal Abuse — Columbus Humane
PURPOSE: Equip Columbus Humane agents with tools to communicate in the field! Your gift will support central Ohio’s largest law enforcement agency investigating animal cruelty, abuse, neglect, and organized animal fighting. Learn more.
Feeding Community on the Hilltop —Westside Free Store Ministries
PURPOSE: Westside Free Store Ministries needs a commercial refrigerator to effectively prepare for and store meals for its free Saturday lunches. With this addition, WFSM will also be in a position to accept food donations year round, including produce from local gardens! Learn more.