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Philanthropy Friday: Domestic Violence Network

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The Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN) was founded over 20 years ago by a coalition of domestic violence programs, initially meeting as the Ohio Rural Concerns Network. The Network was organized to support and strengthen Ohio’s response to domestic violence through technical assistance, training and coordination, to promote systems change and coordinated efforts through public […]

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Philanthropy Friday: VOICEcorps

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Created by three men who were blind, VOICEcorps began in 1975 as the Central Ohio Radio Reading Service. Living with visual impairments, Irwin Hott, Fred Allemeier and Stanley Doran were not able to use standard print to fulfill their need for daily information. Because of this, they wanted to fill the gap with a solution […]

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Philanthropy Friday: Columbus Gives Back

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Community Service With A Social Twist Columbus Gives Back was founded earlier this year, in March of 2009, as a way to volunteer in the community and meet new people. Community service has always been very important to founder Juliana Pernik. She started volunteering in junior high, continued through college and after relocating to Columbus […]


Urban Scrawl calls for Artists, Vendors & Volunteers

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The third annual Urban Scrawl is taking place on Saturday, August 29th in Dodge Park in Franklinton. If you’d like to do more than just attend, now’s the time to jump on board! The Franklinton Arts District has just put out a call for artists, call for vendors, and call for volunteers. This event runs […]


Donate Backpacks for Operation Backpack 2009

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The Volunteers of America are collecting backpacks filled with school supplies to distribute to kids in need for the coming school year. The Third Annual Operation Backpack Collection starts on August 1st and runs through August 24. How can you help? Purchase a new backpack and collect the supplies on one of the lists for Kindergarten, […]


Greg Schultz – On a Mission to Organize America

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Last week we sat down with the always busy Greg Schultz to talk about his new position as State Director of Ohio’s chapter of Organizing for America, his thoughts on Ohio and what he sees as he travels through our entire state and what contributions he makes to the community through Twitter. Organizing for America is an […]


Philanthropy Friday: Mid-Ohio Foodbank

 columbus imPRessions Philanthropy Friday: Mid-Ohio Foodbank

No One Should Go Hungry In the late 1970’s, Columbus was impacted by the economic recession and unemployment was at an all time high. Because of this, the number of people coming to food pantries was on the rise. Food demand was high but the supply was low. Local food pantry workers learned how to […]

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The 6th Annual Columbus Dessert Festival Returns!