Holidays are a time of giving and there are several charitable organizations who call Dublin home. Here are some ways to give back locally this season – after all, it can sometimes feel better to give than receive.
Welcome Warehouse supports Dublin families who are struggling to meet their basic needs due to job loss, health crises or other unforeseen challenges. This holiday season Welcome Warehouse is running an Emergency Household Assistance Fund to help pay utility bills and provide additional assistance to Dublin families in need.
Find out more about how you can help the Welcome Warehouse here.
Dublin Food Pantry
If you’re looking for a way to help people in your own backyard, the Dublin Food Pantry services those who live within the Dublin City School District. Offering a safe place for families to obtain food, toiletries and other necessities, the Dublin Food Pantry maintains an atmosphere of compassion and safety, even offering curbside pickup in response to COVID-19.
This season, donation items most needed are financial contributions, personal care items, canned vegetables and tuna, rice, pasta, beans and soup. Beyond food and toiletries, you can also donate your time by volunteering.
Click here to learn more.
Dublin Bridges is the local chapter of Neighborhood Bridges, an organization founded to meet the growing needs of impoverished families in rural America. What’s unique about Dublin Bridges is it allows neighbors to post their immediate needs on a message board for other residents to fill if they’re able.
View their message board, here.
Local Restaurants & Retailers
Our local restaurants and retailers are what makes Dublin such a vibrant destination and they have been hit hard during the Coronavirus pandemic. During this time, it’s so important to continue dining in or carrying out from your favorite Dublin restaurants, and shopping local first for all of your holiday gifting needs.
As always, don’t forget to tip generously (even on carryout orders) and tell your friends and family about your favorite Dublin shops.
Ohio Wildlife Center
The Ohio Wildlife Center’s mission is to foster understanding and appreciation for Ohio’s native wildlife through animal rehabilitation and public education. In addition to unwanted wildlife relocation services, (SCRAM) the Ohio Wildlife Center takes care of animals who are injured or orphaned.
You can get involved by making a financial donation, here. Their volunteer program has been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 but check their website for regular updates.
Cookies (& Cupcakes) for a Cause
Right now, Our CupCakery is partnering with Nationwide Children's Hospital in selling do-it-yourself cupcake and cooking making kits with proceeds benefitting the hospital's Heart Center. Order a cupcake kit for $20 or a cookie kit for $24.
Learn more about this collaboration and order your kits, here.
Giving back to benefit those in need is just one of many ways to spread joy this season.
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