Holidays are a time of giving and there are several charitable organizations that call Dublin home. Here are some ways to give back locally this season – after all, it can sometimes feel better to give than receive.
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Bridge Park has been chosen as one of the community locations across Columbus that will host one of Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s light-up butterflies! Visit this interactive display in the pocket park across from Cap City Fine Diner, and each donation will illuminate the butterflies in all community locations.
One Dublin supports Dublin families who are struggling to meet their basic needs due to job loss, health crises or other unforeseen challenges. This holiday season One Dublin is running an Emergency Household Assistance Fund to help pay utility bills and provide additional assistance to Dublin families in need.
Now through Dec. 16, individuals can drop off coats, hats and mittens at the Dublin Chamber of Commerce (129 S High St). All items received will be given to OneDublin.
Find out more about how you can help One Dublin here.
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.
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.
This season, donation items most needed are financial contributions, Peanut Butter (regular size), Oatmeal Packets, Condensed Soup, Canned Fruit, Ramen Noodles, Individual Toothbrushes, Feminine Pads, Diapers (Larger Sizes)/Baby Wipes, Laundry Detergent, Deodorant and Household Cleaning Supplies. Beyond food and toiletries, you can also donate your time by volunteering.
Click here to learn more.
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.
Learn more here.
Wreaths Across America
Remember and honor those who have and continue to serve our country with Wreaths Across America. On Saturday, December 17, 2022, The Dublin Society of Grand Leprechauns and Wreaths Across America will be at the Dublin Cemetery to Remember and Honor our veterans through the laying of Remembrance Wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes and those who have served our country. The ceremony will be held at 10:30 am. Those who wish to participate can do so by volunteering at the wreath laying ceremony or sponsoring a wreath.
Get involved here.
Giving back to benefit those in need is just one of many ways to spread joy this season.
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