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Housewarming Baskets for Stability

Columbus Works, Inc.


Provide housewarming baskets for those transitioning from homeless shelters to new homes.

RAISED $5,000.00
GOAL $5,000.00

Columbus Works, Inc., one of the 2020 Five Nonprofits to Watch at The Columbus Foundation, provides hope and encouragement to area residents living in poverty who desire to advance to economic self-sufficiency through employment.


Founded in 2016 as an affiliate of Cincinnati Works, Columbus Works Inc. has established itself as a key component of the workforce development structure in our community. It serves two populations: job seekers (its members) who desire to work their way out of poverty, and employers.


About one-third of their members come from the Columbus homeless shelter system. While moving forward in obtaining employment, they work with community partners to move from shelters into safe, affordable housing. Columbus Works, Inc. provides housewarming baskets to those transitioning to new housing, most of whom have only a few personal belongings.

“Just getting a job isn't enough, when you start out in a homeless shelter. Moving into your own place brings worries of its own...Having a housewarming basket from Columbus Works gets me started, so I can concentrate on going to work and moving forward!”


— Client, Columbus Works

Your donations to this Better Together project will help purchase the contents of housewarming baskets. $50 will fund one basket, and $75 will fund one basket and provide pantry-starting groceries.


Baskets include:


-A bath towel and washcloths

-Dish soap and hot pads

-A saucepan, kitchen utensils, and a manual can opener

-A coffee mug, plates, cereal bowls, and a small cutlery set

-Cleaning products, laundry detergent, dryer sheets, toilet paper, and paper towels

-A small item of décor to help make their new place feel special


We are Better Together!


Columbus Works, Inc.


Eliminating poverty in our community through provision of transformational workforce training, employment placement services in high quality jobs, and long-term barrier-removing support services. 

Better Together projects are time-sensitive opportunities to improve our community, together. Whether this campaign falls short or exceeds its goal, all donations will provide housewarming baskets for those transitioning from homeless shelters to new homes.