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Gifts of Kindness Fund

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A gift to the Gifts of Kindness Fund at The Columbus Foundation will help central Ohio individuals and families facing emergency situations.

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RAISED $2,200.00

Each $20 gift to this holiday Better Together project will support the Gifts of Kindness Fund at The Columbus Foundation, a community-focused fund helping central Ohio individuals and families with emergency needs through meaningful, one-time grants.

In 2014, a Columbus Foundation donor approached the Foundation with an idea—to establish a fund that provides one-time grants to help lift up individuals and families who experience an unexpected setback.

 

The Gifts of Kindness Fund was established in September 2014, with a generous gift of $500,000 from that compassionate donor. The goal is not only to provide financial support but to illustrate how acts of kindness throughout our community make a difference—and inspire others to do the same.

 

Grants from the Gifts of Kindness Fund, usually between $500-$3,000, are awarded to nonprofit partners that work with individuals and families experiencing a sudden hardship. Those funds go directly toward expenses associated with that hardship often related to housing, transportation, and assistance with utilities, and could include, but are not limited to, medical bills, food, and clothing.

"We were inspired to create the Gifts of Kindness Fund for two reasons: to provide meaningful, one-time, life-changing gifts to help lift people up during a setback, and to motivate others to participate in acts of kindness as well."

 

—GIFTS OF KINDNESS FOUNDING DONOR

Your support can help make the holidays a season of hope and kindness for our neighbors.

 

We are Better Together!

"Gifts of Kindness has been life-changing for many of our Goodwill employees. It has helped homeless individuals get back on their feet and provide a roof over their head, employees have not had to worry about stable housing due to short bouts of unemployment or medical issues, and it has truly been a blessing to many of our single parents who have experienced a setback. Gifts of Kindness is ultimately responsible for helping Goodwill employees overcome barriers. Thank you!"

 

CHRISTI MEUSER, FAMILY STRENGTHENING COORDINATOR, GOODWILL INDUSTRIES

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This holiday season, consider giving gifts that spark joy and hope while strengthening our community. Your support for holiday Better Together projects will help meet the needs of our friends and neighbors in meaningful ways.

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