Spread the cheer and donate to those in need this holiday season! Whether you’re looking to make a small or large donation, know that any donation that works to better your community or those in need is a worthwhile investment.
Here are some deserving causes you can support in Ohio.
Want to give back in Wilmington? Little Hearts Big Smiles has been a community staple since 2006. They are a supportive outlet for families raising special needs children, providing “education opportunities for parents and planning fun activities for kids.”
They are currently fundraising for fully accessible restrooms and additional playground equipment, along with general funds needed for the maintenance of the grounds.
If you are looking to give away some old belongings, they need gently used clothing, furniture, toys, and housewares!
Interested donors can easily make financial donations on their website!
Have a soft spot for fuzzy kittens and lap cats? Consider making an end-of-the-year donation to Purrfect Companions.
They are a non-profit organization in Chillicothe, working to reduce the stray cat population with their Trap Neuter Release program, including vaccinations and finding welcoming homes for cats and kittens.
Financial donations made to Purrfect Companions go to spraying and neutering more cats and kittens in Ohio, helping reduce pet overpopulation in Southwest Ohio.
Make a donation that will benefit lives across the world! Free To Smile, located in Columbus, serves impoverished and underserved children with cleft lip/palate deformities around the world for free.
The doctors and volunteers of the organization donate their time and skills, paying for their airfare! Donations made to the organization support their no-cost dental care and surgeries for those in need.
A gift of $275 can repair a child’s cleft lip/palate, giving them fresh hope for a new life — free of stigma, speech impediments, and nutritional struggles.
Learn more about how your donation will be used on their website.
Freestore Foodbank, located in Cincinnati, works to eliminate hunger and create a healthy and thriving community by providing nutritious meals to those in need — providing 37.7 million meals to those in need every year in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana!
They also help individuals make important connections to support services and find a pathway from crisis to stability. 94% of donations go directly to their programs and services!
With every dollar donated, they can provide three meals to hungry children in the tri-state area!
Supporting The Community
Since our start in 1877, we’ve worked hard to support our community by participating in local festivals and events. Many of our team members are involved in organizations that help grow and develop our communities — from our youth to our seniors.
We believe in being responsible to our local community and providing support all year long. This holiday season, join us in giving our neighbors in need a helping hand if you can.