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Summer of Service 2020

Thank you to our great partners at ADAMH of Franklin County for supporting Summer of Service!

Join See Kids Dream in five weeks of at-home service projects and community volunteer events through our virtual Summer of Service! Each week, tune into fun, engaging and educational conversations with local nonprofits. Learn about their mission, ask questions, then discover fun ways that you and your family can safely get involved and give back together. Register below to join our weekly zoom meetings!

Service Projects Completed So Far….

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Meeting Recordings

Nonprofits

What is the Ohio Wildlife Center?

Ohio Wildlife Center is dedicated to fostering awareness and appreciation of Ohio’s native wildlife through rehabilitation, education and wildlife health studies. Learn more: https://seekidsdream.org/ohio-wildlife-center/

 

What animals are considered to be wildlife?

Any animal that lives in the wild and has not been widely domesticated by humans is considered to be a wildlife animal. Wildlife animals live in all the natural environments of the world such as forests, oceans, deserts and frozen lands. Examples of wildlife animals are elephants, wolves, whales, bears, birds, fish, alligators or squirrels. Sometimes, a cat or dog has been living on its own outside as a stray.  Even though this animal is able to live on its own, it is not considered to be wildlife because cats and dogs have been domesticated or kept as pets by humans. Also, it’s important to note that plants are an important part of wildlife too, that many wildlife animals depend on! Learn More: https://seekidsdream.org/wildlife

 

How can you help?

You can help the Ohio Wildlife Center by supporting their  Non Food Wish List, by making a Squirrel Box, or through Earth Worm Collection (dig worms and drop off at their hospital on 2661 Billingsley Road Columbus 43235). You can also help keep animals warm with “Sock Warmies,” socks filled with rice and sealed. Sock Warmies are microwaved when needed.

 

What is the Military Veterans Resource Center?

We help Veterans who have served honorably access the resources they need to become self-reliant in managing their career and life decisions.

Learn more here.

 

Who is a military service member or a veteran?

A U.S. military service person is a man or woman who protects our country’s security and freedoms by serving in one of the branches of the United States military. This includes, the army, navy, air force, marines or coast guard.  A person who is currently serving is called an “active duty” member.  A person who has completed their time of serving is called a veteran.

Learn more on the Service Hub.

 

What can you do to help?

You can support the Military Veterans Resource Center by putting together  Non-Perishable Lunch Kits, or by hosting a neighborhood food drive. Drop off a grocery bag, and Virtual Food Drive Flier on your neighbor’s doorstep. Let families know when to leave their donations on their doorstep for you to pick up.

For more information, contact Krystle Proper at krystle.proper@milvetsrc.org.

What is Colony Cats and Dogs?

At the heart of our mission is the commitment to reduce cat overpopulation through public awareness and spay/neuter efforts, and to improve the quality of life for stray and feral cats.

Learn more here.

 

Why do animals need help?

At the heart of our mission is the commitment to reduce cat overpopulation through public awareness and spay/neuter efforts, and to improve the quality of life for stray and feral cats.

Learn more on the Service Hub.

 

What can you do to help?

You can support Colony Cats (& Dogs) by making  Catnip Toys, or through one of these service projects.

For More information, contact Meg Long at MLong@rrohio.com

What is the Family Mentor Foundation?

Family Mentor Foundation began in 2013 with a mission to create services and partnerships that help fill in the areas lacking in a child’s life. Today, Family Mentor Foundation seeks to help meet the unmet needs of children in our community through a variety of programs and resources that will help them to reach their full potential.

Learn More Here.

 

What is Hunger?

Hunger is when a person is unable to eat good, safe, nutritious food for a consistent or long period of time.  Hunger is also known as food insecurity.  1 in 6 Americans struggles with this problem.

Learn more on the Service Hub.

 

You can help The Family Mentor Foundation making Buddy Boxes at home. For more information, email Emily Chalfant at emily@familymentorfoundation.org.

What is the Open Shelter?

The Open Shelter provides shelter and assistance for homeless and marginally housed persons in Central Ohio.

Learn more here.

 

What does it mean to be Homeless?

People who do not have permanent housing are considered to be homeless.  A homeless person may live on the streets, in an abandoned building, a vehicle or be staying in a shelter or temporary housing.

Learn more on the Service Hub.

 

What can you do to help?

You can support The Open Shelter by putting together  Non-Perishable Lunch Kits. The Open Shelter is open from 9am – 12pm Monday through Friday.

For more information, contact Harry Yeprem at openshelter@att.net

What is the Nature Conservancy of Ohio?

The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.

Learn More here.

 

What is Environmental Conservation?

Environmental conservation is the act of preserving natural resources and only using them in a way that has as little negative or damaging effect as possible. Environmental conservation takes place in all environments across the world such as forests, oceans, desserts and frozen lands.

Learn More on the Service Hub.

 

You can help their mission by putting together an Easy Bee or Insect Hotel. For More information, email Angela Burke at angela.burke@TNC.ORG.

What is the YWCA?

The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Learn More here.

 

What does it mean to be homeless?

People who do not have permanent housing are considered to be homeless.  A homeless person may live on the streets, in an abandoned building, a vehicle or be staying in a shelter or temporary housing.

Learn more on the Service Hub.

 

You can support the YWCA through one of their Volunteer Opportunities or by making a mask.

What is LSS Choices?

The mission of CHOICES is to interrupt the cycle of domestic violence in this community and advocate for social change.

Learn more here.

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is when one person in a relationship tries to dominate and gain control of another person in the relationship by using physical harm or threats of physical harm. The relationship may be a marriage or it could just be a dating relationship. Domestic violence is a serious problem that can result in sometimes fatal injury to the person who is the victim of the abuse, so it’s important that anyone who is in an abusive relationship to recognize their situation and reach out to get the help and support they need.

Learn more on the Service Hub.

 

You can support LSS Choices by putting together Snack Kits