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Dear Friends of Star House,
While the events of 2020 have been unprecedented, Star House has remained steadfast in our mission–to provide youth experiencing homelessness with a safe respite from the streets and to connect them with a chance to thrive. So far this year, and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Star House has served 878 young people and their small children. Thank you for the generous support you have offered this year and for helping to empower Central Oho youth to exit homelessness for good. We look forward to what we can accomplish together in 2021!
Star House is forever grateful for the support we have received from our amazing community this holiday season. On Christmas Eve, Star House guests and staff will enjoy a meal from Bob Evans, sponsored by Star House committee member, Scot Zajic. On Christmas Day, a holiday meal from City Barbeque and Catering and Giant Eagle will be provided, sponsored by Deneen Smith and her family.
We are extremely thankful for Grace Fellowship for generously sponsoring some special holiday efforts for our guests and for the the presents they provided to our staff. We are also grateful for the presents Mark Snyder provided to our guests, who also sponsored our Thanksgiving meal!
We would like to give a hearty thank you to Santa's Silent Helpers for gifting residents at Carol Stewart Village delicious holiday hams and gift cards and to Stauf's Coffee Roasters for their support this holiday season. If you're looking for a last minute stocking stuffer that can also benefit Star House, then check out Stauf's Coffee Roasters, where you can purchase Star House-designed coffee mugs and Star House Blend Coffee! $10 of every pound of Star House Coffee Blend will be donated back to Star House. These mugs were printed by more than 20 youth at Star House through our social enterprise partner, Wild Tiger Tees. A portion of the proceeds of each mug goes towards youth wages, the Star Works program, and back into Wild Tiger Tees.
Now more than ever, Star House would benefit greatly from discretionary general operating funding to support our day-to-day services for youth. Please consider making a monetary donation. If you're interested in seeing just how far your donation can go towards helping youth experiencing homelessness, then please see the infographic below!
We currently accept new items through the mail (please note that we cannot accept in-person drop-off donations until further notice). Star House's most urgent needs are winter items, including:
Large insulated gloves
Large winter coats
Your donation will go far!
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