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Dear Friends of Star House,
Thanks to your support, Star House continues to provide youth experiencing homelessness in Central Ohio with safe respite and a chance to thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic. So far this year, Star House has served 489 individuals and, in some cases, their small children at our drop-in center with 12,847 visits. Star House's drop-in center guests are provided access to safe respite from the streets, immediate access to basic needs and connections to stabilizing resources, such as housing, transportation, mental and physical health care, employment, education, addiction services, legal aid, government benefits, ID cards and more. In addition, 52 of 62 apartments have been filled at Carol Stewart Village—Star House and Finance Fund's affordable, supportive neighborhood for youth, ages 18 to 24.
Lastly, we are excited to announce that Star House has now resumed 24/7 operations, which ensures that young people, ages 14-24, have round-the-clock access to safety and stabilizing resources.
Current Events Supporting Star House
This summer, Star House is partnering with Stauf's Coffee Roasters to offer a signature summer drink! Enjoy a refreshing berry iced tea with lemonade while supporting Star House's mission at Stauf's Coffeehouses in Grandview and German Village from July 12-September 22, 2021. Star House will receive $1 for every drink sold.
You can learn more about our partner, Stauf's Coffee Roasters, here. Stauf's Grandview location is located at 1277 Grandview Ave., Columbus, OH 43212, while their German Village location is located at 627 S. 3rd St. #1060, Columbus, OH 43206.
We're excited to share that Star House is partnering with Dirty Frank's Hot Dog Palace this summer! From July-September, a portion of every Wiener Box sale will support Star House!
Each wiener box includes two hot dogs, plus fries or tots. Get yours today and support youth experiencing homelessness in Central Ohio. You can learn more about our partner, Dirty Frank's Hot Dog Palace, here. Dirty Frank's Hot Dog Palace is located at 248 S. 4th St., Columbus, OH 43215.
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 and unused items through the mail (please note that we cannot accept in-person drop-off donations until further notice). Star House's most urgent needs include the following in adult sizes (especially those noted below) for both men and women:
Natural hair care products
Women's leggings (sizes S&M)
Women's shorts (sizes L&XL)
Mouthwash (travel size)
Body wash (travel size)
Your Donation Will Go Far!
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