Partner for Progress

Nov 28, 2023

Stowe Mission extends heartfelt thanks to each of you who has contributed to serving the Parsons Ave. community. Together, we have made a significant impact on the lives of countless individuals, providing essential services like hot lunches, dental and vision care, groceries, and after-school enrichment. Your generosity has been the driving force behind our ability to uplift and support our neighbors in need.

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“Stowe Mission has been a constant resource of hope for over 50 years. The increasing cost of living is stretching us to serve an unprecedented number of neighbors, almost doubling our reach in both individuals served and expenses incurred. As we navigate this challenging landscape, we remain committed to finding innovative ways to expand our services and meet the growing needs of our community.”

-Kelli Karlich, Executive Director

In our pursuit of broader impact, we invite you to join us in a transformative partnership for 2024. Your commitment and support are integral to our ability to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who depend on us. We are particularly excited to extend an invitation to corporations and organizations that share our concern for the rising number of individuals facing hardship.

There are so many opportunities for your team to get involved and make a direct impact. At Stowe Mission we:

Serve 300 hot lunches to +300 neighbors – 5 days/week, 52 weeks/year

Schedule 47 dental appointments/month

Facilitate 42 showers/month

Perform 59
eye exams/year

Provide groceries for 1,684 families

Beyond the tangible benefits of philanthropy, your team can engage in a unique team-building experience that fosters personal connections while making a positive difference.

As we look ahead to 2024, we encourage you to consider partnering with Stowe Mission for a memorable and purpose-driven team-building activity. By reserving dates in our planning calendar for Q1 and Q2 of 2024, you not only secure meaningful experiences for your team but also contribute to the strategic planning and success of Stowe Mission in the coming year.

Call 614-445-8400 to volunteer with your team!

Your commitment will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of Stowe Mission and the well-being of our community. To secure your preferred dates and discuss the possibilities of collaboration, please reach out at your earliest convenience. Together, let’s embark on a journey of impact, compassion, and community building in 2024.

Thank you for your continued support and dedication to making a positive difference in the lives of our neighbors.

The White Castle team prepares and serves lunches in the Stowe Mission Community Kitchen.

Here are a few exciting upcoming events and opportunities we’d like to bring to your attention:

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Stowe Mission is hosting an annual Christmas toy drive for disadvantaged families in the 43206, 43207 (888 Parsons Ave.), & 43229 (Sharon Woods-The Hub) zip codes. Together, let’s bring joy and hope to our neighbors through generous donations. Want to participate? Click Here.

This year, we invite you to participate by donating age-appropriate, new, and unwrapped toys for toddlers.

Toy Donations:

Deadline: December 1, 2023

Deliver to: Stowe Mission, 888 Parsons Ave., Columbus, OH
Time: Monday – Friday, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Cold Weather Gear Needed

Drive down Parsons Avenue, and you’ll notice the growing number of homeless individuals. Join us in a compassionate effort to keep our neighbors warm and safe this winter.

We are collecting crucial cold weather supplies:

  • Heavy winter coats for men, women and children’ (sizes large and up)
  • Winter Gloves (sizes large and up)
  • Heavy Blankets
  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Hand Warmers

Please take this step of compassion for our neighbors. Your donations should be dropped off at Stowe Mission 888 Parsons Ave., Columbus, OH: Monday –Friday, from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.