school hygiene boxes donation drive
Thank you to the individuals and businesses who have generously donated for our SCHOOL HYGIENE BOXES. Special appreciation to Dick Masheter Ford and its staff for filling up their donation box with needed hygiene so quickly. Also we are grateful for the new partnership with Riverview Dental and Rebecca Caplinger who is an Expanded Functional Dental Assistant (EFDA). She arranged for the donation of a case of toothbrushes and 3 cases of toothpaste. We are hoping that it may become a quarterly donation from her suppliers.
GHHC sent an email to the 7 schools we support for their hygiene (and underwear) needs. Hamilton STEM Academy School-Family-Community Coordinator already picked up their School Hygiene Boxes filled with toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, underwear and even laundry detergent! Students may use the school's washing machine to wash their clothes!
GHHC will be collecting donations throughout the school year to share with students. Supporters may drop off any donations on Tuesdays. or Thursdays between 9:30 am and 1:00 pm at GHHC, 1402 Oakland Park. GHHC is located in the parking lot to the east of Donato's Pizza. You will see our orange garage doors and our mural. Donations may also be left in the Exchange Center at UALC, 3500 Mill Run, Hilliard.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
police cadets and pizza
God's Hygiene and our staff appreciate everything our Columbus Police do for our community. They held a cadet camp for 11-13 years old boys and girls the week of August 7 at Linden Recreation Center. The Cadets received 2 days of training each by the fire and police departments with graduation and goodie bags on Friday. This was the 2nd Cadet Camp this summer; they held another camp for younger youth earlier.
Tammy Jewell, our founder, has a wonderful relationship with our Oakland Park Donato's which gives us a discount. When Sgt. Joseph Johnson asked Tammy if GHHC could help purchase 6 pizzas for the cadets, we were happy to help.
“God is able to make it up to you by giving you everything you need and more so that there will not only be enough for your own needs but plenty left over to give joyfully to others” (2 Corinthians 9:8 TLB).
The Central Ohio Vintage Volkswagen Club held Volksfest 32 on Saturday, August 12. Board member Mark Garrett had seen the interview which ABC6onyourside did on God's Hygiene. He contacted GHHC and asked Tammy to share her story about God's Hygiene at their banquet in January 2023. Mark then invited us to have a display at their annual car show where he planned to present GHHC with a check donation before the awards ceremony. Tammy and Diane had a fun day sharing about our School Hygiene Boxes donation drive with attendees, admiring all the unique VWs and participating in the frozen T-shirt game. On their www.COVVC.org website:
Literally hundreds of VW families fill our ranks. Our club is full of people from all walks of life, incomes, and age groups. From doctors and dentists to students, we all "got the bug" somewhere along the line. If you've been bitten, please join us! You do not have to own a VW to join--just a passion for these way cool cars. Even though the term "vintage" is in our name, we welcome newer VW's! Air-cooled or water-cooled, the VW family is one to be truly proud to be a part of, and our club is a perfect example of the camaraderie that comes along with owing a VW.
in kind donations
God's Hygiene Help Center so appreciates any and all the in kind donations we receive. Large adult pull-ups are such a requested item by our clients. They will be put to good use.
Thank you to Kathy Hart for your generous donation of sample hygiene products. They will be used to pack Blessing Bags. In August we had 3 events where we needed to give out Blessing Bags. You are awesome.
Melanie Gannon who works for Sally's Beauty Supply in Ashland, Ohio, donated 100 bottles of dry shampoo. Then the following Friday, Tammy drove to their warehouse to pick up more dry shampoo and handiwipes. Tammy posted on her Facebook page: Thanks Melanie. God's Hygiene greatly appreciates all the dedication to get them safely and to the community. We will give them away free to everyone. A lot of homeless will receive this. God bless you.
Tammy has placed the dry shampoo in the Howey Road Blessing Box and the people are very grateful.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. Psalm 100:4-5
linden market partership
GHHC volunteers go once a month to the Linden fresh produce market on Cleveland Avenue. The clients can select one product of their choice plus receive an inkind donation item. We invite them to our monthly Prayer Gathering plus share about the services we provide. Their clients receive so many requests for other items so we packed up diapers, and 10 buckets filled with detergent and cleaning supplies.
GHHC HELPS SANCTUARY NIGHT
Sanctuary Night is a safe, sacred space for vulnerable women who need a place to rest, eat, connect and get desired resources. Sanctuary Night's drop-in center is staffed by a Clinical Counselor, a Social Worker, and Peer Support Specialists, and Clinical Case Managers who connect women to requested services and provide relational support. The drop-in center has a large kitchen for women to make and eat meals together, showers, a washer/dryer, a clothing & hygiene closet, a healthcare clinic, and a hospitality room where they can hang out and rest.
God's Hygiene was planning to donate 30 cosmetic bags filled with hygiene samples to hand out at Sanctuary Night. Melanie Conover, Director of People and Culture, wrote to one of our volunteers Lisa Ryan. "That is so thoughtful of you! However, we don't typically collect hygiene bags, but we do collect hygiene items separately. Our experience is that some items in the bags are not of use for some and get wasted. We have cabinet space where women can take what items they need during their visits, which may just be one item or five items depending on the need! We would happily take hygiene product donations if you're looking to donate!"
With the awesome inkind donations GHHC has received, we were able to pay it forward. The ladies were able to receive bars of soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, dry shampoo, lotion, multiple phone chargers and other hygiene items from our Help Center to deliver to Sanctuary Night. Melanie replied, "We are so grateful." GHHC feels blessed to pass on our donations that can really make a difference to the women in this worthwhile organization.
Sanctuary Night's main location is on Sullivant Avenue on the west side of Columbus. Operating hours are:
Monday - Friday 9am-3pm
Monday evening 6pm-10pm
Sanctuary Night has two satellite locations one day a week in Linden and on Parsons Avenue.
Linden: Sunday 4:30-6:30pm
Southside: Tuesday 8pm-10pm
For more information, you can reach out at email@example.com.
tammy shares with homeless women
Khaleeqa Sadika, Founder and CEO, Life Beyond the Streets (LBTS) invited Tammy Jewell as Founder and President of God's Hygiene Help Center to partner with her for an event "Simply Sisters Helping Sisters." The mission for LBTS is finding freedom for women trapped on the streets by addiction, homelessness and mental health issues.
Homeless women were invited on Saturday, August 5, to the Main Library for a complimentary lunch, free clothing and hygiene. GHHC donated about 30 Blessing Bags filled with sample sizes of deodorant, shampoo, lotion, toothpaste, and soap. Tammy then shared her story of being a survivor of sex trafficking, how God told her to open up a help center, and began her relationship with Jesus. The women enjoyed listening to Tammy and could relate to her story.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. Philippians 2:4
clean start baskets
Jan Roberts, Women Transition Manager for Kindway, came to God's Hygiene to pick up the huge Clean Start Basket and cleaning supplies bucket packed by Kathryn Farrar and her granddaughters. These items are so needed by the newly released citizens. Years ago when they left Marysville Women's Reformatory, the women would receive $75 to go shop for clothing. Tammy knew they needed hygiene and dignity.
Alicia Tyner received her Clean Start Basket on August 23, 2023 after serving 12 years in the Ohio Reformatory for Women (ORW). She completed the EMBARK program inJune 2022. Alicia was a model inmate doing what she needed to do so she could return to the outside community different than when she entered ORW. Alicia loves the Lord Jesus Christ and was very appreciative of receiving her basket from God’s Hygiene. This is what Alicia said upon receiving the basket. “Thank you very much for everything. All of this is such a blessing."
It is such a blessing what you all do for so many people in need. Continue doing God's work! Jan
thank you from our donors
We appreciate our faithful monthly donors and here are some of their comments:
Absolutely wonderful organization that helps soooooo many in need!
Thank you for always being there for me in my times of need. Love you God's Hygiene & TAMMY JEWEL & DIANE HENDRICKSON ❤️❤️❤️
We greatly appreciate what you are doing to help those in need.
Thanks For All That You Do! VOLUNTEERS - Keep Doing What You Do, AND GOD WILL DO THE REST!