God's Hygiene Help Center is so excited and appreciative that we will be involved with our first fundraiser!
The Thrivent Community- Central Ohio is hosting a Night of Giving and Silent Auction. Join us for an elegant dinner while participating in a live mystery theatrical event called Killigan's Island. The proceeds from this event and auction will benefit four local non-profit organizations doing incredible things in our community: the Adaptive Sports Connection, Nellie's Champions for Kids (NC4K), God's Hygiene Help Center and Pedal with Pete. Each of these organizations is in great need of volunteers and funds to continue their mission in Central Ohio. The purpose of this evening is to allow our members to interact directly with these groups; learn firsthand who they serve and how; the impact each organization has on our community and of course to raise much needed funds.
We hope you will come - to be generous with your time, talents and treasures and leave having had a very unique and entertaining evening! Seating is limited and reservations are required so save your spot as soon as possible! The cost of this event is $20 per person, due at registration.
To register use the Register Now link below.
Please RSVP by September 5, 2019.
Dates, Times & Locations
Thursday, September 12, 2019
06:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m .Ohio State University Fawcett Center
2400 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43210. Join Us! REGISTER NOW - click here to go directly to registration page on Eventbrite.
DONATIONS NEEDED: As well as monetary donations we are seeking donations of items or services to be offered in our Silent Auction. If you or your business are interested in making a direct donation of funds, goods or services please contact the event coordinator Tonya Rees, at 937-642-6825 or firstname.lastname@example.org, for more details. (All donations will receive a receipt.)
For more INFORMATION ON OUR EVENT PARTNERS, click links below!
Adaptive Sports Connection http://adaptivesportsconnection.org
NC4K (Nellie's Champions for Kids https://www.nc4k.org
God's Hygiene Help Center https://www.godshygiene.org
Pedal with Pete http://www.pedal-with-pete.org
Entertainment provided by Floriano Productions
Hosts: Dave Ritter, Jeff Ritter, Douglas Booth, Adam Ritter and Hans Corban
Thrivent Community-Central Ohio
Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established. Proverbs 16:3
This month God's Hygiene helped over 150 families. We have reached out to the low income people in our community. With your generous donations, we have be able to encourage dignity and hope while they are in a time of need. GHHC handed out 54 Purses of Love to women with different hardships including single mothers, senior citizens, high schoolers and others. We try to help families with their monthly needs for hygiene. But we also step in for emergency needs especially diapers. It is very difficult to keep diapers in tock since they are such requested items from adult sizes down to newborn.
Daily Hope with Pastor Rick Warren, July 27, 2019: "Frankly, anytime you want an excuse for not helping a need God puts before you, the Devil will be right there to give you one. He will gladly give you a thousand excuses on why you don’t have the time, energy, or money to help someone before you who needs help.
But when you encounter hurting people, it’s an opportunity to learn to serve and learn to love—that’s how God wants to use those moments in your life. When you encounter these opportunities today, how will you respond? Will you pass on by? Or will you seize the moment?
Jesus takes the time to help you in your time of need. When Jesus finished the parable of the Good Samaritan, he said, “Go and do likewise” (Luke 10:37 NIV)."
God's Hygiene is pleased to be working with our wonderful Columbus Division of Police. Our Linden officers reach out to homeless camps, senior citizens, veterans, pregnant women and others in need they meet.
At this time of year we start preparing to to donate to students at nearby schools: Linden McKinley STEM Academy, Medina Middle School, Windsor Academy and Duxberry Park Alternative Elementary School. We donate feminine hygiene products, deodorant, soap, and even baby wipes to the schools. One thing that is guaranteed to be given is prayer!
I praise you. today Lord as the Lord who will provide who makes all grace abound in me and generously provides all I need. 2 Cor. 8:9
Douglas Community Center is just one of our 4 locations. Every month a bus load of senior citizens come for hygiene. They are so appreciative since most cannot afford these items and have no family. The women at the Eden Counseling Center also visit regularly and have offered to give back at our Because School Matters community event on August 10.
Over the years God's Hygiene has gathered lots of resources to share with our clients. Praise! This month three families were able to get shelter after being homeless with the help of some of these resources. We were able to pass on to them needed household items and Clean Start Baskets with a supply of hygiene and cleaning items. Giving hope and dignity really can make a difference in people's lives! One of our purposes is to uplift and give back to our community. Every individual also receives a copy of Our Daily Bread as well as hearing God's Word.
God's Hygiene is always glad to partner with other ministries at UALC. Cathy Shaw of The Clothes Closet contacted us about needing hygiene items at Joshua's House part of Joshua Recovery Ministries located in Dayton that will be opening shortly. This is a house that will be giving addicted pregnant women a place to stay off the streets and given a drug to help them get off of heroin and prenatal care from Kettering Hospital. Hopefully, the little ones will not be born addicted or not as severe. Clothes Closet is delivering needed clothing to the women and we are donating basic hygiene items to them.
Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor. Proverbs 14:21
One Sunday morning on the way to church, Tammy stopped at a coffee shop. There was a young woman there. "Help me." Tammy recognized that she knew Sarah 20 years ago. How she had changed. Sarah had lost her teeth, was addicted to heroin, and homeless. But praise God, she really wanted help to get off the streets and get off the heroin. After worship we talked with Gary Rutherford about taking Sarah to the Refuge. It is no coincidence that one of today's devotions fit this situation.
To Serve Others, Open Your Eyes By Rick Warren — July 28, 2019 “Look out for the good of others” (1 Corinthians 10:24 NCV). If you want to serve people through ministry, you need to slow down and observe the world. It helps you be sensitive to the needs of other people.
The Bible says, “Look out for the good of others” (1 Corinthians 10:24 NCV). Ask God to give you spiritual radar for people around you who are hurting emotionally, spiritually, or physically.
Maybe you were born with this gift. You automatically sense when people around you are in need. It’s not that you’re more spiritual than the rest of us. You’re just wired that way. (Yes, we know that God speaks to Tammy and she listens.)
Unfortunately, that doesn’t describe all of us. Some of us have something like spiritual ADD. It’s easy to get distracted. It’s easy to be task-focused. It’s easy to be insensitive to what’s happening around us.
But if you care, you’ll be aware. It’s not always easy to see the needs of other people, especially when you’re too busy and have an overloaded schedule. But it’s an important part of serving others in need. God wants you to help others. Ask him to show you where you’re focusing on the wrong things so you can remove them from your to-do list.
Thank you to the Spiritual Care committee at Dublin Friendship Village. Tammy and Terry shared about God's Hygiene with them on July 9. First they donated purses and then shared monetary donations to help our ministry. Thank you especially to Donna Biehn for reaching out to make the arrangements.
A retired teacher named Cathy heard Tammy share her story at the Gamma Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International in February. She right away arranged for God's Hygiene to make a presentation at their Christmas in July event. We are so grateful that Linworth United Methodist Women's Ministry chose to support us as one of their missions. And thank you to the members for making us feel so welcome. They blessed our ministry with not only monetary donations but God's Hygiene SUV was completely filled! It took Tammy and volunteer Crystal Anderson a couple days to unload and organize the stock at the Howey Road and Douglas Center help centers.
God's Hygiene board members attend the groundbreaking for the new Linden Community Center.
Thank you to the donors and volunteers who will help make this event possible. Thank you to UALC for donating 288 drawstring bags to place our school supplies. Thank you to those who donated school supplies and funds to shop for extra supplies. Thank you to the packing team of volunteers led by Terry Starr on August 2 putting school supplies into bags for elementary, middle and high schoolers. Thank you to Tammy for asking local businesses to donate pizzas, water and more. Thank you to our fabulous City of Columbus police and firefighters for attending. Thank you to the organizations having tables at the event. Thank you that our attendees will hear and feel the message about the love of Jesus that day.