join our team of volunteer angels
We have such an awesome team of volunteers at our Oakland Park Help Center (OPHC)--we have fun serving our clients while we are working together as a team. Volunteers at the Help Center help with greeting, checking in clients, filling hygiene bags with products and Our Daily Bread, and giving hygiene bags to our clients. OPHC located at 1402 Oakland Park is open Tuesdays and Thursdays. Volunteers usually arrive between 9:30 and 10 am so we have time to pray and be ready to serve our clients when we open at 10:30 am. We are open until 1 pm with coffee, bottled water, cookies and lunch provided. Please stop by to visit us to talk about volunteering and becoming one of the Linden Angels with us.
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32
in memory of john willis
John Willis was the friendly greeter at God's Hygiene Help Center. Andrea texted us these words: "John passed away last night (May 20) after I got home from work. Keep his wife Donna family and friends in your prayers 🙏 He is at peace and God rest his soul. His battle is over. I will keep you all updated and posted as much as I can I'm not going to work today and will be here for Donna. Reach out to Donna I'm sure she will appreciate the thoughts. I don't know to do except be here."
John was so special he was our Charlie to the Linden Angels we all love him and we will all help anyway we can sending love and prayers
Oh my, so very sad.
Hebrews 4:16, Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. I only met John once, but I could tell he was beloved by all of you! 💕🙏🏻
in kind donations to ghhc then to harp
Diane takes Aqua Fit classes at Esporta Graceland. One of the class members named Jan asked Diane if GHHC could use some baby items. Even though we don't carry those items, she knew that one of our clients could probably use them. Then Jan shared that they were cleaning out storage closets at CSCC. Would we like boxes body wash, shaving cream, baby powder, deodorant and other items? Yes, we wold be glad to accept those items. As soon as we unloaded her vehicle and placed the boxes in the Help Center,
Peggy Wolf walked into the Help Center to begin her volunteer shift and shared about the upcoming mission trip for Helping Appalachian Rural People (H.A.R.P.) Ministry in Caldwell, Ohio. H.A.R.P. is a Christian organization that works to serve people seeking self-sufficiency, leading to independence by providing spiritual, emotional and material support. Peggy and her husband Jim along with other volunteers with leave on this Southeast Ohio Mission Trip on June 8: at home construction projects, bed building, prayer, care and more.
So we then helped load the donated boxes into Peggy's car. She said, "Thanks to GHHC we are able to give wonderful full Blessing Bags to give to their nursing home ministry with HARP." All packed by our volunteers, Linden's Angels. God's Hygiene is always happy to partner with another great ministry such as HARP which is helping people in need.
vbs and ghhc
Thank you to the young people who will be collecting hygiene products as their mission project at Vacation Bible School. Upper Arlington Lutheran Church (UALC) VBS will be collecting hygiene during the week of June 13. Another church's VBS is considering adopting God's Hygiene for their mission project.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9
2022 because school matters
We need your help to make this event successful again this year. To volunteer for Because School Matters, please click on this link to Signup Genius
extra school supplies needed
Thank you to Terry Trubiano and Sue Bouchmoyer who will coordinate shopping for extra school supplies again this year. Donations may be left in the Exchange Center at UALC Mill Run or Lytham Road. For large quantities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 614-541-9003 to arrange pickup or delivery to the GHHC Warehouse, 2384 Advanced Business Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43228 (off Roberts Road).
Terry Trubiano's Bible Study small group will be getting together in late July to help fill the backpacks with school supplies! The UALC staff will be taking time to pack the book bags as well! We are thrilled to have some assistance as we aim to pack 500 for the upcoming school year! We hope to show God’s love to the children and their parents through this initiative!
A list of recommended school supplies to add to the backpacks are: (printable list above can be downloaded)
24 box of crayons
2 wide ruled composition notebooks (instead of spiral notebooks)
4 pack glue sticks
12 pack #2 pencils
1 pack black dry erase markers
2 two-pocket folders
12 pack of colored pencils
college ruled paper
2 glue sticks
12 pack #2 pencils
4 two-pocket folders with prongs
2 spiral college ruled notebooks
If possible: basic calculators for grades 4-7. Scientific calculators for grades 8-12
school dignity boxes
GHHC is now partnering with 6 schools in the Linden area by providing School Dignity Boxes. The school nurse at Linden McKinley STEM Academy emailed us this message: "I am in need of tampons, pads and deodorant again. I still have plenty of toothbrushes and toothpaste. Is there any way to get another donation before the end of the school year? Thank you again!! It has all been put to good use!!!!"
Our super volunteer Brenda Andracki started packing a School Dignity Box this next morning and called the nurse to confirm if she needed extra items. As a student, Tammy remembers the embarrassing need for such basic dignity items.
Tammy attended a dance performance at Duxberry Alternative Elementary School and of course shared about our School Dignity Boxes. The next day Diane emailed the school principal: "I am a retired Columbus City Schools teacher who volunteers with God's Hygiene Help Center. We have been providing several Linden area schools with a Dignity School Box filled with 25 items of deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap and feminine hygiene products. Would your school nurse want us to pack a box before school is released for the summer?"
"Hi Diane, wow, this is great! Is there a cost for this? I am very interested, please let me know .Thank you. Best, Mbb"
"All is a gift from God. We will pack a box on Tuesday for you."
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
GHHC WAREHOUSE OPEN HOUSE
We were excited to welcome donors and friends to our new warehouse on May 12, 2022 for our grand opening open house. In addition, we were able to honor 6 people who went above and beyond to make our space what it is today. Pictured in front of the Wall of Honor (left to right): Darla King, King Business Interiors and Connecting the Dot, with her husband Dave; Tammy Jewell, President and Founder; Terry Starr, Executive Director; Lynn and Bob Ness, ODW Logistics; Jim Gericke, Durable Floors with his wife Joyce.
Terry Starr: "So blessed and grateful to be able to celebrate great friends and supporters of God’s Hygiene Help Center at our Open House!! Their donations allowed us to use our new space to grow and serve many more of our neighbors in need!! Heartfelt Thank You to them and all of our amazing donors and supporters!"
CeCe Harris: "I am so honored to sit on the board for God’s Hygiene. We have come a long way and tonight was the open house to the new facility. Tammy Jewell Terry Starr Diane Hendrickson you ladies totally ROCK! God has truly blessed God’s hygiene". #sisters #GodsWork #blessed
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. – 2 Corinthians 9:8
DO YOU LOVE ME?
ART PRINT BY Bob Apel
You can purchase a framed print of this award-winning artwork by Bob Apel for $100. All proceeds go to GHHC.
ARTWORK INSPIRATION. Do you love me? (John 21:15) The eyes have it.
Jesus offers love and reconciliation to our dark rejection, just as the sun gives light to a dark moon. Therefore, the question becomes three:
PURCHASE YOUR PRINT. Purchase a framed print of this award-winning artwork for $100, with all proceeds benefitting GHHC. To purchase your copy, please email email@example.com.
3 ladies from faith mission
On May 23 Officer Alesia Zacher asked Tammy to ride along to the 5th Avenue School on Cassady and then to the Brighton Academy Day Care. Officer Zacher took Tammy to introduce her to a lady who runs the day care. When the lady saw Tammy, she exclaimed "Oh Tammy! Remember me? Remember you made me show you my lease?
God's Hygiene and resources through Immaculate Conception were able to help furnish her house with furniture, food and hygiene. She said she would never forget me. Tammy had told her that God provided. She says "He still does. Praise and glory to God!" Receiving a Clean Start Basket from Tammy, this woman's photo was included on the front of our first GHHC brochure.
Five years ago there were actually 3 homeless and hopeless women living at Faith Mission. They came to Tammy's door on Howey Road and said, "We heard about you. Please help us." So Tammy pulled all her resources and made a map what they should do. She referred them to Nancy's Place and they completed the 6 months program. They got their deposit and first month's rent paid. So they had their very own homes, three different apartments.
So it was a happy reunion!
1 Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
2 Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits--
3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,
5 who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
CLEAN START BASKETS
Kathryn Farrar with help from her grandchildren packed and delivered two Clean Start Baskets to Paul Sparks for men in the Embark program. She also packed two Baskets for women in the Kindway program. GHHC so appreciates her volunteering to coordinate the Clean Start Baskets project.
Tammy met a family with a number of children. They had moved from Jordan and were starting over in America. She knew they needed a proper welcome with a Clean Start Basket full of hygiene and cleaning products.
curtis and his homeless friend
(Our super greeter and helper Curtis has made friends with "Kevin." Curtis bought his dark green (almost black) 1995 Cadillac. Kevin comes around the Help Center every few days and we offer him a cup of coffee, bottled water, share our lunch with him, donated clothes and, of course, needed hygiene..
"I am deeply grateful for this important moment in my life. I want to share with you about a man who has become an intricate part of my life at this time. A homeless man who is genuine in his compassion and filled with kindness. I originally met Larry in the Dollar Tree parking lot where he was sleeping in his car. He was selling his old school Cadillac which he was actually living in at the time. I liked the car and wanted to help him out. Since my purchase of the Cadillac in February 2022, we have become good friends. Every time I see him, I take the time to talk with him. I thank God and all the ladies (Linden Angels) at God's Hygiene Oakland Center for the care and concern that they show to Mr. Kevin." Curtis Delaney
10 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
tammy and terry talk to area churches
Thank you to the efforts of our new Church Donations Coordinators, Steve and Cheryl Heavilin. On Monday, May 9, Tammy and Terry talked to a group at Bethel Presbyterian Church. The church members were so impressed with the presentation that the next morning one of the ladies came to pick up a bin for a hygiene donation box at Bethel Presbyterian.