Huckleberry House is building a community.

Kenmore Square is a 56-unit apartment community in the Linden neighborhood of Columbus. Huckleberry House is purchasing Kenmore Square and will use it to house a portion of its Transitional Living Program (founded 1990). Surplus units will be master leased to organizations that offer housing programs to 17 to 24 year olds.

The first residents will move in mid-March. Before they move in, we need some quick help gathering items for their new homes. We are asking for household basics and items that cannot be purchased with SNAP benefits, including food storage bags and feminine hygiene products.

We have created a Sign-Up Genius so our community can sign up to make these special donations. Click here to get to the Sign-Up page.

We have one week to collect these items. Two options for drop off of items:

  1. Friday, March 13, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at our administrative offices at 1421 Hamlet Street.
  2. Saturday, March 14, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 1692 Kenmore Street.

Please contact our development manager Jonathan Ross at (614) 298-4105 or jross@huck-house.org for more information.

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  • Locations

    Main Campus
    1421 Hamlet Street
    Columbus, Ohio 43201
    Adminstration Phone: (614) 294-8097
    Fax: (614) 294-6109

    Housing Program Office
    1720 Kenmore Road
    Columbus, OH 43219

    Marsh Brook Place
    5981 Chatterton Road
    Columbus, OH 43232

    YOP Shop
    2216 Bancroft St.
    Columbus, OH 43219

    Direct Contribution

    Donate Goods and Supplies

    Items we need:

    Clothing and Personal Items

    • Underwear
    • Sweatpants (Youth M – Adult XXL)
    • Sweatshirts (Youth M – Adult XXL)
    • Shorts (Youth M – Adult XXL)
    • T-shirts (Youth M – Adult XXL)
    • Socks
    • Wallets
    • Earbuds

              Please note that we are unable to accept any used clothing items.

    General Supplies

    • Composition notebooks/journals
    • Adult coloring books
    • Colored pencils
    • Art supplies
    • “Smell goods” (i.e. Bath & Body Works)

    Toiletries and Hygiene Products

    • Deodorant
    • Shampoo and conditioner*
    • Feminine hygiene products
    • Body soap*
    • Tootbrushes and toothpaste*
    • Brushes and combs
    • Ethnic hair care products

      The * denotes that the item must be in a full size bottle.

    Misellaneous Items

    • Baby items
    • Pillows
    • Solid color twin comforters and sheet sets
    • Kitchen utensils, general cleaning and laundry supplies, picture frames
    • Non-perishable food items for youth outreach (crackers, cup of soup, fruit snacks, chips)
    • Gift cards from $5 to $25 for fast food restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations
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