Very Merry Huckleberry Holidays – 2021

“Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting.”

–Thomas S. Monson




Annual Gift Drive

This year, Huckleberry House and our generous supporters will be providing packages of Christmas gifts for over 160 youth and their families. We are so appreciative of your support of Huck House, helping make the holidays bright for our youth and families. This year, we are partnering with the Junior League of Columbus to accomplish this goal.

Visit the Sign Up Sheet to review the available slots and click on the button to sign up. Things to keep in mind when signing up:

  • Each slot includes demographic info (Gender, Age, Fav. Colors) and suggested items
  • Total amount of gifts should not exceed $100 per individual
  • Gifts should be wrapped/bagged and labeled (i.e. “KENMORE Youth 1”)
  • Gifts should be delivered on the date listed with entry to The Kelton House at 586 E. Town St. Columbus, Ohio 43215

If you have any questions, please contact Veronica Scherabuer at or 614-592-2331. Thank you!

Drop-off Location: The Kelton House, 586 E. Town St. Columbus, Ohio 43215



Huckleberry House Lighting

Sunday, December 5, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

1421 Hamlet Street, Columbus OH 43201

Join us on the front lawn of the Huckleberry House teen crisis shelter for cookies, cocoa, and songs from the Ohio State University Women’s Glee Club. At 6:30, guests will help us countdown and turn on the lights. If you would like to bring a donation to the house lighting, we will be accepting gift cards to be included in holiday gift packages for youth. Huck House youth most commonly request Kroger, Wal-Mart, Target, and fast food gift cards.



Easton Charity for Change

Huck House is grateful for the kind generosity of the Easton Community Foundation. During November and December, Huck House will receive a portion of parking meter and ticket revenue to support our work. Visitors are also able to utilize QR codes located on the second level of the Easton Station Building, making it easier than ever to donate and learn more about Huck House and the five other 2021 Change for Charity partners.

Watch for Huck House staff and volunteers at Easton’s Grand Illumination on Friday, November 19, sharing information about Huckleberry House’s proven programs.

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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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