Housework with Homestead

Every house needs some upkeep. For our Crisis Shelter, that can be a bit of an understatement. We have been fortunate enough to partner with Homestead Companies to give the shelter a much needed facelift. Homestead Companies is a national full-service real estate development firm based in Columbus.

Dave Anderson, President & Founder of Homestead Companies, recognized the value that Homestead’s team could provide by being skilled volunteers. By donating their team’s time to us, they were able to use their skills to have a huge impact on an organization that had such a great need for those services. In coordination with Homestead, teams from Sherwin Williams also volunteered their time and talents to us.

Homestead very generously donated their time, money, talent, and resources to provide all new vinyl flooring and paint to the main floor of the shelter, as well as installing new kitchen cabinets, a countertop, and backsplash. Their team revitalized the outside of our facilities with power washing, fresh landscaping, and exterior paint. In addition to all of that, they installed an second laundry room in the shelter. Their generosity is valued at over $40,000, making this one of the largest donations that Huckleberry House has ever received.

Visit the ABC6 article about this work here.

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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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