Columbus Gives Back is thrilled to begin a partnership with Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services (ETSS) and help with projects to launch their new Sole Shop, which provides necessary items to their clients who are survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. The goal is to assist clients in finding self-sufficiency outside of an abusive relationship.
What: Volunteers are needed to help install shelving/slatwalls, sort clothing and put on shelves/racks, make the space look like a store front-easy to find hygiene items and clothes, and clean and organize overflow items.
Where: Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services, 1060 Mount Vernon Ave. Columbus, OH 43203
When: Thursday, April 25, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM.
Event Leaders: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services: ETSS is a community based 501(c)(3) organization that helps new arrivals from all countries establish roots and gain self-sufficiency in Columbus through programs and services that encourage community integration, sustained employment, education, health, and strong families. We provide services to both adults and children through employment assistance, ESL courses, After School programs, Summer camps, and advocates for victims of domestic violence.
ETSS has served people from the following countries:
Bhutan, Burma, Burundi, Cameroon, Cambodia, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Laos, Mexico, Morocco, Mauritania, Palestine, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, North & South Sudan, Syria, Tanzania and Ukraine.
About #CbusGivesBack: Columbus Gives Back coordinates group volunteer events with local non-profits, organizes philanthropic happy hours to raise support and awareness for our non-profit partners, and participates in other philanthropic events while emphasizing our social twist: to have fun with volunteers new and old during and after events in the hopes of creating a culture of community engagement amongst our target audience of young professionals.
After the Event: We encourage you to join us afterwards for some food and drinks as part of our #socialtwist!
Cancellation Policy: Due to the nature of our events, an accurate headcount is important. Please contact one of the event coordinators if you have RSVP’ed but are unable to attend this event.