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NeighborRelief

The first solution where you can make a tax-deductible donation directly to a Neighbor’s gas, electric, phone, water, grocery, housing, or internet bill.

HOW IT WORKS
Nonprofits Post Needs

Each participating nonprofit has their own NeighborRelief website where they can share their mission and post Neighbors in need of assistance. The nonprofit is responsible for validating their clients’ needs before posting them on NeighborRelief. As case workers identify financial assistance needs of individuals and families, they guide them to existing local resources. When their needs go beyond existing local resources, their case worker can utilize NeighborRelief to connect them with donors. This step is what enables a donor’s gift to be tax-deductible.

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Donors Fund Needs

Nonprofits share their NeighborRelief site with potential donors. Donors can learn about each nonprofits’ set of clients and provide support towards their specific needs through a Neighbor’s profile page. Donors can also share uplifting words of encouragement. You can view all of the neighbor needs across all of our participating nonprofits here.

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Providers Paid Directly

Donations are sent directly to the appropriate provider (landlord, utility company, etc.) to ensure the individual or family’s need is met in near real-time. The donor is thanked and given the opportunity to help another neighbor in need. This creates a fast, efficient and secure process while allowing nonprofit staff to spend more time helping neighbors overcome underlying barriers to a better life. In addition to traditional service providers, we're introducing Amazon.com Product Vouchers.

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Fund an Urgent Need Today!
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Broad Street Presbyterian Church
Broad Street Presbyterian Church
YMCA of Central Ohio
YMCA of Central Ohio
Community Refugee & Immigration Services
Broad Street Presbyterian Church
Broad Street Presbyterian Church
Broad Street Presbyterian Church
YMCA of Central Ohio
YMCA of Central Ohio
Encouragement from Our Donors
We would like to see Courtney get housing to help her make gains in being independent. - Anonymous

Our Nonprofit Partners

Click on a nonprofit’s logo to view their NeighborRelief site and make a donation.

Click here to browse needs across all NeighborRelief nonprofits.

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Location: Hilliard

Festa (fka SON Ministries)

Festa is a faith based not for profit which partners with children and families facing the unique challenges of suburban poverty in Hilliard (OH) and beyond. We mobilize life-improving resources and connect families to these resources (some of which we facilitate) and to a network of organizations and people who together strive to help strengthen families and our community.

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Location: Columbus

Options for Supported Housing

Options for Supported Housing is a social enterprise non-profit with a focus on providing safe, quality community housing that improves quality of life for people with developmental disabilities. Studies have shown that individuals with developmental disabilities who have greater personal choice in their living arrangements, employment, pastimes, and service providers, are more physically and mentally healthy.

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Location: Columbus

Directions for Youth & Families

Directions for Youth & Families (DFYF) is a resiliency-oriented and  trauma informed agency whose mission is to build and inspire hope, healing, and resilience for youth, families and communities through counseling and education.

DFYF counseling and clinical services provide individual, family and/or group counseling dealing with a variety of issues including family conflict, substance use, exposure to  violence, anger issues, victims of sexual/physical abuse and grief/loss.

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Location: Columbus

YMCA Stable Families

At the Y, through our Early Childhood Resource Network + program (ECRN+), we empower families to create and maintain stable environments where children can grow and thrive. By intentionally focusing on school stability, secure and appropriate housing, and increasing family engagement, we aim to promote long-term family success.

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Location: Columbus

Christ International Community Church

CICC is committed to being a generous church with our church family, generous with our community, and generous with our world for the glory of God. We seek to extend mercy and justice into a broken world and to help people grow in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

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Location: Cleveland

United Way of Greater Cleveland

An independent nonprofit organization relentlessly dedicated to building empathy for the profound needs of our community. The largest private-sector funder of health and human services. Supported by volunteers who oversee all aspects of United Way’s operations, including human resources, finance, strategic planning, marketing, fundraising and fund distribution.
Bold. Human. Direct. Relatable. Fiery. Straightforward.

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Location: Cleveland

Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry

A 50 year-old non-profit providing innovative social enterprise job-training, civic engagement strategies and safety net services for the city of Cleveland and across northeastern Ohio. Our mission leads us to operate programs that change lives, transform communities and enliven community engagement.

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Location: Columbus

Clintonville Beechwold CRC

As part of the century-old settlement house movement, CRC is a community-based social services agency that brings people together to help individuals and families build upon their strengths.

For almost 50 years, CRC has been making a difference in the lives of neighbors. Many lives have been improved or sustained by the services CRC provides. We promote self-sufficiency while respecting individual worth, rights, and dignity. Thus creating a greater quality of life for everyone throughout the community.

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Location: Columbus

A Kid Again

A Kid Again’s mission is to foster hope, happiness, and healing to families raising a child with a life-threatening condition. Our vision is that one day all children battling a life-threatening condition in America can be A Kid Again.

We know how challenging it can be to raise a child, especially a child who has a life-threatening condition. We exist to create a sense of normalcy by hosting year-round programming at amusement parks, zoos, and sporting events that are cost-free and care free to the families and we do not want to stop there!

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Location: Columbus

Halt Violence

Halt Violence has a 6-month Moral Therapy Initiative that helps teens and young adults develop strong moral reasoning and decision-making skills. The Initiative is designed to alter how clients think and make judgments about what is right and wrong.  We strive to provide socialization opportunities, so our clients change their behavior and improve life skills.

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Location: Columbus

CRIS

Community Refugee and Immigration Services (CRIS) is an independent, non-profit organization that has been serving New American populations in Central Ohio since 1995. CRIS’ mission is to help refugees and immigrants reach safety and stability, sustain self-sufficiency, and achieve successful integration into the Central Ohio community. 

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Location: Columbus

Communities in Schools

Since 1993 We Have been helping Ohio Schools assess the needs of their youth and design plans for meeting those needs using existing resources. Our experienced staff joins forces with school administrators to build sustainable collaborations to benefit young people.

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Location: Columbus

Military Veterans Resource Center

For 20 years, when Ohio veterans have been hurting, Military Veterans Resource Center has been there to provide help that veterans can’t get elsewhere. Our mission: help veterans develop self-reliance and independence and again feel the dignity and self-respect they felt when they wore our nation’s uniform.

Each year, we serve over 3,000 Ohio veterans from our centers in Columbus, Chillicothe, Dayton and Hamilton.

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Location: Columbus

Driven Foundation

We help provide families with basic human needs to combat poverty and build independence. Driven’s infrastructure is built on recycling community adversity and difficulties, and using them to motivate those who are challenged, to produce a persevering, “never quit” mentality. We accomplish this by offering specialized events and programs, that combat community and individual shortcomings that seemed impossible to overcome.

Since 2008, Driven has distributed approximately 1.1 MILLION pounds of free food to more than 7,800 Ohio families.

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Location: Central Ohio

BBBS Central Ohio

Since 1933, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is incredible potential. As part of the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, we make meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 5 through young adulthood in communities across Ohio. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

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Location: Columbus

Star House

Star House is a social service agency that operates Central Ohio’s only drop-in center for youth, ages 14-24, who are experiencing homelessness and their small children. We offer young people a safe respite from the streets, immediate access to basic needs and connections to stabilizing resources, such as housing, transportation, health care, employment, education, addiction services, legal aid, government benefits, ID cards and more. In 2020, Star House, in partnership with Finance Fund, opened Carol Stewart Village, a neighborhood for college-age youth with on-site programs and services. 

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Location: Columbus

Columbus Schools Special Olympics

Special Olympics Ohio is part of the global inclusion movement using sports, health education, and leadership programs to empower people with intellectual disabilities. 

Special Olympics Ohio provides year-round sports training and competition in 18 different sports for nearly 22,000 children and adults giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.

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Location: Central Ohio

After-School All-Stars

After-School All­-Stars (ASAS) provides free, high-quality after-school programs to low-income, inner-city youth across the country, ASAS serves many children whose lives are affected by a lack of basic human needs. Those needs include food, health, safety, shelter, and access to information. ASAS gives students a safe-haven during the “danger zone” hours of 3pm-6pm­the time of day when youth violence, drug use and other delinquent behaviors are most likely to occur. 

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Location: Central Ohio

COMPASS at Broad Street Presbyterian

COMPASS (Congregational Outreach Ministries Program of Assistance & Social Service) is an outreach ministry of Broad Street Presbyterian Church and a collaboration involving numerous area churches and other community groups. COMPASS provides services to prevent homelessness and stall evictions, allowing families to remain in their homes. This mission is accomplished by providing direct short-term financial assistance and offering targeted need referrals for individuals/families in Central Ohio.  

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Location: Central Ohio

Columbus Goodwill

Goodwill’s diverse, mission-driven programs are designed to help individuals learn, grow and advance and include employment and career training opportunities, day services and residential services for adults with disabilities, and commercial operations including retail and contract services. Providing over 1 million hours of service to more than 2,000 individuals in central Ohio, Goodwill ensures individuals with disabilities and other barriers are embraced as valued and dignified members of our community.

Location: Columbus

Our generous sponsors

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