donations

2012 Back to School Rallies

Each year, Homeport provides children age 5 to 18 in our Homeport Rental Living communities with backpacks and essential school supplies to ensure they start the school year with all they need to be successful.

Annual back-to-school rallies are held at our Homeport Rental Living communities, and are coordinated by Homeport Community Life Programs to get kids excited to learn.

Click here to see a list of the needed supplies and volunteer dates.

Bring donations to our main office at 562 E Main St, or drop them off at the Food Truck and Cart Hop on Sunday July 29!

If interested in volunteering, please contact Rachel Arnold by email or phone at 614-221-8889.

Friends of Homeport found out There’s No Place Like My Home on May 17th

Over 70 friends joined the Board and staff of Homeport for our 1st Annual There’s No Place Like My Home Fundraising Breakfast on May 17th at Franklin Park Conservatory.

This event showcased how we Build Vibrant Communities, in addition to our plans to increase the quality and the amount of affordable housing and related services this year. Our guests heard from clients and residents that benefit from Homeport’s services and viewed the premiere of our new My Home video made possible by PNC Bank.

Yes, this was a fundraiser, too. Our job at Homeport was to inspire our friends to want to give or get involved in other ways. The response was far greater than we expected.

We would like to thank Shremshock Architects & Engineers for their support of the event.

Remember, you can still help us give more families a place to call My Home by donating! Click here to make a donation today.

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Fifth Third Bank supports our Community Life Programs

Homeport President/CEO Amy Klaben accepted a $50,000 gift today on behalf of our Community Life Programs. Fifth Third Bank President & CEO of Central Ohio Jordan A. Miller, Jr. and Vice President / Community Affairs Director Stefanie Steward-Young presented the check to Amy and students in the after-school program at Pheasant Run - a Homeport Rental Living Community located in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

The donation will be used to make upgrades to the community center, which is utilized by over 130 households and their 247 children. These renovations, beginning in fall 2012, will enable us to better serve the needs of our 450+ residents.

EMH&T donates computers for communities

The halls at the Homeport main office were recently overtaken by 28 desktop computers. Longtime partner EMH&T made the generous donation, which will help more of our residents become connected to online resources.

A crew of volunteers have been hard at work updating the computers and getting them ready for their new owners. In the coming weeks, we will move the computers to seven of our communities — four per site.  The computers will be given to kids in our summer camp, who will earn the chance to be selected by meeting participation and behavior criteria. Having a computer on display at each site will remind the campers that it takes daily practice to reach long-term goals.

A big thank you to EMH&T for offering the computers to our families. We appreciate you thinking of us.