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Joseph’s Coat seeks Operations Manager

We are looking for a part-time Operations Manager to coordinate operations for the organization, which is open to the public for 10 hours per week. The person in this position will have responsibilities that include managing the facility, creating and maintaining communications among the volunteers, improving processes, and other basic operational tasks, but is not expected to be present for all open hours.

The ideal candidate will have a strong sense of volunteerism, and dedication to helping those in the community who are facing significant challenges and are in need of the most basic essentials. The position is posted at 12 hours per week and reports to the Board of Directors.  As both the organization and donations grow, there may be an opportunity for increased hours.

Please contact Pat Lutz 614-395-2057 or email at palutz108@gmail.com.

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Changing lives by offering stepping stones along the path toward self-sufficiency for families struggling through a difficult season.

Our stepping stones include free Clothing, Household Items and Furniture for the family relocated from Puerto Rico, a single mom working a low wage job, the family that lost everything to fire or the veteran moving into an apartment.

Champions connect through Joseph’s Coat to share our common cause by serving our neighbor, recycling resources and donating money.
Recycle Resources
Champions recycle their resources through Joseph’s Coat to offer those in-need a warm winter coat, a bed with a sheets to sleep between, or a toothbrush & toothpaste for better health.
Champions donated 3,676 core pieces of furniture, (beds, couches, kitchen tables, dressers, chairs, lamps) that were distributed to central Ohio families in 2017.
Offer your unique gifts to our common cause. You can also volunteer through Joseph’s Coat.
Volunteers recorded 13,304 on-site hours. They served the equivalent of 6-1/2 full-time staff positions in 2017.
Your financial support allows us to connect champions recycling their resources through Joseph’s Coat and our neighbors in-need.
Each $1 contributed to Joseph's Coat, $8.20 in goods (thrift store value) were distributed to our clients in 2017.
$1 contributed to Joseph’s Coat allowed us to distribute S8.20 in donated items (thrift store value) to our clients in 2017.

What We Do

Joseph’s Coat offers stepping stones along the path toward self-sufficiency for families struggling with material poverty. 

Joseph’s Coat is a connector. Champions that share our cause recycle their resources through Joseph’s Coat to be re-distributed to Central Ohio families in-need of clothing, furniture, household goods or personal care products. Resources recycled through Joseph’s Coat stretch a family budget during a difficult season.

$5088 per month = 61,056 per year

The University of Washington conducted a self-sustainability study in 2015 for a family of four needed to cover basic needs. The study found that Washington families with two adults, a preschooler and a school-aged child saw the costs of meeting their most basic requirements jump as much as 72 percent between 2001 and 2014, depending on where they live. But median wages increased just 21 percent during that time.

The majority of the families that visit Joseph’s Coat are experiencing a difficult season in their life. They may have lost a job, had an illness or unexpected major expense set them back.

Between 2012 and 2016, 4 out of 5 of our client families (4194 families) visited Joseph’s Coat 5 times our less. Our stepping stones provide support along the path to return to self-sufficiency.

3 out of 10 people have been identified as living in a low income household in Central Ohio. (source: Benchmarking Central Ohio 2016 by The Columbus Foundation.)

Family of 4 monthly sustainability income: $5088 100%
4 out of 5 families visit Joseph's Coat 5 times or less 82%
Low-Income 30.4%

Contact Us

Joseph’s Coat of Central Ohio
240 Outerbelt St. Suite 5
(Loading Dock 6 in Rear for furniture pickup
or delivering donations)
Columbus, OH 43213


Store Hours

Tue   6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wed  9:00 am – noon

Thu   6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (no donations accepted this day)

Sat    9:00 am – noon

Joseph's Coat