Become a Champion of Joseph's Coat's Cause

Champions connect through Joseph’s Coat to work together toward our common cause; offering stepping stones for our neighbors.

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.

Volunteer

Offer your unique gifts to our common cause. We can't run smoothly without the help from wonderful volunteers like you.

Donate

Your financial support allows us to connect champions recycling their resources through Joseph’s Coat and our neighbors in-need.

What We Do

Joseph’s Coat is a connector.

Champions connect through Joseph’s Coat to offer their gifts of time and resources. Champions are individuals or organizations that share our common cause.

Members are families in-need that connect through Joseph’s Coat to receive stepping stones of clothing, furniture, household goods or personal care products to help stretch their family’s budget during a difficult season.

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.

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.)

Changing Lives

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A New Path

A New Path

Client

"Nancy [Volunteer] looked down at my feet and noticed that I had holes in my tennis shoes and she said she would be right back. To my surprise, that angel Nancy brought me a pair of brand new tennis shoes and they fit perfect! … I knew the message God was sending to me, a new pair of shoes to help me walk down a new path in my life.”

Getting The Essentials

Getting The Essentials

CASE MANAGER

"As a case manager, you encounter clients daily who may be having a hard time getting the essentials. It is AMAZING that there's a place that helps improve their quality of life!"

Beautiful Acts

Beautiful Acts

DONATION CHAMPION

"These people are beautiful!! We had two couches and a very heavy TV and two men who were VOLUNTEERING came with a truck on a Saturday and took them. I followed up with a tour of the ministry because I was so impressed and now I am even more grateful for the work that they do."

Recent Stories

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Good Will Toward All

  173 years ago, Charles Dickens published A Christmas Carol featuring a bitter Ebenezer Scrooge. Three Ghosts of Christmas offered a him a mirror, reflecting turning points in Scrooge’s life. Viewing his life with new Read more…

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What is Poverty?

In the broad definition, poverty is the lack of something. Each of us are imperfect, we are lacking in some area of our life. We may have relational poverty, financial poverty, spiritual poverty, physical poverty, Read more…

Hours Of Operation
No donations accepted on Thursday
Tue. 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed. 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thu. 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat. 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Find Our Store

240 Outerbelt St. Suite 5
Columbus, OH 43213

Furniture Pick-up or Deliver Donations to Loading Dock 6 in Rear. Entrance off Broughton Ave.

(614) 863-1371

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