Joseph’s Coat answers God’s call to love and serve our neighbor; changing lives by offering stepping stones toward self-sufficiency through material assistance.
Joseph’s Coat models God’s love by connecting people, sharing resources, strengthening families and building stronger community. We do this by offering stepping stones of free clothing, furniture and household items to families at the margins.
We serve our neighbor in-need and our community as a whole. We welcome individuals and organizations that share our common cause to serve alongside us. We are better together as lives are transformed and our community becomes stronger.
What We Do
Joseph’s Coat is a connector.
Champions connect through Joseph’s Coat to share their gifts of time and resources. Champions are individuals or organizations that share our common cause.
Our members are families in-need that connect through Joseph’s Coat to receive stepping stones of clothing, furniture, or household items to help stretch their family’s budget during a difficult season.
Agape is understanding, creative, redemptive goodwill toward men. Agape is an overflowing love which seeks nothing in return. Theologians would say that it is the love of God operating in the human heart. When you rise to love on this level, you love all men not because you like them, not because their ways appeal to you, but you love them because God loves them. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Joseph’s Coat clothing ministry was born out of the needs of homeless families hosted through the Inter-Faith Hospitality Network (IHN). The first ministry was housed in a two-car garage. It was complete with clothing racks, shelving and display tables. Clothing was offered to IHN hosted families. Joseph’s Coat’s expanded to offer furniture and household goods to help families transitioning from homelessness to their own home.
We began through collaboration between volunteers from area churches including, Messiah Lutheran, Parkview Presbyterian, St. Pius X Catholic, and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, & Peace United Methodist. Today, Messiah Lutheran, Parkview Presbyterian, St. Pius X Catholic, Reynoldsburg United Methodist, Eastpointe Christian, Peace Lutheran, St. Matthews Catholic, Epiphany Lutheran and Holy Spirit Catholic are now partners along with schools, businesses, social service organizations and individuals from our community.
We serve families in Central Ohio struggling through a difficult season.
The IRS determined that Joseph’s Coat of Central Ohio, Inc. is tax exempt organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code effective July 1, 2012. Contributions to Joseph’s Coat are tax deductible under section 170 of the Code.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Joseph’s Coat of Central Ohio, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.