About Us

Mission Statement
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.

30% of  Central Ohioans live in households with incomes below 200% of the federal poverty level (FPL), a common threshold for identifying low-income households. (Source: The Columbus Foundation: Benchmarking Central Ohio 2016) 

During each person’s life, difficult seasons are encountered. How we handle the difficult season often depends on the support & resources available. Low income households are getting by, day to day with little margin for error. When a difficult season is encountered, life can go downhill without additional support. Joseph’s Coat offers resources of material assistance for families struggling through a difficult season.

Joseph’s Coat transforms lives in our community by offering Stepping Stones to families struggling during a difficult season. Our stepping stones include free: Clothing, Furniture, Household Good, Personal Care Products

Joseph’s Coat Is a Connector, a Conduit.

Champions recycle their resources of material goods, money or time through Joseph’s Coat. Their resources allow Joseph’s Coat to re-distribute clothing, furniture, household goods and personal care products to families in Central Ohio struggling through 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.

Our History

 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 LutheranParkview Presbyterian, St. Pius X Catholic, and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, & Peace United Methodist. Today, Messiah LutheranParkview Presbyterian, St. Pius X Catholic, Reynoldsburg United Methodist, Eastpointe Christian, Peace Lutheran, St. Matthews Catholic and Epiphany Lutheran are now partners along with schools, businesses, social service organizations and individuals from our community.

Over the past decade, Joseph’s Coat has moved several times after outgrowing the two-car garage store. We are located in an office/warehouse off E. Broad St. near Mt. Carmel East Hospital at 240 Outerbelt St., Suite 5.

We serve families in Central Ohio struggling through a difficult season.

Our History

 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 LutheranSt. Pius X Catholic, and Parkview Presbyterian, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, & Peace United Methodist. Today, Messiah LutheranSt. Pius X Catholic, and Parkview Presbyterian, Reynoldsburg United Methodist, Eastpointe Christian, Peace Lutheran, St. Matthews Catholic and Epiphany Lutheran are now partners along with schools, businesses, social service organizations and individuals from our community.

Over the past decade, Joseph’s Coat has moved several times after outgrowing the two-car garage store. We are located in an office/warehouse off E. Broad St. near Mt. Carmel East Hospital at 240 Outerbelt St., Suite 5.

We serve families in Central Ohio struggling through a difficult season.

501(c)3 Nonprofit

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.

2016 IRS Form 990 Josephs Coat of Central Ohio

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.

 

Joseph’s Coat of Central Ohio
240 Outerbelt St. Suite 5
Columbus, OH 43213
614-863-1371

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Store Hours

Tue   6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wed  9:00 am – noon

Thu   6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sat    9:00 am – noon

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