Christmas Collections 

H2O is partnered with others to spread the gospel both locally and globally. We desire to love and serve our partners and one way we cultivate these relationships is through Christmas Collections. Ever year we try to bless them by meeting some of their physical and material needs so that they can continue serving the Lord.

This year we would like to invite you and your campus team or city life group to join us in this! We hope that Christmas Collections would help our partners spread God’s light and glory through the city of Columbus and the world and in the process, God would stir each of our hearts to become more engaged with how He is moving.

The Christmas Collections will be due on Sunday, 12/9 at both the 9:15am and 11:11am services.

Below is a list of our partnerships and their needs. Please contact randi.zumbro@h2osu.org if you have any questions.

SHAN and Life Beyond the Streets
She Has A Name is a strong community of abolitionists that exists to fight human trafficking through education, collaboration, and survivor care. Life Beyond the Streets is a faith based peer recovery program. They provide coaching for women escaping addition, human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

Needs:

  • Women’s Gloves/mittens
  • Women’s Winter hats
  • Women’s Scarves/shawls
  • Women’s Socks
  • Women’s Boots
  • Women’s Hygiene products
  • Women’s underwear
  • Women’s warm pajamas
  • Non perishable food items that don’t require a microwave
  • Car

Stowe Mission
Stowe Mission of Central Ohio is a Christ-Focused Inner-City ministry located on the south side of Columbus. This ministry provides services for central Ohio residents in need — emotionally, physically, and spiritually — all in the name of Jesus.

Needs:

  • Learning toys
  • Dolls and dollhouses
  • Cars and trains
  • Action figures
  • Building blocks
  • Sports balls
  • Earbuds
  • Stuffed animals
  • Throw blankets
  • Craft/DIY kits
  • Coloring books
  • Legos
  • Playdoh
  • Crayons/markers
  • Matchbox cars
  • Games
  • Puzzles
  • Books/Tshirts

The Bridge
The Bridge partners with those among us who most need help – the refugee and the homeless – in ways that foster healing, dignity, community, and peace. They teach English, equip refugees for citizenship, tutor K-12 students, prepare adults for the GED, host a soup kitchen and food bank, offer a free health center, sponsor a free legal clinic, host narcotics anonymous and have a community garden.

Needs:

  • Dry Erase markers – variety of colors.
  • 25 packs of blank index cards 3″ x 5″
  • Math Flash cards -Addition, subtraction, multiplication & division . About 5 each. ( should be available at dollar tree)
  • 1 – 2 boxes of Copy paper. (Generally available at Staples or Office Max for about $30 on sale)
  • Big canisters of ground Folgers Classic Roast coffee

The Miracle Garden
Miracle Garden’s mission is to build a sense of community, promote better health and nutrition for children and families. They want to introduce them to the excitement of growing produce and flowers by providing community education, and access to locally grown produce.

Needs:

  • Gardening tools and supplies

Scioto Community
Scioto Community is a committed to helping seniors age with dignity. Their community provides many spiritual, emotional and physical activities to this end.

Needs:

  • socks (for men and women, but mostly female socks) and throw blankets

The Five Thousand
The Five Thousand is an ministry initiative started by H2O students to provide food, emotional support, the gospel and prayer to the homeless around Columbus once a month. We will distribute the items to the homeless next time we go out.

Needs:

  • Gloves/mittens
  • Winter hats
  • Scarves/shawls
  • Lap Blankets

GCLA Guatemala
GCLA Guatemala is a local church focused on meeting the spiritual and physical needs of the adults and children of Guatemala City. They desire to be the best representation of Jesus they can be.

I believe that what we most need is your prayers. Prayers for:

  • Radical commitment of the saints on being disciples
  • That the Lord may add to His church workers for the harvest
  • That we love the lost and go looking for them
  • That we may serve the poor and those in need

GCLA Costa Rica
GCLA Costa Rica is a local church focused on meeting the spiritual and physical needs of the adults and children of San Jose. They desire to the best representation of Jesus they can be and are in the process of planting a church on a local college campus.

Needs:

  • Tennis shoes for kids (all ages)
  • Hygiene kits:
    • shampoo
    • soaps
    • deodorant
    • toothbrush
    • toothpaste
    • feminine or sanitary towels
    • pairs of black socks (yes, they have to be black)
    • blankets
    • old coats
  • School materials for kids:
    • Pencils
    • Notebooks
    • whiteboard markers, etc

Living Hope Ministries Haiti
Living Hope Ministries Haiti mission is to train a generation of young men and women to change their families, communities, and nation with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They desire to teach people how to live their faith out in word and action.

Needs:

  • School supplies:
    • Pencils
    • Crayons
    • coloring pencils
    • Erasers
    • Notebooks
    • Paper
    • Sewing supplies
    • toothbrushes
    • toothpaste
    • soap