Charities

100 Men is a great concept!  Members leverage their $100 gifts to provide a worthy, local charity with over $13,000 each quarter.  Since our membership has swelled to over 130 men, the first three donations were approximately $14,000.  Charities receiving our donations report back at the next quarterly meeting to tell us what was accomplished with the money. 

Veteran Companion Animal Services (VCAS)

Awarded over $8,100 as of July 10th, 2019

Vacsimage

Mission/Purpose

The mission of VCAS is to enrich the lives of veterans and military families and dogs through the many benefits of the human-animal bond.

How Contributions Would Be Used

$2,000 will provide free dog-training classes to veterans and military families. $10,000 will place 4 dogs with veterans covering all costs and all expenses for the first year. $1,000 will provide support outings/social activities for veterans and military families that are alumni of the VCAS program to continue social support and engagement. $1,000 administrative costs as needed.

https://vcascharity.org/

Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution (S.O.A.P.)

Awarded over $10,000 as of June 1st 2019

Mission/Purpose

The SOAP Project is a non-profit organization focused on educating and increasing awareness on the prevalence of human trafficking, to restore trafficked survivors and to prevent teens from being victimized. The initiative, founded by survivor Theresa Flores, assists trafficked survivors in their recovery and healing with retreats, emergency and mental health services and basic needs. SOAP distributes information and labeled bars of soap offering help for trafficked victims at hotels during major sporting events, conventions and shows in our city. Human trafficking is the #1 threat to our youth in the US, and Ohio is ranked fifth in the country with human trafficking instances. Columbus and suburbs are not immune from this problem.; it is happening here! SOAP needs your support to continue our fight against this epidemic.

How Contributions Would Be Used

The money will be used to buy labeled bars of soap with the help hotline phone # to be distributed by local volunteers in hotels close to upcoming events; to educate hotel staff with printed materials encouraging them to identify suspicious behavior and suspected victims. Funds are also needed to support our survivor retreats which are essential in their recovery, and community outreach and volunteer programs.

 

https://www.soapproject.org/

Joseph's Coat Of Central Ohio

Awarded $12,500 January 2019 (will rise about $2,500 more as all checks are collected)

Mission/Purpose

Joseph's Coat's mission is to answer God's call to love and serve our neighbor by providing clothing, furniture and household goods for those who need them. We are a volunteer organization with a community continuously donating items, but we have not been able to keep up with the need. The number of new clients has grown tremendously. On Saturdays we now see 80 to 110 families between 9am and noon. We hope 100 Men will provide us with funding to help these needy families.

How Contributions Would Be Used

The money will be used to purchase much needed children's clothing, underwear, shoes, and boots, as well as winter coats for children, teens and adults. We continue to need beds, bedding, blankets, comforters and pillows for children and adults.

 

https://josephs-coat.org

WORTHINGTON RESOURCE PANTRY

Awarded approximately $14,000 October 2018

Mission/Purpose

To promote the physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual health and well-being of the community; and provide, manage, and oversee nutritional, resource, and educational services to individuals and families in the Worthington area.

How Contributions Are To Be Used

The investment of $10,000 would be used to purchase "basics" that can't be obtained through Mid-Ohio Food Bank (our primary purchasing source): shampoo ($200/month), deodorant and toothpaste ($150/month each), diapers ($20 per child for 50 children per month), and eggs (150 dozen/month), We served 871 children last month alone, so your investment will allow families to meet the basic needs of hygiene, nutrition and baby care. Your donation will allow us to leverage our buying power through volume purchasing and guarantee the availability of these critical items for the 1,500 Worthington area families we serve on an annual basis. Our major donor is changing their giving policies which will result in the loss of one third of our revenue next fiscal year. Your organization's support will ensure that we are able to meet the needs in our community.

 

https://www.worthingtonresourcepantry.org/

Money Given To Date

$115,000