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Small acts of kindness can help break the cycle of abuse, poverty, and human trafficking on the streets of Columbus, Ohio.

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STREET OUTREACH

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We provide hygiene bags, meals, and basic clothing needs to women in Sullivant Avenue and Linden area caught in addiction, homelessness, and human trafficking. 

EDUCATION & PREVENTION

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 Members of the board and/or survivors provide education and prevention presentations at community events, social groups, churches, and schools.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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 Our calendar of events shows important upcoming dates for our board meetings, hygiene bags stuffing events, and street outreach. 

DONATIONS

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You can help our organization by making donations in kind of hygiene products from our list or make a monetary donation via our PayPal donation button.

SPONSORSHIP

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You can sponsor a hygiene bag or outreach meal by using our PayPal donation button. 

HUMAN TRAFFICKING INFORMATION

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Our site provides information and news about addiction, homelessness, and human trafficking. 

Founder - Carly Hager

The story of REACHING FOR THE SHINING STARZ

Inspired by her journey with addiction, Carly wanted to help women that were caught in the viscous cycle of addiction, homelessness, and human trafficking on the streets of Columbus, Ohio so she started the charity REACHING FOR THE SHINING STARZ.


January 24, 2012 is Carly's sobriety date. On that day, she entered the Amethyst Treatment Center to begin her recovery from an alcohol and drug addiction. During her recovery time in treatment, Carly learned about CATCH court, human trafficking, and other women caught on the streets through AA, her treatment center, and observing women being sex trafficked. Carly began thinking about ways she could reach out, inspire, and help these women, when one day it occurred to her that hygiene bags with their basic needs, was the direction she wanted to go. She began working with people at Amethyst, a local church, and other caring people to get donations of items such as: travel size soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, tooth paste, and tooth brushed, and distribute the hygiene bags.


The small charity that Carly began in 2014 has grown into a nonprofit organization that does street outreach on Sullivant Avenue and in the Linden area, provides survivors leadership and community service opportunities, and does awareness & prevention presentations to the community. 


Carly is an inspiration to anyone that wants to turn their trials into triumphs!



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Board Members

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - HOLLIE DANIELS

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MANAGING DIRECTOR/BOARD PRESIDENT - HEIDI SMITH MILLER

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OPERATIONS DIRECTOR/BOARD VICE - KRISTIN CASHMAN

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CREATIVE DIRECTOR/BOARD VICE PRESIDENT - LESLIE ULREY

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ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR/BOARD SECRETARY - AMY THOMAS

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FISCAL DIRECTOR/BOARD TREASURER - OPEN

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PASTOR STEVE ANTHONY - BOARD MEMBER/GRANT ADVISORY

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HANNAH ESTABROOK - ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

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KIM SERAFY - BOARD MEMBER/COMMUNITY RELATIONS

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