Since 2014, we’ve been meeting women on their terms through street outreach.
As a survivor-led organization, we know firsthand how difficult it can be to access basic hygiene items and the uncertainty of not knowing where our next meal might come from while on the street. We believe that all women should have access to basic hygiene items, regardless of their situation.
Every Sunday, volunteers ride along with a trained driver to hand out hygiene bags, meals, and clothing to women on Sullivant Ave and in the Linden area.
Every Sunday our Sullivant team provides a hygiene bag, a meal, and a change of clothes to 25 women on the streets of Columbus, Ohio. Our Linden team serves 15 women bi-weekly.
Meals provided by our generous volunteers are included in every outreach bag. Outreach meals include a sandwich or a main course, vegetable or side dish, fruit, chips, sweet treat, and bottled water.
A full change of seasonally appropriate clothing is included in every outreach bag. All clothing is provided by our generous donors.
Currently in need of small and medium size jeans or sweatpants, new or gently used. Please contact RSS to arrange for pickup or drop-off.
Sign up to prepare meals or to ride along with our team of volunteers to distribute hygiene bags, meals, and clothing every Sunday from 5 – 7pm.
Sign up to prepare meals or to ride along with our team of volunteers to distribute hygiene bags, meals, and clothing every other Sunday from 5 – 7pm.
Looking for experienced volunteers to join our team of outreach drivers. Contact us for more information.
Due to COVID-19, all bag-stuffing events are currently being done by the Board. We miss you and look forward to welcoming you back when we can safely do so.
ALL ITEMS SHOULD BE TRAVEL SIZE
Combs & brushes
Special items (perfume, makeup, etc.)
Non-perishable food items (granola bars, peanut butter crackers, pop tarts, fruit snacks, etc.)
Packs of gum
Gallon size freezer bags
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RSS is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit. All donations are tax-deductible.
Reaching for the Shining Starz does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.