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Giggles & Coos

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Christianity, Community Improvement & Capacity Building, Education, Religion, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Stretching beyond the basics to reconnect families and community through health, wellness and education. Our Values – What We Believe Compassion: We care for all the youth we serve as if they were our own, helping them to pursue positive choices and opportunities to thrive. Impact: We better the lives of youth and families by providing positive, inspiring programs that make a difference, now and in the future. Diversity: We embrace the differences of every youth, family and community we serve with an inclusive nature and diverse staff. Perseverance: We commit to building the capabilities of all youth, regardless of circumstance, to overcome challenges and achieve success. Collaboration: We rely on our staff, communities, supporters, funders, and partner agencies to help shape the success of our youth.

Target demographics: children, youth, families, and community

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,347 students, 60 agencies, 1,200 families, 73 organizations

Geographic areas served: Columbus and the surrounding areas

Programs: tutoring program, mentoring program, summer traveling program, nutritional health program, resume builder and interview preparation for job seekers, credit repair program, etiquette and manners program, and many more charitable programs

Community Stories

40 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at Giggles and Coo's multiple outreach events and have seen the love and care they share in the community. This is the type of organization that will change the world. This is what - LOVE in ACTION - means.God bless all of them!

Mary V.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Anyone who doesn’t have a non profit to volunteer to please choose giggles and coos , they have hard working organizing ability’s to bring joy to all family’s , and your heart will sing because these people really go all out for the community , please donate your time and anything else you have to support this non profit , it is Truley a non Profit that gives back everything it receives thank you Andrew your amazing!!!

Donor

Rating: 5

I am overwhelmed with the feedback and thanks received after giving a large monetary donation to Giggles & Coos organization on multiple occasions. The reports back and evidence of the funds being allocated properly is in the proof of the great events and work they do! I wish I could give more! I recommend if your in the Columbus, Ohio area to volunteer, donate, or attend any of there events and you’ll be a testament of their works also!

1 Nick63

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Andrew Thomas and Giggles & Coos has and continues to make a significant difference in the Columbus community. My wife and I have worked alongside him and others at some of his events. It was amazing to see so many people come together to serve and give back to the community they love. As a personal friend of Andrew's, I can speak on his character and know his heart is in serving others. Giggles & Coos is a valuable organization that is truly making a difference. For those looking to volunteer, my recommendation is you start here.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization! Giggles & Coos strives to serve and support underprivileged children and families in our community. Founder, Andrew Thomas, is passionate and energetic about his work and puts the needs of others above his own. After meeting with Andrew, I recently made a large monetary donation to the organization and was pleased to have promptly received a receipt documentation of where my money was used. I'm eager to see this organization grow!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 4

My experience was amazing just knowing that when I donate money and/or products like back to school drive providing books bags with school supplies. It’s all a Great cause here at this nonprofit!!!

Thanks,

1 Rasheedah B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great organization!!! They provide a lot of resources for the community, especially underprivileged. Giggles and Coos host Turkey Drives, Toy drives and gives out supplies to children in preparation for school! This organization definitely puts a smile on kids faces year round!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Woooow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great organization... They are a blessing to every family they touch

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

To know the people behind the organization, is to love them. I’ve been present at a few community events, and the support, energy & turn out is always amazing. Very helpful and connected to their people. Keep up the great work.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Has definitely been a Blessing to my family in the time of need as a single mother of 3. I have seen the organization do some Amazing wonderful things for the community. they have truly been Awesome!

2

Client Served

Rating: 4

Giggles & Coos has help me in so many ways being a single mother and work and going to school trying to make a way for and my son when I fall short for holidays I was able to get support and loved and help from this amazing nonprofit.

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Giggles & Coos are much more than a non-profit. They are educators, networkers, and completely accessible. The work that they do helps families.

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS ORGANIZATION!!!! Great organization! This organization does a excellent job within the community. The youth have a great advantage and chance to build with the programs available. It's great seeing people really giving back to the community! I support Giggles and Coos 100%

3 Ashlee8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was able to experiment this movement this past holiday season! To see the amount of donations and volunteers that were able to help families in need was truly amazing. There were mounds and mounds of toys and games to where everyone would have a wonderful Christmas! They were well organized and on top of everything. You could tell everyone apart of the team truly have their heart and soul in it!

5 johnson3425

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Giggles & Coos has truly been a great help and a blessing to families in need throughout the year. This year I had a friend that was in need and could attend one of the events, the Founder himself got in touch with me and said that because it was a special circumstance i could come stand in their place. So often we hear that organizations are here to help the community but the actions don't necessarily line up with the vision. Giggles & Coos is the exception and I have seen it with my own eyes that they will go above and beyond for the community and especially anything involving the upbringing of our children. Thank you so much for everything you guys do. Please continue to post your events on Facebook and your website and I will keep coming! :)

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization does so many great things for the community, they really help those in need and has helped bring happiness and hope to those who need it they make others feel like there is still someone who cares for the unfortunate and not just them but everyone. I'm blessed to have been able to volunteer for such a great and caring organization like this one. I wish nothing but the best things for their future .

3 Carol270

Donor

Rating: 5

I honestly love this organization and everything it stands for and does. I can say that 100% of the donations are put towards the organizations youth that are involved! If you are looking to donate towards a great cause and honest organization Giggles & Coos is the organization!!!

4 Missy23

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great organization! This organization does a excellent job within the community. The youth have a great advantage and chance to build with the programs available.

3 Johntaya T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Giggles & coos is a great nonprofit organization that this community needs. I have seen them give dinner baskets for thanksgiving to families less fortunate, Christmas gifts to kids whose parents dont have the means, trips for the youth during the summer to keep them from trouble, school supplies for back to school. This orginzation is something this community needs and I appreciate its helping hand

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Seeing the transformation from the man he use to be to the man he is today is so amazing. He started with a dream nd a name GIGGLES & COOS, and took it further than i ever expected. I am truly proud of this organization all its benefits all its contributions to the community CHRISTMAS for the less fortunate THANKSGIVING for the hungry SCHOOL SUPPLIES for back to school moms struggling im proud of you Andrew and your organization keep up the good work cant wait for the youth summer

4 Mallorie V.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They donated hundreds of toys to children in my community. It was truly amazing to see. And to see the kids faces as they got to choose their toy. Many kids got to have a Christmas this past year due to the Lord making a way through this organization. I hope to see many more good things from them.

4 Christina146

Client Served

Rating: 5

Giggles and Coos is a wonderful nonprofit organization. They truly care about the community. They go above and beyond to serve the community. They truly have a servants heart. They have blessed my family and many other families.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Giggles & Coos is an outstanding organization that helps the youth have a chnace at a better future. It also helps those in need. Absolutely a great organization!!

3 Ashley159

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is definitely a step above the rest! The passion exuded is above and beyond! Giggles and Coos is exactly what Columbus and the surrounding areas need to help keep children out the streets and reminded of their true purpose in life, and that is to succeed and make a difference for the next generation to come!

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Giggles & Coos is a phenomenal organization. I love the fact that they are family oriented. Is awesome and a blessing that they're able to give back to the less fortunate also it's a blessing for them to be able to let children of the parents that didnt think they were going to be able to afford activities an sport's be able to participate. It's almost like a dream come true for some children.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Giggles & Coos is an amazing organization that is passionate about serving poverty stricken communities. This was the first time we had an opportunity to be apart of this amazing organization, during their annual Christmas Toy Drive. It was this experience that changed the lives of myself and my teenage son. Since volunteering for this event, it has inspired us to get more active in the community year round. Thank you Giggle and Coos for all you do to improve lives for the less fortunate

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is a caring family organization. They teach love, family and caring values. We need more organizations like Giggles and Coos.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 1

First I like to say that the organization is a not just a an organization it is a family and it treats it's clients as family members. Not just on the holidays but everyday. Giggles and Coos. Stand for the community and i will support and continue to be apart of it.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization started with a dream and was built from a lot of hard work , sweat and time no one will ever truly understand . To be able to witness the transformation and the dream become reality right before our eyes is something amazing. Our community is blessing to have someone we can count on in time of need. May God continue to bless and order your footsteps.

2 Teairra S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great nonprofit organization the man in charge is great he helps out a lot I volunteered for his toy drive by the way it was amazing an he even made a couple house calls to help out families in need I love how he is always looking for ways to give back!!!!

4 Writer

Volunteer

Rating: 5

So Amazing. ....... Knowing this man since the day he moved to Ohio and his awesome transformation has been nothing but great. The organization that has been created had me in tears as I volunteered my time during the Christmas season. Why did I cry? Because it was my childhood communitu and because I see this man that stands so tall but so worried about if the kids will be satisfied. So awesome. SO AMAZING. So many SMILES

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Organization strives to help the youth and families in need. Goes above and beyond to ensure that no one goes unserved.

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Giggles & Coos has such a great vision for today's youth. I have seen first hand their gifts to the community.

Their annual toy drive is one of the biggest I have ever witnessed. Such a great group of kindhearted individuals.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is so needed and greatly appreciated. The wonderful things they provide to those in need is beyond amazing and I feel the future is so bright for this organization. I see nothing but success in the future because of the hard work and willingness that is put into helping these families and the community.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I Love how organized & extremely polite everyone I've met are! They great you with a warm smile & leave you with a since of completion! Thank you!!!

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Giggles & Coos is a fantastic organization that serves an underserved population. I have seen the effect of the work they do. Every year hordes of people turn out to volunteer, recieve gifts, or just witness the amazing effects of community service. I believe their presence in Columbus is a real blessing.