I recently joined the Charity Newsies. I joined because it is a local Charity based in Central Ohio and ALL the profits go to funding clothes for children in need. I soon realized why this charity has been around for more than 100 years. The personal involvement from each member is what sets it apart. The story behind the paper drive is inspiring and I am privileged to be a part of this organization.
The Charity Newsies is an organization is that to its core has a very clear mission and that is to provide clothing so children in Franklin County can go to school.. very simple. The organization has grown over the years, and as I have gotten more involved as a member I have seen other active members increase their involvement too. It is a good feeling knowing that money raised during the year's activities is reserved exclusively for buying school clothing with other operational aspects covered by members' dues help keeping the organization true to its mission. I am a member of only one charitable organization and I'm glad that it's the Newsies.!
I have been a Newsie for 28 years, I joined the Newsies because of what they did for needy children;
give them clothing, encourage them to do well in school, and my #1 reason for joining is 100%
of all donations go to the childern and they still do all 3. The children are the future of this community
and what the Newsies does is a real positive action in this future.
I have been a Newsie for over 20 years and I am proud to tell people I am a NEWSIE! Our organization for the past 100+ years has stood firm on our mission that no child should miss school because of inadequate clothing. Every year all of the members team together and raise the funds needed to provide 12,000 or more school kids with NEW clothing. Our fundraiser for the clothing fund is 100% charity. Not one single dime is taken out of anyone's clothing fund donation to cover any administrative or operational costs. People find that hard to believe but as our white coveralls state 100% charity and all for the kids!
As a teacher for 30 years, I have seen the effect of Charity Newsies on the students in my class. Each child receives a NEW coat, NEW pants, NEW shirts,NEW underwear and NEW socks as well as a voucher to buy NEW shoes. Children who need uniforms get uniforms. The clothes are modern styles, so the children can feel like their friends do. I've had students come back from their clothing appointment, so excited, they model their clothes, jumping for joy at new underwear! No one should have to be that excited over new underwear....100% of the donations collected goes to buy the clothing. All members volunteer their time. As a member, I have witnessed the humility and gratitude of the families we clothe. I feel like this organization is very responsible in how they spend the donations they receive. I always leave my volunteer opportunities with a smile!
I have been a Newsie for 15 years. I have been affiliated with several other non-profits and charitable organziations over the years and have found that the Charity Newsies is one of the best organizations of its kind. Its mission and goals are clear and basic. Provide clothing to school age children in Franklin County. The thousands of clients that have been served by this organization over a century of service to the community is a testimant to the dedication of the staff and volunteers of the Charity Newsies. I have met some of the most selfless and commited volunteers since joining the organization and proud to call myself a Newsie.
I have been a newsie for five years and I am very impressed at the dedication of so many long term members. This organization works all year round to earn money to buy new school clothes for needy kids. 100% of money generated goes to clothing about 12,000 needy kids a year. It can be very rewarding seeing the excitement of kids walking out with a big bag of new clothes and their grateful parents.
I have been a NEWSIE Volunteer for about 12 years, and am very active in the organization. This charity clothes thousands of needy schoolchildren each year and has been in existence since 1906. We provide new clothing including shoes and a new winter coat for the school year. Our belief is that no child should be unable to attend school because of a lack of suitable clothing. We take applications and do a home visit so that we may personally interact with each child being clothed. This interaction is a positive experience for not only the child, but the parent and the NEWSIE volunteer, as we meet with each child and try to stress the importance of trying hard in school. I have enjoyed being a part of the Newsies, including the camaraderie among the members, and hope to continue working for this worthy organization for many years to come.
I am a recent volunteer, so my experience is very fresh. What I have witnessed in a very short time is a high degree of care and concern for children and their basic human needs (clothing, education, etc.). Rather than judging why they and their families are in a position of need, "Newsies" simply focus on trying to help those who have reached out for assistance. It is an honorable cause and one I am proud to become a part of.