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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



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!

3 Mary418

Client Served

Rating: 5

Raising two grandchildren & those happy little faces when they got to pick out a toy for Christmas...heartwarming ....I saw the same happy little faces all around me that day so they made a difference in so many children's life with that act of kindness,also the parents were visibly happy to watch their children receive gifts.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Watching him transform right before my eyes over the years has brought great joy as his pastor. To see him endlessly gives his time and self is remarkable. His ability to tap into the heart of the community and go about to make a change, shows his true character. He continues to be a blessing to the ministry and his community. Godspeed Andrew!


Client Served

Rating: 5

Very helpful. I was able to give my five children a wonderful Christmas. Without the support of Giggles & Coos, this may not have been possible. The founder Andrew has also been a great support spirituality and emotionally.