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JerseyK

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Review for Ohio Newsboys Association Inc, Columbus, OH, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a proud member of a unique volunteer organization, The Charity Newsies for 15 years and truly enjoy participating in various Newsies events which all result in helping to provide Franklin County school age children with new school clothing. It is a 'powerful' emotion when we visit the children in their homes to encourage them and both parents and kids give us a sincere and teary eyed thank you. On the 2nd Saturday each December, hundreds of Newsies are on Columbus area street corners asking for your donations for a special edition newspaper. 100% of these donations go to buying school clothes for needy kids. This once a year paper sale also brings out numerous powerful emotions when parents smile and say thank you; when parents give money to their kids in the car to give to us and both parents and kids are smiling; when we are able to quickly tell our story to a motorist not familiar with us and they smile and are truly appreciative. We do not do this to hear a thank you even though it is greatly appreciated, we do it because it is the right thing to do, to help children feel good about themselves.

Role:  Volunteer