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

Rating: 5 stars  

Over 25 years ago, I moved to Columbus and learned quickly about the Newsies and the amount of goodwill they enjoyed in the community. Shortly thereafter I joined the Newises and found out firsthand what a great organization it was/is. Ever since, I have been doing home visits on most Sunday mornings after Labor Day right up to the Holidays. I also stand on a street corner on what is typically the coldest Saturday in December selling papers so that "no child would miss school for want of warm clothing."

Above and beyond Paper Sales, what many folks don't know is that if we receive 13,000 applications for clothing, we have to go out and see 13,000 children to see that the need is legitimate. It's a great feeling to be able to participate in such a terrific tradition in Columbus.

The need never stops. So, on December 13th of this year when you see guys in white coveralls on the street corner, stop and buy a paper. It's a great cause. 100% of what is raised on Paper Sale day and the Gala the week before goes to buy clothing. All of the administrative costs of the organization are paid by the members.

Role:  Volunteer