DIY LOCAL IMPACT IS EASY AS 1, 2, 3!

#1 CHOOSE

Choose a project from the list below or by contacting a Local Impact Partner or Campus Friend. Don't forget to have your blue impact t-shirt ready!

Don't have a blue Grace Fellowship Impact T-shirt? Email us!

#2 Plan & Execute

Plan and execute your project! You are 100% responsible for planning your project and providing any tools or supplies you may need to complete it.

Did you know?
*In order to help you make an even larger impact, you can apply for Grace to match any funds you come up with for your project! Apply for matching funds.

#3 Let us know how you're making an impact

Be sure to let us know how YOU are impacting your local community.


Click the link below to check out:

DIY Projects

Grace Local Impact Partners

Campus Friends (local organizations surrounding our campuses)


diy project ideas

Check our a variety of projects below that are great for any season, group/family size, and budget! In addition to a project description, we've also provided step-by-step instructions, supply listing, and more.

Neighborhood Fall Treat Blitz - CLICK HERE

Tie Blankets - CLICK HERE

Clothing Collection & Donation - CLICK HERE

Collect, Clean, & Donate Used Books - CLICK HERE

Notes to High School Seniors - CLICK HERE

Raking Leaves - CLICK HERE

Park Clean-up - CLICK HERE

Backpack Stuffing - CLICK HERE

Staff Appreciation Meal - CLICK HERE

Encourage Teachers - CLICK HERE

Food Collection & Donation - CLICK HERE

Community Trash Clean-up - CLICK HERE

Hygiene Kits - CLICK HERE

Food Distribution - CLICK HERE

Craft Packs - CLICK HERE

Letters of Gratitude to Community Leaders - CLICK HERE

Neighborhood Prayer Walk - CLICK HERE


Grace Fellowship Local Impact Partners

      

Lower Lights
Lower Lights Ministries is a non-profit organization in Columbus committed to breaking cycles of poverty and addiction for youths, adults and ex-offenders.
Contact: Renee Carden, rcarden@lowerlights.org

Pregnancy Decision Health Center (PDHC)
Pregnancy Decision Health Centers (PDHC) serves women and families in the central Ohio community during and after pregnancy, especially those facing unexpected or challenging pregnancies.
Contact: Laurie Cox, LaurieC@pdhc.org

Star House
Star house provides local youth experiencing homelessness with a safe respite from the streets & crucial connections to stabilizing resources.
Contact: Beth Haas, bhaas@starhouse.us


Campus Friends

PICKERINGTON  |  THE CHAPEL  |  UPPER ARLINGTON  |  JEFFERSON

PICKERINGTON/CHAPEL

Canal Winchester Human Services 
Canal Winchester Human Services exists to connect people, resources, and compassion together in order to support and serve our local community in life-changing ways. Our goal is that whoever walks through our doors, whether it is to serve or be served, feels valued and connected, not just to a building or a program, but to the community at large.
Contact: Aletha Mullins, aletha.cwhs@gmail.com

Pickerington Food Pantry
The mission of the Pickerington Food Pantry is “Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope.” The purpose of the organization is to provide emergency food assistance to income eligible clients (at or below 200% of Federal poverty guidelines) who reside within the boundaries of the Pickerington Local School District (excluding zip code 43068).
Contact: Renee Roberts, renee@pickeringtonfoodpantry.org

Lancaster Fairfield Community Action Agency
Their purpose is to establish a better focusing of all available federal, state, local, and private resources upon this goal: To enable low-income families and individuals of all ages to obtain the skill, the knowledge, and the motivation to secure the opportunities needed for them to become fully self-sufficient.
Contact: Courtney Vandyke, cvandyke@faircaa.org

Pickfair Square Retirement Village
Pickfair Square Retirement Village serves and houses elderly residents in the area. Ways to serve them include dropping off games, puzzles, coloring books, snacks, and dinners.
Contact: Kelly Hensel, KHensel@uchinc.org

UPPER ARLINGTON

Youth Advocate Services (YAS)
Youth Advocate Services applies innovative thinking along with evidence-based practices to partner with children and families in order to identify and treat their needs. We offer a multitude of services in Franklin County and surrounding areas.
Contact: Lauren Pompas, lpompas@yasohio.org

UA Commission on Aging
The Upper Arlington Commission on Aging serves as the informed voice empowering, educating and enriching the lives of Upper Arlington residents as we age. The Upper Arlington Commission on Aging is an important organization that serves as a sounding board and an important resource in the Upper Arlington community.
Contact: Jennifer Monroe-Sega, jsega@uacoa.com

JEFFERSON

G.R.I.N. (Gahanna Residents in Need)
GRIN’s mission is to alleviate food insecurity for Gahanna-Jefferson school district residents. Their vision is to provide compassionate, short-term food and financial assistance.
Contact: https://www.grin4gahanna.org/volunteer

Pataskala LEADS
LEADS is a caring organization that helps people in need by offering food, clothing, affordable housing, home repair, and so much more. Their desire is to give hope by meeting the immediate needs of people and pointing them to solutions for a better life.
Contact: Sherry Perry, sperry@leadscaa.org