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Continue Learning with Drones

Purchase of Drones for the After School Program to provide additional learning opportunities for students. Eastyn Luebbe and Maggie Shevlin bring learning and fun together with their project Continue Learning with Drones.”  Eastyn and Maggie learned that drones would provide an enhanced educational experience in the CTC After School Program. They met with Ottis Pierce […]

Improve Girl Scout Park

Upgrade Girl Scout Park with picnic tables, fire pit and concrete pad for area events, meetings or gatherings. Girl Scouts in Columbus recognized an opportunity to make improvements to Girl Scout Park, a gathering place for their troops, and developed a plan for upgrades and enhancements. With the Youth Contest grant, they were able to […]

Hair Care with Flair

Providing special hair product supplies and training for cancer patients during their treatment period. The Columbus Cancer Care Foundation was happy to hear that Rachel Oceguera and Amos Zelasney had an interest in providing supplies for cancer patients. In particular, Rachel and Amos decided to provide quality products for those who have lost their hair […]

Recess for Mom & Dad

A project to help support families who struggle with finding respite care for their high needs dependents. When it comes to making an impact on their community, the Hudnall and Shevlin families are no strangers to getting involved. 2016 marked the fourth year they have participated in the Youth Philanthropy Contest. This time, Madeline & […]

Game Time!

Game Time!

Being new to the Columbus area didn’t stop one Columbus youth from jumping in and giving back. With the help of her mom, nine-year-old Shae Drymon created “Game Time” kits for foster families to help build relationships among the kids and their new families. Said Shae in her Youth Philanthropy Contest application: “I want to […]

Little Libraries

Little Libraries

Platte Center residents are over joyed to have a new resource in their community thanks Makayla and Megan Coan. These two sisters used a 2015 Youth Philanthropy Contest grant to construct a “little library” in their community. Since Platte Center doesn’t have a City Library, this Little Free Library is the next best thing. It gives everyone […]

Blankies for Babies

Youth For Christ had three goals when starting its 2015 Youth Philanthropy Project: Teach young parents the skill of sewing with a sewing machine that they can use for a lifetime. Give the participants an opportunity to give back to their community Initiate contact with new teen moms who are unaware of Youth for Christ’s […]

Fill the Teacher’s Closet

Providing for those in need was a family affair for the Loeffelholz family. The four oldest children worked together to provide school supplies to children not able to purchase all the items requested on their school supply list to start the school year in August. “Some children do not have these materials so need to rely […]