ADOPT-A-FAMILY IS BACK!
It’s time to restore hope for our neighbors in need.
Help us furnish homes and restore hope for 1,000 local families once again. Although COVID-19 may be subsiding, its effects are far from over for local families in crisis. Together in 2021, we can restore the hope our families in need longed for in 2020 by providing homes filled with furniture, stability, comfort, and hope.
As they recover from the pandemic,1 out of every 3 Franklin County families still cannot meet their basic needs, including safe housing.
More than 15% of all Ohio families are behind on mortgage or rent amidst the pandemic. Of those, 35% say it’s likely they will have to leave their home due to eviction or foreclosure in the next few months.
57% of low-income families have experienced income or employment loss – more than any other group during the pandemic.
Due to the pandemic, low-income families face the most stressors compared to other families, such as missing payments or depression, pushing them deeper into poverty.
During COVID-19, the City of Columbus has seen spikes up to 31% in domestic violence calls, as well as 35% increase in domestic violence related deaths.
“People weren’t earning enough money to begin with, and now they’re not earning any money. We’re concerned about a serious wave of evictions and potentially homelessness in the months to come.
It’s a crisis level at this point.”
– Marcus Roth, Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio
How Adopt-A-Family Will Restore Hope
for local families in crisis
Adopt A Family provides 1,000 local families with essential furniture
Local families receive between 5 and 20 pieces of furniture
Furniture provides stability, memories, and hope during uncertain times
A safe, furnished home is where a family can actually be a family. Laughter is shared around the dinner table, board-game-banter takes place at the coffee table, and a precious bedtime story is made possible on a child’s mattress and bedframe. These are the hope-filled moments and memories that every family needs – especially amidst the pandemic.
In 2021, we now have the unique and urgent opportunity to restore the hope that local struggling families lost in 2020. Through Adopt-A-Family, they will finally receive both the essential furniture and hope they so desperately need.
Adopt A Family in your community with a donation of just $250
Provide a houseful of essential furniture and homegoods
Create hope & precious family memories for years to come!