Stories tagged with: Eastside Community Ministries

July 26, 2014 - 4:20pm
3 days 14 hours ago

Buying school supplies can be difficult for some families and Eastside Community Ministry is taking steps to lighten the load for those who might be struggling to check everything off the list.

Today, Tools for Schools held a Stuff the Bus event where they asked shoppers at the North Walmart to purchase an item and donate it to local children in need. Volunteer with Tools for Schools Rose Kessing said that many people need the extra help to get their children prepared for the academic...

November 22, 2013 - 6:54pm
35 weeks 4 days ago

A local fundraiser provided monetary donations to five service organizations in our area.

This year, the 17th Annual Souper Bowl raised enough money to give away five $2,500 checks to Christ's Table, Eastside Community Ministries, The Salvation Army, Fellowship of Christ, and the Muskingum County Center for Seniors.

"I am really excited about it because it shows that the community comes together to help those in need and we do run a soup kitchen and we also run a pantry...

August 31, 2013 - 5:21pm
47 weeks 3 days ago

Eastside Community Ministry held a charity golf outing at Vista Golf Course on Saturday morning.

This is the 7th year for the annual event and there were 18 teams of four who signed up to play for the good cause. Organizers say they are satisfied with this years turnout.

"Tee box sponsors seems to be up a little bit. We had great support from the community and a lot of the local businesses have been very generous and supporting. Teams are right where they have been in the...

July 22, 2013 - 3:54pm
1 year 1 week ago

A Zanesville organization is taking applications for two programs that help local children go back to school in style.

Eastside Community Ministry is collecting school supplies and donations to fill up backpacks. Last year they gave away 750 backpacks to local children, and this year their goal is to reach 800 community kids.

"We are taking out applications once again. We've been here last week Monday through Thursday and we're here this week Monday through Thursday taking...

March 12, 2013 - 11:32am
1 year 19 weeks ago

A click will mean a can for area food pantries.

Daybreak Rotary needs you to "like" their Facebook page, for every "like" that they get a non perishable food item will be donated to Christ's Table, Eastside Community Ministry and the Salvation Army. It's part of the club's "Feed the Need" campaign.

"It's a simple way for people to give back. I I think so often we look around and say I want to be able to do something, but I don't have the money....

January 14, 2013 - 3:50pm
1 year 28 weeks ago

Eastside Community Ministries are gearing up for their annual Prom Dress Giveaway. This is the fourth year for the event to benefit girls who may struggle to afford costly proms.

"We got the idea several years ago, that there were an awful lot of girls who, for whom the prom is a huge expense and that if we could arrange for some people who had dresses left over to donate those dresses it would be a benefit to everybody," Sally Goins
Program Committee Chairman said....

August 9, 2012 - 10:58am
1 year 50 weeks ago

It takes a lot to get kids ready for the school year from new shoes to backpacks and supplies.

Thursday, Eastside Community Ministry handed out over 750 backpacks filled with gear to help families with the mounting costs during their "Tools for School" event. Volunteers are a big part  of helping make the day a success.

"It's great especially when you actually give them the backpacks," said Rosecrans Senior Thomas Boggs. "They are so happy they are...

August 11, 2011 - 10:25am
2 years 50 weeks ago

A line of cars wound their way around Zanesville Middle School Thursday as students prepare to go back to school.

As a new school year approaches Eastside Community Ministry handed out 800 backpacks filled with the supplies to make for a successful year. That's 351 families helped.

"I've had some cry because they were so grateful," said Co-Chair of the Tools For School Campaign Betsy Thomas. "It made me feel good. I don't want them to cry, but it makes me feel good...

July 28, 2011 - 2:42pm
3 years 2 days ago

The executive director of Eastside Community Ministries has resigned.

Board President Anna Marie Katt tells WHIZ Reverend Robert Davidson left because of personal reasons and would not comment more. His position will not be filled.

"We want to take some time to look at Eastside and set our direction so that we can be an even better organization than we are right now," said Katt.

Katt says even though Davidson resigned, it will not affect the organizations work to...

November 24, 2010 - 3:00pm
3 years 35 weeks ago


Bishop fenwick students are giving their thanks this holiday season.

 The students took part in their 5th annual three week long food drive. Students ranging from Pre-School all the way through eighth grade prided themselves on being able to not only give thanks but to also give back to the Zanesville community.

 "The kids are so excited and they love to be able to help and this is their way of being able to help and feel proud for what they're able to...

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