Stories tagged with: Eastside Community Ministry

November 15, 2014 - 8:00pm
28 weeks 2 days ago

The Eastside Community Ministry got in the holiday spirit this afternoon.

Eastside Community Ministry celebrated its Seventh Annual Holiday Bazaar to help raise money for some of its different programs. Executive director Marie Katt said the fundraiser helps in many different areas but adds they couldn't have put this together without the help of their volunteers.

"Well, we have a food pantry, and a clothing bank, and a youth program. So, wherever it's needed, you know,...

July 19, 2014 - 4:27pm
45 weeks 2 days ago

Golfers gathered at the Vista Golf Course Saturday to raise money for a local organization.

Vista hosted the eighth annual golf scramble with 15 teams participating in the event. The golfers enjoyed Bill's Barbecue after their rounds, served by the Eastside Community Ministry participants. All of the money raised Saturday helps Eastside Ministry. Executive Director Anna Marie Katt said they raised around $4,000 last year, and they hope to continue that success.


July 9, 2014 - 10:28am
46 weeks 5 days ago

Eastside Community Ministry estimates that it costs between $35-40 to put together a back to school bookbag filled with all the supplies needed to start the year.

For some in our area the cost is too great. That's why Eastside is once again holding the "Tools For School" program to get kids school supplies for the new year.

"They can feel like they're just one of all the kids," said Co-chair of the Tools for School Program Ellen Shaw. "They have...

July 7, 2014 - 10:34am
47 weeks 21 hours ago

There's nothing like starting the school year off with new gear and some local organizations are joining together to make sure area kids step off the school year in style.

Eastside Community Ministry, Wendy's and WHIZ are currently collecting shoes for this year's Lace Up for Kids Campaign. The goal is to get 1,000 pairs of shoes for students in need.

The program chair at Eastside Community Ministry Sally Goins said that shoe sizes range from small school aged children all...

December 17, 2013 - 6:35pm
1 year 23 weeks ago

Eastside Community Ministry and The Knights of Columbus #505 are working together again this winter season to keep older children warm.

Youth Program Director, Joey Osborn explains that typically there are plenty of used coats for younger and smaller children, but older kids and teens are often left with nothing.

"So they always take the list of our ten oldest kids, and get them nice brand new coats for every winter, so that they are good and warm," said Osborn.


August 15, 2013 - 10:32am
1 year 41 weeks ago

Over a thousand children are now ready for the school year to begin.

Thursday was distribution day for the Lace Up for Kids Campaign. In its 25th year the program helped 1,196 children. That's about 150 more than last year.

Eastside Community Ministry said they began buying shoes in January to get ready and said the program really helps neighbors in need.

"The original logo of Lace Up was let kids start up on the right foot and I think that's it to feel like I'm going...

August 8, 2013 - 11:09am
1 year 42 weeks ago

Over 800 students are now ready for the school year to begin.

Eastside Community Ministry handed out their backpacks put together through their "Tools for School" program.

"I think it's incredible. Obviously the number requested every year grows. It's a program that's needed in our community and I think that it is great that we're able to use so many partners and use so many volunteers and fill that need," said Youth Program Director Joey Osborn.


August 6, 2013 - 11:17am
1 year 42 weeks ago

An assembly line of workers busily filled backpacks for this year's Eastside Community Ministry's "Tools For School" Campaign.

Stacks of folders, pencils and paper carefully made their way into over 800 backpacks. These packs will be given away during an even Thursday. Eastside estimates that each backpack is worth $35.

"We struggle to do this every year, but we get a lot of donations money wise and school supplies, but it's still a struggle. There's always more...

July 8, 2013 - 11:03am
1 year 46 weeks ago

While kids might not want to hear it, it's already time to think about going back to school.

Three local organizations in the Zanesville Community want to make sure kids have new shoes on their feet for the start of the school year. Wendy's, Eastside Community and WHIZ have teamed up once again for "Lace Up for Kids Campaign." This is the 25th year for the event which kicked off Monday.

"There was a need to allow kids to go back to school on the right foot,"...

March 3, 2013 - 7:42pm
2 years 12 weeks ago

Young girls from around the area were able to shop for a free dress for their upcoming prom at the 5th annual "Once Upon a Prom" dress giveaway. The event was held at the Muskingum County Welcome Center and was sponsored by the East Side Community Ministry. There were over 600 dresses to choose from, all of which were donated by members of the community and by Jillian's. Over 100 girls took home free dresses today and also received complimentary dry cleaning from Olde Towne...

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