Stories tagged with: Eastside Community Ministry

August 6, 2013 - 11:17am
1 year 51 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
2 years 3 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 22 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...

December 4, 2012 - 5:29pm
2 years 34 weeks ago

Five local charities received checks from the proceeds of this year's souper bowl event. The five beneficiaries are: Eastside Community Ministry, Muskingum County Center for Seniors, The Salvation Army, Fellowship of Christ's Community and Christ's Table.

The annual event in October raised almost fifteen hundred dollars for the five charities. Divided by five, each organization received almost three thousand dollars and those funds can go a long way.

"It's always good to...

August 8, 2012 - 5:35pm
2 years 51 weeks ago

An area ministry is hoping to hit it big this weekend during an annual fundraiser.

Tickets are still on sale for Eastside Community Ministry's annual "Riverboat Night" which takes place Friday from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. at Eagles Sticks in South Zanesville.

Development and Youth Program Director Joey Osborn said participants who arrive receive an envelope of 'play money' for traditional riverboat games, such as roulette poker and blackjack.

"All of the proceeds...

July 19, 2012 - 12:25pm
3 years 2 weeks ago

A Zanesville organization is asking for donations to help kids get ready to go back to school.

Eastside Community Ministry is collecting backpacks and supplies as part of its Tools For School program.  Co-chair Betsy Thomas said parents have been filling out applications all week.

"We try as hard as we can to match up the teacher lists," said Thomas.  "We get the actual lists from the schools and put those in our computer.  If we have a child who is...

June 21, 2012 - 6:04pm
3 years 6 weeks ago

Hundreds of people are taking advantage of a food giveaway.

The parking lot at Eastside Community Ministry was packed as volunteers passed out produce and other groceries.  Interim Director Anna Marie Katt said the items were donated by the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

"The only qualification is that they have to sign a sheet that has an income guideline," said Katt.  "They can take as much food for as many people in the household."

Katt said it's a...

March 4, 2012 - 6:38pm
3 years 21 weeks ago

Hundreds of teenage girls are going to prom in style thanks to the generosity of the community...

Eastside Community Ministry presented the "Once Upon A Prom Dress" Giveaway Sunday at the Muskingum County Welcome Center. Eastside's Program Committee Chairman Sally Goins said the facility was full of gowns, and she's grateful for the support.

"I think the community has just really gotten behind it. You know, a prom dress is something that typically you only use one...

November 8, 2011 - 11:19am
3 years 38 weeks ago

The food pantry shelves look more bare at Eastside Community Ministry as more people come in for assistance.

Typically the pantry serves at most a handful of new families every month. That number jumped last month as they served 45 new families.

"Usually towards the end of the month we are extremely busy in a normal circumstance," explained Joey Osborn development and youth director at Eastside Community Ministry. "We have experienced a higher demand lately....

August 12, 2011 - 9:30pm
3 years 51 weeks ago

The first annual Riverboat Night was held at EagleSticks Golf Club tonight.

Eastside Community Ministry sponsored the event, which will benefit the food pantry, clothing bank and emergency relief programs.  Development Director Joey Osborn said it was time for a change.

"We needed to do something different, something new to raise money," said Osborn.  "What better way to raise money than to have a party."

Those who attended enjoyed traditional...

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