Stories tagged with: Eastside Community Ministry

July 19, 2012 - 11:25am
3 years 29 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 - 5:04pm
3 years 33 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 - 5:38pm
3 years 49 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 - 10:19am
4 years 14 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 - 8:30pm
4 years 26 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...

August 10, 2011 - 5:19pm
4 years 26 weeks ago

A donation from an area business is helping kids get ready for school.

Coconis Furniture is donating 67 pairs of shoes and $100 to the Wendy's/WHIZ's Lace Up For Kids campaign.  For 23 years, the program has helped to collect new shoes for needy children.

"There's 150 kids still in need, so we're doing our part to help out the community and try to get shoes on kids' feet for the first day of school," said Bo Coconis.

Secretary of the Board for Eastside...

July 25, 2011 - 10:34am
4 years 29 weeks ago

It's a sign school days are drawing near...

School supplies are once again on the shelves. But, what happens when a child can't buy the necessities? That's when Eastside Community Ministry steps in with its Tools for Schools program. They need the communities help and are asking you to stuff the bus this weekend.

"We try to key in on some of the items that are fairly inexpensive, crayons, scissors, some of those things you know that Wal-mart runs specials on," said Bob...

July 12, 2011 - 6:24pm
4 years 31 weeks ago

Lace Up For Kids kicked off Monday.

Wendy's Restaurants, the WHIZ Media Group and Eastside Community Ministries are teaming up to collect new tennis shoes for needy children to go back to school. The program was founded by Wendy's restaurant nearly 23 years ago.

Owner of Wendys Tim Thompson SAID, "They talked to the schools and children are going back to school with tattered shoes and the schools reached out and Wendy's responded and started this program. "...

May 1, 2011 - 7:01pm
4 years 41 weeks ago

Eastside Community Ministry hosted its 5th Annual Spud Luncheon on Sunday.

The public was invited to enjoy some home-cooked food at the Immanuel United Church of Christ in downtown Zanesville. All proceeds raised will benefit the ministry.

"It's designed to help raise funding for Eastside Community Ministry and the various programs that we have there primarily the food pantry, the clothing bank and the emergency services and our youth program for 32 children everyday,"...

March 21, 2011 - 3:32pm
4 years 47 weeks ago

If you need a prom dress, a local organization can help and it won't cost you any money.  

The Eastside Community Ministry is giving away prom dresses to area high school students in Muskingum County.

"Senior year in general is very expensive for families and parents with senior pictures and proms and graduations, so this is just one of the ways that we can help ease that financial burden," said Development Director Joey Osborne.

Osborne said on the day...

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