Statue Lauds Charity Newsies’ Long History of Community Support

An article by Tanisha Thomas posted on June 15, 2018 in the Columbus Dispatch.  On June 15, 2018 Charity Newsies unveiled the “Newsboy” statue to commemorate 110 years of providing school clothes to children in need.

Charity Newsies Gear Up for New School Year Distributing Kids Clothes


An article in the Columbus Dispatch by Jim Woods discusses Charity Newsies gearing up for the 2016/2017 school year.


Charity Newsies Continue Helping Those With Back-To-School Clothing Needs

Check out this video from ABC6OnYourSide!

♥ ♥ ♥ Please note:  Per the article below the video, Charity Newsies does not provide “other needed school items not in stock.”  We do provide vouchers for uniforms that we do not have in stock.  We also do not take applications online.  Our application process must be done in person.  For more information on this three step process click here.


2016 President, John Umpleby talks with 10TV about application process

John Umpleby 7-9-2016 on 10TV

On July 9th, 2016, President John Umpleby sat down with Karina Novich on 10TV informing them that the application process is now underway for the 2016/2017 school year.

Click below to see full interview.


2016 Human Service Champions

2016 Human Service Champion Award


On Thursday, June 23, 2016 the Charity Newsies were the recipients of the 2016 Human Service Champions in the Family and Children category from the Human Service Chamber of Franklin County.   The Charity Newsies were recognized for their commitment to their mission and how they strengthen and enhance the lives of children.  John Umpleby, 2016 President, accepted the award on behalf of the organization.

Thank you to the Human Service Chamber of Franklin County for this wonderful honor!




Pictured:  E.J. Thomas, Chair, Board of Directors, Human Service Chamber of Franklin County; John Umpleby, 2016 President, Charity Newsies; LaTonga Malone-Smith, Executive Director, Human Service Chamber of Franklin County

Goodbye Summer Boredom

Soak up the Summer Sun

As soon as the bell rings on the last day of school, students are excited to be free from the routine and enter into lazy days of summer. With the change of schedule, it widens the amount of spare time. Parents or babysitters often hear the phrases boredom through-out the summer time. There are multiple ideas to keep kids active and entertained through the summer. These activities can create family or friend bonding time during the hot summer days. Try something new with the kids and give them memories to remember.

Take advantage of a warm day and find a spot to sit for a picnic. Pack snacks for the kids that are healthy to eat and easy to pack. Go-to ideas include sandwiches, cut up fruit and vegetables, granola bars, oatmeal cookies or applesauce. Having the food packed in sandwich bags and containers creates easy transport and lets the kids have their own separate snack. Be sure to pack a blanket to sit on and soak up the sun.

Let the kids explore their imagination and businesses skills by making a lemonade stand. Just get an old cardboard box and have the kids decorate it with different art supplies to make it their own. Make lemonade with a powder mix-in, water and sugar. Pour into plastic cups and have them ready to be purchased buy visitors. Set the stand outside and let the kids have fun by selling lemonade to people who pass by.

Go to a local pathway or walk around the neighborhood to get some fresh air. The kids will enjoy being outside to explore around them. Along the way collect some unique nature objects. Take those pieces back and create a collage with the items gathered. The kids can add paint or draw on the collage to create a new masterpiece.

For an entertaining summer night create a camping atmosphere. Set up a tent outside for the kids to use as a playhouse. Create a fire pit outside to sit around and make delicious treats. S’mores are the classic campfire go to with the graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate. Get a jar or container once the sun goes down so the kids can catch fireflies.

Rainy days can put a damper on wanting to be spending time outside. To have an enjoyable day inside watch movies with the kids. Make some popcorn and snuggle up on the couch to their favorite movies. In addition, board games make for a great idea to pass up the time. Have the kids choose some games to play that will add to their indoor entertainment. It also makes for some quality family time.

By adding these activities and ideas to the long summer days the kids will forget about their boredom and be wanting to play. The kids will make some special memories and have a summer they will always remember.

For more ideas to do over the summer visit

Charity Newsies Partners with Marvel Universe Live!


Free ticket voucher given for donation of new mittens, gloves, hats and scarves 

Marvel Universe LIVE! and Columbus Charity Newsies will partner with Marvel Universe LIVE! for a winter accessories drive for local children. 

When: Saturday, Dec. 5th from 10am – Noon
Where: Charity Newsies, 4300 Indianola Avenue, Columbus, OH 43214 

A ticket voucher redeemable for the Monday, Dec. 28th  (1 or 5 p.m.) performance of Marvel Universe LIVE! at Nationwide Arena will be given for a donation of new, children’s winter mittens, gloves, hats and scarves.
A total of 400 ticket vouchers will be distributed; limit two per donating family.

The Columbus Marathon – Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who helped at the
2015 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon!

Oktoberfest Race – Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who helped at the
2015 Oktoberfest Meiler Vier!

Emerald City Race – Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who helped at the
2015 Emerald City Race!

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