Charity Newsies Members are responsible for organizing and implementing the annual Drive Day on the second Saturday of December. Since its founding in 1907, Charity Newsies members have played a critical role in making the Charity Newsies mission possible. In addition to their significant fundraising efforts, Charity Newsies members volunteer thousands of hours each year to distribute clothing to kids, engage in community outreach, take and process applications for families, etc.

As a member, you have an opportunity to participate in multiple ways, including:

      • Working in the warehouse to stock and package clothing for kids

      • Assisting with clothing distribution by giving clothes to happy families

      • Volunteering on Drive Day

      • Volunteering to support other Charity Newsies fundraising events

      • Enjoying a wide variety of social events, from golf outings to Clippers Nights

    If you are interested in becoming a Newsie, CLICK HERE to submit a membership application. Annual membership dues are $100. We look forward to meeting you and having you join our current members here at Charity Newsies. If you have any questions, please contact Executive Director Subha Lembach at or 614.743.0104.

    Membership Meetings

    If you are a First Year, Active or Veteran Life Newsie member, please be sure to attend the Membership Meetings held at Charity Newsies, 4300 Indianola Avenue, Columbus, OH 43214 on the following dates: 

        • May 13, 2024: Membership Meeting
        • June 10, 2024: Membership Meeting
        • September 24, 2024: Membership Meeting
        • November 13, 2024: Membership Meeting
        • December 11, 2024: Membership Meeting

      All meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. with dinner to start at 6:00 p.m.

      Membership Events

          • February 23, 2024: Charity Newsies Night at the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7:00 p.m.
          • July 15, 2024: Member Golf Outing at Kyber Run Golf Course 
          • August 4, 2024: Charity Newsies Clippers Night at 1:05 p.m.