Thanksgiving Together

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Those of us who have experienced foster care firsthand know that the holidays can be a painful reminder of lost connections. That’s why ACTION Ohio works with our allies each year to host early Thanksgiving dinners for foster care teens (ages 14+) and alumni (ages 18+).

This annual celebration began in 2007, and has continued ever since. As former foster youth ourselves, we want our brothers and sisters of the system to know that they always have a seat at the table for Thanksgiving.

Due to ongoing complications related to COVID, we were only able to host one statewide Thanksgiving Together event this year. Here is a link to photos from the event, which took place:

Sunday, November 14, 2021
From 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
eStem Academy, 8579 Summit Road, Reynoldsburg OH 43068
*Part of Reynoldsburg High School’s Summit Campus

2021 thanksgiving

The 2021 Thanksgiving was made possible thanks to Reynoldsburg City Schools, the Leo Club, the National Council of Jewish Women: Columbus Section, Junior League of Columbus, My Very Own Blanket, Project PASSION, Andi Atwood, Jenny Stotts, Bethany Murray, Kristin Gilbert, Cece Norwood and Ruth-Ann Jones Thompson.

We welcome, and deeply appreciate our sponsors.  

Donations can be sent to our fiscal agent:
Ohio Children’s Alliance
Attn: ACTION Ohio
2600 Corporate Exchange Drive, Suite 180
Columbus OH 43231

If you wish to make an online donation, please visit this link, and choose Action Ohio.

Ohio Children’s Alliance’s Federal Tax ID #: 34-1168205


Please reach out to us if you would like to be one of our planning partners in the future.

If you have questions about any of our programs, or desire to get involved, please contact

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