Those of us who have experienced foster care firsthand know that the holidays can be a harsh reminder of lost connections. That’s why ACTION Ohio works with our partners and sponsors to host early Thanksgiving dinners for foster care teens (ages 14+) and alumni (ages 18+).
As former foster youth ourselves, we want our brothers and sisters to know that they always have a seat at our table for Thanksgiving dinner. This annual celebration began in 2007, and has continued ever since.
2018 Early Thanksgivings for Foster Care Teens and Alumni:
1.) NE Ohio Thanksgiving in Cleveland:
Saturday Nov. 3, 2018, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saint Ignatius High School, 1911 West 30th St., Cleveland OH 44113
*Parking is available next to the Breen Center on Lorain Ave.
Link to Northeast Dinner Registration and Event Flyer to share with others.
2.) SE Ohio Thanksgiving in Athens:
Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ohio University, Grover Center
*There are parking meters and a large parking lot nearby
Link to Southeast Dinner Registration and Event Flyer to share with others.
3.) SW Ohio Thanksgiving in Cincinnati:
Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Junior League of Cincinnati’s Columbia Center
3500 Columbia Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45226
*There is a parking lot and street parking
Link to Southwest Dinner Registration and Event Flyer to share with others.
4.) Central Ohio Thanksgiving in Columbus:
Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm
eStem Academy, 8579 Summit Road, Reynoldsburg OH 43068
*Lots of free parking on-site. Look for the balloons to find the right entrance.
Link to Central Dinner Registration and Event Flyer to share with others.
Here’s a link to a flyer that features all four dinners.
We welcome, and deeply appreciate our sponsors.
Donations can be sent to our fiscal agent:
Ohio Children’s Alliance (formerly known as OACCA)
ATTN: Foster Care Thanksgiving
2600 Corporate Exchange Drive, Suite 180
Columbus OH 43231
Ohio Children’s Alliance’s Federal Tax ID #: 34-1168205
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