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 have already taken place for this year. We hope you were able to join us!
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.
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
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
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.
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
If you have questions about any of our programs, or desire to get involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org