“Hunger will return, hair will grow, clothes will fade, but acts of love and encouragement create everlasting growth.”
The Make-A-Day Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides outreach to Columbus’ homeless population. For more than three years, these outreach efforts have been centered around hosting block party styled, pop-up events. Each event focuses on connecting our homeless guests with our community and resources available to end homelessness. Each event also provides guests with free clothing, personal care items, a complementary meal and of course our famous haircuts, shampoos, and shaves from some of the city’s best local cosmetologists.
Recently, the Make-A-Day Foundation has expanded its focus, to assist our guests with ongoing challenges after events regarding health, behavioral health, community and social service agencies. These new partnerships allow Make-A-Day’s homeless guests to access “on-the-spot” presumptive Medicaid health insurance coverage, on-sight medical, behavioral health, dental and vision services and referrals. Make-A-Day has also established an ongoing partnership with Franklin County’s Office of Justice Policy Programs to offer homeless guests access to on-sight expungement, warrant removal, peer support services and other smart justice resources and programs.
Our mission: empowering the impoverished through inclusive community events, acts of kindness, and educational awareness.
We aim to rekindle that beautiful person to person connection with strangers in our community and let love spread like wildfire. Join us with your time, your talents and your love to Make-A-Day together!