‘Tis the season of giving back – this date was recently featured on Fox28 with the lovely ladies of Good Day Columbus. Interested in a $20VolunteerDate? Head to HandsOnCentralOhio for ideas on where to volunteer.
*Originally Posted in April of 2011*
What: “Turning Empty Houses Into Homes” — provider of free furniture! And local famous diner on the West Side of Columbus.
When: FBCO = They take volunteers M-F 9a-4p; Sat. A.M. on request. TD = M-F 6a-3p, Sat-Sun 7a-2p
Where:Franklinton (West Side) 118 S. Yale Avenue (FBCO) & 914 W. Broad Street (TD)
Phone: 272-9544 (FBCO) & 224-2422 (TD)
Furniture Bank of Central Ohio & Breakfast with Nick’s Review of Tommy’s Diner
Rob & I had been wanting to do a volunteer date for awhile now & we finally got the chance! I’m very familiar with the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio due to my job (I’m a social worker) but I only get to see one side. I’ve always wanted to help out behind the scenes because of how much I love & appreciate FBCO and also being able to see how much they help people obtain much-needed furniture for their homes! And Rob loves working with his hands, so this was a perfect first Volunteer Date!
We worked alongside 11 other awesome volunteers (they were from Westerville Christian Church) this past Saturday–Rob built coffee tables with 2 other guys & I sanded all the tables that came my way! The 3 hours flew by! Sean, the Volunteer Coordinator, was great & super helpful.
Total: $20 for our food + coffee + tax + tip @ Tommy’s Diner.
*FBCO is such a great organization so it was so much fun to help them out!
*Time truly flies when you’re volunteering!
*We were able to help make brand new kitchen tables & coffee tables for families.
*Tommy’s Diner is locally owned/operated & right by FBCO.
*Food was great as was the service!
*The atmosphere @ Tommy’s is right out of a 50′s diner–super fun!
*Parking is easy at both (& free!)
*We got to explore the West Side of Columbus–did you know Franklinton is the first settlement of Columbus??
This was such a fun date for both of us–any suggestions for future volunteer dates??
P.S.–If you would like to volunteer at the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio, just call 272-9544 x 212 or email *protected email*! OR if you have furniture you would like to donate to help out a family in need, call that same number (option 3)! They pick up needed furniture for FREE! (Can you tell I love FBCO?? )