Your donation could change an entire life
Clear your closet and help your community by donating to Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio
Thinking about de-cluttering your life by donating unwanted items or a vehicle? What if your donation could change a life? Donating to Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio doesn't just clear out closet space, it actively improves your community.
Your donations to Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio help support social service programs, including youth education, food pantries, veteran housing and more. Through these programs, Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio has helped Cleveland community members restore their lives and live up to their potential. Here are a few of their stories.
Brenton enlisted in the U.S. Army shortly after high school. After serving four years in Iraq, the young man came home forever changed. Brenton found himself in a deep depression, and after the furnace in his home broke, he found himself without a place to stay. Brenton moved to Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio's Veterans Resource Center where he was treated for post traumatic stress disorder. Now Brenton is living in his own home and attending college.
Teresa joined the military as a young woman at her father's urging. While working on computer mainframes while stationed overseas, she was sexually assaulted. As a result, Teresa has suffered substance abuse problems, and post traumatic stress disorder. Teresa found herself homeless, until Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio stepped in. Teresa moved into safe housing with fellow female veterans. She now receives counseling to improve her coping mechanisms, as well as help with housing paperwork. She finally feels safe and able to achieve her dream of being self-sufficient thanks to Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio.
A few months after the 9/11 attacks, 24-year-old Kevin enlisted in the Navy. Through high school, Kevin was a disciplined runner and worked food service and retail jobs. Kevin returned to food service after his time with the Navy, but found it difficult to get ahead while making only minimum wage. After his apartment was robbed, Kevin found himself homeless. With the help of Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio, Kevin is now in a residential program that is allowing him to save, as well as receiving budgeting and education assistance.
Tim proudly served the U.S. Marine Corps, but had trouble adjusting to civilian life. Tim's heavy drinking led to a divorce and job loss. After six years of homelessness, he asked Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio for help. He received counseling to help him find realistic solutions to his problems, and earned a degree in social work. Tim now works as a case manager at Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio, and hopes to help other veterans like him.
How your car donation helps
These stories are just a few examples of how donating your car or unwanted items to Volunteer of America of Greater Ohio can actively improve the lives of people living in your community. From programs to support our homeless veterans, to counseling for those struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues, to offering safe spaces and help to victims of domestic violence, your donation to Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio helps local families and neighbors.
Consider donating your vehicle to Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio. It's fast, simple and we will take anything with a motor. Fill out our online form and we'll contact you to schedule a pick-up. If you'd prefer to donate by phone call 1-800-862-6030, or donate in person by bringing the clear title to 5640 W. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio 43228.