Serving Our Neighbors (SON) Ministries is a faith based not for profit which partners with children and families facing the unique challenges of suburban poverty in Hilliard (OH) and beyond. We mobilize life-improving resources and connect families to these resources (some of which we facilitate) and to a network of organizations and people who together strive to help strengthen families & our community. We offer a respect-filled HAND UP to those in need and mobilize the community to Serve Our Neighbor!
Good Tidings Christmas Store
Good Tidings Christmas Store is a respect-filled Christmas store accessible to the families of the 3,847 children in our community who are facing the unique challenges of suburban poverty. In 2015, 252 families joyfully purchased new toys for 617 children at dramatically reduced prices – no more than ten percent of retail. Parents hand-selected gifts for their children and even had the pleasure of wrapping the gifts on-site. For about $6, a family with three children had gifts to help make their family’s Christmas extra special. The Good Tidings Christmas Store is a community effort and a partnership between Serving Our Neighbors (SON) Ministries and Cornerstone Christian Fellowship. Store runs December 5th-10th.
TO REGISTER TO SHOP AT THE STORE, please print and fill out THIS FORM and follow instructions for return – Deadline Extended through Friday, December 2nd.
New Gift Donations being Accepted! View the Wishlist and Drop-off Information Here.
Volunteer opportunities are available now through December 10th. Opportunities include shopping assistant, gift wrapping, crafting, hospitality and more! Day and evening opportunities available. Click here for more information and to sign-up.
Family ESL Program
We Are Hiring! Early Childhood Staff Member – Part- Time, Tuesday/Thursday Evenings – October-April.
Kids Club Assistant Leader – Part – Time Tuesday/Thursday Evenings – October-April
Join our staff and volunteer in a FUN multi-cultural environment as we FEED, LOVE and SERVE children in our community. We offer academic support, recreational activities and a healthy snack for children while their parents study English. Come as an individual, as a family and/or to offer hospitality during the classroom break. Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6:00-8:30. October-April.
New Adult Volunteers: For information and to sign up for a New Volunteer Orientation: Click Here
Returning Adult Volunteers: Thank you for your faithful service! To share your availability for this year, please contact Alison at arooney@SON-Ministries.org.
Teen Volunteers: Teens can serve in this program with their parents or by making a 15 evening commitment as a Teen Intern (ages 15 and up). You choose the evenings, October-April. Gain leadership skills, work experience and receive a personalized letter of recommendation upon completion. Teen Internship – Kids Club Description Teen Internship – Kids Club Application
To sign up for a New Teen Volunteer Orientation: Click Here
View Family ESL Program 2016-17 Calendar HERE.
HEALTHY SNACKS (SNACK ANGELS) NEEDED
According to a hunger survey we conducted, many children in this program do not eat dinner before they attend this evening program (6-8:30).
Please sign up to contribute HEALTHY snacks for these children, 73% of whom receive a free or reduced lunch at school based on their families limited income. Click here to sign up.
We look forward to serving our community together throughout this school year!