Our Mission

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!

Family ESL Program

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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


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, 80% 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!

Hilliard Free Lunch Summer Camp for Kids

hcc070516_MG_0158The Hilliard Free Lunch Summer Camp for Kids wrapped up on July 29th after a summer full of nutrition and fun new experiences! A record number 745 children registered for camp this year at our 4 Hilliard lunch sites. Another 180 children at SON Ministries’ sponsored sites.

Children hosted hundreds of guests at their entrepreneurial restaurants, benefited from Junior Achievement lessons, reached their summer reading goals and had tons of fun!

Not only did your program give them healthy meals every day but they openly and lovingly received great experience, fun activities, character building tasks, great memories, new friendships, shoes, school supplies, encouragement and a multitude of limitless kindness that reminds us of the precious love only those who know God can give. – Mother of Program Participants

Follow us on our blog to hear all of our stories of summer!