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!

The Good Tidings Christmas Store

The Good Tidings Christmas Store is a dignity-filled store in which families facing suburban poverty purchase toys for their children at drastically reduced prices. December 4th-December 9th.

Join us this Christmas season by volunteering or donating gifts!


CLICK HERE to Sign-Up to Volunteer


Family ESL Program

The Family ESL Program is a full family educational program where each family member is taking steps out of poverty through education! Children (3 months-8th grade) receive early literacy elements, 3rd grade reading support, academic support and recreational programming. Parents and grandparents study in ESL (English as a Second Language) classes. Job readiness is also provided. Registration for the Family ESL Program is October 5th, starting at 6pm at UALC The Church at Mill Run, 3500 Mill Run Drive, Hilliard, OH 43026.

Volunteer Opportunities

Adult volunteers are needed to work with both children and adults at the Family ESL Program including in the early childhood rooms, academic support, recreation and adult class aides. Families with school-aged children (K-12) are welcome to volunteer together.

If you are a NEW Volunteer, please follow the three steps below:

  1. Complete Volunteer Profile
  2. Complete Background Check
  3. Sign-up for Volunteer Orientation 

If you are a RETURNING Volunteer, please follow the steps below:

  1. Complete Volunteer Profile (if you have not done so already)
  2. Select Volunteer Dates

Snack Angels Needed

“Snack Angels” are individuals or groups who donate a light meal for all of the children attending the Family ESL Program nightly. For more information, please CLICK HERE.

Opportunity for Teens 9th- 12th Grade

Teen Interns enthusiastically engage with and build relationships with the children, consistently act as a mentor and role model.  The majority of Teen Interns will assist the staff with activities including: arts/crafts, academic enrichment, board games, and indoor and outdoor recreation.  Based on interest and demonstrated maturity, a teen may be assigned to provide academic support to school aged children or care for babies and young children.

Teen Intern Information and Application

Sign up for Teen Intern Orientation HERE