Our Story

Our Story

Serving Our Neighbors (SON) Ministries is a faith-based not-for-profit agency that partners with children and families in poverty in Hilliard 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 want to help strengthen families. We mobilize the entire community to love and serve their neighbor which builds a vibrant community based on relationships where both visible and invisible needs are met.

We LISTEN to the needs of the community…

All of our programs have been established in response to expressed needs of those we serve. We know families know best what their needs are.

REALATIONSHIPS are our priority…

Our first priority is forming relationships with those we serve. Every human is unique; their needs, motivations and stories shape what their needs are.

We employ a DIGNITY model of charity…

All of our goods-based programs employ a dignity model of charity, in which families pay a small fee for their goods. This enables families to retain their dignity, while having a true shopping experience.

We are INSPIRED by the unexpected…

We encourage the children and families we work with to be dreamers, we are dream catchers! Our children’s programs are designed to be flexible to the dreams of our children.

We EQUIP the community to serve others…

We were founded on the idea that the best way to help the community is build relationships within the community; we do this by equipping others to serve each other.

Hear Stores from Our Ministry



Kim Emch- Founder and Executive Director


Kathleen Turvy- Manager of Programs


Sarah Florimonte – Development and Communications Associate


Sarah Griffith – Operations Manager


Julie Comer – Programs Assistant