Ways to Donate

Donate NOW online OR mail a check
to SON Ministries

 By investing in SON Ministries you will be helping provide
programs and resources that help children and their families take steps out of poverty! Partner with us and make a difference in the lives of children and families facing the unique challenges of suburban poverty. Striving TOGETHER for the BEST for our community!

 Did You Know?

  • We turn every dollar YOU donate into $3.65! How? We PRAY and ASK BOLDLY for our neighbors to partner with us by giving us things for free and they do! (Examples: hula hoops, winter coats, kick balls, healthy non-perishable food, physical space/buildings for our programs, their time as volunteers and a whole lot more.)
  • $380 will send 1 child to our Hilliard Free Lunch Summer Camp for Kids program June-August. (Healthy breakfast, lunch and 1/2 day of summer camp)
  • $165 will send 1 child twice a week to our Kids Club for academic support and recreational activities all school year, September – May.

If you haven’t used PayPal before, on the PayPal page, go to the bottom left corner of the page, “Don’t have an account?” Then click on “continue” to create an account. Thank you!




OR Mail a check: (Make it payable to SON Ministries) SON Ministries 2300 Lytham Rd Columbus, OH  43220 

thrivent jpg2If you’re an eligible Thrivent Financial for Lutherans member and haveChoice Dollars® to direct, please keep Serving Our Neighbors (SON) Ministries in mind. For more info or to direct Choice Dollars, call 1-800-847-4836 and state “Thrivent Choice,” or click here: http://bit.ly/XJrPZN.


Volunteer Time

Volunteers are the heart of what helps SON Ministries offer resources and HOPE…a hand up to children and families facing the unique challenges of suburban poverty in our community.  We are grateful for our many volunteers! We use professional services or extra hands during our many events. There is a place for you to volunteer and make a difference in the lives of children and families right here in our community.

Click here to read about the current volunteer needs of our programs and activities.

Be a volunteer today!


Donate Specific Items

Food The following Specific Items are needed for supplies to use for our ongoing work and programs:

  • Gift Cards for Meijer or Walmart to purchase supplies
  • Children’s books
  • Reams of copy paper
  • Office supplies

(Drop off items at the ministry exchange center at UALC The Church at Mill Run, 3500 Mill Run Drive, Hilliard – Please clearly label: SON Ministries. The church is open 8am – 9 pm Sunday through Thursday.)

Also needed are healthy snacks of fresh fruits for our Kids Club program. Please contact us at info@son-ministries.org

Click here for our wish list of current needs.


Link your Kroger Card to SON Ministries

It’s another way you can partner with us. Thank you!

Krogers-PlusSupport SON Ministries
by Shopping at Kroger’s

Do you shop at Kroger’s?  If so, you can help support SON Ministries by selecting SON Ministries as the community beneficiary on your Kroger Plus Card.  This way, Kroger will donate money to SON Ministries every time you shop!  If you have donated in the past, NOTE:  Each year, April 1st, Kroger asks that you ‘re-link’ your card to SON Ministries.

It’s easy to join the community rewards program!  Just do the following steps:

  1. Create an online Kroger account.  You will need your Kroger Plus Card to accomplish this.  (You can get one at the Customer Service Desk at any Kroger’s if you don’t have a card yet.)
  2. Click here to go to the Community Rewards page to begin helping today.
  3. Click on “Create an Account”.
  4. Click on “Enroll Now”. 
  5. Type in Serving Our Neighbors Ministries. Click Search.  
  6. You should see ” Serving Our Neighbors Ministries 84299”.  Click on this and click “Save Changes” at the bottom of the page.  

You are now signed up to support SON Ministries.  SON Ministries thanks you for your continued support every time you purchase items at Kroger’s.  

So far this year (Jan-March 2014), SON Ministries has received over $100.00 from your contributions through your cards.  Thank you!!  

Note: Each year, April 1st, Kroger asks that you ‘re-link’ your card to SON Ministries. So, if you have not re-enrolled since April, please re-enroll!


Use GoodSearch and GoodShop

compressearchGoodSearch is a Yahoo powered search engine which donates a donates a penny to Serving Our Neighbors – SON Ministries (Hilliard, OH) each time you do a search at no additional cost to you. Click here to go to GoodSearch. GoodShop has teamed up with many stores and every time you purchase something, a percentage is donated to SON Ministries! GoodShop also offers our supporters exclusive coupons so you can save money at the same time. It’s win-win. Click here to go to Goodshop. Some Goodshop stores where you may like to search and purchase items:


Join the rest of our community in using these sites to help us easily raise money support SON Ministries’ mission of bringing HOPE to children and families in need.