We can be Heroes
PrimaryOne Health

PrimaryOne Health

Kindness is defined by providing support and equitable service to culturally diverse communities with an open mind and heart. Our team continuously works to break down barriers to healthcare that our communities face every day.

Highland Youth Garden
Highland Youth Garden

Kaleidoscope Youth Center

We believe in the humanity, dignity, and belonging for each and every person; and we are committed to providing supportive and collaborative services that acknowledge that people are the experts in their own lives.

Kaleidoscope Youth Center
Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

What motivates our staff and leadership is helping children achieve their dreams through educating and advocating for pediatricians. Keeping our mission top of mind allows our team to amplify kindness and care to each other, our members, and the community.

Highland Youth Garden

Service Relief Effort for Hospitality Industry

We empower workers through education, training and financial relief. We seek to break the cycle of financial insecurity and create equity in the hospitality industry workforce.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Ohio

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Ohio

Our team is driven by a deep sense of our mission to enable all young people to reach their full potential. This commitment creates a genuine desire to impact and improve the lives of youth in central Ohio every day, ultimately contributing to a brighter future for the entire community.

Highland Youth Garden
Highland Youth Garden

IMPACT Community Action

Our team empowers individuals to regain stability and rebuild their lives with dignity and purpose. IMPACT creates a ripple effect, spreading positivity and hope.

IMPACT Community Action
Greenleaf Job Training Services

Greenleaf Job Training Services

Greenleaf’s team believes everyone has value in the workplace no matter where they’ve been, where they want to go, or what challenges they face. We believe that opening minds can change lives. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive community through opportunities for people with disabilities in the workforce and we hope to inspire others to spread this vision.

Highland Youth Garden
Highland Youth Garden

National Church Residences

Kindness, for us, means treating every individual with dignity, respect, and empathy. It involves an unwavering dedication to enhancing the well-being of seniors and vulnerable populations through supportive care, respect, and inclusivity.

National Church Residences
BirdieLight

BirdieLight

We are a physician-led educational initiative with a mission to save lives from accidental fentanyl ingestion. This is the greatest public health crisis for this generation. We come to students with kindness, meeting each student where they are.

Highland Youth Garden
Highland Youth Garden

See Kids Dream

We are driven by our mission to equip youth with the skills, motivation, and confidence to make our world a better place. We amplify kindness through service-learning and empowering and investing in youth leadership.

See Kids Dream
Jewish Family Services

Jewish Family Services

We honor the inherent value of each human being. Our team supports people facing life’s challenges, treating them with dignity and ‘chesed’–acts of loving kindness. By empowering people to achieve independence, stability, and emotional wellness, we inspire them to spread chesed across the community.

Highland Youth Garden
Highland Youth Garden

Charity Newsies

Our team loves the children we serve, the families we support, and the volunteers and staff we celebrate every day. We strive to bring families a sense of ease and peace knowing that having clothing for their kids is one less thing they have to worry about for school.

Charity Newsies
Girls on the Run of Central Ohio

Girls on the Run of Central Ohio

At Girls on the Run, we embrace our differences and find strength in our connectedness. We encourage girls to express joy, positivity and optimism in our thoughts, actions and words.

Highland Youth Garden
Highland Youth Garden

St. Vincent Family Services

Inclusivity, humility, and passion are core values that embody the spirit of kindness. We treat each child and family with respect, showing up when, where, and how they need us to every day. That spirit drives our work each day.

St. Vincent Family Services

Columbus Works, Inc.

Our team is driven by the belief that every neighbor in our community has value, talent, creativity, and the potential to be and do something great.

Highland Youth Garden
Highland Youth Garden

American Red Cross

Kindness is alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies through the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Flying Horse Farms

Flying Horse Farms

Kindness is celebrating what makes every individual special, building a community where everyone has a shared sense of belonging. It’s seeing the best in each other. It’s believing “fearless is free” and empowering others to embrace it too.

Highland Youth Garden
Highland Youth Garden

OhioGuidestone

With compassion and respect, OhioGuidestone helps people across the lifespan navigate the most difficult times of their lives. We focus on the needs of the whole person, empowering them to take steps towards a healthier future.

OhioGuidestone

Healthy New Albany

Our team is driven by the shared mission to make our community a healthier and happier place to live. By promoting wellness, learning, and connection, we believe we can unify our community.

Highland Youth Garden
Highland Youth Garden

Broad Street Neighborhood Outreach

We amplify kindness through our actions, by welcoming all, honoring each individual as the unique and complete person they are, modeling respect and dignity through all our encounters and doing our part to provide healthy food and stable housing.

Broad Street Neighborhood Outreach

The P.E.E.R. Center

The P.E.E.R. Center team knows the struggles and isolation that can occur for those experiencing mental illness, addictions and trauma, because we’ve all been there ourselves. We have been fortunate to find recovery, and we are driven to support others by providing hope that recovery is possible.

Highland Youth Garden
Highland Youth Garden

Directions for Youth & Families

Kindness is recognizing that people are confronted with challenges every day and many are addressing those challenges in silence. Kindness is joining with them and carrying them when they can no longer carry themselves.

Directions for Youth & Families

Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center

Our volunteers are the real life heroes! When folks see the passion and dedication that our volunteers have, it motivates others to join the mission and inspires our staff members. Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resource Center volunteers create a ripple effect of kindness throughout our community!

Highland Youth Garden
Highland Youth Garden

The RISE Center

Our team is driven by the opportunity to inspire our residents to dream, to walk alongside them as they pursue their dreams, and to celebrate with them when their dreams are realized.

The RISE Center
CompDrug

CompDrug

Kindness is welcoming people wherever they are, bringing your authentic self to serve and considering the needs of others. We treat every person with respect, empathy, consideration and authenticity. We inspire others by encouraging collaboration and fostering ties in the community.

Highland Youth Garden
Highland Youth Garden

Mental Health America of Ohio

MHAOhio is deeply committed to fostering positive change through compassion, empathy, and a sincere desire to enhance the well-being of those around us. We acknowledge and deeply appreciate the resilient efforts of individuals and families confronting mental health challenges.

Mental Health America of Ohio
Freedom a la Cart

Freedom a la Cart

The team at Freedom a la Cart is driven by the incredible community of survivors of human trafficking that we have the privilege to serve. Our team is inspired and motivated everyday by walking alongside survivors as they overcome extreme barriers and reach self sufficiency.

Highland Youth Garden
Highland Youth Garden

Maryhaven

Our driving force is our love and care for our clients and community. We join in on tough conversations to find solutions. We all can play a role in making our community a better place to call home.

Maryhaven
Star House

Star House

At the heart of our mission lies the profound belief that compassion and dignity have the power to mend broken spirits and ignite resilience. Every interaction with our guests is infused with a spirit of selflessness, embodying our organization’s definition of kindness.

Highland Youth Garden
Highland Youth Garden

YMCA of Central Ohio

Our teams share one common goal: build strong communities where all people reach their full potential. Driven by commitments to youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, our team strives to build a better community for us all.

YMCA of Central Ohio
Community Refugee & Immigration Services

Community Refugee & Immigration Services

We consider kindness to be synonymous with “Welcome!” in all of the beautiful ways it can be said and shown: a smiling face and a handmade poster at the airport, a warm meal for a just-arrived refugee family, an hour of English conversation, a ride to the grocery store, and so much more.

Highland Youth Garden
Highland Youth Garden

The Reeb Center

Our team is driven by a deep-seated passion for serving others and a profound sense of responsibility to our South Side neighbors. Every day, we witness firsthand the challenges faced by our neighbors, and it fuels our determination to make a positive difference.

International Cultural and Relief Association

Our team is passionate about the work they do and they go over and beyond to accomplish the task. We define kindness as being compassionate, understanding, and empathetic.

Highland Youth Garden
Highland Youth Garden

Jefferson Avenue Center

By providing two dozen nonprofits with affordable offices in charming historic buildings, we empower community heroes, supporting the work that directly impacts individuals and local communities.

Jefferson Avenue Center
Lutheran Social Services

Lutheran Social Services

At LSS, we believe that kindness is serving others unconditionally and with dignity and respect. We believe that every life is important, and each person deserves to have their basic needs met. People join the LSS team because they believe in our mission of creating a better world by serving people in need.

Highland Youth Garden
Highland Youth Garden

South Side Thrive Collaborative

Everyone deserves to live a life of dignity. One where each person can realize their aspirations. We are committed to working with our network of community partners to uplift Columbus’ South Side.

South Side Thrive Collaborative
Columbus Early Learning Centers

Columbus Early Learning Centers

Our early education teachers are heroes who want to offer stability and nurturing to ensure our city’s young children reach their amazing potential. These heroes support parents and caregivers by setting up the entire family for success.

Highland Youth Garden
Highland Youth Garden

Highland Youth Garden

Our free Garden Market is the center of our community where neighbors share recipes with each other while stocking up on fresh produce. Some are inspired to bring contributions such as eggs from backyard chickens or spider plant babies, widening the circle of neighborly sharing.

Highland Youth Garden
ARC Industries, Inc.

ARC Industries, Inc.

Kindness is the inclusion of individuals of all abilities in the communities where we live, work, and socially engage. ARC strives to amplify kindness by ensuring that everyone who receives our services is regarded as a vital part of our community.

ARC Industries, Inc.

Action for Children

The Action for Children team is driven by a deep commitment to transforming children’s lives through support, empowerment, and advocacy, for parents, caregivers, and early childhood educators. We strive to create a brighter future for every child in our community.

Action for Children
Godman Guild Association

Godman Guild Association

At Godman Guild, kindness is defined by our commitment to compassion and service to individuals and families in need. It involves providing support, resources, and opportunities for personal and collective growth, fostering an inclusive and supportive environment, and promoting positive social impact through our programs and initiatives. Kindness drives us to uplift and empower others, creating a more equitable and compassionate society for all.

Godman Guild Association
KIPP Columbus

KIPP Columbus

We amplify kindness by welcoming our KIPPsters with unyielding acceptance – we want them to feel secure and known at their seats at the table. We strive to inspire students to be engaged citizens that positively affect their communities. Our goal is to grow heroes from K through 12 and beyond.

KIPP Columbus
Goodwill Columbus

Goodwill Columbus

At Goodwill Columbus, kindness is defined as opportunity. Our vision is a world where all individuals are embraced as valued and dignified members of our community.

Goodwill Columbus
Legal Aid of Southeast and Central Ohio

Legal Aid of Southeast and Central Ohio

We amplify kindness by engaging hundreds of volunteers to help their neighbors solve their civil legal problems. Our volunteers stop evictions by representing tenants in court, give seniors peace of mind by drafting wills, and help people receive a fresh start by sealing old criminal records.

Legal Aid of Southeast and Central Ohio
Community Housing Network, Inc.

Community Housing Network, Inc.

We start with housing because it fulfills a basic human need that then allows us to address other needs and focus on helping residents achieve their individual goals. It’s about creating inclusive communities through empathetic actions.

Community Housing Network, Inc.
Riverview International Center

Riverview International Center

Our vision is that all New Americans are welcomed and empowered to thrive in the United States. When we achieve that, our community will be a better place for all of us.

Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, Inc.

Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, Inc.

Our team is driven by our compassion, dedication, and commitment to improving wellbeing for all. We believe everyone is capable of learning, growing, and healing. Our goal is to help individuals find strength and inspiration within themselves so that they too can be everyday community heroes.

Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, Inc.

Green Columbus

We define kindness as being a steward for yourself, your community, and our collective wellbeing. By keeping our communities green, safe, and beautiful for all, we create lasting pride associated with our neighbors and spaces.

Green Columbus
Sanctuary Night

Sanctuary Night

We believe that no matter what people have done, they deserve to be met with kindness. By doing so, we inspire others to do the same!

Creative Housing | Creative Renovations

We strive to make a positive impact by volunteering in the community and advocating for vulnerable populations.

Creative Housing | Creative Renovations
Besa

Besa

We believe in the power of volunteerism to make Columbus a kinder, more connected city. Every day, we build meaningful volunteer experiences where community members are able to be heroes and spread kindness.

Besa
Cristo Rey Columbus High School

Cristo Rey Columbus High School

We welcome all students and recognize the dignity of all people.

Seeds of Caring

Seeds of Caring

To us, the kids we work with every day are the true “kindness superheroes.” Seeing them “get it” and realize they are never too young to make a difference is enough to drive our team!

Huckleberry House

Huckleberry House

At the heart of it all is our compassionate staff who care deeply about the safety and well-being of those we serve and to our mission of ensuring all young people have access to safe and stable housing. Huckleberry House believes there is hope in every young person’s story.

Huckleberry House
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New Directions Career Center

We believe in the power of women supporting each other. At New Directions, our aim is to offer support and kindness, and to build confidence among women.

Netcare Access

Netcare Access encourages a respectful and inclusive community that values diversity and inspires a sense of collective responsibility and heroism in addressing mental health challenges

Netcare
Worthington Resource Pantry

Worthington Resource Pantry

Our passion for ensuring every person in our community has access to fresh, healthy food every day is what drives our team to be heroes in our community. Our volunteers make this work possible – they do the hard work of ensuring the best quality foods are on our shelves.

Worthington Resource Pantry

YWCA Columbus

We show up each day to serve hundreds of families and women in our community, providing housing, meals, and more. Kindness is the way we respond to and center the needs of marginalized communities in Central Ohio.

Our Helpers

Our Helpers

Our Helpers defines kindness through our commitment to assist immigrant and refugee families in transitioning from mere survival to thriving within their communities. Our team amplifies kindness by taking the success of every immigrant and refugee family in Central Ohio personally. We can only count success if all of us are succeeding!

Ohio Association of Foodbanks

Ohio Association of Foodbanks

Kindness means extending resources, knowledge, time, thoughtfulness, compassion, grace, and goodwill toward people within and beyond your community, because we are each better when our neighbor is cared for, safe, and stable.

Ohio Association of Foodbanks

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