Charity Newsies accepting applications

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Charity Newsies, the organization that has been providing children with new school clothes since 1907, will accept applications for the 2014-2105 school year beginning on Aug. 23 and continuing through Oct. 25 at these Columbus Metropolitan Library locations:

Library Dates and Locations:

Saturday, August 23, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Hilltop Library, 511 S. Hague Ave.

Saturday, August 23, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Linden, 2223 Cleveland Avenue

Saturday, September 6, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Karl Road Branch, 5590 Karl Rd.

Saturday, September 6, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Parsons Branch, 845 Parsons Ave.

Saturday, September 13, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Westland, 4740 W. Broad St.

Saturday, September 20, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Driving Park, 1566 E. Livingston Ave.

Saturday, September 27, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. South High Branch, 3540 S. High St.

Saturday, October 4, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Hilliard Library, 4772 Cemetery Rd.

Saturday, October 11, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Whitehall Branch, 4371 E. Broad St.

Saturday, October 18, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Southeast Branch, 3980 S Hamilton Rd, G

Saturday, October 25, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Livingston Branch, 3434 Livingston Ave.

Applications will be accepted at the Charity Newsies headquarters, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 through Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. The Charity Newsies Headquarters is located at 4300 Indianola Ave. Applications will also be accepted on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. September through October.

Eligibility and application requirements:

  • Application must be completed by a parent or legal guardian;
  • Each applicant must live in Franklin County;
  • Verified attendance at a Franklin County K-12 school (public, private, charter or parochial); and
  • A valid photo ID, social security card, and proof of income (a recent pay stub or Human Services Benefit summary)

Upon completion of the application, Charity Newsies volunteers will visit each applicant's home to determine the need of each school-age child. Once the home visit is completed, the applicant will receive a clothing appointment to select a coat, shirts, pants, underwear and socks at the Charity Newsies' Store, located at Charity Newsies' Headquarters.

Learn more about Charity Newsies events and how to get involved at or call 614-263-4300.