Month: August 2020

OneSource Center Proud to Support Community Makeover 2020

OneSource Center was proud to once again be a supporter of the annual Community Makeover, coordinated through the Red’s Community Fund  on Thursday, August 6.  The 2020 project, serving the community of Avondale, was scaled back from previous plans due to COVID-19 guidelines.  But, even with the smaller scope, OneSource Center was able to provide access to furnishing from its Shoppers Club including file cabinets and shelving for South Avondale Elementary to help the school prepare for the return of students next month.

Included in the project were interior upgrades to the food pantry and “groom room,” which provides clothes, supplies, changing rooms and other necessities for the nearly 400 students. Exterior work included painting, mulching and installing picnic benches for an outdoor classroom.  Additional volunteers assembled backpacks with school supplies and personal care products. These items are being made available to students and families from both South Avondale Elementary as well as nearby Rockdale Academy.

“OneSource Center was proud to collaborate with the Reds Community Fund,  Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and others during these challenging times to creatively come up with ways to make our community stronger,” said Christie Brown, OneSource Center CEO.  “Nonprofits, schools and government entities are all able to utilize our consulting, training and Shoppers Club resources.  We want to help!”

Pictured are items being unloaded by OneSource Center staff and others at the South Avondale Elementary School that were used in rooms that provide needed supplies to students.

THANK YOU to Dalton Avenue Move Supporters and Friends

“Thank you” doesn’t even touch the gratitude OneSource Center has to the outrageous team of move supporters – businesses, nonprofits and dedicated professionals who believe in our mission and want to help make nonprofits stronger in our region. 

We are officially in our new space at 936 Dalton Avenue!  Check out the transformation in the video below.  Better yet – stop by for a tour and a visit! 

OneSource Center for Nonprofit Excellence is a resource center providing services, products and connections that strengthen the impact of nonprofits serving our region. We want to help!  Contact us today!

Thanks to our incredible move supporters!  
We couldn’t have done this without you!
ABM Industries, BIS, Inc., Cushman & Wakefield, Decal Impressions, Emcor Facilities Services, End Asphalt, GBBN Architects, Inc., Holt and Reichard Inc., Junk King, Loth, Inc., Messer Construction, Photonics, Planes Commercial ServicesQueen City Awning, RCF Group, Thyssenkrupp Elevator, United Mail, Warehouse Equipment & Supplies Co., Larry Williams, Rick Landrum, the OneSource Center Facilities Committee, Volunteer move and paint crew and OneSource Center Board

And thanks for the collaborative assist of nonprofit friends who helped in the transition to this versatile, new space. 
Cincinnati Computer Collaborative, Crayons to Computers, Dohn Community High School, People Working Cooperatively, Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio, St. Vincent de Paul and Cincinnati Community ToolBank.

OneSource Center: 2020 Move to a New Location

Take a 1.5 minute walk through OneSource Center’s move

from Park 42 Drive in Sharonville

to 936 Dalton Avenue in Queensgate

OneSource Center 2019 Impact Document

Community Service Volunteer Opportunities at OneSource Center’s Shoppers Club

In addition to volunteer opportunities in our consulting group, there are also opportunities for community service the OneSource Center Shoppers Club.

Beyond office furniture offerings, the Shoppers Club also features new items in our Marketplace area which go to help nonprofits fill operational needs. Items are obtained from corporate donations, and through shipments from Good 360. (Good 360 is a national nonprofit that channels corporate donations through redistribution partners for nonprofit use. OneSource Center is the only redistribution partner in our region.) Donations of new items come to us by the truckload, and then need to be sorted, priced and displayed.

Volunteers are needed for regular service (i.e. a set day each week, bi-weekly, etc.) but scheduling can also be flexible to accommodate travel, etc.

Pictured above are Beth Wayne (left) and Rose Andriacco, who come for a couple hours weekly, and chose to work together because they enjoyed working as a “team.” Beth, a corporate attorney, said she wanted to have a volunteer opportunity where she could have a “hands on” impact. They both see the work as fulfilling and gratifying as they see how agencies are using the items from our Shoppers Club shelves.

Interested in learning more about this opportunity or have a friend who this might interest? Volunteers wear masks and work within safe, physical distancing guidelines. Contact Connie Hinitz.