Giving Back: #DCSgivesback

During the holiday season, we want to share information with our community about all of the great things students and staff do. To keep track of all of the great things, we asked our staff members to use the hashtag #DCSgivesback when tweeting about their giving!




The DCHS Guidance office is working with Welcome House to sponsor a family in need to provide them with gifts for this holiday season.

The DCHS Main Office is supporting this year’s Firefighters 4 Kids toy drive by purchasing bikes for children in need this holiday season.  

Spanish 2  and 3 classes with Mrs. Curtis are once again partnering with to lend money and create more opportunities to better the lives of those in Latin America. 

Broadcast and Video Production Classes are collecting money for Dublin Special Olympics.  They held a Bowl-a-Thon.  

Coffman Drama Club Participated in “Trick or Treat so Kids Can Eat” on Halloween.  They collected hundreds of pounds of food on Dublin Doorsteps for the local food pantry.  Part of a national effort by thespian troupes who get over a quarter-million pounds of food to local food pantries each year.

Coffman Medical Club has organized an American Red Cross fall blood drive.  Every day, blood donors are helping patients of all ages; accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer.  

Freshman Student Council organized a “Blue Out” and tailgate for a Coffman basketball game and donated funds raised to the Autism Society of Central Ohio.  

Coffman Key Club

Red Kettle Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army, Friday 12/6 from 4-8 @ the Kroger on Perimeter Dr (7100 Hospital Drive) location. 

Collecting new toys to be donated to Toys for Tots

Collecting gently used or new coats, hats, and gloves for Welcome Warehouse. 

Coffman Library Workers, Student Council and Freshmen Houses with Mrs. Hitsman are working in partnership with the African Library Project to collect 1000 books for a rural primary school in Botswana, South African to start a small library. Together we are making a difference for children across the globe.  

Coffman Student Council will be caroling in the neighborhoods to collect donations to support DublinThon and Nationwide Children’s Pediatric Cancer. Students are also volunteering with the Salvation Army in their Christmas Cheer event to provide food and toys to over 6,000 needy families in the greater Columbus area.

Coffman Interact Club- Fundraiser for UNICEF raised $2,000. Club members participated in “Trick or Treat so Kids Can Eat” and donated all the can goods to the Dublin Food Pantry. The club will be making dog biscuits in December for Canine Companions for Independence (service dogs for people with handicap conditions and wounded warriors).Interacter’s will also be participating in the “Bell ringing for the Salvation Army on December 21st 8-4 at the Dublin Kroger. 


Students in the SLC at Jerome are filling Christmas Shoeboxes for children in need.

Jerome Student Council members will be making “Santa” phone calls to young children around the community.

This month, Jerome's Key Club will be hosting a toy drive for teens at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Students can bring in new toys to boxes in their homerooms from Monday, December 9th to Friday, December 13th.

Some English classes are having a book drive for Children's Hospital in hopes of sharing the joy of reading and giving patients the gift of getting lost in a good book.



Dublin Scioto Students served their community well last night.  They went trick or treating in the cold and wind for canned goods and filled our Dublin Food Pantry with over 5,225 pounds of canned goods.  They also collected over $250 for the pantry.  


Operation Joy! Interact Club will be collecting any toys/games ages infant-12 years old for military families.


Principal’s Advisory has started a food drive for Thanksgiving that will benefit the kids at Scioto who may need food over the holidays.  Kids who need the extra help are encouraged to stop by and pick up a bag of 10-12 items for over the break. Kids may also pick up a bag for a friend who might need it or a neighbor who they believe would benefit from this.  We will keep any leftovers and do the same thing for Christmas and then donate to the Dublin food pantry any leftovers.


Senate kids continue to sell hot chocolate on Fridays, as they raise money for DublinThon.  

Scioto Cheerleaders are partnering with Cap City Diner for the Blessings in a Backpack program supporting students at Daniel Wright Elementary.  All enrolled in the program will receive a gift as well as food.

Emerald Campus

Dublin IB is partnering with We Help Two for a global and local service project!

Through the Socks for Clubfoot program, Dublin IB is selling packs of “Funky” socks (3/$10) to raise funds to correct clubfoot in babies around the world.  The goal is to sell 120 packs of socks to provide Clubfoot corrective services from start to finish (a four year process) for 2 children. Also, for each pack sold, Dublin IB will be given a pair of warm socks to donate to Star House, a local community organization. Link to purchase socks:

IB Spanish year 2 students have been doing volunteering at a local retirement community spending time with an ederly Spanish speaking man who doesn't have many visitors.   


6th grade: 

Students will be collecting pop tabs to donate to the Ronald McDonald House.  Thousands of dollars are generated each year from pop tab donations in order to help support the families of children who are seriously ill.  

Students will also be coloring pictures to donate to the Color A Smile organization.  Cheerful drawings are distributed throughout the year to senior citizens, troops overseas, and anyone in need of a smile.  

7th grade:

Making fleece blankets for Columbus Oncology and Hematology

Decorating placemats for Faith Mission Homeless Shelter

Writing notes of thanks to former teachers and others who have impacted us

Collaborative mural for Davis that celebrates each student as an individual and a valuable member of our community

8th grade:

Students will be supporting St. John's Largest Table and The Open Shelter again this year.  Students will be packing 200 sack lunches for The Open Shelter. A group of around 20 students will be going to St. John's to help prepare and serve a community lunch at The Largest Table.  Many of the participants are homeless or marginally housed.  

Eighth grade houses are collecting hats, scarves, gloves and toiletries to donate to Smoky Row Food Pantry.


JTI is hosting a food drive to benefit Dublin Food Pantry and The Bridge.

Participating in 3rd and Goal Foundation coat drive for Veterans.

7th grade teams are adopting 2 families.

Office staff member donated a car to Dublin Bridges

The 6th grade social studies students sponsored a paperback book drive to benefit Veterans.


Staff give back: Sixth Grade teachers and related arts: Bringing in toys for “Toys for Tots”; Seventh Grade teachers and related arts: Collecting money to donate to Dublin Bridges; Eighth Grader Teachers and related arts and office staff: donating items to Star House and Huckleberry House, two organizations in Columbus that benefit homeless teens.

Our Student Council and Junior Teen Institute members are also giving back.


WHEN:  We will be collecting these items from November 1 - 13

WHAT:  The Junior Teen Institute and the Student Council will be collecting new and gently used hats, gloves, and mittens for homeless and needy families for the holidays. Items may be adult and children's sizes.

WHERE:  A box will be placed in Mrs. Beekman’s room, 232.

WHY:  Because in central Ohio some families need help staying warm this winter.  We are blessed and have the opportunity to make an impact in someone’s life.  Other families are forced to live in tent camps and have no access to these items.  Please take some time to bring in something to help these families; every little bit helps.  We can make a difference!!!

 Please encourage family and friends to help us make a difference!

**We will be taking these items to Mr. Snyder, Assistant Principal of Davis Middle School. He will make sure they make it to needy families in the area through the MoMM foundation. **

KMS Choir 

Caroling for Cans on 12/4 from 6-8 pm.  Karrer Choir students in grades 6, 7, and 8 sang “door to door” through the neighborhood nearest Karrer, requesting donations for the Dublin Food Pantry as an act of service.  They collected 631 cans in just one evening!

Buckeye Clinic of South Sudan:
Mr. Bol B. Aweng, one of the "Lost Boys of Sudan", spoke to all Karrer students and staff in October, sharing his inspiring story of overcoming tremendous odds as a refugee. As a part of Mr. Aweng's message, he spoke about giving back, and the amazing work he has begun through The Buckeye Clinic, a clinic in South Sudan that he co-founded for the continued health care of mothers and children of this region to receive proper health care. 

As a way of extending our aid to this effort, and continuing our school wide goals of Respect, Responsibility, Kindness and Leadership, Karrer hosted an optional "Hat Day" for all students to raise money for the clinic.   Any student or staff who wished to wear a hat for the day was asked to donate a minimum donation of $1.00. All money donated will be given to the Buckeye Clinic for future programming, supplies and staff wages. Karrer staff also took part in this donation process, donating money to wear jeans for the day, in addition to partaking in the hat day.   We raised $897.00, with 100% of the money going to support the children and mothers who visit this clinic with much needed medical care. 

Honor Flight

As a part of their leadership initiative, the eighth grade students (organized by Social Studies teacher Katie Albert) raised and donated $2,000 to Honor Flight, sponsoring four veterans to visit Washington DC in October.  One of the veterans that went on the 11/9/19 trip was able to visit our school for our Veteran’s Day assembly, and speak to the entire student body about what the trip had meant to him.

Senior Star Assisted Living
Sixth grade students were able to visit Senior Star in the fall, as a part of an on-going partnership with the residents.  While there, they performed poetry created in Language Arts class, made craft, and helped to wash a truck with residents in the Alzheimer’s unit on the property. Plans to go again in the spring are forming. 


Sells Middle School has been busy spreading kindness throughout the community over the last few months.  

In October the Jr. Key Club organized a sock collection during “SOCKTOBER.”  They collected over 300 new pairs of socks for the Welcome Warehouse and the School Rocks Party Box. 

The Jr. Key Club put together toiletry kits to be given to local Columbus City Schools elementary students.

A food drive also organized by Jr. Key Club will take place in December for the Dublin Food Pantry.

The 8th grade choir is going to Danbury Senior Living on December 13 to sing for the residents.  They will be giving out 110 holiday cards that the Sells Jr. Key Club addressed to residents. The choir also collected art supplies to donate to the Memory Unit (colored pencils, crayons, markers and coloring books).

Sells 7th grade students created activity books for children at Children's Hospital.  They designed the cover and created a letter about themselves so the child receiving the activity book will know who made it for them.  This is all part of our "Butterfly Effect" Character Education where we practice being caring towards our school, home and community. 

Sells 6th Grade will hold a fundraiser to support the Buckeye Clinic of South Sudan.  Students and staff donate a dollar to wear a hat on the day before Thanksgiving break.  


Bailey is participating in the 11th annual DSA Food and Toy Drive in conjunction with our PTO. Food items will be donated to the Dublin Food Pantry and Toys will be donated to the Washington Township Fire Dept.

4th & 5th grade students are hosting a lemonade stand with proceeds going to both the Seeds of Caring and DSACO (Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio).

5th Grade Service Project - making lunches for the Open Shelter in downtown Columbus


Both Chapman staff and PTO (separately) adopt families through Welcome Warehouse’s Adopt a Family holiday program. 

We collected over 250 pairs of socks for the month of October for Kid President’s annual ‘Socktober’ drive and donated to local organizations that help people in need.

Our 5th graders collected over $400 for UNICEF during the month of October.

Coloring Book Drive During the month of November, organized by a 5th grade student. Donations will go to Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House.

Our 5th graders host a schoolwide “Mini Mall” in December where they create and sell crafts. All of the money raised goes towards several local charities. The Fifth Grade Mini Mall is on Tuesday, December 17th from 10:20-12:30 and 1:30-3:20. On Wednesday, December 18th we are open from 10:20-12:30 and 1:30-2:30. 

Our 3rd graders sell “Lucky Grams” in March and all the money raised goes towards local charities.

Deer Run

We are doing spirit days along with the DSA food drive all week. We anticipate exceeding our 1700 items collected last year. Our second grade team is leading this drive.

December: Each class is making fleece blanket for RMH 

We are doing a collection for swiffer supplies and wipes for RMH

We are also doing a year round pop tab collection

We are providing family snack packs for RMH families.  These are packs that are kept in the house for families to take with them to the hospital when they go for the day.

Glacier Ridge

Operation Kids for Troops - Glacier Ridge students collected and packed supplies for troops overseas.  With the donations from Glacier Ridge families, we were able to pack 26 boxes that will be sent to troops in Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Iraq.   

DSA Toy Drive 

Holiday Post Office - The fifth grade students design postage stamps and sell them here in the building. They operate a post office where they sort and deliver kindness letters from students and staff to other students and staff.  The proceeds generated will be donated to local charities.

Celebration of Giving -  Students and families purchase and wrap gifts for multiple families through the Adopt a Family program. The gifts are presented along with the Post Office donation at the Celebration of Giving assembly on the last day of school before the holiday break.

Indian Run 

Harvest of Hope (food collection)

Harvest of Hope (mittens, hats, gloves, etc.)

Food drive for Dublin Food Pantry (4th grade)

Coat drive

DSA Toy Drive

Grow 2 Serve Garden

Scholastic Pajama Drive-- students in 4th and 5th donate pajamas (and Scholastic donates books) to at-risk students.  

Welcome Warehouse coat and hat drive

Olde Sawmill 

Olde Sawmill is participating in the 11th annual DSA Food and Toy Drive in conjunction with our PTO. 

Food items will be donated to the Dublin Food Pantry and Toys will be donated to the Washington Township Fire Dept.

February-Pint Size Heroes Blood Drive

Collected socks and gloves for Brady Quin’s 3rd and Goal Foundation to benefit homeless veterans

Penny Harvest Penny War to increase donations for student-selected causes 

Lost and Found to Welcome Warehouse (quarterly)


Halloween Costume Donation for Girl Scouts (Fall 2019)

DSA Food and Toy Drive (Fall 2019)

The Crayon Initiative (Fall 2019) - donating broken crayons to organization that will create new ones for children in hospitals around the US

Welcome Warehouse is adopting over 20 of our families through Adopt-a-family (Winter 2019)

Pint Size Heroes Blood Drive (Spring 2020)

Lost & Found donation to Welcome Warehouse (8x per year)


1,700 canned food items collected during the district wide canned food drive for Dublin Food Pantry 

Riverside staff volunteered at Harvest for Hope to setup the Thanksgiving shopping for community members in need

Hats for Heroes - students wore a hat to school and raised over $200 to be donated to Third and Goal for the Holiday adopt a Hero program  

The Riverside staff adopted for the holidays and purchased Christmas gifts for the family 

Scottish Corners

All SCE students in grades 1-5 and staff partnering with local organization - My Very Own Blanket  to make a blanket to send to children in foster care. This learning happens in our school-wide PACKS (Grade 1-5 family groups) and was developed out of work that came from our 4th grade students

SCE has a giving tree - coats, gloves, hats, scarves for Welcome Warehouse

DDSA Toy and Food Drive

Staff donations to Dublin Food Pantry

SCE staff gather together in December to bake cookies to deliver to local businesses

SCE families donated over 1,000 canned/boxed goods in November for Veterans Day through partnership with 3rd & Goal Foundation


Produce donations to Dublin food pantry through the Thomas Garden harvest

“One Warm Coat” Drive- October 2019

Partnered with Brady Quin’s 3rd and Goal Foundation, sending cards and letters of appreciation to veterans

DSA Toy Drive and Food Drive

Staff donations to Dublin Food Pantry

February Pint Size Heroes Blood Drive through the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society


Multiple staff members adopting families through varying organizations including adopt-a-family through Welcome Warehouse

Book drive to support K-12 Education in Sierra Leone

DSA Toy Drive

Produce donations to Dublin food pantry through the DWE Community Garden harvest

Spring Pint Size Heroes Blood Drive through the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Collaborating with many organizations this holiday season:

Welcome Warehouse is adopting over 30 of our families through Adopt-a-family

Vineyard Church Sawmill donated over 20 Thanksgiving meals to our families

Linworth church is adopting 1 family

NW United Methodist Church is adopting 2 families this holiday season

Bethel Presbyterian- Adopting 5 families through cards of hope

15 of our students will be participating in the Shop with a Cop program through the Ohio State Patrol and Dublin Police Force

Dublin Senior’s group adopted five of our students for the holidays


Wyandot will be ‘adopting’ and donating  Thanksgiving meals for friends at Conger Elementary in Delaware 

Wyandot held a coat drive collecting coats, hats, mittens and scarves for Welcome Warehouse

Central Office
The Central Office staff adopted a family and donated gifts and gift cards to a family in need. 
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