Charity Newsies

4300 Indianola Ave
Columbus OH  43214

Phone: (614) 263-4300

Charity Newsies

Charity Newsies is a Columbus-based non-profit organization dedicated to buying brand new clothing for Franklin County schoolchildren in need. Last school year, Charity Newsies clothed more than 14,800 kids.

It was a blustery, cold day in early December 1907 when a ragged newsboy stood on the corner of Broad and High hawking his papers. "Paper! Get your paper!" he cried. From inside a restaurant, three men watched as people sped by the young boy, barely noticing him.

The gentlemen felt sorry for the lad, so they brought him inside where it was warm and took his papers, crying, "It’s all for charity!" They sold every paper for as much as they could and sent the boy home with more money than he had ever seen.

That same year, on the Sunday before Christmas, 50 businessmen took to the streets with a special edition of the newspaper to sell for charity. They raised $702.42, which they used to buy clothing, food, coal and other necessities for needy families.

More than a century later, the tradition lives on. Every year on the second Saturday of December, more than 700 Charity Newsies take to the streets selling a special edition of the newspaper for any amount people want to give.


To ensure that no child be kept out of school for lack of adequate clothing.

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Founded: 1907

Categories: Charity Organization, Non-Profit Organization




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Past Events

Tackle Pet Hunger 2017

Tackle Pet Hunger 2017
09:00 am - 11/11/2017

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Help us raise 6,000 pounds of food for pets in need! Stop by and donate cat or dog food to benefit organizations focused on keeping pets in their homes and out of...

The Big Give

The Big Give
10:00 am - 10/10/2017

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The BIG GIVE is a 26-hour online giving rally to make a difference through kindness. The Columbus Foundation, its family of donors, and community and corporate partners...

Charity Happy Hour

Charity Happy Hour
06:00 pm - 08/23/2017

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Charity Newsies' own Chuck Rundio IV and Pat Conley will be the guest bartenders at this Hills Market's Charity Happy Hour! $1.00 from every one of Hills Own Large...

Dine 'N Donate Day at Rusty Bucket to benefit Charity Newsies

Dine 'N Donate Day at Rusty Bucket to benefit Charity Newsies
11:00 am - 08/08/2017

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Not like you need another reason to visit your neighborhood Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern but we are giving you one! Have lunch and/or dinner at any of the...

2nd Charity Golf Outing for Education

2nd Charity Golf Outing for Education
11:00 am - 05/22/2017

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York Golf Club is again hosting a charity scramble golf outing Monday afternoon, May 22, 2017. The Newises are one of three designated recipients, along with the...

Community Touch-A-Truck

Community Touch-A-Truck
10:00 am - 04/15/2017

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The Community Touch-A-Truck at Charity Newsies will give children the opportunity to see wheeled vehicles of all kind including a Columbus Fire Truck, SWAT car,...

Spring Sprout Swap - We will see you there!

Spring Sprout Swap - We will see you there!
09:00 am - 04/08/2017

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Semi-annual Sprout Swap, hosted by Cloth Diaper Connection. Come buy or sell gently used cloth diapers, baby carriers, nursing gear, and accessories. Visit sproutswap.com/...

Spring Sprout Swap

Spring Sprout Swap
09:00 am - 04/08/2017

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Semi-annual Sprout Swap, hosted by Cloth Diaper Connection. Come buy or sell gently used cloth diapers, baby carriers, nursing gear, and accessories. Visit sproutswap.com/...

Charity Newsies' Pancake Breakfast

Charity Newsies' Pancake Breakfast
08:00 am - 03/04/2017

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You will flip over this fun event with Chris Cakes (the Pancake Flipper!) with delicious pancakes, sausage, coffee and orange juice along with games and activities...

Joe Dunlap at York Golf Club

Joe Dunlap at York Golf Club
06:00 pm - 12/07/2016

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$35 per person (includes one guest) Checks payable to CHARITY NEWSIES (Additional amounts gratefully accepted!!) Net proceeds benefit CHARITY NEWSIES in their 110th...

Spring Sprout Swap

Spring Sprout Swap
09:00 am - 04/09/2016

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Charity Newsies Pancake Breakfast

Charity Newsies Pancake Breakfast
09:00 am - 03/05/2016

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$10/adults, $5/children 12 and under (100% goes towards providing Franklin Co. children with NEW school clothes) Did you know that the record for the Most Pancakes...

Winter Accessories Drive hosted by Marvel Universe Live! and Charity Newsies

Winter Accessories Drive hosted by Marvel Universe Live! and Charity Newsies
10:00 am - 12/05/2015

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Winter Accessories Drive for Local Children at Charity Newies, Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 am- Noon, 4300 Indianola Ave. See Marvel Universe LIVE! for free while providing...

Fall 2015 Sprout Swap

Fall 2015 Sprout Swap
09:00 am - 10/10/2015

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Looking for a place to sell your cloth diapers, baby carriers, maternity clothes and more? Looking for gently used baby items to buy? Make plans to attend the FALL...

Hills Market Charity Happy Hour

Hills Market Charity Happy Hour
10:00 pm - 05/13/2015

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This Wednesday from 6-8 join Chuck Rundio and Shaun Wickham at The Hills Market for Charity Happy Hour. You can help the cause by stopping in for wine, beer and...

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