Go & Tell

Monday nights in summer  at 6:30- Various locations in louisville

Hamburgers
free
Come have a quick dinner with us.
sides
free
Varies
Hot dogs
free
Grilled hotdogs are the best. Come grab a snack.
Chips
free
Community Clothes Closet
Our Community Clothes Closet is open the first Monday of the month from 11:00 - 3:00 to everyone. Diapers are also distributed during this time. Private appointments are available by calling the church office at 330-875-1673. It's all free.
(If the first Monday falls on or just before a holiday, the Closet will be open on the 2nd Monday.)
Open dates for 2024: January 8, February 5, March 4, April 8, May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, Sep. 9, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, and Dec. 2.

Donations of clean, gently used, ready to wear clothing are accepted at the church weekdays from 9:00 to 2:30. Just pull up to the carport to drop off. Evening drop appointments can be made by calling the number above. Tax donation forms are available if requested.

emergency food pantry

Food for those in our community experiencing emergency need. We offer basic necessities for a few days worth of meals. May only be accessed 2 times per year. Call the church office for an appointment at 330-875-1673 to pick up or donate. 
Heart of Ohio Diaper Bank - Distribution Partner

Who We Are: Heart of Ohio Diaper Bank

The diapers provided by the Heart of Ohio Diaper Bank offer needed emotional and financial stress relief for babies and families; allowing parents to focus on raising happy, healthy kids. 
Many families must decide whether to purchase basic essential needs or diapers.  Without diapers, babies cannot go to childcare or participate in early childhood education. Without childcare, many parents cannot go to work or school. When babies are uncomfortable, they cry more  which often leads to tension in the home and less nurturing.  
  • DIAPERS DISTRIBUTED TO DATE: 846,213
  • WIPES DISTRIBUTED TO DATE: 4,500
  • NUMBER OF COMMUNITY DISTRIBUTION PARTNERS: 23

What We Do: distribution partner

Heart of Ohio Diaper Bank distributes diapers and period products through these Community Partners:
The Heart of Ohio Diaper Bank collects diapers and distributes them through agency partners.
We limit duplication of services, reduce administration expenses and work collaboratively to solve a basic human need at the community level with food banks, social service agencies, and faith-based organizations.
More importantly, we strengthen the programming of our partners allowing them to make diapers and period products available to their families. If struggling families need diapers and period products, they often have other needs as well, which are best addressed through our partner agencies and their full continuum of care.

What's Different

1 in 3 American families report experiencing diaper need.
Babies need an average of 8 to 10 diapers a day costing $85 or more per month. Many families in need of diapers are working parents, but low-income jobs don’t always cover basic needs.
No state or federal safety-net program allocates dollars specifically for the purchase of diapers. WIC and food stamps cannot be used to purchase diapers.
Without an adequate supply of diapers, babies cannot participate in childcare. Without childcare parents cannot work.
The poverty rates of four counties we serve, Stark, Carroll, Harrison, and Tuscarawas, are higher than both the state and national rates, according to 2022 State of Poverty in Ohio Report from the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies.  
Many children in our community are impacted by the lack of diapers often suffering from reoccurring rashes and urinary infections creating stress on families.

Period Supplies

Period Poverty exists for Teens and Adults
Heart of Ohio Diaper Bank supplies our Community Distribution Partners Pad and Tampon Packs to help alleviate period poverty in the communities they serve. 
  • 1 in 4 U.S. women struggle to afford period supplies each year
  • 1 in 5 low-income women report missing work, school, or similar events due to lack of access to period supplies
  • Only 4% of U.S. women are aware of a local resource where they could access free or reduced-cost period supplies

Adult Briefs

Incontinence is a Real Problem 
Heart of Ohio Diaper Bank provides Adult Incontinence Supplies to those in need. These are distributed through our Community Distribution Partners in six counties. Providing access to these essential supplies supports independence, dignity, and health for adults living with incontinence.
  • 15-20% of adults over the age of 65 are incontinent. Unmanaged incontinence is a leading cause for otherwise healthy adults to become institutionalized, abused, or neglected 
  •  Medicare DOES NOT cover incontinence supplies. With an average of $200/month cost, many go without the necessary supplies
  • Adult incontinence affects more people every day than heart disease, diabetes, and cancer combined. Adults of all ages can struggle with incontinence for a variety of reasons

Who needs a diaper change?

1 in 3 American families report experiencing diaper need.
Babies need an average of 8 to 10 diapers a day costing $85 or more per month. Many families in need of diapers are working parents, but low-income jobs don’t always cover basic needs. 
No state or federal safety-net program allocates dollars specifically for the purchase of diapers. WIC and food stamps cannot be used to purchase diapers. 
Without an adequate supply of diapers, babies cannot participate in childcare. Without childcare parents cannot work. 
The poverty rates of four counties we serve, Stark, Carroll, Harrison, and Tuscarawas, are higher than both the state and national rates, according to 2022 State of Poverty in Ohio Report from the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies.   
Many children in our community are impacted by the lack of diapers often suffering from reoccurring rashes and urinary infections creating stress on families. 

VBS

We have a great time at VBS every year, the adults maybe more than the kids.