UA Rotary supports

Homeless Families Foundation

Members of the Upper Arlington Rotary Club volunteered their time last month to benefit the Homeless Families Foundation in Franklinton.

On Aug. 28, Rotarians joined together to construct a storage barn for the foundation's playground. Additionally, the club presented the foundation with a $3,000 check at the club's Aug. 31 meeting.

The structure will be used by the foundation to store outdoor toys, bicycles, and sports equipment.

The playground was built in 2007 by local Rotary clubs with the support of a grant given by the Build-A-Bear Workshop.

Homeless Families Foundation provides shelter and support services for homeless families in the Columbus area. The foundation's Dowd Education Center serves over 400 area children providing extensive tutoring and enrichment programs for homeless, at-risk, school age children.

The Upper Arlington Rotary Club has been partnering with the foundation to promote growth for the last 15 years.

For more information about the foundation please visit