It’s time to give back
More than anything, this issue is about family and love. The holiday season evokes a desire to spend time with family and friends more so than any other time of year—and we’ve got great stories this month celebrating those connections.
From a beautiful collection of stories about trees cut down and turned into family heirlooms from writer Melinda Green to a conversation family piece from writer Lori Schmidt on Velvet Ice Cream company’s succession planning with children ages 8-17, our hearts are warmed by the love of family.
And if this season has you shopping for gifts for your loved ones, like holiday seasons of the past, we thought we’d give you a little guide to go by—a local guide, that is. Our Columbus businesses are hurting amidst the pandemic and shopping local will give them a boost they desperately need right now.
Five other major sectors in our community desperately need you this holiday, as well: housing, hunger, seniors, the arts, and community learning centers for students. Together, writers Jaelani Turner-Williams and Lindsey Escaja talked to Central Ohio nonprofits in each of these sectors for all the details and how you can help.
If you can give to these sectors, Columbus, give—and give big.
Thanks for reading and supporting the businesses you see on our pages.
Be sure to check out our Holiday Cocktail Guide – for tips and tricks for making some awesome cocktails at home for an upcoming zoom happy hour with friends and family.