VIP 1: Star House


Our vision was to bringing Christmas to homeless youth in our community. We provided a tree, decorations, a chorus, presents, celebration, food, supplies, and more to three events during the holiday season.

We, as Next Level Training leaders, were given just 30 days to envision the unimaginable, create the impossible and deliver the unobtainable. See the impact we made and join us in continuing these efforts.


Our Results:



We donated 200 hours of our time and talents to support this local charity.

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$13,500 Raised

We raised $13,500 for Star House to support homeless youth in Central Ohio.

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7,500 ITems DONATED

Together, collected hygiene items, gift cards, bus passes, furniture and more.

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3 AdVocacy Events

We held 3 events focused on awareness and bringing joy to Star House youth.

Charity we supported:


Our Objectives:

Make AN IMpact

There are an estimated 47,500 children in Central Ohio that are homeless in some point in the year. Youth who are homeless or homeless in the holiday season never experience the joy that most people do during what should be the most wonderful time of the year. We decided because of that we would create a holiday celebration for homeless youth in Columbus, Ohio.


Raise Funds

Together we raised $13,500 for Star House. There were 7,500 items donated that included deodorant, tampons, furniture, a washer and dryer, gift bags for youth and staff, bus passes, and gift cards. We create a Holiday Fest with home cooked food and gifts. There was also a 12 days of Christmas Food Delivery. The Star House was landscaped, cleaned, and decorated for the holidays. 


Address Needs

We worked to ensure that homeless youth are not invisible. All donations were given to the homes youth. Requested items include toiletries, COTA daily, weekly and/or monthly bus passes, backpacks, sweatpants, hoodies, socks, underwear and more.


Spread Awareness

Star House provides youth experiencing homelessness with a safe respite from the streets and connects them to a chance for a productive life. We increased awareness for Star House through fundraising events, as well as highlighting the need for new volunteers. We hosted our the Star House Clean Up Day. Holiday Party, and The 12 Days of Christmas.

Thank you to our Sponsors

Our Leads

Community Service Project General Coordinator

Edward McGinnis, Lead

Holiday Decorations Committee

Brittany Vacca. Lead

Donations  Committee

Zedrick Clark, Lead

Gift Committee

Tamara Duneaff, Lead

Meal Committee

Chris Boron, Lead

Public Realtions

Sarah Storer, Lead




Our Team

Amiee Talbott

Amy Armstrong 

Andy Buss

Ann Baxa

Bailey Connor

Brittany Rice

Cathy Alexander

Charise Vacca 

Chuck Hootman

Connie Grappo

Dale Andreatta

Daniel Colby

Jana Rock 



Joe Henderson

Joel Beebe

Jon Hawker

Kathy Sellers

Lonnie Gray

Maggie Clark

Pam Carlson

Sally MacLeod

Sarah Storer

Tim Trad

Tom Augustine

Wava Hawker

Yvonne Woodson