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Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Community Service - Sleeping Bags/Mats for the Homeless


770 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43222



Inmates incarcerated in several Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction institutions create and sew sleeping bags and waterproof sleeping mats for Ohio's homeless population from donated material, scrap fabric, and plastic grocery bags.

Donations: New or gently used fabric and scrap fabric, plastic grocery bags, functional sewing equipment (commercial and non-commercial), sewing supplies including needles, thread, stuffing (e.g., used in pillows), yarn and knitting/crocheting needles are accepted and appreciated.

Drop Off Locations:  Donations are accepted at the ODRC Central Office, 770 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio (directly across from Mt. Carmel West Hospital).  Please enter from the rear of the building.  Plastic Sleeping Mat

Drop off hours:  8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Please contact Brian Niceswanger at 614-752-1736 or Brian.Niceswanger@odrc.state.oh.us if you have questions or to make arrangements for a drop off.