School is Nearly in Session

In this month’s blog, we’re coming to you ahead of back-to-school season with a list of
five ways VOA Thrift can ease your mind and your wallet in the new school year.

DIY Upcycled Summer Craft

In this month’s blog, we’re upcycling small outdoor patio furniture! This method can be used for everything from small end tables and chairs to dinner tables and decorative items. 

PTSD Awareness Month

June is PTSD Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Through awareness, we aim to reduce the stigma associated with PTSD and ensure that those affected by it receive proper treatment and support.

4 Tips to Take Care of You

In honor of May as Mental Health Awareness Month, we shared ways VOA Thrift can help support your overall mental health and wellbeing.

Filling Fresh Start with Love

April 29 through May 27, stop by central Ohio VOA Thrift locations to donate new and unused items to give Fresh Start moms and babies the tools they need to begin anew.

Honor Our Nation’s Heroes

In honor of Military Appreciation Month and the Memorial Day season, VOA Ohio & Indiana partnered with Old National Bank and their Military Veteran Impact Network to host a donation drive to surround local veterans with love. 

5 Things Not to Buy New 

For this month’s blog, we’re doing our part to save the planet by sharing five things not to buy new. VOA Thrift can be your go-to resource for household or clothing items that need a refresh in your eyes! 


United States Air Force Veteran Eric has a kind and gentle demeanor about him. He served in the Air Force in the early 2000’s at Langley Air Force Base and in Germany. “I had a relatively successful life after I came home. I worked at a correctional facility for about five years. I joined a church, met my wife, and had two daughters. We had a house, two-car garage… everything I thought I wanted at the time.” But as time went on, Eric didn’t feel happy in his marriage and asked for a divorce. “I wasn’t sure where my life…


Today, Dana is thriving with her three children and her family who supported her along the way. She believes in sharing her story through her work as a Peer Recovery Coach and in open conversations with her eldest child.

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