You and your small group will spend time working on projects with Habitat for Humanity, learning about food justice issues, and serving the homeless population in Columbus. During the evenings you can look forward to meals with your new friends, games, small group conversations, laughter, and reflections on the day’s experiences!

Clothes and required items:

  • Work clothes for 3 days – these will get dirty and may get paint on them
    • 3-4 T-shirts
    • 1 long sleeve shirt
    • 1-2 pairs long pants
    • 1 pair closed-toe shoes
    • 1 hat with brim
  • Casual clothes for evenings – shorts and t-shirts
  • Jacket/sweatshirt for outings in the evenings if it’s cool
  • Sleeping bag/sleeping pad or air mattress (These are available from OWU if you do not have your own. You’ll be sleeping on a gym or classroom floor.)
  • Pillow
  • Towel and shower supplies – flip flops for the showers!
  • Toiletries
  • Small notebook/journal and pen/pencil
  • Work gloves (if you have a pair you like to use)
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Any medications you take
  • All tools required for the work project will be provided by Habitat or the agency
  • A small item or picture that represents you and would help others get to know you – these will be shared in small group

Optional Items:

  • Camera, chargers for phones, etc.
  • Frisbee, football, etc.
  • Card or board games

Do not bring:

  • Drugs or alcohol
  • Fireworks or firearms
  • Expensive electronics (iPods, mp3 players, etc.) or anything you would not want to lose the week before classes
  • Excessive cash (you will not need any spending money during the trip, but may want a little)
  • Anything else you know you should not have. If there are questions, please feel free to ask!