Community Service

Looking for a event to put you in an autumn mood? Then put our first ever Sojo Cider Festival on your calendar. Come watch us press Vinton County Apples produced in the apple orchard we manage. Check out our homemade, funky cider press. Its made from scrap lumber and metal from our recycling center, and […]

Donate Blood and get a Ticket to Kings Island

Donate blood and you can become a “ride warrior” or walk with dinosaurs.  Everyone who donates blood at the Vinton County bloodmobile on Wednesday, June 22 will receive a free ticket to Kings Island as long as supplies last. Kings Island, located in Kings Island, Ohio, near Cincinnati, features roller coasters, thrill and family rides, […]

How does our garden grow?

The Carver Community Center Community Garden began on April 16, 2016 during a service event, ServeUp DayCamp, sponsored by Sojourners as part of Global Youth Service Day 2016. Children from the Carver Community Center and Ross County YMCA day care and after school programs enjoyed a day of fun and meaningful activities exploring the idea of an […]

We made MLK Day a day of service

On January 18, Sojourners continued its tradition of a “day on, not a day off” through activities commemorating Dr. King and his legacy. Our 2016 MLK Day of Service began in Chillicothe, Ohio, where we attended the morning Chillicothe Community Celebration in honor of Dr. King at the Chillicothe Junior High School. The program included […]

Youthbuild Begins Big

On January 12, after an intensive recruiting campaign that included signs, banners, a billboard, and 12 public information sessions, two cohorts of young men and women began their Youthbuild careers. Sixteen participants are located at the Ross County site at Synergy Family Foster Care in Chillicothe and seventeen are located at the Sojourners Training Center […]

Green Light Project Raises Awareness of Runaway Youth

  November is National Runaway Prevention Month and Sojourners is joining organizations all across the country in the fight against youth homelessness. National Runaway Prevention Month is co-sponsored each year by the National Runaway Switchboard and the National Network for Youth. The goals of the month are to raise awareness about the issues that runaways […]

Recycling Program Adds Up

  32 aluminum cans in a pound 3,793 pounds collected 121, 376 cans collected The Sojo Community Recycling Program is up and running and the recyclables are adding up. After a soft two-week start when the center was open only to staff and their families, the program opened to the public on April 12. The […]

Green Light Campaign Wins National Award

  National Runaway Safeline, the organization which sponsors the annual National Runaway Prevention Month, recently announced that Sojourners is the winner of the 2012 National Runaway Prevention Month Community Contest. Each year, NRS honors organizations and/or individuals who have taken action to raise awareness of the issues facing runaway, homeless and at-risk youth. Contestants are […]

Sojourners is Ready for MLK Day 2013 Day of Service

  MLK Day Express will roll again Sojourners is busy preparing for the organization’s 2013 Ma in Luther King Day celebration. On Monday, January 21, the staff and participants of Sojourners will join hundreds of events held in states and cities nationwide to honor the legacy of Dr. King through community service. The 2013 day […]

Green Light Project Raises Awareness of Runaway Youth

  November is National Runaway Prevention Month and Sojourners is joining organizations all across the country in the fight against youth homelessness. National Runaway Prevention Month is co-sponsored each year by the National Runaway Switchboard and the National Network for Youth. The goals of the month are to raise awareness about the issues that runaways […]