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Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Charity Newsies

 
 
The Charity Newsies Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 10, 2009
1. The Charity Newsies Marker
Inscription.  The founding of the philanthropic organization Charity Newsies stems from a cold, blustery day in December 1907, when a small newspaper boy stood on the corner of Broad and High streets. Inside the nearby Billy’s Chophouse, entertainers George Baker and Harry Shunk talked to C.C. Philbrick, publisher of the new Ohio Sun Newspaper about the area’s poor children needing clothing. They noticed the newspaper boy and brought him to the Chophouse to get warm. On a spur of the moment they took his newspapers outside, shouting “It’s all for charity,” and sold all the papers. The money was given to the boy. Realizing potential, the men decided to raise additional funds for the poor by selling the Ohio Sun Newspaper and recruited others to help. On December 20, 1907, the Sunday before Christmas, 50 men sold a special edition of the paper and raised $702.42, 100% for charity.
 
Erected 2007 by The Charity Newsies and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 95-25.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work
The Charity Newsies Mission Statement image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 10, 2009
2. The Charity Newsies Mission Statement
"No child should ever have to be kept out of school for the lack of adequate clothing."
Communications. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location. 40° 3.151′ N, 83° 0.001′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on Indianola Avenue (U.S. 23), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4300 Indianola Avenue, Columbus OH 43214, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dominion Land Company Mound An Early Woodlands Period Structure/Sunwall and Moonwall Murals (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ohio School for the Deaf (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bill Moose (approx. 1.1 miles away); Philo Webster and Webster Graveyard (approx. 1.1 miles away); Beechwold Pillars (approx. 1.2 miles away); Rand P. Hollenback (approx. 1.3 miles away); Ohio State School for the Blind (approx. 1½ miles away); Clinton Township High School / East North Broadway Historic District (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
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Also see . . .  Charity Newsies. (Submitted on March 29, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
The Charity Newsies Marker Dedication image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 10, 2009
3. The Charity Newsies Marker Dedication
May 25, 2007. In memory of all past Charity Newsies and special friends who contributed to the organization in many extra ways. Because of their efforts, thousands of needy school children were provided with adequate clothing for school.
The Charity Newsies Thank You image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 10, 2009
4. The Charity Newsies Thank You
100% appreciation and gratitude to all Charity Newsies and benefactors whose continued support of "It's All For The Children" will never be forgotten.
The Charity Newsies Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 10, 2009
5. The Charity Newsies Building and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 933 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 27, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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