John William "Blind" Boone

J.W. Blind Boone Center

  • Arrival Time:
    • Morning Volunteers: 8:45-9:00 a.m.
    • Afternoon Volunteers: Noon.
  • Lunch:
    • Time: Noon-1:00 p.m.
    • Location: On-site.

Why are we serving here?

ForColumbia’s mission – to bring Christians together to love and serve our neighbors – puts us in touch with those in Columbia who may feel more marginalized;  elderly individuals, single parents, those with disabilities, or those struggling with financial instability. This year we are once again partnering with the City to serve in housing managed by the Columbia Housing Authority (CHA). Part of this effort includes working at J.W. Blind Boone Community Center. Blind Boone centralizes the youth education, resident services, and family self-sufficiency programs provided by CHA to public housing residents. CHA’s Moving Ahead Program works with children in kindergarten through 8th grade living in public housing and adjacent neighborhoods, providing healthy snacks, help with homework and tutoring, as well as other enrichment opportunities. This is why we believe your day will be well-spent serving at the J.W. Blind Boone Community Center.

What can I expect?

2023 ForColumbia Volunteer and Site Leader Shirts

Volunteers at this site will be working inside and outside:

  • Deep cleaning classrooms, bathrooms, and kitchen;
  • Organizing closets;
  • Landscaping the beds surrounding the building, and;
  • Other projects as identified.

What should I bring?

  • We encourage all volunteers to wear closed-toed shoes.
  • Be sure to wear your #ForColumbia2023 T-shirt!
  • Come prepared to work outside; if sunny, we encourage you to consider bringing sunscreen and/or a hat.

Can I serve here with my children?

Yes, older children who can assist in this project are welcome to participate. However, we ask that children not be allowed to paint.