Teach a Life Skills Workshop | Volunteers teach valuable life skills workshops to clients on a range of topics, including financial literacy, budgeting, resume writing, interview skills, and parenting.
Prepare and Serve Meals | Volunteers plan, prepare, and serve meals to LifeMoves clients, donating nutritious food and serving those in need with compassion and care.
Host a Community-Building Party| Volunteers plan fun community-building events for the shelter residents, such as birthday parties, movie nights, picnics, and holiday celebrations.
Organize Donations | Volunteers organize donations at our facilities and help clients find the items they need, such as clothing, food, and school supplies—donated directly to people in need.
Maintain and Beautify Facilities | Volunteers generously donate their time and supplies to clean, paint, maintain, and beautify our shelters so that clients are housed in welcoming, dignified communities.
Stage Transitional Apartments | Volunteers use donated household items to stage transitional apartments, making them warm and welcoming for new residents moving into the shelter.
Tend the Organic Garden | Volunteers help dig, weed, plant, and harvest the gardens at LifeMoves shelters, which provide fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers to residents.
Host a Donation Drive | Volunteers host donation drives for items given directly to LifeMoves clients, such as gift certificates, school supplies, bedding, toiletries, business clothing, and kitchen items.
Outreach to the Community | Advocate for LifeMoves and spread the word about how the community can help end homelessness by hosting a “party with a purpose” to collect funds or needed items.
The main ballroom is now at maximum capacity but you can still enjoy the program!
Please join us in the adjacent ballroom to mingle with other LifeMoves supporters, enjoy breakfast and watch the event in its entirety on a large screen.
J.D. Vance is an investor, commentator, and author of the #1 New York Times best seller Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, described by the National Review as a “brilliant book” and by The Economist as “one of the most important” reads of 2016. Ron Howard and Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment have announced plans to produce a movie based on Vance’s book.
Raised by his working-class grandparents in Middletown, Ohio, Vance graduated from Middletown High School in 2003 and then immediately enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in the Marines, he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
When he finished his four-year enlistment, Vance enrolled at Ohio State University, where he studied political science and philosophy, and helped coordinate the university’s bipartisan voter education drive in 2008. After graduating from college, he studied at Yale Law School, where he worked at Yale’s Veterans Legal Services Clinic, providing free legal counsel to veterans of our nation’s wars in Vietnam and Iraq. Vance earned his law degree in 2013.
After a stint at a large corporate law firm, Vance moved to San Francisco to work in the technology industry. He serves as a principal at the leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm Mithril Capital, cofounded by Peter Thiel and Ajay Royan. As an investor, Vance has taken a special interest in the biotechnology industry and other transformative sectors of the economy.
In early 2017, Vance joined as a partner in AOL founder Steve Case’s venture capital company, Revolution LLC, which concentrates on bolstering entrepreneurship and disruptive, high-growth companies outside of the sphere of Silicon Valley. He also returned home to Ohio to found Our Ohio Renewal, a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the state’s opioid crisis and bringing high-quality employment and educational opportunities to Ohioans.
He regularly discusses politics and public policy, having appeared on ABC, CBS, and FOX News, and currently serving as a contributor on CNN. Vance lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife, newborn son, and two dogs, where he works on his nonprofit and investment activities.