Current Project

2017 LoveColumbus Shoe Drive

We often think that the need isn't as close to home as it actually is...
As a church (across all three campuses) we will be collecting and distributing shoes for those in the surrounding Columbus community who have a need.

Collection Weekends at ALL Cypress Church Locations are July 15/16, 22/23, 29/30

What kind of shoes are we collecting?

  • Brand new
  • Athletic shoes or sneakers
  • Sizes: Toddler 8-10 / Kids 11-13, 1-6 / Adult Men 6-14 / Adult Women 5-12
  • Colors: black, grey, white (minimal gender specific colors)

We are unable to accept shoes that are:

  • Used
  • Open-toed, slip-on, sandals, flip flops, dress shoes or boots

Shopping Days for Shoes:
Our final shopping day is on August 10 from 4:00-8:00 pm at the Alton Darby Campus only
(377 Alton Darby Rd Galloway 43119).

We are no longer accepting registrations. If you pre-registered you can attend the shopping days any time from 4-8pm on August 10 at the Alton Darby campus. Walk-ins will be accepted from 6-8pm only.

Cypress Kids will also be donating fun, colorful shoelaces!

Volunteer to Make a Difference

What is the LoveColumbus Movement?

LoveColumbus is a movement that started with a simple question.

What can you do for a complete stranger to show them unconditional love?

There was a challenge that was put out and people responded. They were creative in how they would show love... buying someone's gas at the pump, buying someone's cart full of groceries, leaving a (more than) generous tip, helping someone with yard work, or any number of other "pay it forward" style acts. We were able to show Columbus love. We were able to show people love who hadn't felt loved in a long time. A movement was born...
but why do we love?

We love because He first loved us.

1 John 4:19

Have you been impacted by
LoveColumbus initiatives?

Tell Us Your Story

Do you have an idea for a
LoveColumbus project?

We are interested to hear from those that see big needs in our communities.

Share Your Idea

Looking back at previous projects...

Blessing Bags

In February 2017 across all three campuses we went out into our communities and passed out 1400 Blessing Bags. These bags consisted of soap, toilet paper, chapstick, granola bars, oatmeal, ramen noodles, socks, candy, an umbrella for adults, and a toy for kids.

Here is a neat story of the impact it had on one mother and son:
We were welcomed into an apartment by a young boy and his mother. As we began to talk with the woman, she began to explain the financial and health burdens she has been experiencing over the past year and that she had been praying for a blessing. In her eyes, we were that blessing. The little boy was so excited about his stuffed animal and cuddled with it the whole time we were there. It was amazing because she had told us she was not able to do "Christmas" for him so this was the first gift he was receiving.
Before leaving, we had the opportunity to pray over this woman and her son. She was very receptive and said she would love to come to a church like Cypress.

2 for 1 Project

For every Relentless Love t-shirt or Cypress Logo apparel item purchased from October 29 - November 30, 2016, Cypress donated a blanket to someone in need in our community and also provided meals, through our international partnerships, to children in Honduras and Peru.  Through this effort, we were able to provide 552 blankets to those in need and over 2000 meals for kids!

Kids Tennis Shoe Drive

During the summer of 2016 we collected over 2000 pairs of shoes for kids in our communities who needed to know someone cares for them. In the process of researching the need, we heard stories of kids coming to school with shoes that were falling apart... and even heard one story of a teacher who kept a roll of duct tape in her desk drawer at all times to repair shoes throughout the year.

Thank you for impacting a child's life in a very tangible way and for sharing the love of Jesus with kids right here in our neighborhoods. Each child also received a cinch bag full of school supplies when they stopped in to choose their new shoes.

Check out this article about our shoe drive from the Wesleyan Denomination.


In early December, 2015 we were able to collect about 40,000 individual pieces of winter hats, underwear, gloves, and socks. Our local partnerships 7 Baskets, DNA, and Sufficient Grace distributed the collected items.

Backpack Blessing

In August of 2015, 318 backpacks were collected as well as 4,000+ school supplies. Our local partnership, 7 Baskets, distributed a portion of these and the rest went directly to South-Western City Schools.