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Kindflash Annual Citywide Clothes Drive 2018!

On the weekend of Jan 19-21, we will flood the streets with kindness! This idea helped launch our group in 2015, and we will celebrate the start of our fourth year of #Kindflash by again collecting, packaging and distributing warm clothing items of hats, gloves, socks, and scarves.

This project will have three stages and you can participate in any or all three. We need:

1. Gatherers: To collect/purchase/make the items - anything warm, small, portable and clean (can be new, handmade or gently used): Socks, Scarves, Hats, Gloves.

2. Venues: Places where folks can drop these items if they are unable to distribute directly - we will limit to 60 venues throughout the city. #Kindflash postcards will be available at each venue to pack along with the items. The full list of drop-off spots is below!

3. Distributors: People to log the items online, pack them along with the postcards (which explain they are free to take), and then tie them to trees/poles in the neighborhood for which they sign up. Each neighborhood should receive a minimum of 20 packages. Cincinnati has 52 neighborhoods and there are 200+ in the Greater Tristate area. We hope to serve a total of 57+ this year. You can sign up to distribute at this link:

To participate, here are the steps:

1. RSVP on Facebook, share the event on your page and invite at least 10 friends you think would also help

2. Post a comment on the Facebook event with what part of the project you wish to do (Gatherer/Venue/Distributor or all three) along with your EMAIL or some form of contact. If you don't feel comfortable posting email/phone, you can email

3. Suggest a venue that may participate with donations or serve as a dropoff and help coordinate this.

4. Sign up to help! This year we are using Signup Genius to keep track of neighborhood assignments - in order to sign up to distribute and receive notifications, please SIGN UP HERE:

GOAL - if we serve 57 neighborhoods with 20 donations containing a minimum of 2 items apiece, we will distribute at least 2280 items over the course of one weekend!

Please involve your friends, coworkers, schools and churches in this project for a substantially greater impact.

A scarf or a hat may only mute the cold ... but our hope is that the message on the note to the reader that they are cared for will help keep them warm on the inside. Any questions? Email

We are collecting through January 18 and distribute the items the weekend of Jan 19-21, 2018.

#Kindflash donation drop-off venues, collecting through Jan 18:

  • Anderson
    • Arthur's Cafe Anderson: 8221 Beechmont Ave
    • Latitudes Bar & Bistro: 7454 Beechmont Ave
  • Bellevue, KY
    • The Cozy Cottage: 307 Fairfield Ave
  • Blue Ash
    • Trendz Salon Inc.: 4769 Glendale Milford Rd
  • Clifton Heights
    • Rohs Street Cafe: 245 W. McMillan St 
  • College Hill
    • Red Rose Jems Pizzeria: 5915 Hamilton Ave
  • Columbia Tusculum
    • Metamorphosis: Holistic Wellness Center LLC: 4212 Airport Road Suite 102/103
  • Covington, KY
    • Roebling Point Books & Coffee: 306 Greenup St
    • Left Bank Coffeehouse: 701 Greenup St
    • NorthKey Community Care: 513 Madison Ave
    • KungFood Chu's AmerAsia: 521 Madison Ave
  • Delhi
    • The Farm: 239 Anderson Ferry Rd
  • Downtown
    • Arnold's Bar and Grill: 210 E 8th St 
  • East Walnut Hills
    • Mercy Montessori Children Center: 2335 Grandview Ave
  • Edgewood, KY
    • Salon Serenity: 581 Dudley Rd
  • Finneytown
    • The Salvation Army: 6381 Center Hill Ave
  • Florence, Ky
    • Bourbon House Pizza Burlington: 7500 Oakbrook Dr
  • Kennedy Heights
    • Kennedy Heights Arts Center: 6546 Montgomery Rd
  • Hamilton, OH
    • Miami University Hamilton: 221 N High St
  • Lawrenceburg, IN
    • L'Burg Drinks & More: 1097 W Eads Pkwy
  • Latonia, KY
    • Asylum Tattoo Cincinnati: 3624 Decoursey Ave
  • Lockland
    • La Terza Artisan Coffee Roasterie: 611 Shepherd Drive, Unit 17
    • FAB FERMENTS: 611 Shepherd Drive, Unit 16
  • Loveland
    • Grand Sands Volleyball: 10750 Loveland Madeira Rd
  • Ludlow, KY
    • Folk School Coffee Parlor: 332 Elm St
    • Circus Mojo: 326 Elm St
  • Madisonville
    • Mad Llama Coffee: 5001 Kenwood Rd
  • Milford
    • Chappy's Bourbon Bar & Bites: 227 Main St
    • By Golly's: 714 Lila Ave
  • Montford Heights
    • Studio Vapes: White Oak 5872 Cheviot Rd
  • Montgomery
    • 7800 Cooper Road office building
    • Blue Cocoon: 9361 Montgomery Rd, Ste G
  • Mt. Adams
    • Quincy's: 1101 St Gregory St 
  • Mt. Healthy
    • Tikkun Farm: 7945 Elizabeth St
    • H&R Block: 7829 Hamilton Ave
  • Mt. Lookout
    • Mt. Lookout Chiropractic & Sports Injury Center: 455 Delta Ave, Ste 1
    • Asylum Tattoo Cincinnati: 821 Delta Ave
  • Norwood
    • Stepping Stones Inc.: 2300 Drex Ave
  • Northside
    • Urban Artifact: 1660 Blue Rock St
  • North College Hill
    • NCH City Center: 1500 W. Galbraith Road
    • North College Hill Police Station: 1646 West Galbraith
  • Oakley
    • Essencha Tea House and Cafe: 3212 Madison Rd. 
  • Pleasant Ridge
    • A Salon Named Desire: 6091 Montgomery Rd
    • The Red Balloon Café + Play: 6200 Montgomery Rd
    • The Coffee Exchange of Pleasant Ridge: 6105 Montgomery Rd
  • Sharonville
    • Robot Inside: 11153 Main St
  • Walnut Hills
    • Brew House Cincinnati: 1047 E McMillan St 
    • Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation: 656 E McMillan St.
  • West Chester
    • CAVU Coffee: 7755 Cox Ln
  • Western Hills
    • J McQueen Salon: 3233 Westbourne Dr 
  • Westwood
    • Westwood Town Center Historic District: 3017 Harrison Ave
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