Beyond Our Walls

Announcing the 2015 Rock City Backpack Give

Posted on: July 25, 2015

As we gear up for fall, Rock City has our sights set on doubling the impact of our annual Backpack Give. By partnering with Chick-fil-A for the first time, we hope to reach 10 inner-city Columbus City schools and provide more school supplies and backpacks than ever before!

Over the next few weeks, five local Chick-fil-A restaurants are going to be collecting supplies and backpacks to go toward the annual Backpack Give. They’ll be capping off the supply drive on Aug. 8 with a Stuff the Bus event at the Hilliard Rome Road and Sawmill Road locations, where donated supplies will be loaded up in an effort to fill two school buses! We couldn’t be more excited about this new partnership and are so grateful for the generosity of these stores, their owners and their employees.

As always, the volunteers of Rock City are such a huge part of making great things happen in our city and this year, we have seven opportunities for you to make an impact on local students and teachers! Click Here to jump in and be a part.

  • Saturday, August 8 – Volunteer at Stuff the Bus at Hilliard Rome Road or Sawmill Road Chick-fil-A locations
  • Saturday, August 22 – Volunteer at the Rock City Supply Packing Party 
  • Volunteer at one of our Backpack Give events at a local school. 

You may drop donated supplies and backpacks off at any local Chick-fil-A store between now and August 8. Please email with any questions or to let us know how you or your company can make an impact through Backpack Give.

Here’s a look at what God did through the people of Rock City in 2014.

Laundry Love 2015 Wrap-Up

Posted on: July 6, 2015

At our fifth annual Laundry Love, over 100 volunteers were able to serve our community through one of the most basic needs of our city—free laundry. In Rock City’s second year expanding to not one, but two, locations—Campus Laundry on Ohio State University’s campus and Courtney’s Laundry in southwest Columbus—volunteers were able to do almost […]

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Jump In To Laundry Love 2015

Posted on: June 3, 2015

The 5th annual Laundry Love is coming up and we want you to jump in and be a part! Last year with the help of over 100 volunteers, we were able to do 350 loads of laundry spreading love to nearly 200 families at 2 different locations in the Columbus area. One of the things we […]

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Nepal Earthquake Relief

Posted on: April 30, 2015

  Nepal is a country known for its breathtaking mountains, its sweeping valleys and its beautiful people.  And today, Nepal needs our attention.  Thousands of Nepal’s citizens have lost their lives and countless others are injured or displaced in the aftermath of this natural disaster. Since 2011, Rock City has had a firm partner in […]

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Jump In And Serve Local Teachers

Posted on: April 28, 2015

Throughout the month of April, every One for One dollar at Rock City is going toward blessing local teachers and you can be a part! Our teams will be traveling to 15 local schools, many of which are in the inner-city of Columbus to serve the teachers and staff a delicious lunch and bless them […]

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