Gahanna Church to provide holiday gift cards to foster children in Ohio

Rachel Tilson was a member of One Church in Gahanna for just three short months in 2019, when the congregation set out to raise funds to give gift cards to teens in foster care in Franklin County.

Despite still being a relative newcomer, Tilson, 30, didn’t hesitate to step in to help.

After donating herself, she sought donations from friends and family who were willing to either contribute gift cards themselves or have the money to go out and buy them. Tilson also joined other church members by volunteering at booths around the church when the gift cards were dropped off for distribution to Franklin County Children Services.

As with other community members, Tilson’s participation in the gift card campaign has become an annual tradition.