The Charity Newsies

The Charity Newsies (HMBCX)

Location: Columbus, OH 43214 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 3.151', W 83° 0.001'

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The founding of the philanthropic organization Charity Newsies stems from a cold, blustery day in December 1907, when a small newspaper boy stood on the corner of Broad and High streets. Inside the nearby Billy's Chophouse, entertainers George Baker and Harry Shunk talked to C.C. Philbrick, publisher of the new Ohio Sun Newspaper about the area's poor children needing clothing. They noticed the newspaper boy and brought him to the Chophouse to get warm. On a spur of the moment they took his newspapers outside, shouting "It's all for charity," and sold all the papers. The money was given to the boy. Realizing potential, the men decided to raise additional funds for the poor by selling the Ohio Sun Newspaper and recruited others to help. On December 20, 1907, the Sunday before Christmas, 50 men sold a special edition of the paper and raised $702.42, 100% for charity.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number95-25
Year Placed2007
Placed ByThe Charity Newsies and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 8:45pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 329404 N 4435502
Decimal Degrees40.05251667, -83.00001667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 3.151', W 83° 0.001'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 3' 9.06" N, 83° 0' 0.06" W
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Area Code(s)614
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4300 Indianola Ave, Columbus OH 43214, US
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