Columbus Recreation and Parks Adopt a Center Program
The Columbus Recreation and Parks Foundation supports the efforts of the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department (CRPD). Community members look to our centers as a safe place for their children and families to play and learn, to receive meals, and participate in fitness, recreation and more. People also look to the Community Centers for assistance and referrals when times are tough. The Adopt a Center program was created to better serve the unique needs of each community served by CRPD Community Centers.
CRPD serves seniors, adults and children through 28 Community Centers located throughout Columbus. All but two are located in high poverty communities. This holiday season, CRPD will be working to provide meals, hygiene items, winter coats and clothing for families as well as holiday toys for kids through the Adopt a Center program.
We are looking for groups, organizations, businesses and individuals to help support our efforts through the Adopt a Center program. Please see ways to help below.
Three Ways to Support the Adopt a Center Program
Make a Financial Donation
Donations will be used to purchase toys, food and other needed items for children and families.
Visit our Amazon Wishlist and Purchase an Item(s) for a Family or Child in need
Here’s how to shop the CRPD Adopt a Center Amazon Wishlist:
- Click the ‘Donate a Wishlist Item’ button below to visit the Amazon Wishlist.
- Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials.
- Shop the CRPD Adopt a Center Amazon Wishlist and select items from the list to add to your cart.
- At Checkout, ship to CRPD by checking the box for “Columbus Recreation and Parks–ADOPT A CENTER’s Gift Registry Address” to have your order delivered directly to us for distribution.
Adopt a Community Center
If your company or organization can help in a big way, we are looking for Sponsors to Adopt a Center. By adopting a center, your group would commit to providing financial or in-kind donations to fill a wide variety of needs for the community surrounded the center. See details below. For questions or to learn more, please contact Erika Shemberg at EJshemberg@columbus.gov.
About the Program
Almost all of Columbus Recreation and Parks’ community centers are located in high poverty areas. Community members look to our centers as a safe place for their children and families to play, learn, and participate in fitness, recreation and more. People also count on our centers for assistance and referrals when times are tough.
AAC is made possible thanks to the generosity of central Ohio groups, organizations, businesses and individuals who volunteer, donate in-kind items, purchase gifts or make financial donations.