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 AmazonSmile Charity List and Purchase an Item(s) for a Family or Child in need

Here’s how to shop the Columbus Recreation and Parks Foundation/Columbus Recreation and Parks Department Adopt a Center Charity List:

  1. Click here to visit the CRPF/CRPD Adopt a Center Charity List
  2. Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials.
    (If you are not already signed-up for AmazonSmile, you will receive a prompt to do so.)
  3. Select and donate items from the list.
  4. Ship to CRPD at Checkout, check the box for CRPD’s shipping address for the item(s) to be delivered directly to us.

Items will be delivered directly to the City of Columbus for distribution. 

Amazon Smile

Also don’t forget that when you shop on AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible items to your charity of choice, including but not limited to AmazonSmile Charity Lists purchases.

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.

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