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
Although our Amazon Wish List is now closed, we are always accepting financial donations to the Adopt a Center program
Adopting Community Centers
Our Adopt a Center Sponsorships have closed for this season. However, we urge your organization or company to plan to become a sponsor of our Adopt a Center program in 2024. Sponsorships range from $1,000 to $10,000 and monetary or in-kind donations are accepted. Sponsorship details for the 2024 holiday season will be available in the Fall of this year. For questions and to learn more, please contact Alaina Reimer at AMReimer@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.