Join in our efforts to fortify our quality of life and leave a rich legacy for the future. There are many opportunities for individuals and businesses to play a role in and through the Westerville Parks and Recreation Department to make a difference. Learn about just few of the ways to give back below.
WESTERVILLE PARKS FOUNDATION
The Westerville Parks Foundation was formed in 2000 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization to ensure the extensive Westerville park and trail system will be a legacy for future generations to experience.
The foundation engages in fundraising efforts each year including the Westerville Bunny Hop 5K. Donations are encouraged for general purposes and specific programs like Adopt-a-Foot. Funds raised have helped enhance Westerville's public art, establish the Bark Park, beautify trails and provide those in need access to Westerville Parks and Recreation facilities, services and programs.
The foundation is currently accepting donations to help with the expansion of First Responders Park. For more information, visit www.westervilleparksfoundation.org.
Through sponsorship, organizations can help add value to existing or upcoming events, programs or projects. Supporting parks and recreation as a business or an individual is among the most visible and public ways for a sponsor to demonstrate environmental dedication and commitment to a healthier lifestyle. From sponsoring the Summer Concert Series to providing in-kind donations for the Tree Lighting Ceremony, there are many unique ways to get involved with the Westerville Parks and Recreation Department. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please call 614-901-6500.
The gift of a living Honor Tree will provide aesthetic beauty to the community of Westerville for many years to come and is a great way to honor someone special. Trees can be planted for a birthday, anniversary, retirement, graduation, or in memory of a loved one. At a cost of $350, a tree will be planted on public property. The cost includes a 2.5” caliper tree and a 5” X 7” engraved plaque (approved wording of your choice) mounted on a concrete monument.
Throughout the year, the Westerville Parks and Recreation Department teams up with other area organizations to give back to our community.
During the holiday season, the Department partners with Westerville Area Resource Ministry (W.A.R.M.) and Caring and Sharing for a Month of Caring to help families in need in our city. Donations such as toys, food and hygiene products are collected at the Westerville Community Center in November and December each year.
WESTERVILLE SENIOR ASSOCIATION
The Westerville Senior Association (WSA) was formed in 2000 as a membership organization to assist the Senior Center in funding these needs. The purpose of this 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is to promote programs and provide facilities that will contribute to a life of dignity and independence for members who are 55 or over. Programs contribute to the betterment and fulfillment of life for these members including: education, nutrition, health, outreach, recreation, and support services.
WSA engages in fundraising efforts such as the Ham & Bean dinner, the Garage Sale, Forever Young Theater Group, and Snowflake Castle. Without this financial help, the Westerville Senior Center would not be able to accomplish its purpose or achieve so much. Please join in the efforts to enhance the quality of life for our older adults. All proceeds benefit the Westerville Senior Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and are tax deductible to the extent of the law.
For more information, call (614) 901-6560.
The Westerville Senior Association is part of Kroger Rewards, a community sponsored fundraising tool that earns the Association dollars by using your Kroger Rewards card. To sign up, log on to www.krogercommunityrewards.com and edit “Community Rewards” by typing 87145 in the “Find Your Organization” field.To verify you’re enrolled correctly, you’ll see our organization’s name on the right side of your information page. This must be done every April.
Gordon Food Service
When you shop at GFS (Gordon Food Services), simply mention "The Westerville Senior Association" at checkout and the Association gets a 2% rebate. Your Association puts money back into the Center for new equipment, decorations, etc.