Save the Date - Sunday, November 19th
November 15th will mark the fifth anniversary of the passing of William H. “Bill” Adams. As would be his wish, the William H. Adams Youth Foundation will again participate in the East Columbus Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday, November 19th. Last year the Foundation joined other neighborhood groups in feeding over 500 people.
There will be a short memorial program at 12:00 noon at the William H. Adams Community Recreation Center at Krumm Park. The dinner service will begin at 1:00 pm. See details and photos from last year’s dinner on the Programs page.
Serving the East Columbus Community
The William H. Adams Youth Foundation is dedicated to a legacy of community service and leadership. The mission of the Foundation is to support programs and opportunities for the youth of East Columbus. By partnering with quality organizations that deliver a diverse mix of programs and activities, the Foundation will do its part to enrich the lives of young people and their families.
The Foundation provides support for programs offered by the William H. Adams Community Recreation Center, East Columbus Elementary School and other institutions that serve the neighborhood. Our vision is to grow to support successful programs from across the City in several key areas:
The Adams Foundation will partner with Operation Homefront for their annual Back-to-School Brigade™, a national school supply collection campaign. Last year the program distributed over 25,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to military families and communities across the country. Dollar Tree is the presenting sponsor for the eighth year and will set out collection barrels July 5th through August 11th at over 5,000 Dollar Tree and Deals stores.
Working with youth is like throwing a stone into a pond; the ripples keep expanding far beyond our time and place, far beyond our ability to measure or even envision.