Programs and Deliverables
The William H. Adams Youth Foundation will partner with organizations that deliver a diverse mix of site-based youth development programs and activities for the East Columbus Community. The Foundation provides financial, volunteer staffing, and in-kind service support for programs that serve the neighborhood in the areas of Education, Health & Wellness, Personal Growth & Responsibility and Community Service.
The Foundation will partner with organizations that work to build a better future for the area's youth and families. Qualifying programs will have some of the following characteristics:
How do you reach under served youth? The response is simple: Bring programs into the communities where youth have fewer opportunities and work to involve the youth in programming efforts!
Operation Homefront Back-to-School Brigade
June 23, 2017
The Adams Foundation partners with Operation Homefront for the 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 other communities across the country. Dollar Tree is the presenting sponsor for the eighth year and will set out collection barrels at over 5,000 Dollar Tree and Deals stores July 5th through August 11th.
School supplies may be purchased at Dollar Tree and placed in collection boxes in each store. Last year, Dollar Tree customers bought more than $5.6 million dollars of supplies.
The Foundation will serve as a Pick-Up Volunteer to collect donated school supplies from Dollar Tree stores located at:
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About Operation Homefront: A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront builds strong, stable, and secure military families so that they can thrive in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. With more than 3,200 volunteers nationwide, Operation Homefront has provided assistance to tens of thousands of military families since its inception shortly after 9/11. For more information, go to www.OperationHomefront.org.
About Dollar Tree: Dollar Tree is a Fortune 500 Company operating more than 14,000 stores across the U.S. and Canada. Its stores operate under the brands of Dollar Tree, Dollar Tree Canada, and Family Dollar. To learn more about the Company, visit www.DollarTree.com.
East Columbus Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Thanksgiving Dinner serves over 500 - The 2017 Dinner is Sunday, November 19th
The annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the W. H. Adams Community Center is eagerly anticipated by families in the East Columbus neighborhood.
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The 15th Annual East Columbus Community Thanksgiving Dinner was held Sunday, November 20th, at the William H. Adams Recreation Center. Over 525 of our friends and neighbors were served. Click here for event details.
The dinner is coordinated by Saint Thomas The Apostle Catholic Church in collaboration with other East Columbus organizations including:
This is an opportunity to bring everyone together who lives, works, plays and worships in the neighborhood.
Programs Followed by the W. H. Adams Youth Foundation