This article is included in our Spring 2022 newsletter. Click here to view the entire newsletter!
Holiday gifts have made an impact
This past December, we were so happy to continue our tradition of delivering holiday gifts to the individuals we support! Folks got to explore their options and choose from a menu of experiences, including tickets to a variety of events around central Ohio.
It’s been heartwarming to watch the individuals at Park West enjoy the community experiences. Some of their choices were Ballet Met, OSU men’s and women’s basketball tickets, memberships for the Columbus Zoo, Ohio Historical Society, COSI, Franklin Park Conservatory, and gift cards to Columbus Parks and Recreation, bowling, and movies!
Candace took dance classes as a child and was very excited to have tickets to a Ballet Met performance as her holiday gift. She LOVED seeing “Giselle!”
She got to sit front row, center and enjoyed being able to see the performers up close. She especially picked up on their expressions and said she was going to use some of what she saw in her theater performances for Open Door Stage and Screen.
Theresa and Allen got to experience an OSU Men’s basketball game. They loved the energy from the crowd and had fun cheering on the Buckeyes!
Ray and Crystal enjoyed seeing the latest “Spiderman” movie. Crystal was so infatuated with Spiderman that she wants to marry him!
Chris and Billy had a good time exploring COSI, their favorites being the gadgets and seeing what was behind all those doors. They look forward to being able to go as often as they’d like with their year-long membership.
Thank you to everyone who helped inspire their life journeys! We were fortunate to receive some grant funding to support these awesome gifts. If you’d like to help provide future community experiences for the folks we support, you can donate here!