Join Columbus Gives Back to help the Friends of Goodale Park on for one of their park work days! Volunteers will be helping with weeding & mulching, tree removal, litter pick-up, and graffiti removal. Please wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing, and if you have extra garden tools (hand trowels, shovels) that we can use on Saturday, please bring them!
When: Saturday, July 14, 2018, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Event Leaders: Caleb@columbusgivesback.org
Where: Goodale Park,120 West Goodale Blvd Columbus, OH 43212. Parking: There is a small lot on the west side of the park (near the corner of Dennison and Poplar). How to find the group: All volunteers will check in at the shelter house, located at the center of the park. The event leaders from Columbus Gives Back will be there to meet you. We will be with other volunteers from Friends of Goodale Park.
Bring: Volunteers are welcome to bring snacks, soda, or games to share with the volunteers and residents.
Where to Meet: We’ll meet immediately inside the main entrance doors, get a brief orientation to YMCA’s supportive housing program, and then prepare for the game night.
After the Event: Please join us for some food and drinks after the event at a nearby restaurant for our #socialtwist
Cancellation Policy: Due to the nature of our events, an accurate headcount is important. Please contact one of the event coordinators if you have RSVP’ed but are unable to attend this event.
About #CbusGivesBack: Columbus Gives Back coordinates group volunteer events with local non-profits, organizes philanthropic happy hours to raise support and awareness for our non-profit partners, and participates in other philanthropic events while emphasizing our social twist: to have fun with volunteers new and old during and after events in the hopes of creating a culture of community engagement amongst our target audience of young professionals.
About Friends of Goodale Park: The Friends of Goodale Park formed in 1987 in realization that the surrounding community needed to take greater responsibility to nurture and support Goodale Park. A devastating summer storm had destroyed many of the park’s older trees so the Friends raised funds to purchase over 300 trees. In subsequent years, the Friends have undertaken many projects to restore, improve and maintain this gem of an urban park. Lighting, benches and trash receptacles have been added; a gazebo and expanded shelter house have been constructed; sidewalks and playgrounds have been updated, and more trees have been planted.