When you use a meter at Easton you’re not just paying to park. You’re helping fund the work of the Easton Community Foundation. Efforts that have resulted in nearly $6,000,000 in donations for our community. Each time you put change or a credit card in a meter, or make a ticket payment, you’re helping benefit youth and family-focused organizations in central Ohio. And we thank you for it.
Did you know?
Since opening in 1999, Easton Town Center and the Easton Community Foundation have supported our community through the following initiatives:
CORNERSTONE EVENTS: Good Partners. Great Causes.
When you attend a Cornerstone Event presented and hosted by the Easton Community Foundation, you help raise the funds necessary to support vital institutions focused on family health and advocacy in central Ohio. Since becoming a host site, Easton has partnered in raising $16 million in support for our partner organizations.
Past Benefactors include Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Center for Family Safety & Healing, The Buckeye Ranch, Ross Heart Hospital, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.
CHANGE FOR CHARITY PROGRAM:
Short Term Parking. Long Term Impact.
Our Change for Charity Program designates a new organization every two months to receive a portion of the meter proceeds and ticket revenues generated at Easton. We have donated over $1,100,000 to more than 69 youth and family focused organizations through the Change for Charity Meter Program. Groups interested in consideration should visit EastonTownCenter.com and fill out the online form.
SCHOLARSHIPS: You Reach Out, Kids Reach Their Dreams.
Every spring, Easton awards scholarships to two graduating seniors at each of our partner high schools. We have awarded 84 $2500 renewable 2-year scholarships, which total over $300,000 to date. Current partner schools are Northland, Mifflin, Ft. Hayes, and Gahanna-Lincoln high schools. Easton has also fostered relations with these partner high schools through a Freshman Orientation program.
COMMUNITY ROOM AND BOOTH: Great Exposure for Great Causes.
For community groups interested in public exposure and interaction, there’s no better location than Easton! We offer a complimentary Community Room and Booth for use by 501(c)3 organizations at no charge. Space is available on a first come, first served basis, by calling Easton Guest Services at (614) 337-2200.
MENTORSHIP PROGRAMS: You Lead. We Help.
Easton partners with organizations to assist student leaders in becoming community leaders with Central Ohio Leadership Academy (COLA), as well as giving minority professionals an inside look into the development industry through Real Estate Associate Program (REAP).
WANT TO DO MORE?
Conduct your own Random Act of Kindness by dropping your extra change in a parking meter, or add time with a credit card, even if you’re not parked there! Each time you put change in a meter, you’re helping make a change in our community!
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