Give the Gift of Membership
Is the holiday countdown looming over you as you frantically locate gifts for the remaining people on your shopping list? If you’re experiencing anxiety over what gift you’ll give your special Santa, fret not, we’ve got you covered. A membership to one of our member charities is the gift that gives back all year long to the lucky recipient while leaving you feel good about helping better your community. There are memberships sure to meet the interests of anyone on your list.
If you’re looking for a gift for that movie lover, look no further. Columbus Film Council has memberships starting as low as $20 and includes many worthwhile benefits. Members receive discounted movie tickets at Gateway Film Center and Arena Grand Movie Theater, free admission to Columbus Film Council screenings, Movies and Mead Evenings, and many more. For additional information on memberships and other benefits you can visit their website at www.chrisawards.org/.
Find your center at the center
Have a person on your list who feeling stressed or looking to get into better shape? Consider giving them a membership to Center for Wholeness. A $25 membership offers discounts on classes varying in experience level, a music class designed for children, and more. For additional information on memberships, you can go to the Center for Wholeness website at www.cfwohio.org.
The History Aficionado
Have that person who can’t get enough of history? A membership to the Columbus Historical Society would certainly satisfy their historical appetite. Benefits include free or discounted admission to Columbus Discovery Bus Tours, Historic Block Parties, special historical gallery displays, and much more. Columbus Historical Society has individual memberships priced at $30 and family memberships for $50. For more information on memberships, you can visit Columbus Historical Society’s website at www.columbushistory.org.
If your person enjoys exploring the various Columbus neighborhoods and buildings in the city, then consider a membership to Columbus Landmarks. Starting at $35 for individuals and $50 for a family membership, a membership includes discounts on tickets to events including the annual City Hop Tour, neighborhood walking tours, and more. For additional information or to purchase a membership, you can go to their website at www.columbuslandmarks.org.
*Photo credit: Columbus Landmarks
Help your family member or friend connect to the local GLBT community with a membership to Stonewall Columbus. Individual memberships start $35 and include attendance pass to the annual Pride festival, seminars on GLBT issues, discounts to exercise and educational classes, and much more. For more information on memberships and activities, please visit www.stonewallcolumbus.org.
A membership to Simply Living is perfect for those looking for community and a “greener” lifestyle. A Simply Living membership includes access to events, social engagements, workshops, and much more. Individual memberships are $35 while family memberships are $50. For more information visit www.simplyliving.org/.
Fond of felines? concern for canines? A membership to Capital Area Humane Society is perfect for the animal lover on your list. Ranging from $30 to $75, memberships include discounts on Humane Society merchandise, special ticket pricing to Humane Society events like the Celebrity Chef, Halloween Pet Parade, and much more. Additional membership information can be found on their website at www.cahs-pets.org .
If you’re looking for a gift that feline fanatic, Cat Welfare Association memberships start as low as $25 for individuals and $50 for families. Memberships include discounts to CWA events, information on recent adoptions, and much more. Visit www.catwelfareohio.com for more information.
So this holiday season give a gift that keeps giving all year round and leaves you feeling good.