Spark Central is a 501(c)3 charitable organization and relies on the generosity of its donors, sponsors, and volunteers.
Spark Central is powered by community support, and there are many ways to get involved. You can attend a program or community event, volunteer your time, shop in our store, become a member, or provide the financial support that keeps our membership, youth programs and community events available at no charge.
Spark Central needs you to ensure income is never a barrier to the learning opportunities that lead to a brighter future. Your tax-deductible gift keeps membership and programming available at no cost for those who need it most.
Donate now, or take a moment to explore the varied ways you can support our mission below.
Becoming a monthly donor is a great way to sustain our work year-round. A gift as low as $5 a month helps us keep programs and community events accessible. Monthly Givers get random perks, like cool merch! Click here to become a MONTHLY GIVER.
SUPPORT YOUTH PROGRAMMING
We believe people all ages deserve affordable creative learning opportunities, but if you want to make sure your investment goes towards providing youth with the opportunity to access programming and our creative space, we can make that happen by donating here.
Your multi-year gift helps us plan for the future and maintain key staff dedicated to carrying our direct service work. Discuss an investment with us.
NEW BEGINNINGS PROGRAM FOR HOMEOWNERS
Give back to your community by joining the Greenstone New Beginnings Program for homeowners. When you eventually sell your home, a small percentage will support the work of local charities like Spark Central.
OTHER WAYS TO GIVE
Our generous and talented volunteers are one reason we're able to keep membership, youth programs, and community events available at no cost.
We work with local artists to offer limited edition prints, broadsides, zines and art t-shirts. Volunteer and donors are given first dibs on these, so get involved to get insider opportunties!
Carry on with your normal online shopping, but do it through smile.amazon.com and they donate a portion of qualifying sales to the non-profit of your choice. (Pssst! We think it would be awesome if you chose us!)
Our corporate sponsors are important members of our community and play a vital role in keeping our services accessible to those who need them most. Sponsoring a station within our space or a becoming a youth program sponsor is a great way to make our community a better place. We love to recognize our generous sponsors on our blog, in our newsletters, and social media. Contact us for more information!
We have an ongoing need for in-center supplies. Donated goods allow us to make the most of our yearly budget. Please email info@spark-central to see if what you have lines up with what we need!
- Amazon, Best Buy, Staples/Office Depot
NEW/GENTLY USED BOOKS
- Local Writers
- Maker's Resources (books that help people learn to do something specific)
- Popular Children’s and Young Adult books
- Graphic Novels and other genre-bending works
- Books about creative innovators
EDUCATIONAL TOYS, GAMES, TECH
- Toys and games that teach a skill or encourage imagination
- Legos of all types
- Large Tablecloths, bolts of fabric
- Art pens & markers
- Various types of art paper (watercolor, newsprint, sketchbooks, etc.)
SPARK CENTRAL IS a 501(c)3 CHARITY; ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE.