Central Ohio Chapter

The Central Ohio Chapter of A Kid Again is a Children’s Charity in Columbus Ohio and is honored to serve families in the Central Ohio area who are raising children living with life-threatening conditions. We do so by providing cost-free, fun-filled destination events throughout the year that we call Adventures.  We could not provide a timeout from the challenge of life-long illness if not for the support of the local community and fundraisers. Thank you to all our valued partners!


To see events in Central Ohio, take a look at our calendar!

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Enroll A Child

Do you have or know a child with a life-threatening condition? Enroll them with this chapter to be a part of the A Kid Again family!

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Support Your Local Chapter

Your generosity will help thousands of kids living with life-threatening conditions receive the gift of hope, happiness, and healing in the time they need it most. Please make your one-time or monthly gift today and help us fuel adventure for families in our local community! The Central Ohio Chapter is a children’s charity in Columbus Ohio and your donations will go support families in Columbus and the surrounding areas.

Donate Your Time

Time is something that money cannot buy. At A Kid Again we strive to provide robust volunteer opportunities that are fun filled and kid centric. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who enjoy adventure and have a heart for serving others.

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Central Ohio Staff

Travis Gulling
Executive Director
Ashley Hofacre
Programs & Communications Coordinator
Monica VanGundy
Donor Services Specialist
Jared Buerger
Outreach Specialist
Mandi Rinaldi
Program Assistant

Central Ohio Advisory Board

Rick Ricart, Chair
Ricart Automotive
Mike Crotty, Immediate Past Chair
Spirit Services
Lisa Kelso, Adventure Chair
Vice President of Regulation and Finance
AEP Ohio
Jeremy Taylor, Family Experience Chair
Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist
OhioHealth Doctors Hospital
Kerri Ward, Marketing Chair
Senior Director of Brand, Communications and Community
Easton Community Foundation
Jeff White, Membership Chair
Archie Williamson, Development Co-Chair
President/Senior Managing Director
Diversified Systems Inc.
Elliot Bohling
Account Supervisor
Jacoby Boren
VP of Business Development
Grass Groomers & Boren Brothers
Todd Jackson
National Account Manager
Golden State Foods
Sarah N. Miller
CRT, Realtors
Brad Mullenix
Vice President
Huntington National Bank
Greg Oden
Athlete Advisor
Edyoucore Sports
Sabrina Oden, Women's Council Liaison
Mike Paoletta
Branch Manager
Jon Petz, CSP
Motivational Speaker
Bore No More!
Austin Poe, D. Arch
Business Development Manager
Corna Kokosing
Kirsten Sheely
Studio Leader
Josh Applebaum
Director of Channel Operations

Central Ohio Hope Partners

Central Ohio Happiness Partners

Central Ohio Healing Partners

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Kroger Community Rewards

Kroger Community Rewards Program

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Want to Make a
Bigger Impact?

In the United States alone, 500,000 kids are battling a life-threatening condition. At any point in time, 5,000 children are living in the last 6 months of their lives. Help us deliver smiles and memories that will last until the next adventure to families in our community. Visit our sponsor page to learn how you can get involved year-round. Support children in your area by supporting the Central Ohio Chapter a children’s charity in Columbus Ohio. 

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