ADULT & CHILDREN'S EDUCATION
"We connect and empower individuals, organizations and communities impacted by adoption and foster care, and we provide a source of healing for those in need".
"To foster improved literacy and a love of reading by providing free books to children in need".
"Merrick House is a vibrant Cleveland neighborhood center where everyone from the curious child to the committed adult is enriched through active, lifelong learning. Serving the Tremont neighborhood and surrounding areas, our inclusive programs and services have expanded over the years to educate and empower individuals and families alike. We are committed to Lifting Lives and Strengthening Communities".
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY:HOPE LODGE
"The Joseph S. & Jeannette M. Silber Hope Lodge is a unique home away from home for people who need temporary, comfortable, supportive accommodations offered free of charge during cancer treatment".
"The mission of Catholic Charities is to provide service to people in need, to advocate for justice in social structures, and to call the entire church and other people of good will to do the same".
"The Little League Challenger Program is Little League’s adaptive baseball program for individuals with physical and intellectual challenges".
"MedWish International is a not-for-profit organization that saves lives and the environment by repurposing discarded medical supplies and equipment to provide humanitarian aid in developing countries".
"OCBC is a non-profit, volunteer-driven cooperative bicycle education center offering riding and repair classes; refurbished used bikes for sale or rent; hands-on learning and shop credit for volunteering; and public shop use, advice, and assistance".
"We are a private, independent, non-profit humane society founded in Elyria, Ohio. We proudly own and operate the largest animal shelter in Lorain County".
"Our Mission at Lake Humane Society is to provide a gentle and caring haven for the homeless, abandoned, and injured animals of Lake County and persevere in defending and protecting animal life through education, integrity, and leadership".
"Inspiring individuals to recognize and solve our water issues through creative education, events and providing safe water access to people in need".
"The New Agrarian Center creates and promotes a more healthy, vibrant, and equitable local foods system. Our vision is to build a future where holistic land management and equitable and community-led distribution chains of whole food drives an abundance of health and engagement – and where surplus can be returned to the landscape to support the diversity on which our society depends".
HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS
"All Faiths Pantry is a simple, practical program that delivers nutritious groceries to seniors and people with limited mobility once a month at no cost to the recipients. With our direct deliveries to clients’ homes, we are practicing our vision of a community where diverse individuals and groups unite to feed the underserved".
"Grace's Kitchen strives to extend the ministry of Christ by nourishing the body and soul to improve the lives of those in need in our community. The work is done by reaching out with hot meals and a safe place for social interaction".
"Our mission is to ensure that everyone in our communities has the nutritious food they need every day".
"Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry seeks that people who are oppressed, forgotten, and hurting be empowered, valued, and healed by our unwavering commitment to addressing chronic needs. We’ve embraced this missional purpose for 49 years, and look to our upcoming 50th anniversary as an opportunity to celebrate this legacy while looking ahead to the next half century of innovation, advocacy, and system change".
SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL:OZANAM PANTRY & NEAR WEST
"The Society of St. Vincent de Paul exists to serve those in need with compassion, dignity and generosity, while improving the spirituality of its members and developing friendships among them and those they serve. Following the example of their founder, Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, SVDP members aspire to grow in intimacy with Jesus by embracing the world in a network of charity".
"The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination"
"For students who have just arrived in Cleveland from other countries and Puerto Rico, Thomas Jefferson International Newcomers Academy provides a welcoming learning environment to help you get used to your new surroundings. The PreK-12 school is designed to help you find your way in a new country with a different language and different customs"
"Eliza Bryant Village’s mission is to provide quality services, outreach programs and a dignified, compassionate and secure living environment for seniors".
"The Lorain County Office on Aging strives to improve the health of seniors & disabled adults through: assessment, benefits assistance, support services to remain independent for as long as possible, linkage/referral, transportation assistance, home food delivery, housekeeping, chore assistance, food pantry services, volunteer placement, kinship services and Senior Years newspaper".