GoFundMe Charity has pledged $300,000 in matching fund grants for organizations that raise at least $1000 between now and May 10th. A special #GivingTuesdayNow campaign will be featured throughout social media to Tuesday, May 5th. Please consider making a gift to help Art Therapy Studio meet our $1000 goal and attain the matching funds from GoFundMe, Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and will be doubled if we attain our goal. To donate, simply click the button on this page or the link below.https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/giving-tuesday-now-for-ats

    15th Annual Kinnect Golf Outing for

    Kinnect
    1427 E. 36th Street Suite 4203F Cleveland, Ohio 44114

    The 15th Annual Kinnect Golf Outing will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at St. Denis Golf Course. The format for the outing is a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Registration and sponsorship are available online.

    The Kinnect Golf Outing is attended by founding and long-term supporters along with those who are new to our work. All proceeds from the Outing support Kinnect's mission of finding permanent families for children in foster care in the shortest time possible. Kinnect currently facilitates and supports four key programs in Ohio:

    30 Days to Family® Ohio: currently moving 70% of children served from foster care to kin

    Ohio Kinship & Adoption Navigator (OhioKAN) Program: designing and launching statewide support for families

    Affirm Me: finding permanency for LGBTQ+ youth in the Cuyahoga County foster care system

    Youth Centered Permanency Roundtables: helping older youth co-create their permanency plans

    Please join us for the 15th Annual Kinnect Golf Outing and help to ensure that all children who experience the foster care system remain connected to their culture, their community, and their kin.

    • 12-15 , 16-18 , Adults (18+) , 55+
    • One-time
    • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Families , Corporate Teams
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    ALL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES for

    Healing Companions, Inc.
    5 South Main Street Suite 205, Oberlin, Ohio 44074

    POSITIONS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

    • Grant Writers/Fundraisers – Ideal candidate is someone with prior nonprofit and fundraising experience.
    • Photographers – We’re looking for someone, in the Oberlin, OH area, who can take high-quality photos for our social media pages and web presence, as well as printed materials.
    • Professional Videographers – If you reside in the Oberlin, OH area, we need your help to tell our story in a visually compelling way.
    • Social Media Experts – We’re looking for individuals with experience building a strong following, communicating messages in powerful and effective way, and building brand awareness across multiple platforms.
    • Blog Writers – Healing Companions needs people with who can craft high-quality blog posts on a regular basis.
    • Board Members – We are looking to expand our Board of Directors to help Healing Companions, Inc. grow and meet the increasing demand for Psychiatric Service Dogs. Those with experience serving on nonprofit boards and/or fundraising are encouraged to apply.

    THINK YOU’VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES?

    We’d love to hear from you!Contact us with a copy of your resume/CV and portfolio, as well as a few words about what attracted you to the mission of Healing Companions, Inc.
    • Adults (18+)
    • Recurring
    • Anytime
    • Individuals
    • Virtual , Tech Support , Writing , Proofreading , Skills-based , Research , Project-based
    Many restaurants might be closed for the foreseeable future in Cleveland, but Yvonka Hall’s home is not. In the past week, Hall, Ebony Spano, and Micayela Hall have transformed Yvonka’s Cleveland home into a launching pad for a new community initiative—Babies and Brunch—to help deliver food for families of out-of-school children.The initiative was launched March 13, when the trio learned that the Cleveland Metropolitan School District would be closed for at least three weeks to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Shortly after, the school district announced that bagged meals would be available for pickup at 22 sites. Shuttle buses were also made available to transport residents to the sites.However, the three women worried that the most vulnerable in their community would still face significant barriers in picking up the lunches. In a district where more than one in four children is food insecure, school lunches often play a crucial role in supporting a family’s nutritional needs.Babies and Brunch raised more than $2,000 in five days, and broadcast the food delivery service to their friends and community groups over social media.“The school lunch pickups are all held between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., which is when most parents are working,” says Yvonka Hall, executive director of the Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition. “A lot of parents aren’t going to be able to take off work to pick up a lunch.”Many out-of-school children are being cared for by grandparents or neighbors who can’t or won’t leave home due to fears of the coronavirus or because of disabilities, Hall says.“Imagine a grandmother who is taking care of four kids, one of whom has a disability,” she says. “How are they supposed to get four kids on a bus and into a school site? First, they’re told they should stay home to stay healthy. Then, they’re told they need to take their grandchildren to a school to get lunch. It’s confusing.”Yvonka, Ebony, and Micayela designed Babies and Brunch to help address what they saw as a gap in services. The three raised more than $2,000 in five days, and broadcast the food delivery service to their friends and community groups over social media. In two days, they’d learned of more than 70 children who needed food assistance.Now, the three women and other volunteers meet each morning in Yvonka Hall’s living room in Cleveland's Lee-Miles neighborhood. They pack bags with breakfast, lunch, and hand sanitizer, and deliver the meals to designated households. Some of the families have a child with a disability. Other families rely on caregivers who are elderly or disabled and therefore can’t make it to the school lunch pickup.All households are texted ahead of time so that volunteers can drop the meals at the front door and leave. This minimizes the amount of face-to-face time that happens with each caregiver, thereby reducing the threat of transmission of the coronavirus.The program holds personal significance for all three women. Spano is an autism ambassador for Autism Speaks, a national advocacy organization, and works for improved access to information and health services for African American families. She views Babies and Brunch as an extension of her advocacy.Micayela Hall, no relation to Yvonka, similarly says the program was deeply connected to her role as a mother.“When I thought about kids being out of school and not having anything to eat, it just kicked up my maternal instinct,” she says.Yvonka Hall has long been an advocate and spokeswoman for her community. At the Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition, she focuses on engaging African American communities around wellness, health, and social justice issues. She attributes her passion for meal preparation to growing up near her grandmother, who was often cooking and feeding people who couldn’t eat elsewhere.“Everybody has a calling, but not everyone listens,” she says. “My calling is to make an impact on my community. “When the system fails, it’s people who need to step in to fill the gap.”
    Sydney Kornegay is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Aidemocracy, The Columbia Star, and Observatario Economico. She has a master's degree in International Development and Economics from Fordham University and is the director of adult programming at Refugee Response in Cleveland.
    • Adults (18+)
    • Ongoing
    • Weekends
    • Individuals , Groups (10+) , Families , Corporate Teams
    • Outdoor , Food Distribution , Food Packing , Delivery
    • Learn More
    EYEJ engages middle and high school youth in programs designed to build community, develop their civic voice and civil discourse, develop social-emotional learning and promote social justice for its core program –the Discussion Series. Having served youth now in 13 schools and 4 recreation centers new avenues for the Discussion Series have been requested by multiple entities for support of our youth. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, EYEJ responded quickly to our youth being out of school, and created the Y.O.D.J. program – youth online discussing justice. Y.O.D.J. is a 12 week online Discussion Series program (8 weeks) with a Reflection event (4 weeks) for 6-8th grade youth to exchange ideas and perspectives in an online classroom with diverse and empowered community members, peers, and volunteers twice weekly. A customized copyrighted curriculum is provided to help develop social emotional learning for students by connecting youth to various resources and role models in the Cleveland area. One complete session of the Y.O.D.J. program consists of 24 events.Topics:Toxic Stress Exploring Money w/Federal Reserve Bank and Chase Bank Conflict Resolution Exploring Technology Police and Youth Relationships w/the Cleveland Police Achieving a Positive Mindset w/Case Western Reserve University Fowler Institute Invest in Your Future, Entrepreneurship, College/Trade School Exploring Violence w/the Cleveland PoliceSIGN UP HERE
    • Children (5-12) , 12-15
    • One-time , Ongoing
    • Weekdays
    • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Corporate Teams
    • Virtual , Skills-based , Other

    Bloggers for

    Engage! Cleveland
    8200 Sweet Valley Dr #100, Cleveland, OH 44125

    Write a blog for Engage! Cleveland about being a young professional or college student in the Greater Cleveland area.
    • Adults (18+)
    • One-time , Ongoing , Recurring
    • Anytime
    • Individuals
    • Writing
    • Learn More

    Board Members for

    Adoption Network Cleveland
    4614 Prospect Avenue, Ste. 550 Cleveland, OH 44103

    Adoption Network Cleveland’s Board of Directors is a group of diverse and passionate individuals, many of whom have been directly touched by adoption or foster care, who share an understanding and commitment to the mission of the organization. The Board of Directors as a body, and its individual members, makeup the primary governing body of the organization. The members of the Board of Directors provide policy governance, serve in leadership roles on the organization’s committees and play a major role in achieving the fund development goals of the organization.
    • Adults (18+)
    • Ongoing
    • Evenings , Weekdays
    • Individuals
    • Virtual , In-person , Skills-based , Other

    Board Members for

    Burning River Baroque
    3218 Euclid Heights Blvd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

    Burning River Baroque's vision is to inspire social change through music. We are actively growing our board and would love the opportunity to add you to our team!
    • Adults (18+)
    • Ongoing
    • Anytime
    • Virtual , In-person , Collect Donations , Note Writing , Skills-based , Project-based

    Board Treasurer for

    Burning River Baroque
    3218 Euclid Heights Blvd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

    Burning River Baroque is actively recruiting a board treasurer to assist with bookkeeping and financial reporting.
    • Adults (18+)
    • Ongoing
    • Anytime
    • Virtual , Skills-based
    We need someone to transcribe and upload captions for videos created for our first distance learning curriculum. Videos are hosted on YouTube, but their automated captioning is insufficient.
    • 12-15 , 16-18 , Adults (18+) , 55+
    • One-time , Ongoing
    • Anytime
    • Virtual , Indoor , Tech Support , Writing , Note Writing , Skills-based , Project-based

    Cash Donations for

    Concerned Citizens Community Council
    13611 Kinsman Road, Cleveland, OH 44120

    The Covid Coronavirus has had a particularly severe negative impact on the residents of the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood as so many adults have lost their jobs, children have parents/relatives incapable of home-schooling them, and these children are missing out on school breakfasts and lunches, and showing up at C4's Center hungry. C4 has been delivering food boxes to dozens of families and providing lists of church food distributions. Money is needed to purchase non-perishables and to pay the Center's overhead expenses. Thank you for contributing.

      Communications or Marketing Volunteers for

      Adoption Network Cleveland
      4614 Prospect Avenue, Ste. 550 Cleveland, OH 44103

      We could use help with marketing & communications, visual communication design, fundraising development, social media, and other related areas.
      • Adults (18+)
      • Ongoing
      • Weekdays
      • Individuals
      • Virtual , Writing , Skills-based , Project-based

      Handwashing is one of the most effective things to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Especially during such times, everyone should have basic access to clean water and soap.As the COVID-19 virus spreads, thousands of our partner communities still remain vulnerable. Cut off from the income-generating networks, soap can be a luxury for these people, especially when retailers have hiked the prices for extra profits.While we want our staff in Uganda to practice social distancing, we do not want to leave our most vulnerable project partners without these life-saving supplies. One of our team members will make deliveries as needed to three hotspot communities, now through the ‘end’ of the crisis.Help us save the lives of the kids at the HIV orphanage and refugee communities who do not have access to the resources needed to stay healthy during this time.By signing up top give $5/monthly, you can supply soap for a child to bathe, wash hands, wash clothes and wash utensils.Clean water, hygiene and sanitation are basic human rights. https://www.drinklocaldrinktap.org/covid-19-emergency-fund/
      • Children (5-12) , 12-15 , 16-18 , Adults (18+) , 55+ , Child with Adult
      • One-time , Recurring
      • Anytime
      • Individuals , Families
      • Virtual , Other

      Now more than ever, we’re so grateful for the community that has funded, volunteered, celebrated, and advocated for The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio through the years. At a time when everything feels uncertain, we find comfort and encouragement knowing that you care about our cause.

      Our Walk, Rock and Run will be held virtually on June 21st. Diversity Center staff members, and special surprise guests will be live on Facebook and Instagram at 8:30 a.m., walking the route with you. You may walk or run virtually between June 21st and July 6th. For details, visit https://www.diversitycenterneo.org/events/walk-rock-run/

      While much of the world has stopped, our mission to eliminate bias, bigotry and racism will not be placed on pause. That’s why we’re asking you to help us cover the cost of continuing our diversity, equity and inclusion work with students.

      We have all seen how the impact of COVID-19 is especially severe for those in marginalized socio-economic groups (people of color, the elderly, youth, people with disabilities, indigenous people, members of the LGBTQ+ community, refugees, and migrants).

      Our programming, in School & Youth, SHIFT Consulting, and in LeadDIVERSITY, is a strong antidote to the bias, bigotry and racism that has created such inequity.

      Our work is needed now, more than ever!

      Participating virtually and donating to Walk, Rock and Run, is the safest, simplest, and most effective way to ensure that we can continue our School & Youth programming as we adapt to ever-changing circumstances due to COVID-19.

      If you were planning on attending Walk, Rock and Run this year, consider donating in the amount that you would have spent on gasoline, parking, breakfast and coffee, had you attended the event. Please consider a donation of $25 to $50 or more.

      While all of us are facing great challenges at this time, we hope that you can find some peace knowing that because of your generosity, we are working overtime to develop an additional program delivery model, Distance Learning.

      Click Here to Donate to Walk, Rock and Run

      On behalf of all of us at The Diversity Center, thank you for being a part of our community. Thank you for helping us to create communities where all people are connected, respected and valued. We wish you and your family health, safety, and happiness. With your support, not only will we get through this, but we will come out stronger.

      Join the competition for the 2nd Annual Workplace Traveling Trophy and Top Individual Fundraising Prize! The Diversity Center will award prizes in two categories: Workplace and Individual. You will have bragging rights for a year! Grand Marshal Russ Mitchell, Channel 3 News Anchor WKYC TV-3 will present your trophy or prize to you at TV-3. You will also be featured on TV-3's website and The Diversity Center's website. Start your Walk, Rock and Run Team today! To qualify for the prizes, The Diversity Center must be in receipt of all funds by 4 p.m. on Monday, July, 6th! For more information contact, Pat Lyden at 216-752-3000 ext. 230 or [email protected]

      • 12-15 , 16-18 , Adults (18+) , 55+ , Child with Adult
      • One-time
      • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Families , Corporate Teams
      • Collect Donations
      The Zoo has been closed since the second week of March, but our mission and daily efforts to care for our animals do not stop. Your donation to the Zoo Society's annual fund helps support all aspects of the Zoo.Please also consider purchasing a membership to the Zoo.
      • Children (5-12) , 12-15 , 16-18 , Adults (18+) , 55+ , Child with Adult
      • Ongoing
      • Anytime
      • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Families , Corporate Teams
      • Collect Donations
      • Learn More
      City Year Cleveland serves in 9 Cleveland schools within 4 Cleveland neighborhoods. City Year Cleveland's AmeriCorps members, alumni, staff, board members, community, and non-profit partners all take pride in the neighborhoods and schools they serve. So we decided to create a little friendly competition to see which neighborhood has the most City Year pride! To donate through the neighborhood of your choosing, visit https://secure.qgiv.com/event/cfcybbc/team_leaderboard/
      Let's create some connection in this time of social-distancing! When you make your donation, please leave a donation message to say why you selected the neighborhood team that you did.
      • Children (5-12) , 12-15 , 16-18
      • Virtual , In-person , Collect Donations
      We are so grateful for the support we have received for the #EMPOWER campaign. Because of you, EYEJ: Empowering Youth, Exploring Justice has been able to facilitate Discussion Series events, provide support to the EYEJ Impact 25 Youth Council and work on developing pathways for our youth for more positive impact.Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many members of the EYEJ Impact 25 Youth Council are struggling to have their basic needs met. EYEJ serves youth whose families struggle with stable income, food insecurity, reliable transportation, supporting healthcare costs, and more.Because this pandemic is disproportionally affecting the youth and families we serve, we have decided that beginning in March, funding raised during COVID-19 will be donated directly to our youth so that they can help support their households. The money will go towards supporting bills, rent, healthcare costs, and food to ensure that our youth can support themselves in times of crisis. We have raised more than $3,000 so far and will continue to divert funds raised to support our youth through this crisis.We realize that we’re all adjusting to a new environment, one that requires new ways of learning and engaging with one another online. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are excited to announce we will be launching two new programs for 6th-8th grade youth.The programs include:• All-Star Reading Program. The EYEJ Impact 25 Youth Council will facilitate online reading programs for youth.• The Youths Online Discussing Justice (Y.O.D.J.) Program, which is a stem from the Discussion Series program. This program will follow the same style as the Discussion Series but will be facilitated online and will conclude with a Photography Project which will be displayed online.Your donation today will help:• The EYEJ Impact 25 Youth Council cover household costs for bills, healthcare, food, and more while they are sheltered in place.• Deploy the technology and online instructional infrastructure needed to deliver learning programs while youth remain sheltered in place.Please note that Congress is urging tax payers to donate to non-profits during this period. Due to the new CARES Act it is possible for U.S. tax papers to donate a single donation of $300 and it be deductible for tax year 2020 (couple $600 max). Additionally, corporations can take a deduction up to 25% of taxable income and finally if tax payers don't need their $1,200 stimulus check, Congress is recommending to donate. We’d like to ask for your contribution, and you can designate your gift towards either EYEJ initiative through this website and we appreciate your doing so.Thank you for supporting Cleveland’s youth during a time when they need us most.Help #EMPOWER Our Cleveland Youth - CLICK HERE
      • 12-15 , 16-18 , Adults (18+)
      • One-time , Ongoing , Recurring
      • Anytime
      • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Families , Corporate Teams
      • Collect Donations , Other

      Donor for

      Southeast Clergy Meals on Wheels
      415 Northfield Road Bedford OH 44146

      Donations are needed to purchase meals and groceries for quarantined seniors who are unable to transport themselves to a food bank, who have very limited income, and who often have no family to help.Donations may be made by check or money order to SE Clergy Meals on Wheels, 415 Northfield Road, Bedford, OH 44146. For questions or more information, please call 440-439-0302.Currently persons interested in volunteering are being directed to our sister organization, Southeast Clergy Hunger Center at the same address. Please call 440-539-1843 if you'd like to help.
      • Anytime
      • Collect Donations
      Our Employment program and summer youth program are struggling with finding appropriate and meaningful training opportunities for individuals with disabilities, and with supporting people with disabilities in their work skill building and job search. We are looking for small business employers who can provide work experiences in a safe, small environment.
      ELA online programming is available for students in grade 5 -12To register family or friends please visit www.effectivela.org/elaonline
      • Children (5-12) , 12-15 , 16-18
      • Recurring
      • Families
      • Virtual

      Foster Volunteer for

      Cleveland Animal Protection League
      1729 Willey Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113

      Cleveland APL will still be moving animals into foster homes and encourages anyone interested in helping the organization to care for an animal during these difficult times to reach out to the Foster Team at [email protected] Our foster volunteers provide temporary, in-home care for animals until they are ready for adoption. We will provide you with training, supplies, and medical care for any foster animal you take into your home.
      • Adults (18+) , Child with Adult
      • One-time , Ongoing
      • Anytime
      • Individuals , Families
      • In-person , Indoor , Outdoor , Other
      We are looking for dedicated individuals to help distribute food shares at our neighborhood Fresh Stops throughout Northeast Ohio this season. To properly follow distancing guidelines, we need volunteers more than ever. In order to minimize contact and possibilities for cross-contamination, we'll need staff and volunteers dedicated to singular tasks. Volunteer jobs include set up, check-in, distribution, traffic flow coordination, and clean-up.
      • Adults (18+)
      • Ongoing , Recurring
      • Evenings , Weekdays
      • Individuals , Groups (2-10)
      • In-person , Food Distribution , Food Packing
      • Learn More

      Fundraising for

      Healing Companions, Inc.
      5 South Main Street Suite 205, Oberlin, Ohio 44074

      We desperately need funds to help us provide the services that transform the lives of those with mental illness while saving the life of shelter dogs trained as their psychiatric service dog. We are getting more applications during this pandemic and we want to help everyone that can benefit from our organizations mission so we need you to help us achieve this massive demand for help during this stressful time. Please help us. With gratitude, Jane 
      • Adults (18+)
      • Ongoing
      • Anytime
      • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+)
      • Virtual , Collect Donations
      Watch this video and see the students you will impact today on #GivingTuesdayNow when you donate online at effectivela.org/donate. Another way to give back? Add Effective Leadership Academy as your charity on Amazon Smile! These are great ways to support student success while getting essentials and even treating yourself during these uncertain times. #amazonsmile #youthleadership #nonprofit #ela