The Caring Mail Project: Spreading Cheer to Isolated Community Members

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November 2021

Caring Cubs Annual November Service Project Red Cross Holidays for Heroes

November 5 - November 30
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We are proud to be continuing an important Caring Cubs tradition - volunteering for the American Red Cross' Holidays for Heroes program! As with 2020, this will be a virtual service project that families can engage in throughout the month of November. The plan is simple - purchase or make holiday cards for any holiday, decorate the cards, and mail the completed cards to Caring Cubs by November 30. We are so excited to collect the cards, share them with our…

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October 2021

A Diaper Drive for the CPR Diaper Network

October 23 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

In operation since October 2020, CPR Diaper Network is a part of Cleveland Pandemic Response, a non-hierarchical, volunteer-run Mutual Aid organization started in March 2020 to gather and dispatch pandemic-related supplies and resources to families and individuals in the greater Cleveland area. Mutual Aid is a philosophy of assistance that focuses on the concept of solidarity, as opposed to charity. The emphasis is on peer-to-peer networks of support. Caring Cubs is excited to partner with the CPR Diaper Network, specifically, to support families…

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Be My Neighbor Day: A virtual family event

October 7
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Join us for a FREE family-friendly event for parents and children ages 3-8. Be My Neighbor Day is all about being a caring neighbor and supporting the families in our neighborhood. Registration is required. To register, please click on the session you plan to attend. The first 200 families that register per session will receive a Daniel Tiger gift pack. Morning Session (10:00 a.m.): https://bit.ly/3AhewJC Evening Session (6:00 p.m.): https://bit.ly/2XrvtDc The event will include the following entertaining and educational activities:…

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August 2021

An Eco Adventure: Keeping Our Planet Clean

August 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
In person and Zoom option

For many of us, sheltering at home has made us extra thankful for the parks, lakes, and green spaces in our communities. That's why our August project is all about taking care of our precious planet! A HYBRID PROJECT WITH TWO WAYS TO PARTICIPATE! This clean-up project will happen in-person with a companion virtual option at a location of your choice, volunteering at the same time as other Cubs throughout our community. Registrants for the virtual project will receive a Zoom link to join the virtual…

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The Caring Mail Project: Friendship Messages for Isolated Students

August 1 - August 15
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Cubs & their families will make Friendship Messages for students who live in Cleveland area low-income housing. 77% of these children live in extreme poverty. Mobilize the Vote is doing a supply giveaway to help kids get off to a good start after the last 18 months of COVID schooling. Join us in spreading cheer to isolated students as they ready for school to begin. Our messages of encouragement will accompany supply-filled backpacks prepared by volunteers at Mobilize the Vote…

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July 2021

Shoes and Clothes for Kids: Stuff the bus

July 30 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kids in Need Resource Center, 3631 Perkins Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114 United States
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Help Caring Cubs stuff the bus with school supplies for local children!  Caring Cubs is bringing back this annual event in a new way!  Caring Cubs board members will be outside the Kids in Need Resource Center for a drive thru school supply drop-off on Friday, July 30 from 11am to 1pm. SC4K often receives requests from teachers for art supplies but these are items that are not donated as often as basic supplies.  These items are also difficult for…

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March 2021

The Caring Mail Project: Friendship Messages for Isolated Elders & Their Caregivers

March 29 - April 17
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While many of us miss time with friends and find ways to meet-up in the great outdoors, we also are mindful that our community includes many who are even more lonely (and bored!) than we are. This project can be a healthy way to look at our own situations from a different perspective. Think about how grateful we are for the things we still get to do. Imagine together how hard it would be to be even more isolated. Think…

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Be My Neighbor Day

March 10
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Join us as we celebrate being neighborly!  Caring Cubs is excited to be a community partner for this great virtual event! Register to attend this FREE family-friendly event for parents and children ages 3-8! Be My Neighbor Day is all about being a caring neighbor and supporting the families in our neighborhood. The event will include the following entertaining and educational activities: Virtual Appearance and Welcome by Daniel Tiger Children’s Storytime provided by Cleveland Public Library Staff Daniel Tiger Game…

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February 2021

The Caring Mail Project: Springtime Messages of Hope for Isolated Elders

February 16 - February 28
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While many of us miss time with friends, it is important to keep in mind that there are community members who are even more lonely (and bored!) than we are. This project can be a healthy way to look at our own situations from a different perspective. Think about how grateful we are for the things we still get to do. Imagine together how hard it would be to be even more isolated. How can we make someone's holiday feel…

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January 2021

The Caring Mail Project: Spreading Cheer to Isolated Community Members

January 23 - January 31
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During this stay-at-home time, Cubs and their families will spread cheer to seniors who volunteer their time helping isolated seniors! Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging is a 110-year old Cleveland-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to support caregivers and empower all people to age well through research, consumer-responsive services and client advocacy. As profiled in this article, the Senior Companion Program connects older adults aged 55 and older with a trained peer volunteer who can share a friendly conversation, offer companionship and minimize isolation. Since the…

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