November 2013: Caring Cubs Holiday Cards for Heroes and Annual Stuffed Animal and Toy Collection

Caring Cubs spent Saturday, November 2 completing two important service projects.

Caring Cubs collected 253 stuffed animals and toys in our annual collection to benefit the Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).  DCFS lets children in crisis choose one to keep when they first arrive at DCFS and also allows parents to select an item to give to their children during visitations.

Caring Cubs also decorated 277 holiday cards for the American Red Cross of Greater Cleveland and their Holiday Mail for Heroes program.  The holiday cards that will be delivered to veterans, military families and active-duty service members at hospitals and installations around the world.

Thank you to Cuyahoga Community College for hosting Caring Cubs and to the Education Department for volunteering at the event!

The wonderful pictures were taken by Shannon Ahlstrand of Shannon Ahlstrand Photography (www.ShannonAhlstrandPhoto.com).  Thank you to Shannon for donating her time and talents to Caring Cubs!

Caring Cubs purchased the supplies for this event as part of a generous grant from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeastern Ohio.  Thank you!

Photos of the event can be found on our Facebook page – Click here!