March 2014: Caring Cubs and Youth Challenge Volunteer Together

DSC_0101Caring Cubs and Youth Challenge partnered in March for a joint service event.  Caring Cubs families, Youth Challenge participants, and a Youth Challenge teen volunteer all worked together to support the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland.  This was a unique opportunity for our “cubs” to volunteer with their families as well as other young people.

The projects completed include a welcome poster for Ronald McDonald House, notes of encouragement for the families staying at the house, decorating the fronts of blank thank you cards, and festive door hangers for each guest room.  Each of these projects was focused on creating a welcoming and supportive atmosphere within the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland.

Youth Challenge brings together children with physical disabilities and youth volunteers who enrich each other’s lives through one-on-one participation in adapted sports and recreational activities.  Youth Challenge provides services to 160+ children, ages 4-18, with physical impairments, such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida and a variety of other disabilities, who reside at home and attend local schools.  They offer over 300 year-round activities with adaptive sports and recreational equipment and adjustments to suit each child’s interests.  Youth Challenge has 450+ teens, ages 12-18, who are trained seasonally by professionals and peers to work with children with physical disabilities.  Best of all, all programs and transportation are offered free of charge.

Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland is a home away from home for families with a hospitalized child. Ronald McDonald House offers a place to stay at little or no cost so families can access the best health care, regardless of their location.

Visit the Caring Cubs Facebook page for more pictures of this great event!