December 2014: Caring Cubs and Young Athletes Cleveland

20141206_104310_2Caring Cubs ended 2014 with a memorable event!  Over 100 participants from Caring Cubs, Young Athletes Cleveland, and volunteers from Baldwin-Wallace University made this a great experience for everyone.  We did yoga, signed cards for children staying at Providence House, and decorated an impressive 350 ornaments for the Providence House Christmas tree!  We can’t wait to see pictures of the decorated tree!

More pictures of the event can be viewed on the Caring Cubs Facebook page.

20141206_103641_4 Young Athletes Cleveland is a developmentally appropriate play program targeted towards children with intellectual disabilities ages 2-7 years old. Through Young Athletes, volunteers introduce young children to the world of sport, with the goal of preparing them for Special Olympics sports training and competition when they get older. The program focuses on the basics that are crucial to cognitive development: physical activities that develop motor skills and hand-eye coordination, and the application of these physical skills through sports skills programs.  Youth Athletes currently holds events on the west side of Cleveland and athletes have come from over 26 different cities across the state.

20141206_112821_3Providence House is one of the nation’s oldest operating crisis nurseries among the 70+ in operation in the US and Canada today offering emergency shelter and care to children who are actively at risk for abuse and neglect due to family crisis. More than a shelter for at-risk children, the agency offers holistic services for children and their families including education, mentoring, case management and aftercare focused on family preservation. The primary goals of Providence House are to protect at-rick children, empower families in crisis, and build safer communities.


Thank you to Baldwin-Wallace University for hosting Caring Cubs and to the many college students who volunteered their time!

Thank you to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Ohio for a grant to purchase supplies for this and many of our other 2014 events!