Over 100 volunteers helped to make a difference in our community through a variety of projects. Caring Cubs was able to host a large number of volunteers due to a wonderful partnership with the Educators of Today and Tomorrow (ETT) student club at Cuyahoga Community College Western campus. ETT students as well as additional education majors volunteered at the project and worked directly with our “cubs”.
Caring Cubs collected nearly 750 books, toys, stuffed animals, and puzzles toys to donate to the Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS). These items will go into the “Treasure Chest” and will be available at any time for social workers to pick out gifts for the children they are working with. Children could receive an item for a good report card, during a visitation with their parents, or a day when they could use some cheering up.
Our children and parents also signed and decorated over 250 holiday cards for the American Red Cross of Greater Cleveland and their Holiday Mail for Heroes program. The cards will be delivered to veterans and military families in our community as well as local military service members currently deployed.
The children especially enjoyed and had fun making 145 musical shakers! The shakers will benefit local inner city children that the Educators of Today and Tomorrow work with. ETT club members advocate for keeping music in the school curriculum and demonstrate that commitment by teaching appropriate songs, chants, rhythms, and games that the children can actively engage in to enhance their learning. Thank you to all of our volunteer families and the Tri-C Early Childhood Education Program for hosting Caring Cubs for the fourth year! We are especially appreciative of the Educators of Today and Tomorrow Club who volunteer at our service project.
You can view more pictures from this project on our Facebook page!