The Caring Mail Project: Spreading Cheer to Isolated Senior Citizens

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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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November 2020

Holiday Cards for Heroes

November 15, 2020 - December 1, 2020
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Much has changed in 2020, including the execution of Caring Cubs service projects.  While we are proud of the pivots we have made and profoundly grateful for the support of our families in new ways, we are continuing an important Caring Cubs tradition - volunteering for the American Red Cross’ Holidays for Heroes program!   Cuyahoga Community College has graciously hosted Caring Cubs for the past several years and this year, it is our hope that you and your family…

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October 2020

The Caring Mail Project: Spreading Cheer to Isolated Community Members

October 6, 2020 - October 24, 2020
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Spreading Cheer to Isolated Community Members We have all adapted over the past several months to the new ways of keeping safe -- masks, hand-washing, sanitizing hands and surfaces, making sure there is space between us and others. Now you and your Cubs can reach-out to community members who are receiving the supplies they need to keep safe. Cleveland Pandemic Response (CPR) is a volunteer-run mutual aid organization mobilizing pandemic-related donations and resources focused on food, masks, hygiene items and…

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August 2020

The Caring Mail Project: Reaching Out to Isolated Elders

August 10, 2020 - August 21, 2020
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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. To not have favorite foods? To not…

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July 2020

July’s Eco Adventure

July 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Keeping our Planet Clean 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 July project is all about taking care of our precious planet! This Do-It-Yourself trash pick up will be done at a location of your choice at the same time as cubs all around our community. This has the potential to be Caring Cubs biggest project ever! So start looking around for…

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The Caring Mail Project: Expressing Appreciation to Frontline Workers

July 18, 2020 - July 31, 2020
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Throughout the pandemic, we have become increasingly aware of the non-medical essential workers upon which our community relies. Shelter staff. Youth service workers. Early childhood workers. Social justice activists. Established in 1868, YWCA Greater Cleveland is a unique and vital community resource in Northeast Ohio committed to eliminating racism and empowering women. YWCA Greater Cleveland is widely recognized as a thought leader on the issues of racial equity and the advancement of women. Many YWCA employees are considered essential and…

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June 2020

The Caring Mail Project: Expressing Gratitude to Veterans

June 30, 2020 - July 10, 2020
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Expressing Gratitude to Veterans Many veterans -- of all military branches -- face challenges after their years of service. For some, it is memories that linger. For many, it is persistent health issues. The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System serves those who have served, providing and coordinating primary, acute, and specialty care for veterans. Focused on treating the whole veteran through health promotion and disease prevention, the VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System delivers comprehensive, seamless health care and social services.…

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The Caring Mail Project: Reaching Out to Isolated Elders

June 16, 2020 - June 26, 2020
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Reaching Out to Isolated Elders While many of us are able to begin some outings and time with friends if we follow COVID-19 precautions (masks + distance), our community's elders remain isolated and dependent on service providers. We are honored to send caring & cheerful messages to isolated elders who receive services through Jewish Family Services Association of Cleveland (JFSA). JFSA helps individuals and families with solutions to face life's challenges with confidence. JFSA is making a special effort to…

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The Caring Mail Project: Reaching Out to Isolated Families

June 9, 2020 - June 19, 2020
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Reaching Out to Isolated Families With school, camp, and daycare closures, many Cleveland families remain physically and socially isolated due to the COVID pandemic. Cubs and their families will send messages of friendship and caring to isolated families who receive food assistance through the The Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition. The Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition (NEOBHC) addresses inequities in education, employment housing, and health -- and their impact on African American health disparities -- by working to empower, educate…

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May 2020

The Caring Mail Project: Spreading Cheer to Isolated Senior Citizens

May 21, 2020 - June 5, 2020
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While Ohio businesses are opening, senior citizens are still isolated due to the COVID pandemic. Cubs and their families will send messages of friendship, cheer & encouragement to isolated elders who receive services through the Cleveland Department of Aging. The Cleveland Department of Aging provides services to more than 6,000 individuals, including older adults (60 years of age and older) and adults with disabilities ( age 18-59). The Department provides social service programs, home repair and maintenance programs and health…

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