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December 2019

Festival of Caring – December 14

December 14, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 12:15 pm
Cuyahoga County Library – Brooklyn Branch, 4480 Ridge Road
Cleveland, OH 44144 United States
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The Festival of Caring celebrated kindness with a variety of crafts, activities, and games for our Cubs. The service project began with stories and songs about caring followed by a game that taught sharing.  Cubs visited stations to make a variety of projects which will benefit our community. Two sessions were available so we could celebrate with as many Cubs as possible. View photos of the event.

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November 2019

November 2 – Annual Service Project at Cuyahoga Community College

November 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cuyahoga Community College, 11000 Pleasant Valley Road
Parma, Ohio 44130
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115 Caring Cubs volunteers participated in our annual service project at Cuyahoga Community College on Saturday, November 2! We were fortunate to be hosted for the 6th consecutive year by the Tri-C Early Childhood Education Program! Volunteers from the education program helped the cubs make 86 guiros (musical instruments made from paper towel rolls) that will be used in the next few weeks in local classrooms. Our families donated 382 children’s books, 63 gloves, 33 winter hats, 26 glove/hat combos,…

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October 2019

October 20 – Halloween Fun with Seniors

October 20, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Danbury Senior Living Community, 9500 Broadview Road
Broadview Heights, OH 44147 United States
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Our Cubs visited the Danbury Senior Living Center to make some Halloween crafts. We had our own Halloween Costume parade for the residents and presented crafts we made as a "reverse" Trick or Treat. Some residents then joined our Cubs for some apple cider and cookies to end a lovely afternoon! View the photo album.

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October 19 – In Step with Horses

October 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
In Step with Horses, 9495 Stafford Road
Chagrin Falls, OH 44023 United States

We spent the afternoon grooming horses, leading miniature horses through an obstacle course, making Thank You cards, cleaning pastures and making friends.  Our cubs and families made 60 Thank You cards that In Step with Horses can use to thank their supporters. We cleared the large pasture of hanging branches. Our cubs were able to get up close and personal with horses, miniatures horses, a goat and chickens. In Step with Horses is driven by a single goal – to help…

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September 2019

September 2019 – The Emergency Assistance Center + Cleveland Seed Bank

September 28, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Nordonia Hills Branch Library, 9458 Olde Eight Road
Northfield, OH 44067 United States

Theme: Kindness & Caring for The Environment The Emergency Assistance Center (TEAC) + Cleveland Seed Bank (CSB) & Mobile Meals of Summit County (MM) Cubs helped sticker bags for food distribution AND counting/sorting seed.  We filled over 500 seed packets for CSB, bundled over 200 flyers/bags and collected 100 food/hygiene items for TEAC, and decorated more than 40 place mats for MM. Our amazing cubs and their parents worked hard to get a lot done in a short time! See…

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August 2019

August 9 – Be My Neighbor Day

August 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cleveland Public Library, 325 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114 United States

Caring Cubs will join ideastream and other community partners for this fun-filled day that focuses on what it means to be a neighbor. Families with young children are invited to this free, public event that encourages literacy and neighborliness. Caring Cubs will host drop-in volunteer activities that include: - Making bookmarks and literacy gift bags for hospitalized children - Making bookmarks and literacy gift bags for children obtaining their first library cards - Decorate gratitude banners for Cleveland’s first responders.…

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July 2019

July 28 – Annual School Drive – Ben & Jerry’s – 5 – 8 p.m.

July 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Caring Cubs continued our annual tradition of collecting school supplies for Shoe and Clothes for Kids.  We collected NEW glue sticks, pencils, and crayons (24 packs).  Shoes and Clothes for Kids’ mission is to improve K-8 school attendance by eliminating lack of appropriate clothing, shoes and school supplies as barriers.  Shoes and Clothes for Kids (SC4K) is the only non-profit organization in Greater Cleveland providing new shoes, school uniforms, clothes and school supplies throughout the year at no charge to thousands of children…

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July 19 – A Special Wish/Shoes and Clothes for Kids/Kids’ Book Bank

July 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Caring Cubs met at Cuyahoga County Public Library on Friday, July 19 at 10 a.m. for a morning of mindfulness, gratitude and support. Our cubs assembled busy bags, making fleece blankets, decorating book marks, and creating Thank You cards! A representative from a Special Wish Foundation spoke with the cubs about the organization in a child-friendly way. Caring Cubs supported Shoes and Clothes for Kids by bringing school supply donations of glue sticks, pencils or 24-packs of crayons to support their peers…

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June 2019

June 2019 – Nature Center at Shaker Lakes

June 29, 2019 @ 1:00 am

June 29 - Preserve our Urban Green Space - Nature Center at Shaker Lakes  Our Cubs beat the heat by heading into the woods and helping local plants thrive by pulling vinca vines. We learned that vinca aren't "bad" plants, they just aren't very good at sharing space with the other plants in the forest! We also learned about the amazing urban oasis that the Nature Center provides in the middle of our city. Nice job cubs! Click here to view…

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June 2019 Cleveland Metroparks

June 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

June 19 - Caring for the Earth - Cleveland Metroparks A small but mighty group of Caring Cubs volunteers helped remove invasive mugwort from Cleveland Metroparks Watershed Stewardship Center in Parma. Our cubs pulled mugwort (some plants were taller than the cubs!) and helped give native plants room to grow. We filled 26 bags with mugwort! Each plant can contain up to 200,000 seeds...meaning that we helped remove MILLIONS of seeds this morning! Click here to view photos from the…

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