December 2018 Festival of Caring

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August 2019

August 9 – Be My Neighbor Day

August 9 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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May 2019

May 2019 Appletree Books

May 19 @ 1:00 am

Caring Cubs made friendship cards for veterans to be distributed at Cleveland’s VA Medical Center. Thank you to all the Caring Cubs for their messages of thanks, kindness as well as the imaginative artwork! We made approximately 40 cards. A big thank you to Appletree Books for allowing us to use their space. Appletree also provided books for story time that centered around being kind and giving thanks. View more photos from the event.

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March 2019

March 2019 Malachi House

March 20 @ 1:00 am

Caring Cubs created spring-themed wreaths for residents of Malachi House to display on their doors.  Malachi House serves people who are terminally ill, without regard to race, gender, religion or national origin and without cost to resident or family.  Malachi House ministers to individuals who need a caregiver at the end of life, who have limited or no financial resources, and are in need of special home care in the final stages of life.  The trained staff and volunteers provide…

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February 2019

February 2019 Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank

February 23 @ 12:00 am

Caring Cubs and their families created place mats and cards for Mobile Meals of Summit County and decorated “Hungry Kate” pictures at the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank yesterday. Cubs also donated 68lbs of food to the foodbank. Thank you to all who attended! Click here to see more pictures from this event

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January 2019

January 2019 NCJW/BigHearted Blooms

January 15 @ 12:00 am

Caring Cubs spent a bright Sunday afternoon learning about upcycling and spreading joy to others. Our cubs joined forces with NCJW and BigHearted Blooms to decorate vases (brought from home) for recipients of repurposed flowers. Families also decorated notes of kindness to send with the flowers and vases. We ended our day by touring the sorting facility that NCJW uses for their thrift store Thriftique. Here our families learned about how our clothes are repurposed after we are finished with…

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December 2018

December 2018 Festival of Caring

December 15, 2018 @ 12:00 am

79 Cubs and their grown-ups gathered today for our Festival of Caring. We sang songs, read stories, and played games teaching caring and kindness. Then we made gifts to share with others: cards for community helpers, cat toys and hot socks for animals in shelters, and puzzle sticks for seniors with dementia. Thanks for celebrating with us everyone!

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