Caring Mail: Messages of Encouragement for Former Foster Youth

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September 2022

Flower Power: Spreading Cheer to Seniors

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Come join fellow Cubs to help bring a burst of color to the Canterbury of Twinsburg facility by planting flowers near the front entrance.  Canterbury is a skilled nursing facility that provides assisted living services in an active, fun, and safe environment.  During this outdoor planting project, Caring Cubs will have gloves available for use but please dress to get dirty! Canterbury offers residents exceptional skilled nursing and assisted living services provided by a team of true specialists-all just 30 minutes…

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August 2022

Caring Mail: Messages of Cheer for Adult Learners

August 11 - August 31
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Cubs and their families will make messages of cheer & encouragement for Adult Basic Education students preparing to take the High School Equivalency Test or building their English skills (ESOL). Owens Aspire College and Career Readiness Center (CCRC) provides Tuition-FREE services for individuals who need assistance acquiring the skills to succeed in life, post-secondary education and training, and employment. Services available in the Toledo and Findlay areas: Basic math, reading and writing skills Adult Basic Education/High School Equivalency (HSE - Formerly…

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July 2022

Caring for Rescued Reptiles & Amphibians

July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Herps Alive Foundation South Euclid, OH + Google Map

Join us for a wet and "wild" July service project! Cubs will help clean habitats and accessories for rescued reptiles and amphibians. Be prepared to get wet, as this outdoor project involves hosing out aquariums, soap + water rinses, and a lot of fun! The Herps Alive Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to saving, rehabilitating and caring for unwanted, neglected and abused reptiles and amphibians, and to finding new homes for them when possible, with an emphasis on educating the public about…

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May 2022

Spreading Kindness & Warmth: An In-Person Service Project

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Mayfield Heights City Park

Join Caring Cubs for a morning of caring for our community by supporting Cleveland Kids' Book Bank and Medworks.  We will have multiple stations with projects to benefit each organization. The mission of theCleveland Kids Book Bank is to foster literacy and a love of reading by distributing free books to children in need through collaboration with community partners. We will be supporting them by collecting new and gently used kids book and making bookmarks to accompany them. Medworks' mission is to provide a collaborative portal for…

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Kindness Day: Making Messages of Cheer for New US Citizens

May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Beachwood High School, 25100 Fairmount Boulevard
Beachwood, Ohio
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Stop by our table at Kindness Day. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about Caring Cubs as they make welcoming & congratulatory messages for newly naturalized U.S. citizens to be distributed by Global Cleveland! Global Cleveland attracts, welcomes, and connects international newcomers to economic, social, and educational opportunities in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County to help our region grow and thrive. Our caring messages will be included in naturalization packets that are given to new citizens at twice monthly naturalization ceremonies. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED…

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April 2022

Caring Mail: Messages of Encouragement for Medworks Patients

April 26 - May 23
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Cubs and their families will make messages of cheer & encouragement for Clevelanders receiving health screenings and referrals via Medworks, a regional nonprofit that year-round hosts free medical and dental clinics throughout the Cleveland community. Medworks works to provide a collaborative portal for every patient who needs quality healthcare and access to permanent medical homes in Northeast Ohio. Through their work, Medworks strives to ensure that patients throughout our community will receive the ongoing high quality medical healthcare needed to lead…

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Caring for the Earth – Cleveland Metroparks

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Cubs and their families will explore nature and talk about the importance of caring for the earth.  We will discuss ways we can give back to the earth and protect our natural environment and its feathered friends.  The service project will include making bird feeders to take care of the ecosystem around us. Register now. 

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Caring Mail: Messages of Encouragement for Medworks Patients

April 10 @ 11:00 am - April 26 @ 5:00 pm
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Cubs and their families will make messages of cheer & encouragement for Clevelanders receiving health screenings and referrals via Medworks, a regional nonprofit that year-round hosts free medical and dental clinics throughout the Cleveland community. During our online meet-up, participants will learn about Medworks, join us for a book, trade creative ideas for messages of cheer & encouragement, and think together about the importance of making it easy for everyone to access care with doctors, dentists, and other medical providers.…

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March 2022

Caring Mail: Messages of Encouragement for Isolated Community Members

March 13 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Your home

This March, we focus on the idea of mutual aid - a very Caring Cubs kind of idea. Join us on the very first morning of Daylight Savings Time for an online meet-up to learn about mutual aid and to share ideas about decorating our messages of kindness. This month, Cubs & their families will make messages of cheer & encouragement for community members who receive mutual aid packages from other community members via Cleveland Pandemic Response. Cleveland Pandemic Response began facilitating mutual aid shares…

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January 2022

Caring Mail: Messages of Encouragement for Former Foster Youth

January 27 - February 12
Your home

As we ramp up for Valentine's season, we bring you an opportunity to spread a whole lotta love! Community of Hope is a Cleveland nonprofit that creates long-lasting relationships for youth who have aged-out of foster care. Each young person gets a team of adult volunteers who meet with them weekly and help them navigate adulthood. These teams/communities often become second families and stay together for many years. When youth age-out of foster care, they often are left completely alone. Through the work…

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