11000 Pleasant Valley Road
Parma, OH 44130
Join Caring Cubs on Saturday, November 5 at 10am to participate in our most popular and one of the only annual service projects! This will be our largest volunteer project of 2016!
In addition to supporting two local organizations, Caring Cubs is excited to be partnering again with the Educators of Today and Tomorrow (ETT) student club at Cuyahoga Community College Western campus. ETT students as well as additional education majors will be volunteering at the event and working directly with Caring Cubs to complete the projects.
Families will be able to participate in three service projects at our November program. The service projects are:
- In honor of Veterans Day, Caring Cubs will support the American Red Cross of Greater Cleveland and their Holiday Mail for Heroes program. Caring Cubs will make and decorate holiday cards that will be delivered to veterans and military families in our community.
- Caring Cubs will also be collecting new and gently used stuffed animals, puzzles, games, books, and toys to donate to the Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS). After the event, Caring Cubs board members will deliver the donations to DCFS where they will fill the “Treasure Chest.” Items in the “Treasure Chest” are 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. If your child has a special stuffed friend or toy, he or she will readily understand what an important comfort they can provide for another child. Please make sure gently loved stuffed animals are clean and fresh-looking; an air-dry cycle in the dryer with a fabric softener sheet is advised to fluff them up and remove dust.
- The new addition to our annual November project will benefit 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. Caring Cubs will be helping ETT to create the shakers that will be used by the children. The ETT club will provide the materials and work with our cubs on this new, fun, and meaningful project.
Thank you to 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.
This will be a busy and hands-on service project! We hope that you and your family can join us and make a profound impact on our community!
Registration for this project can be found here!