Caring Cubs will be hosting an event at UH Ahuja Medical Center in Beachwood on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 1:30-3:00 PM. The Family and Child Life Department at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital organizes a “Trick-or-Treat Street” every Halloween for young patients that are hospitalized on this fun fall holiday. Caring Cubs will be decorating door hangers and making cards and banners to add to the festivities! The Family and Child Life Services Department is a team of professionals who strive to ensure the best physical and mental care for patients and families. Child Life Specialists provide help to families and children trying to manage the hospital experience through many creative ways. Kids are often soothed by a new teddy bear or the simple act of coloring when faced with an unfamiliar environment. Caring Cubs will be collecting donations of stickers, boxes of crayons, or new plush toys at this event. We look forward to seeing you there!
Registration for this event can be found here!Saturday, November 7th at 10:00am Cuyahoga Community College Western Campus
Join Caring Cubs on Saturday, November 7 to participate in two of our most popular past volunteer projects! In addition to supporting two local organizations, Caring Cubs is excited to be partnering again with the Education Department at Cuyahoga Community College.Early Childhood Education majors will be volunteering at the event and working directly with Caring Cubs to complete the projects.
The two service projects at the November event 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, military families and active-duty service members at hospitals and installations around the world.
- Caring Cubs will also be collecting new and gently used stuffed animals, puzzles, games, 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 childhas 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.
Thank you to the Tri-C Early Childhood Education Program for hosting this event for the third year! We are especially appreciative of the Educators of Today and Tomorrow Club who volunteer at our event.
Registration for this event will open in the fall!
More 2015 events will be posted soon. We hope to see you and your family at a Caring Cubs event in 2015!