Save the Date for these Upcoming Events!
More details will be posted as each event approaches.
Friday, October 17 at 10:00am (NEOEA Day – no school) Camp Cheerful 15000 Cheerful Lane Strongsville, OH 44146
Caring Cubs will be volunteering at Camp Cheerful to prepare the camp for winter and to help set-up for Camp Cheerful’s fall festival. We will also receive a walking tour of the camp and a presentation about the programs they offer.
At Camp Cheerful, children and adults with disabilities participate in a variety of recreational activities that encourage confidence and independence, and create opportunities for lifelong friendships while having fun and improving their quality of life. They also offer year-round Therapeutic Horseback Riding sessions and a state-of-the-art, fully handicap accessible High Ropes challenge course during camp sessions.
Saturday, November 8, 2014 Holiday Cards for Heroes (American Red Cross) and Stuffed Animal Collection for the Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services Hosted by: Cuyahoga Community College 11000 Pleasant Valley Road Parma, OH 44130
Join Caring Cubs on Saturday, November 8 as we combine two of our more popular past projects into one great volunteer event! In addition to supporting two local organizations, Caring Cubs is excited to be partnering with the Education Department at Cuyahoga Community College. 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:
- Caring Cubs will be collecting new and gently used stuffed animals, puzzles and toys to donate to the Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services. After the event, Caring Cubs Board members will deliver the stuffed animals, puzzles and toys to Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), which lets children in crisis choose one to keep when they first arrive at DCFS. DCFS also allows parents to select an item to give to their children during visitations. 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 by sharing some of their extra stuffed animals and toys. Please make sure 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.
- In honor of Veterans Day, Caring Cubs will also be supporting 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. If you are not able to attend the Caring Cubs card making event, you can still participate in the Holiday Mail for Heroes program. Visit www.redcross.org/holidaymail to learn more and see how you and your family can be involved.
We hope you and your family can volunteer with Caring Cubs! Registration will open in mid-October.
Saturday, December 6, 2014 Providence House Location TBA
Caring Cubs will be partnering with Young Athletes Cleveland to decorate friendship cards for children at Providence House and make ornaments for their Christmas tree. In addition to the hands-on service projects, the event will also include a yoga session and basketball activity for the children to engage with one another.
Young Athletes Cleveland is a developmentally appropriate play program targeted towards children with intellectual disabilities ages 2-7 years old. Through Young Athletes, volunteers introduce young children to the world of sport, with the goal of preparing them for Special Olympics sports training and competition when they get older. The program focuses on the basics that are crucial to cognitive development: physical activities that develop motor skills and hand-eye coordination, and the application of these physical skills through sports skills programs. Youth Athletes currently holds events on the west side of Cleveland and athletes have come from over 26 different cities across the state.
More details will be available this fall. Registration will open for this event in November.
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