Save the Date for these Upcoming Events!
More details will be posted as each event approaches.
Saturday, September 20 from 10:30am to 12:00pm Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center 11635 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44106
September is Literacy Month. What a great way to begin the school year…Please join us at the Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center for story time in Sign Language!
Caring Cubs will learn about the services and programs offered to infants and toddlers, hear/see a few stories and learn a few basic signs. The cubs will also decorate bookmarks for the children receiving services from the Regional Infant Hearing Program at the Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center. Caring Cubs is asking that each participant bring a book donation (infant/toddler age range).
Communicating with your child is extremely important. The key to your child’s language development and learning success is using two-way communication: that is, interacting with your child and encouraging your child to interact with you. There are different ways to communicate with children with hearing loss. This event will focus on the method of American Sign Language (ASL). ASL is a fully developed, natural language widely used in Deaf communities in the United States. Unlike English, which is a spoken and written language, ASL is a visual-gestural language. In order to be successful with this mode of communication, education and training is needed for families to become proficient in the language.
Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center (CHSC) has a long and remarkable history of helping individuals with communication challenges become independent members of the Greater Cleveland Community. Founded in 1921, they are the nation’s oldest hearing and speech center and Northeast Ohio’s only nonprofit organization dedicated solely to serving those with special communication needs. CHSC consistently serves nearly 8,000 children and adults each year and provides the following programs and services: Hearing, Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and Speech-Language and Learning. The Center also oversees the management of the Regional Infant Hearing Program (RIHP), which services 14 counties in Northeast Ohio.The Regional Infant Hearing Program, funded by the Ohio Department of Health, is a family-focused outreach service for infants and toddlers who are deaf or hard of hearing. All intervention services are provided at no cost to families. RIHP’s goal is to make sure that families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing receive complete information and the help they need to understand their child’s hearing loss.
Parking: Limited parking is available behind the building. There is a parking garage at 117th street. Otherwise there are meters on Euclid Avenue.
Registration will open in late August.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
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