We are sending huge thank yous to MedWish International, Kids Book Bank, Ronald McDonald House, and Cleveland Metroparks for speaking to the second Welcome to Cleveland cohort about volunteer opportunities at your respective organizations. The nonprofit panel event was fantastic. After eating a delicious dinner at Saucy Brew Works, the cohort loved hearing from the panelists about giving back to the community.
If members wish to get more involved in the Greater Cleveland community through the club, they can contact Bridget Coorigan, Director of Philanthropy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Continue Reading for more Information About These Amazing Nonprofits in Cleveland!
MedWish International was represented by Andrea DeSapri. MedWish International is a not-for-profit organization that saves lives and the environment by repurposing discarded medical supplies and equipment to provide humanitarian aid to people in need. In 2021, they served 26 countries, diverting 625,146 pounds of medical surplus from landfills! They have several volunteer shifts available for sorting of their donated supplies! Sign up to help out here: Volunteer Info | MedWish
Kids’ Book Bank was represented by Jazz Wilson and Bethany Hruschak. Kids’ Book Bank distributes tens of thousands of books every month to children throughout Greater Cleveland. Statistics show that children growing up in homes without books are on average three years behind children in homes with lots of books and 2 out of 3 low-income kids don’t own a single children’s book. From sorting and packing, to running a book drive, to passing out books directly to kids, there are meaningful opportunities for individuals and groups of all ages to make an impact. They also have a Young Professionals Board. Sign up to help out here: Volunteer | Kids' Book Bank Cleveland (kidsbookbank.org)
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Northeast Ohio was represented by Hannah Driscoll. Their mission is to enhance the healthcare experience for families and children through comfort, care and supportive services. Each year, thousands of families whose children are receiving medical care throughout Northeast Ohio are served by their programs. In 2021, more than 22,000 families were served. There are individual and group volunteer opportunities available at the House. They also collect aluminum pull tabs from any container (soda pop, soup, pet food, etc.) to recycle for money and have an emerging leaders program. Sign up to help out here: Get Involved - Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Ohio (rmhcneo.org)
Cleveland Metroparks was represented by Lynne Lisner. There are 18 reservations in the park system! Volunteer Services’ mission is to promote community involvement through rewarding volunteer opportunities that support the needs and mission of Cleveland Metroparks. They offer more than 100 ongoing volunteer opportunities as well as single service projects such as tree planting, trail work, and beach clean ups. Volunteers will have a direct impact on the conservation, education and recreation efforts of the parks. Sign up to help out here: Volunteer | Cleveland Metroparks