Non-profits

HELP Resident Wins Distinguished Award

Longtime HELP resident, Mr. Donald Jackson, has a lot to be celebrating these days.  The Board of Directors at Vocational Guidance Services selected him to receive their prestigious Frederick C. Crawford Outstanding Achievement Award for his many years of hard work and dedication.

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Volume 10, Issue 7, Posted 12:30 PM, 07.07.2019

Annual Steak Roast

Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine in Euclid will be hosting their annual steak roast on Saturday, July 20th from 4:30pm until 6:45pm.  The roast is reservation only and tickets must be purchased by July 14th.

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Volume 10, Issue 7, Posted 12:30 PM, 07.07.2019

Euclid Residents Invited to Honor Loved Ones at 2019 Walk to Remember

Walk to Remember, co-sponsored by Huntington Bank and Medical Mutual of Ohio, will be held at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Sunday, June 9. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:15 a.m. The event benefits Hospice of the Western Reserve and is open anyone wishing to celebrate the memory of a loved one. Registration includes all-day admission to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Rainforest and fun for the whole family! 

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Volume 10, Issue 6, Posted 4:12 PM, 06.05.2019

HELP Foundation Hosts Annual Golf Outing

HELP Foundation cordially invites you to join us on Friday, August 2, 2019 for our Annual Golf Outing at StoneWater Golf Club in Highland Heights.  This outing welcomes a mix of seasoned and casual golfers to one of the most beautiful courses in Greater Cleveland!

The day will begin bright and early with a shotgun start at 9am and will be played in scramble format.  A seasonal grilled lunch will be served at the Turn along with snacks, beverages and skill contests.  A savory chef prepared dinner will be served upon completion. 

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Volume 10, Issue 6, Posted 4:12 PM, 06.05.2019

Seeking Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) for Youth

CASA of Cuyahoga County, a program of Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County, recruits, screens, trains, and supports volunteers who act as independent fact-finders for the court in cases involving child abuse and neglect. 

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Volume 10, Issue 6, Posted 4:12 PM, 06.05.2019

Lost Dog Needs Your Help

Shelby, a tan colored shepherd-mix dog, went missing from the parking lot located at 885 E. 222nd St. on April 12. There have been several unconfirmed sightings between Euclid and North Collinwood, but the dog is still at-large. Shelby is a friendly dog, but very scared. If you see her, please contact 440-497-0702 immediately so she can be reunited with her family. There is a $200 reward being offered for the dog's safe return.

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Volume 10, Issue 5, Posted 10:36 AM, 05.05.2019

Helping Lives Bloom Spring Gala Flourishing Success

HELP Foundation, Inc. hosted its 1st Inaugural Helping Lives Bloom Spring Gala on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s elegant Stillwater Place.  The event was presented by Arcadia Glasshouse and will benefit the construction of a self-sustaining greenhouse for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.  This greenhouse will provide access to an adaptive environment with year-round growing capabilities.  Producing “farm-to-table organic fruits and vegetables for group homes, supported living locations and HELP Cornucopia Vocational Training Center. 

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Volume 10, Issue 5, Posted 10:36 AM, 05.05.2019

Help Foundation, Inc. Helping Lives Bloom Spring Gala Welcomes Arcadia Glasshouse And Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. As Leading Sponsors

HELP Foundation, Inc. proudly announces Arcadia GlassHouse, LLC as our Presenting Sponsor and Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. as our Building Community Sponsor at our inaugural Helping Lives Bloom Spring Gala to be held at Stillwater Place at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

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Volume 10, Issue 3, Posted 2:41 PM, 03.10.2019

A Jolly Visitor at HELP!

Our friends at Eaton Family Credit Union used their connections to arrange a special meet and greet for the men at HELP’s Nottingham Home.  Jolly Old St. Nick listened to each Christmas wish and brought his signature Holiday Cheer along with a bag full of goodies for the house to enjoy! 

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Volume 10, Issue 1, Posted 5:14 PM, 01.08.2019

PetFix and Euclid Firefighters Team Up for Calendar

,This summer, PetFix Northeast Ohio and firefighters from Euclid, as well as other Northeast Ohio fire departments, teamed up to create the 2019 Firefighters and Furry Friends calendar. This much-anticipated calendar is now available for sale and features our local heros with owned and adoptable cats and dogs. The photographs were taken by local Pulitzer prize-winning photographer Amy Sancetta. The calendar makes a great holiday gift for animal loving friends and family. All proceeds go toward PetFix Northeast Ohio's non-profit mission of offering high-quality, affordable spay and neuter sugeries to end pet homelessness and the need for unnecessary euthanasia due to overpopulation. Show your support for our local heroes and help PetFix create a world in which every pet has a loving home, by purchasing your calendar today for only $20 plus shipping. Calendars can be bought online at petfixnortheastohio.org or stop by the PetFix clinic any weekday. PetFix Northeast Ohio is located at 885 E. 222nd Street in Euclid.

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Volume 9, Issue 11, Posted 12:01 PM, 11.04.2018

Kiddie City Childcare Community: Recipient of Dollar General Literacy Grant

Kiddie City Childcare Community is the proud recipient of a Dollar General Literacy Grant.  The grant was co-authored by Jennifer Morrison Garza, Curriculum & Instruction Consultant at Kiddie City, and Greg Bartram, retired teacher with the Euclid City Schools.The $3,000 grant from Dollar General will serve up to 30 School Age students in the after-school program, ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 6.  Kiddie City anticipates purchasing reading and literacy/educational games and tools, including a classroom library. 

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Volume 9, Issue 11, Posted 12:01 PM, 11.04.2018

Kiddie City Opens Parent Resource Room to Families

Kiddie City Childcare Community, located at 280 East 206th St., has finally realized its dream of opening a "free" Parent Resource Room to its families at the local daycare center.  "Parents used to congregate in the parking lot at pick-up and drop-off times to network, chat and share stories", states Jennifer Boger, Director of Kiddie City.  Co-founder Sherrie Zagorc envisioned a place where parents could safely gather to chat and exchange information and ideas.  The new resource center is located in the East Wing of Kiddie City in Room 112. The resource room is supported fully by donations from the community. 

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Volume 9, Issue 11, Posted 12:01 PM, 11.04.2018

Continuously Caring

Give the gift of independence this Holiday Season and pledge to make a monthly contribution to Help Foundation this #GivingTuesday, November 27, 2018. 

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Volume 9, Issue 11, Posted 12:01 PM, 11.04.2018

PetFix Northeast Ohio Offers $20 Surgeries for Dogs of Low-Income Owners

Through a generous grant from PetSmart Charities, PetFix Northeast Ohio is currently offering spay or neuter surgery for dogs of low-income owners for only $20. Dog owners may take advantage of this special price by showing proof that someone in the household is currently receiving government assistance. This limited-time, subsidized price was created in an effort to proactively prevent pet homelessness in areas of the community without access to affordable veterinary services.

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Volume 9, Issue 8, Posted 9:04 AM, 08.04.2018

All About HELP Foundation's Continuing Education Summer Program

HELP Foundation’s Continuing Education Summer Program is in its 46th year providing special education to students ages 3-22.  Participants receive a fun, hands-on summer school program with activities that promote socialization along with education to prevent the loss of academic and personal development achieved work during the regular school year.

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Volume 9, Issue 7, Posted 3:08 PM, 07.05.2018

PetFix to hold Bark Madness fundraiser on March 8

Do you want to help pet owners take care of their animals and enable cats and dogs to lead longer, healthier lives? So does PetFix Northeast Ohio! That’s why the non-profit is hosting the always popular Bark Madness on Thursday, March 8. This year, the fundraising event will be at a new venue, the recently opened craft brewery in Cleveland Heights – Boss Dog Brewing Co. In addition to games, raffles and great food, guests will be able to sample Boss Dog’s unique craft beers and featured “guest beers” from local Ohio breweries (wine and soft drinks are also available). Since PetFix’s low surgery fees cover only about 67% of its costs, they rely on donations and fundraising events like Bark Madness to do their important and lifesaving work. Tickets can be purchased online at www.petfixnortheastohio.org.  

PetFix Northeast Ohio, located in Euclid, provides high-quality, affordable spay and neuter surgeries to end pet homelessness and the need for unnecessary euthanasia. Since 2006, PetFix has performed over 62,000 surgeries for pet owners, rescues and shelters offering animals for adoption, and those caring for free-roaming cats. By making spay/neuter surgeries affordable and accessible, PetFix plays a major role in making Northeast Ohio a region where every cat and dog born has a safe place to live.

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 2:00 PM, 02.10.2018

HELP Foundation Claims Another Success!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 was #GivingTuesday.  This special day is designed to be a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.  This year, our goal was to raise $5,000 to offset the purchase of two new handicap accessible vans for our consumers.  These vehicles will be used to drive consumers to doctor appointments, school, work, community integration activities and much more.

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Volume 8, Issue 12, Posted 10:03 AM, 12.08.2017

Let's Sit for Kids

We’ve been asked to stand for a variety of causes in the past several years.  In 2018 I propose that we SIT for our children.  Adult lives are so busy – running from place to place – that sitting down with the children in our lives has literally taken a back seat to our daily schedules.  Consider sitting with children – face to face – in close proximity – to eat a meal, play a game, help with homework and talk about the day.  Imagine how this simple, inexpensive habit of sitting down with a child could improve our valuable adult/child relationships!  Moms and dads, grandparents, friends and mentors – this act can work wonders.  By sitting down and concentrating on the child before you, you are validating that child and mentoring behaviors that will go a long way to teach important life skills that can last a lifetime.

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Volume 8, Issue 12, Posted 10:03 AM, 12.08.2017

Kiddie City’s Venture with Local Vendors and Crafters

Our gym is begging to be filled with area crafters and vendors in preparation for this holiday season.  Join some of our ambitious staff members, friends, family, and community entrepreneurs on Saturday, November 18th from 10 am to 3 pm at Kiddie City 280 E. 206th St. Euclid, Ohio.  Ten foot spaces are $30 (plus a tax deductible raffle basket contribution).  Registration and payment is due by October 6th to hold your space and the raffle basket is due to Kiddie City by November 1st. You will be able to bring your table and display to set up at 9 am the morning of the event.   Call 216-481-9044 for more information and to check out the vendors who have already committed. 

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 3:26 PM, 10.08.2017

Join the Party at the No Balls Ball

PetFix Northeast Ohio will be hosting the always popular No Balls Ball on Saturday, October 7 at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. In addition to great food, there will be a silent auction and raffles, wine pull, DJ and dancing. PetFix will also be honoring the 2017 PetFix Hero. PetFix Heroes are acknowledged for going the extra mile to help create a world in which every cat and dog born has a loving home.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 4:31 PM, 09.14.2017

Simplify Your Spring Cleaning

You've decluttered, cleaned, and tidied your house. Now what do you do with all that stuff? Bring your unwanted items to the Henn Mansion any Wednesday evening from 7-8:30 p.m. Donated items will be used for our Annual Flea Market on April 28 and 29 which helps support restoration of the Mansion. We do not accept clothing, large furniture, electronics or exercise equipment. For more information, call 216-731-5060.

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 4:01 PM, 03.09.2017

Free Tax Preparation Services

Cuyahoga County and the Cuyahoga Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Coalition will be hosting free tax preparation services as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.  Last year in Cuyahoga County, the VITA Program served over 15,000 people and brought back more than $22 million to the community.  County VITA sites are at the County’s Westshore Neighborhood Family Service Center (NFSC) and at the Department of Senior and Adult Services (DSAS) in partnership with Mt Pleasant NOW Development Corporation.  Westshore NFSC is located at 9830 Lorain Ave, Cleveland Ohio 44102; the tax site will be open Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturdays.  DSAS is located at 13815 Kinsman Rd, Cleveland Ohio 44120; the tax site will be open Fridays during the day.  To schedule an appointment go online to www.211oh.org or call 211/United Way.

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 5:57 PM, 02.08.2017

Will You Volunteer in 2017?

Greater Cleveland Volunteers held a volunteer information session at the Euclid Public Library in mid-January drawing more than 60 attendees.

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 5:57 PM, 02.08.2017

Petfix Northeast Ohio Offering Special $20 Spay/Neuter Surgeries For Cats To Make It Affordable For Everyone

PetFix Northeast Ohio announced today that a generous grant from PetSmart Charities will enable the organization to offer spay/neuter surgeries for owned cats for only $20 (plus a free rabies vaccination). This promotional price will debut on February 1, and will be available to the first 750 cat owners who reference the “Cool Cats” promotion. The $20 rate is even lower than PetFix’s everyday exceptionally low prices (about 1/5 the cost of a regular veterinarian). 

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 5:57 PM, 02.08.2017

Petfix Offers Expanded Services to All Pet Owners

The non-profit PetFix Northeast Ohio announced today that a generous grant from the ASPCA will allow it to greatly expand its capacity to offer high quality, affordable spay and neuter services to pet owners in the region. After sometimes having to wait months for surgeries that are often 1/5 the cost of a full-service veterinarian, pet owners can now get access to appointments when they need them. “We hear from clients every day that veterinary services are out of reach. They often have to choose between buying food or medicine, paying the rent or utilities, and fixing their pet,” said Christie Lucco, PetFix Executive Director.

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Volume 8, Issue 1, Posted 12:20 PM, 01.13.2017

Euclid Relay For Life Reaches Goal

The American Cancer Society uses the tagline, “It’s about a community coming together in the fight against cancer,” to describe local Relay For Life events. On Friday, May 20th, the Relay For Life of Euclid showed us what that truly means.

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Volume 7, Issue 6, Posted 10:44 AM, 06.11.2016

Kiddie City Growth Spurt Equals New Life for Lincoln

You’ll be hearing the laughter of children soon at the former Lincoln Elementary School building as the staff and students of Kiddie City Child Care Community leave our E. 200th St. home of 10 years on Friday, April 29th and resume Tuesday, May 3rd at our new location on E. 206th St.  We are grateful to the Euclid City Schools’ Board of Education for leasing us this great facility to continue our mission of providing quality care and early childhood education to eastern Cuyahoga and western Lake Counties’ children and their families.  The staff and their infant, toddler, preschool, and prekindergarten students will thrive in this fantastic indoor and outdoor environment.

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Volume 7, Issue 5, Posted 5:03 PM, 05.05.2016

Mother’s Day Tea Invites Those Who are Grieving to Honor Her Memory

The Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Bereavement Center, Hospice of the Western Reserve, is hosting a free Mother’s Day Tea on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., to help those who are grieving the loss of a mother or mother figure. The tea will be held at the organization’s Lakeshore Campus, 300 E. 185th Street, Cleveland.

The event is open to anyone in the community needing support on their grief journey; no hospice connection is necessary. Seating fills up quickly, so early reservations are strongly recommended. To register for the event, call Felicia Dunlop at 216.486.6335 by April 22, 2016.

“Mother’s Day can be very painful for those who have experienced a loss,” said bereavement center director Diane Snyder Cowan. “The tea provides a reflective, healing place where participants can honor the memory of their mothers, grandmothers or mother figures while sharing special memories with others if they choose. We encourage those attending to bring a photo to display on our Table of Remembrance.”

Tea for the event will be donated by the Rosepointe Cottage Tea Room in Chardon. Homemade pastries will be prepared and served by volunteers. Those in attendance will have an opportunity to place a personal message on a memory wall hanging. 

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Volume 7, Issue 3, Posted 1:22 PM, 03.06.2016