HELP CLE KIDS
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS TO ESTABLISH LEARNING CENTERS TO HELP WITH ONLINE SCHOOL
THE KIDS OF URBAN CLEVELAND NEED ACCESS TO INTERNET AND DEVICES FOR ONLINE SCHOOLWORK
SOUL TO SOLE CLEVELAND
2020 COVID RELIEF effort
For 10 year, many people have rallied to raise funds and to provide new Nike shoes to the kids of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland. Collectively, we have provided over 2,500 pairs of shoes. The kids LOVE the shoes, and the effort helps many families by giving them the option to spend their money on other items. This year COVID has made basic needs such as food, safety and access to education critical to the futures of our kids.
We decided to take a break from the shoe distributions this year with the hopes that you'll support the build out of a critical need... learning centers. The Boys and Girls Clubs of NEO has stepped up to fill a void left by the online model of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Our kids need access to the internet, computers and a caring adult that can hold them accountable for their homework. The Clubs are prepared to deliver this to kids by converting Clubs into Learning Centers. Hear from Caden Amy on this crisis.
In addition to your financial support, we have other ways to get you and your family more directly involved in the community. Please see the below form to be notified of other ways you can help.
the untold story
You may read stories about the COVID impact on Cleveland but it is difficult to truly understand the complex ways that the virus management has impacted families, kids and mental health. Hear from Richard Starr, a Club director, who grew up in the local community, leveraged the support system of the Clubs and became a shining success story in December 2019 when he received his bachelors of science degree from Baldwin Wallace University.
“I would recommend the Club to kids for so many reasons. If you need help with your homework, there are people there to help you. If you are hungry, there is a free meal. You will also make a lot of friends. It is like a second home.”
Youth of the Year
Marcy 25, 2020
HELP IN A PERSONAL WAY
Sometimes kids share very specific needs that can best be fulfilled by a caring family or community member. This ranges from a school backpack and supplies to clothes after a house fire to things for a college dorm room. Helping in small ways builds your connection to the community and helps all of us reach new levels. If you'd like to be notified of specific ways to help, subscribe here.