Today is #GivingTuesday – a day where “charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.” (from their website)
In the spirit of the day (and as a former non-profit staffer), taking a moment to mention those local non-profits I’ve worked with in the past year seemed appropriate. I’m hoping I’m not forgetting any! Even if you’re not ready to donate millions dollars to each and every single one (a non-profit employee’s dream, ha!), maybe take a moment to check out their websites, give them a follow and learn more about what they are doing to help Northeastern Ohioans — and in some cases, people all over the country and world.
ARTS & CULTURE
Cleveland Museum of Art: still reflecting on the fabulous yoga exhibit this past summer
Cleveland Public Theatre: The Santaland Diaries run through December 21st, 2014!
Great Lakes Theater: A Christmas Carol runs through December 23rd, 2014 – a family favorite.
PlayhouseSquare: plenty of holiday options for you to check out, and Jump Back Ball is practically around the corner in February…
Tri-C Jazz Fest: can’t beat good jazz in the summer time, right?!
OUT(SIDE) & ABOUT
Cleveland Zoological Society: Is it time for Twilight at the Zoo yet? Go visit the zoo in the winter time too!
Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park: If you follow my Instagram account in the summer time, you know just how much time I spent here in 2014
Great Lakes Science Center: This NASA family can’t get enough of the space inspired exhibits
OTHERS SERVING THE RESIDENTS OF NORTHEASTERN OHIO
Arthritis Foundation — pssssst: Join my Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis team today by visiting the race website.
Bright Pink: What a great first FabFest they threw here in Cleveland in September!
Cleveland Animal Protective League: Where my mom adopted her cat, Scout!
Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center ”engages the therapeutic power of our horses to discover and nurture the special abilities of individuals, families and communities.” (from their website) So happy to learn more about this organization this year.
Greater Cleveland Food Bank: remember $1 helps provide 4 meals to Northeastern Ohioans in need
GM HART Animal Rescue: Where my mom adopted her dog, Chase!
Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland‘s mission is “to reduce hunger in our community by providing food and linkages to other vital services for hungry people, especially children and families by actively participating in a coordinated response to people in need.” (from their website)
Veggie U: If you can, get out to Milan to check out The Chef’s Garden and the non-profit first hand.
Stay in the know: Follow @GivingTues on Twitter, on Instagram at @GivingTuesday & over on Facebook — and be ready well in advance of the 2015 event.
Which other non-profit is doing good work here in Cleveland? Who are you supporting on #GivingTuesday?
Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.