Category Archives: good deed

  Superior Art!

Hey CLE! Have you entered the giveaway for a $50 gift card to Pat Catan’s/Prizm Art Supplies Store? If you haven’t no worries, you still have time! Enter NOW!

Yesterday I was driving down Superior probably around the 40’s somewhere and I spotted this incredible wall mural. The colors were awesome against the gray stone wall, the organic nature of the abstract floral shapes seemed to dance in the sunshine. I had to pull over and snap a few shots to share. MORE! →

  Give back

You are blessed.

Anyone who has time to squeeze in a blog read or two is blessed.

You have health. You have family & friends. And most likely each evening your heat is turned up to a toasty 68 degrees.

Every holiday season, it gets me thinking how lucky and blessed I am and how I could help those who aren’t so lucky.

Have you ever worked at a soup kitchen? It really opens your eyes to how blessed you are. It awakens the compassionate soul and teaches you the idea of being so truly humble and grateful.

If you have always wanted to try to volunteer at a soup kitchen here are a few things you should consider….

1. Find out which soup kitchens are located in your area. Do a search online, look in the phone book, call information or ask your city or town clerk.

Some of the larger Cleveland area soup kitchens that need are….
> Zion Soup Kitchen (call 216.861.2371)
> St Malachi Center (call 216.771.3036)
> Trinity Cathedral (call 216.774.0425)
> Cleveland Catholic Charities (call 216.334.2961)

2. Contact a local soup kitchen and tell them you’d like to help.

3. Organize a group of people from your circle of friends, your neighborhood, work, your church or synagogue who are willing to volunteer on Thanksgiving.

4. Understand that the soup kitchen needs lots of help in other areas besides food service. Offer to pick up donations, do an inventory on them and store them away. You might also set up tables, prepare the food and help clean up after the meal is through.

5. Include your children in your efforts. This is a great way to teach them the importance of community service.

6. Consider making this a tradition in your family every year. Counting your blessings and helping people in need is a great way to celebrate Thanksgiving.

If you have other volunteer options or ideas please make a comment.

  Why will you stay? (11/18)

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  Rutabaga Nights (5/02)

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Rutabaga Nights – Lakewood Earth and Food’s First Annual Fundraising Gala

Support local food and celebrate the growing season at the first Rutabaga Nights, Lakewood Earth & Food’s First Annual Fundraising Gala! Live music, local food and beer throughout the evening. Tons of great art, gift certificates and tickets will be available through a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit LEAF and City Fresh.

Bands Performing at Rutabaga Nights include Outside Jakes (Folk), Mobius (Jazz Quintet), Good Things (World Music), Green Escalators (Indie) and Hobo Monk (Eclectic). Katherine and Jen from WRUW’s Maximum Consumption will be spinning food related party music all night between bands.

Yummy food will be graciously provided by 56 West, Bon Appetit Management Company, Buckeye Beer Engine, Dewey’s Pizza, Gypsy Beans, India Garden, Italian Creations, Karen Bosworth Confections, Lakewood Phoenix Café, La Pita Express, Lolita and Melt.

In addition to the live music and great food, there will also be an interactive video sandbox and playstation with real sand and dirt, sounds fun!

The event is being held at the historic Lake Erie Screw Factory (Bird Town area of Lakewood at 13000 Athens Ave) Tickets are $25 per person, $15 for students. Tickets are available at Green Smart Gifts 14534 Detroit Ave, Gypsy Beans 6425 Detroit Ave, and Lakewood Phoenix Café 15108 Detroit Ave.

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  Free Theatre (3/25)

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Speak from the Heart : A powerful evening of original works of drama, story and poetry created and performed by women in transition. Established in 1999, the Women’s Voices Project is a collaboration between Cleveland Public Theatre and the Elyria YWCA’s Women’s Campus Project. Women’s Voices connects Campus Project residents with the tools of creative expression to help them achieve independent living and recover from domestic violence, addiction and other adversities. Following performances at Cleveland Public Theatre and the Elyria YWCA, the women tour their work to area shelters, recovery centers and prisons.

Both performances are free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted. Each performance will be followed by a post-show discussion and reception. 8:00pm : Cleveland Public Theatre : 6415 Detroit Ave. Cleveland, OH 44102

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