Friday, February 22, 2013
Clean out those garages and basements and donate unneeded equipment.
Westlake’s Doug and Kristy Amy, the parents of three boys, were looking for an opportunity to get their kids involved in helping out and giving back. “We looked to the Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland and found out they had no baseball or softball program,” Amy said. Amy, a coach with the Westlake U11 Parkside Panthers Travel Baseball Team, saw a need to be filled and began collecting equipment. “Our goal is to collect enough equipment to start a program,” Amy said. “That could mean outfitting 75-100 boys and girls.” The Parkside Panthers have organized a drive to do just that. They are looking for new or used baseball and softball gear and equipment for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland for kids between the ages of 6-18. This includes…
Friday, December 14, 2012
Here are some ways you can give back in the Westlake area
In the midst of the shopping for gifts, decorations and Christmas dinner, don't forget about an important part of the holiday season. Giving to others. Here are five ways you can help people and organizations in the Westlake area this holiday season. Do you know of any other donation or volunteer opportunities? Post them in the comments, or in our events calendar.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Clague Playhouse and the Westlake Historical Society are accepting items for upcoming sales.
Ready to do some spring cleaning? It might not be the right season, but it's still a good time to get rid of that old stuff in the closet or the basement. The Westlake Historical Society is collecting items for their Spring Yard Sale. You can drop items off at the Clague House Museum, or call 440-808-1961 to have someone pick the items up. The proceeds from the sale will be used to help with the historical society's utilities costs, preservation of materials and acquisitions. If you have some things collecting moth balls in the closet, take it down to the Clague Playhouse and donate for their Costume Sale with dresses, vintage items, furs, accessories, hats and morenext month. If you have something you'd like to donate, just take it to the…
Friday, December 2, 2011
Help those in need by donating Dec. 12 through 16.
Donations have been pouring in to the Westlake Assistance Program this holiday season, helping to meet the growing needs of hungry families. Last month, the program provided 96 families (nearly 300 individuals) with a three-day supply of food and all the fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. There are already 105 families signed up to receive food baskets this month, said Sue Venick, assistant director of the city Community Services Department, but volunteers are keeping up with the demand. "[Demand] is a little bit higher this year, but I've been surprised," she said. "I can't tell you how many volunteers I have. The donations are wonderful this year, and this program relies only on donations. Only by the generosity of the …