HIP-Cuyahoga successfully coordinated the collection of personal care products, and then the distribution at the Food Pantry and Care Pack Drive on Saturday, August 18th at Philemon Community Baptist Church in East Cleveland. Two local radio stations, WZAK 93.1 FM and Z107.9 FM helped promote the event and let community members know to come out and receive a helping hand. DJ Haz Matt from WZAK made announcements live on the radio from the event, and Ro Digga from Z1079 interviewed several of the coordinators of the event on Facebook Live. The event was truly inspiring. Over 300 families received fresh, healthy food including produce, lean meats, bread and packs of personal care items. Partners who supported this event by collecting donated items from employees and/or the community include Hanson Services, The Cleveland Institute for Community Health, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods, The Case Western Reserve University Comprehensive Cancer Care Center, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Two local retailers, Discount Drug Mart and the Dollar General of Bedford generously contributed multiple shopping cart loads of hygiene and health products from their shelves as well. Helping Hands, a service organization based at Philemon, runs food pantries, community meals, clothing drives and other projects to help neighbors in need. Anjenette Whitted, who organized all of the volunteers and runs Helping Hands, led us through a seamless event. Cars lined up down the street, and drove through two lines of volunteers ready to load their car. In all, the day filled the hearts of recipients and volunteers with a sense of community and support.
HIP-Cuyahoga is partnering with Philemon Community Baptist Church to help neighbors in need. We are encouraging all of the partners in the HIP-Cuyahoga network to help collect personal care and hygiene products to be given along with the fresh food pantry bags. Items will be collected from host sites and then assembled into care packs on August 17th. On August 18th, volunteers and 93.1 WZAK will be distributing fresh food and the care packs to neighbors in need. Thanks to members of Helping Hands Development Corporation, Creating Greater Destinies, A Vision of Change, and other local organizations for taking the lead on this effort!
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Current Collection Sites – THANK YOU Partners!!
|Radio One Cleveland
6555 Carnegie Ave,
Cleveland, OH 44103
|Cuyahoga County Board of Health
5550 Venture Drive
Parma, OH 44130
(location of the PRCHN)
10000 Cedar, Cleveland, OH 44106
17017 Madison Ave
Lakewood, OH 44107
|Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval, Cleveland, OH 44106
Employee site only
|Cleveland Institute of Community Health
located at Shore Cultural Center
221 E. 222st St.
Euclid, OH 44123
| Office of Cancer Disparities Research, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
2103 Cornell Road WRB 3-528
Cleveland, OH 44106
| Ritz Carlton Cleveland
1515 West Third Street
Cleveland, OH 44113