Since 1910, the City Mission in Cleveland, Ohio has been serving the men, women and children of the city. They work against the effects of poverty, meeting each individual at their point of need. Practical help is coupled with loving concern and spiritual direction.
This steadfast organization is inviting the community to help celebrate their 100 years of service at, The “Celebration of Hope”, October 2. Tickets to the event are $10 a piece and include concerts by the artists Larnelle Harris, Scott Krippayne and Praise-Apella. Enjoy the sound of the Voices of Hope the combined choir of more than 400 Northeast Ohio.
Learn more about the City Mission and it’s needs by visiting the Avenue of Action directly before the celebration at 6pm. The booths set up will take you through the hundreds of organizations that work with the City Mission to help those in need. This is a good place to find out where you might fit in. Because, as it is said, you can’t do everything, but you can do something.
If you cannot attend this celebration, plan on purchasing, “A Door of Hope: The Story of the City Mission of Cleveland, 1910-2010”, a carefully researched book written by local historian Carol Poh. You can flip through over 50 photographs and read about some of the thousands of people who have been integral to the sucess of the Mission.
This organization has seen wars, depression, recession and a huge amount of change in the city of Cleveland. There staying power is due to the dedicated men, women and even children who take caring for their community seriously.
The City Mission invites the public to visit their website, come for a tour, look into volunteering opportunities or consider a financial donation or become a partner.
Located downtown at 5310 Carnegie Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio. 216-431-3510
Places also affliliated with the City Mission include; Crossroads Men’s Crisis Center and Laura’s Home Women’s Crisis Center. They also provide an afterschool center and other services for children including summer camps and programs for the expelled or suspended and positive family services. Inmates are not forgotton either, the City Mission sends workers into the prisions to conduct bible studies and provide support to their family both while they are incarcerated and during the transitional period after release.
Take a moment to check out their website to see if there are any need you can fill. A few of their current campaigns include;
Hope Totes-fill a Hope Tote with tolietries for those in need, see the complete list, and print out promotional materials here.
Diaper Drive- they are always in need of diapers and baby care items.
Food Drive-The City Mission feeds thousands of people each year and provides emergency support to thousands more.
Toys and Games- New toys and games that can be given to children through their teens. Drop off unwrapped new toys at the City Mission.
And don’t forget to select The City Mission as a charity for your business to support throughout the year. Request non-profit information by contacting The City Mission.