Little Annie's Hope Train collects donations and delivers them directly to the homeless on the streets. They put together "Blessing Bags" which include a variety of items for both the warm and cold months. A&U has become a drop-off location throughout the year! If you can donate any of the items listed below, please bring them into A&U. We will be sure they get to Little Annie to help the homeless.
Items needed include:
Hygiene items • Chapstick • Gloves • Hats • Scarves • Blankets • Snacks (granola bars, fruit cups, etc.)
Hand/feet warmers • Soap • Mouthwash • Deodorant • Toilet paper • Gum • Cough Drops • Combs
Toothpaste • Toothbrushes • Flossers • Band-Aids • Femine Products • Alcohol Wipes • Silverware
Chapstick • Hot Cocoa • Hand Sanitizer • Baby Wipes • Shampoo • Bottled Water • Sunglasses • Bandanas
Laketran is committed to providing quality public transportation services to all Lake County residents with a special emphasis on meeting the transportation needs of senior citizens and people with disabilities.
Laketran is the regional public transportation authority for Lake County, Ohio serving 780,000 riders each year.
The Wickliffe Italian-American Club, which was established for men of Italian descent and their sons, began meeting in 1932 in the front of Minadeo’s, a grocery store south of Euclid Avenue, and in the basement of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. In 1933, the founding fathers of the club were Joe Pucella, David Marinelli and Joe Gallese. The purpose of the club from its beginning until the present, is for Italian-American men to socialize and advance the Italian culture and heritage.
Friends of Recovery, Inc. (F.O.R.), is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt non-profit organization operating Recovery Houses.
Friends of Recovery is a registered, nonprofit organization providing a healthy, spiritual alternative to individuals burdened by addiction. They provide a safe and nurturing environment for anyone in need of their services. They will address and educate their residents about their addiction and provide proactive solutions to help them lead productive lives and become positive members of society. They educate through topic specific speakers and facilitators. They offer and promote AA and NA meetings. They provide victim’s advocates and programming based and tailored to the specific purpose of each Friends of Recovery House.
They utilize social media channels to make available facts, statistics, and other related information and solutions offering alternative living solutions to those individuals in recovery, whether, from alcohol and substance abuse or other life issues. Their Goal - To help assure people in recovery have housing. All of their houses are managed in an ethical and honest fashion. A Friends of Recovery house provides a safe, supportive, affordable, drug and alcohol free residential environment for individuals in recovery from substance use or other life issues.
Their houses foster a sense of community while providing security and stability for ALL of their residents. They encourage the transition to independent and healthy living and help provide a strong and healthy support group of peers. They want to see their residents succeed in their new lives!
Wickliffe Forever Foundation is for those interested in working toward the sustainability of the great community we have - Wickliffe, Ohio.
The Council on Aging provides aging adults and their support system with services and opportunities that enable them to achieve an optimal, self-defined, quality of life.
We Empower Lives! Explore the many complimentary or discounted programs and services available to Lake County residents aged 40 and better that will help you achieve a self-defined quality of life! The Council on Aging is the area's most comprehensive resource for aging adults, their families and caregivers.
Programs for those 60 and older include information and referral, support services, nutrition services (Meals on Wheels), in-home safety, homemaker services, and more. Computer Education classes are also offered. Volunteer opportunities also exist for those age 19 and older.
Greyhound Adoption of Ohio is a nonprofit organization that has been dedicated to placing retired racing greyhounds in loving homes for over twenty years. To date they have placed more than 2000 dogs into homes where they have become members of the family.
Their goal, in addition to finding loving homes for these kind and gentle creatures, is to make the public aware of the enormity of the pet overpopulation problem and to encourage spaying and neutering of all pets. Therefore, they do not place greyhounds in homes where there are unaltered pets.
GAO is aware that many owners and trainers who do take good care of their charges and do everything possible to ensure that they go to responsible adoption organizations when their racing days are over. GAO endeavors to acknowledge and assist these individuals in their efforts.
On April 3, 2015, 17 dancers, under the direction of Sheila Murphy and Maureen Cavanaugh, stepped onto the biggest stage of Irish Dance, The World Championships. This year, the Worlds were held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Representing the Murphy Irish Arts Center, the school's previous excellent Drama Teams, Cleveland, and the United States, the dancers performed the "Miracle on Whiskey Island". The dance had received a perfect score at the regional competition, the Mid-America Oireachtas, in November to qualify them to compete at Worlds. The story is about a family who has fallen upon difficult times in the late 1800s on Whiskey Island, near Cleveland. It takes magical fairies of the motherland, Ireland, to save the family from the ruthless landowner and his band of thugs. The team performed brilliantly, earning a score of 475 out of a possible 500 and becoming the World Champions!
Visit their website for more information about this amazing group of dancers! www.murphyirishartscenter.net
The Alzheimer’s Association Cleveland Area Chapter provides support and resources to individuals suffering from memory loss, and their families, in a five-county region of northeast Ohio including Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain counties. Nearly all services are provided free of charge. The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. The disease currently affects more than five million American adults and is the 6th leading cause of death in the country. It is the only cause of death among the top 10 in the US that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed down.
Asa's Angels is a 501c3 non-profit organization formed by Asa Cox. Asa's Angels reaches out to the community throughout the year, including the following:
Back to School Supplies Drive
Thanksgiving Outreach Program
Christmas for the Kids
Asa Cox Homes has always believed in the importance of giving back to the community. Over the years, Asa has implemented many programs, often with the support and involvement of many different community organizations, businesses, volunteers, and donations of private individuals. A portion of every listing and sale with Asa Cox Homes enables us to give back to the community through Asa’s Angels!
Wickliffe Scholarship Foundation
The Wickliffe Scholarship Foundation is an organization that awards college scholarships to high school seniors from Wickliffe who graduate from high school and attend an accredited college, technical or trade school.
There are over 3 million Americans living with type 1 (Juvenile) diabetes.
Today alone, 40 more children will be diagnosed....
Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has funded more than $1.3 billion in diabetes research.
JDRF is currently funding more than 40 human clinical trials, with a large number of these trials in the final stages before products and treatments move from testing to the FDA for approval. Once approved by the FDA products and treatments with be given to those people with diabetes.
Hospice of the Western Reserve provides palliative end-of-life care, caregiver support, and bereavement services throughout Northern Ohio.
Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Hospice of the Western Reserve provides hospice services, palliative care and bereavement support to patients and families throughout Northeast Ohio including Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain and Summit counties with offices throughout, and outreach into Medina and Portage Counties.
In celebration of the individual worth of each life, they strive to relieve suffering, enhance comfort, promote quality of life, foster choice in end-of-life care and support effective grieving.
Downs Designs Dreams advocates disability awareness and promotes independence and instills confidence by designing, developing and marketing a special clothing line for special people to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities and their families.
Effective April 1, 2015, Downs Designs Dreams began carrying the brands of Downs Designs and NBZ Jeans. Downs Designs, the special needs clothing brand that has received notable media attention in Huffington Post, AOL.com, Upworthy.com and many others, for their unique designs fit to the unique body shape of individuals with Down syndrome.
Both Downs Designs and NBZ Jeans’ brands offer adaptive clothing options that didn't previously exist on the market. Downs Designs jeans come in 20 styles for ages 2 years to adult. NBZ Jeans come in 3 colors for men and 3 colors for boys. Both brands are stylish and comfortable and feature jeans with an elastic waist, no button or zipper and soft, stretchy denim.
Their mission is to help those with hearing and speech impairements and socially disadvantaged. They provide college scholarships to Lake County Students, sound amplification systems in the local schools, help with Project Hope and Forbes House. They also provide TTY machines to those who cannot afford them and provide hearing aids through the Sound Beginnings Program.
Abandoned Animal Welfare is a registered nonprofit 501c3 volunteer run cat rescue. At AAW, their mission is to improve the lives of homeless, sick, and injured kittens and cats. This is done by rescuing, providing shelter, fostering, adopting and providing hospice and veterinary services when needed.
AAW also performs TNR (trap,neuter,and release) and cares for several feral colonies. They have been saving cats for over 40 years!
Even though AAW specializes in the care of special needs cats, they also rescue dogs that are in dangerous abusive situations. They will get them the immediate medical attention they need and then team with Animal Clinic of Chardon to find these dogs new loving homes.