CLE Diaper Drive

WHAT​: Cleveland is hosting a city-wide, East​ ​vs​ ​West​ ​diaper​ ​drive​ ​to support our neighbors in need.

WHY​: One​ ​in​ ​three​ families in the U.S. struggles with diaper need, and things are even worse here in Cleveland, where half​ ​of children​ ​live​ ​in​ ​poverty​. It’s no wonder families are struggling to afford diapers when the cost of diapering one child can cost abo ut $1,000​ ​per​ ​year​. This need is compounded by the fact that no government subsidies currently cover or assist with the cost of diapers.

WHEN:​ September​ ​23rd-30th

Special​ ​Kick-off​ ​Events

Friday, September 22 from ​6-9 p.m. CLE​ ​Diaper​ ​Drive​ ​Fundraiser!

The​ ​BottleHouse​ ​Brewery​ in BOTH​ ​Lakewood & Cleveland Heights

Join as at either location for a dollar raffle and fundraiser! Bring a pack of diapers to donate, bid on raffle items and mingle with some great people. Which location will collect the most? We’ll find out and let you know if the East Side location wins, or if the West Side is truly the best side!

Saturday, September 23 at​ ​8:30 a.m. Stroll​ ​&​ ​Roll​ ​5K​ ​and​ ​Fun​ ​Run

West​ ​Park​ ​Station​ ​Restaurant​ ​&​ ​Bar​ ​Cleveland ON YOUR MARK – GET SET – GO!

Join us to help raise money to support the MetroHealth Friends of Mothers & Infants, serving families in need in the Cleveland area.

8:30-9:15 a.m. Race-Day Registration

9:30 a.m. 1 mile Fun Run 10:00am 5K Race & Stroller Division Wraps through the tree-lined streets of the family-friendly West Park neighborhood, starts & ends at West Park Station Restaurant and Bar

Pre-registration: $25 Race Day Registration: $30

Saturday, September 23 from ​11 a.m.-3 p.m. CLE​ ​Diaper​ ​Drive​ ​Fall​ ​Carnival

Kauffman​ ​Park​ ​in Lakewood We’re having a kids’ carnival! Stop by for fun and games with the littles! Bring a pack of diapers to donate, and enjoy face painting, crafts, games and prizes for the kids.

Tuesday, September 26 fome ​ ​4-10 p.m. Dewey’s​ ​Pizza​ ​Giveback​ ​Night

BOTH​ ​Lakewood & Cleveland Heights locations

You’re invited to dinner at Dewey’s! On this night, both locations will donate up to 20% of all food sales for friends who bring in a diaper donation or present the promotional flyer! A tasty way to support the cause!

The​ ​Drive

During the week of the drive, you can participate by bringing a donation of a package of diapers to any participating drop-off site. At the end of the week, we’ll tally all of the donations, and see which part of town comes out on top! Participating​ ​Drop-off​ ​Sites

WEST​ ​SIDE: Lakewood Public Library; Beat Cycles, Lakewood; The Beck Center for the Arts, Lakewood; STEM Handmade Soap, Lakewood; Birdtown Crossfit, Lakewood; Lion & Blue, Lakewood; Fear’s Confections, Lakewood; Paisley Monkey, Lakewood; The Sweet Spot, Lakewood; Nature’s Oasis, Lakewood Barroco, Lakewood; Lakewood Family Room; Lakewood Congregational Church; Partners in Pediatrics, Westlake; YMCA, Lakewood; YMCA, North Royalton

EAST​ ​SIDE: Heights Libraries, Cleveland Heights-University Heights; 121 Fitness, University Heights; Senders Pediatrics, South Euclid; Barroco, Larchmere; Tommy’s, Cleveland Heights; YMCA, Hillcrest; YMCA, Parker (Downtown)

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Volume 13, Issue 17, Posted 12:35 PM, 09.06.2017