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Spend time with your child or children on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday by showing them the joy of giving back

The Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development will host a volunteer event by Caring Cubs on Monday, Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. – the federal Martin Luther King Jr. holiday – to benefit two other local organizations dedicated to improving the lives of children.

Caring Cubs – which teaches young children the importance of giving back to the community through volunteering, education and fun – will hold the event to conduct projects in support of Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland and Providence House.

The event will include stations to complete the following projects:

  • Make friendship cards for Providence House to give to children when they arrive or when they need to be cheered up.
  • Create Valentines to be distributed at Ronald McDonald House to families staying there in February.
  • Decorate brown bags to be filled with breakfast items and given to the families each day as they depart for the hospital from Ronald McDonald House.

Representatives from Providence House and Ronald McDonald House will be in attendance to discuss the services  their organizations provide and answer questions. The presentation and activities will be age-appropriate for children ages 2 and up, according to Kelly Rudloff, Caring Cubs executive director.

Click here to register for this free event.

In addition to the hands-on projects on Martin Luther King Day, the organization is asking families to consider collecting pull tabs (pop, soup, pet food, etc.) prior to the event. All pull tabs will be collected and donated to Ronald McDonald House, which recycles them to support its Family Fund.

Providence House is the nation’s oldest Crisis Nursery, committed to child abuse prevention and family preservation. More than a shelter for at-risk children, the agency offers holistic services for children and their families including education, mentoring, case management and aftercare focused on family preservation.

Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland is a home away from home for families with a hospitalized child – offering a place to stay at little or no cost so families can access the best health care, regardless of their location.

Click here to register for this free event.

Details for the event are:

10 -11:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 21, 2013
Furman Hall at The Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development
19910 Malvern Road
Shaker Heights, OH 44122
Map and directions

Use of Furman Hall was donated by The Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development.



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