Here are some of our favorite charities located in Shaker Heights, OH. We have made sure each of them are eligible for tax deductions when you help your local community by donating your car. Your values and choice can make a difference.
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The Museum of Diversity & Tolerance
The Mission of the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage is to introduce visitors to the beauty and diversity of that heritage in the context of the American experience. It promotes an understanding of Jewish history, religion, and culture and builds bridges of tolerance and understanding with those of other religions, races, cultures, and ethnic backgrounds, serving as an educational resource for Northeast Ohio's Jewish and general communities.
Promoting the well-being of the Jewish community
The Jewish Federation of Cleveland seeks to promote the well-being of our community, its members, and Jews throughout the world; enhance the continuity, security, and unity of the Jewish community; increase understanding of Jewish values and their application to improve people's lives; encourage our members to fulfill the responsibility of tikkun olam, to make the world a better place; support Israel as a Jewish and democratic state; and promote collective action by individuals and organizations to advance these purposes. Together, we serve the needs of more than 60,000 people living in the local Jewish and Greater Cleveland communities, as well as thousands of individuals and families in Israel and the former Soviet Union, and in more than 60 countries worldwide.
A nationally recognized nonprofit addressing the important issues of aging through service, research and advocacy
Founded in 1908 as a nonsectarian organization through the generosity of Cleveland industrialist Benjamin Rose, the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging works to raise the standards of care for older adults. The Institute has been an innovator in service delivery, a leader in research, and an advocate for older adults in Northeast Ohio and nationally. Benjamin Rose services include providing home care, adult day care, social work, mental health services, and senior companions through the Eldercare Services Institute; conducting applied gerontological research at the Margaret Blenkner Research Institute; identifying and influencing public policies that impact older adults and their caregivers through the Katz Policy Institute; and providing housing for low-income seniors in the Margaret Wagner Apartments. Expertise in the areas of aging service, research and advocacy is shared through a series of educational programs scheduled throughout the year.
Managing diabetes. Together.
The Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland is taking the difficult step of dissolving our organization in its present form to rethink how best to deliver services and support in the current healthcare environment. Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland, founded in 1954, is a local and independent nonprofit organization providing life-long programs and services to more than 8,000 children and adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes in Greater Cleveland each year. Diabetes Partnership's mission is to provide relevant and sustainable programming, resources, education and supplies to the community in Northeast Ohio affected by diabetes. Diabetes Partnership offers the following services: community education programs, empowerment groups, school and health fair presentations, diabetes risk assessments, a patient assistance program for diabetes supplies, and Camp Ho Mita Koda for children with diabetes.
Enriching the lives of children and promoting creative learning by uniting arts and education
The Center for Arts-Inspired Learning enriches the lives of children and promotes creative learning by uniting arts and education. In 60 years, the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning (formerly Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio) has served nearly 7 million students in 18 counties through arts education, and has reached even more through our advocacy efforts, professional development, and community programs. Arts education is what we do, and it's the one place where you can do it all, dance, theater, music, digital arts, visual arts, on-location performances, workshops, residencies, and professional development. Plus, our experienced Education Staff can help customize all of our arts-programming.
Building community, strengthening lives.
Family Promise of Greater Cleveland is an organization formed from the merger of Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cleveland and New Life Community. Our mission is to inspire and empower homeless families to transform their lives, become self-sufficient, and fulfill their promise. Our mission is to inspire and empower homeless families to transform their lives, become self-sufficient, and fulfill their promise. Over 100 families each year benefit from our work thanks to the generous support of the Greater Cleveland community. We rely on our dedicated and talented volunteers, individual supporters, congregations, businesses, foundations, and government funders to make our mission a reality.
Facing Cancer-Embracing Life
The Gathering Place opened in January 2000 as a community-based cancer support center to fill an unmet need in the greater Cleveland community. The programs and services offered address the social, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of individuals with cancer and their support network. The mission of The Gathering Place is to support, educate and empower individuals and families touched by cancer through programs and services provided free of charge. The Gathering Place serves all individuals with any type of cancer and their family and friends regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation. The clinical staff are all master's prepared and licensed and provide the highest quality standard of care.
Explore nature inside & out
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes was founded in 1966 as the result of a grassroots community effort to preserve the Shaker Parklands from becoming the route for a new freeway connecting Cleveland's East Side to downtown. Our mission is to conserve a natural area, connect people with nature and inspire environmental stewardship. Ten thousand children participate annually in more than 30,000 hours of curriculum-related school programs, including a strong early childhood program for several East Side school districts and the Cleveland Public Schools. Additionally, 10,000 walkers, runners, and bird-watchers use the trails and grounds for exercise and enjoyment of nature.