Here are some of our favorite charities located in cities nearby 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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Honoring the unique life and memories of every child fighting cancer
Founded in 2001 by the parents of a child with cancer, Flashes of Hope is a volunteer driven organization solely focused on children's cancer. Flashes of Hope's mission is to raise funds to accelerate a cure for children's cancer while honoring the unique life and memories of every child fighting cancer. With chapters in 55 cities, Flashes of Hope photographs more than 50% of the children annually diagnosed in the United States. In 2009, Flashes of Hope began funding research and has already raised millions of dollars through the Kick-program and other initiatives.
For health. For people. For good.
The mission of The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland (The Free Clinic) is to provide quality health care and related services free of charge to those who lack appropriate alternatives, and advocate for policy changes that make health care available to all. The Free Clinic is one of the oldest free clinic in the United States and the largest in Ohio. Established as a hotline in 1970 by a group of people concerned about the health and welfare of young adults, it quickly shifted to a clinic serving the health needs of the community. The facility, located in University Circle, is equipped with 18 exam rooms, five dental chairs, three group therapy rooms, a modern laboratory, and an expanded pharmacy.
Turning sad beginnings into happy endings since 1974
Founded in 1974, Geauga Humane Society (GHS) is a leading animal welfare agency in northeast Ohio. In 2001 GHS opened a new state-of-the-art 10,500 square foot facility in Russell Township, Ohio. We named it Rescue Village. Animals at Rescue Village are cared for until they find a new home, including those that are abused, sick or injured, those that may need behavior training, or those that simply need the gift of time. Animals are never euthanized due to age, special needs, or lack of space. At GHS our mission is to shelter and find homes for sick, injured, abused, and abandoned domestic animals that have no other alternatives; to foster compassion for all living things through education; to reduce pet overpopulation through spay/neuter programs; and to prevent cruelty by enforcing animal protection laws.
Blending education, social responsibility, culture and environmental stewardship
Cleveland Botanical Garden was founded in 1930 as the Garden Center of Greater Cleveland. The Garden's mission is grounded in the belief that quality-of-life can be improved through a better understanding of the interdependence of plants, people, and the environment. From our home base in University Circle, to our off-site urban learning gardens and outdoor classrooms at Cleveland schools, the Garden provides sensory-rich environments to promote life-long learning. Our mission, blending education, social responsibility, culture and environmental stewardship helps people of all ages and backgrounds appreciate and benefit from the positive role that plants play in their lives.
A world of great art for everyone
Established in 1913, the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) works to fulfill its dual roles as one of the world's most distinguished comprehensive art museums and as one of northeastern Ohio's principal civic and cultural institutions. The museum seeks to bring the pleasure and meaning of art to the broadest possible audience in accordance with the highest aesthetic, intellectual and professional standards. Toward this end the museum augments, preserves, exhibits and fosters understanding of the outstanding collections of world art it holds in trust for the public and presents complementary exhibitions and programs. The CMA is currently undertaking an expansion and renovation project, schedule for completion in 2011. For much of this time, the Museum will remain open, although operating on reduced basis.
Discover the nature of your universe
Founded in 1920, Cleveland Museum of Natural History works to inspire, through science and education, a passion for nature, the protection of natural diversity, the fostering of health, and leadership to a sustainable future. The Museum's permanent exhibits include a three million-year-old human ancestor, known as Lucy, and one of the most complete mounted sauropods on display anywhere in the world. The Museum also features a planetarium; observatory; discovery center; live animal shows; and a wildlife center and woods garden highlighting native Ohio flora and fauna, including bobcats, river otters and birds of prey. Outside Museum walls, the Natural Areas Program protects more than 4,000 acres of rare habitat in Northern Ohio. The Museum announced two mergers in 2007: HealthSpace Cleveland in January 2007, and EcoCity Cleveland in June 2007.
Enriching the lives of children since 1896
Founded in 1896, the mission of Hiram House is to enrich the lives of children through camping. We provide the youth of our community with an opportunity to live, play and learn in an environment that is racially, ethnically and socio-economically diverse. Hiram House is committed to promoting family values, building character and opening new horizons for youth. Hiram House Camp offers year-round outdoor education and recreation programs for youth, schools, churches, businesses, civic and other organizations through a variety of Summer Camps, School Camps, and Group Retreats.
Celebrate great music in a great hall
Founded in 1918, The Cleveland Orchestra has become one of the most sought-after performing ensembles in the world. In concerts at its winter home at Severance Hall and at each summer's Blossom Festival, in residencies from Miami to Vienna, and on tour around the world, The Cleveland Orchestra sets standards of artistic excellence, creative programming, and community engagement. The Cleveland Orchestra's commitment to education and community service began when the Orchestra was founded, and has remained a top priority ever since. Today, more than 70,000 area schoolchildren, teachers, families, young musicians and adult learners participate in the Orchestra's educational programs at Severance Hall and in schools, libraries and community locations throughout the region - all designed to nurture a lifelong love of music.
Empowering people with vision loss to realize their full potential
Cleveland Sight Center is a multi-faceted agency founded in 1906 serving people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired. We provide preventative, educational, rehabilitative, and many other vision support services directly to approximately 10,000 clients in the greater Cleveland area each year. Through community outreach and our radio-reading service, that number increases significantly. In addition to our educational and rehabilitative programs, we have a Low Vision Clinic, offer a wide array of social and recreational activities, and have a residential camp, Highbrook Lodge, in Chardon. Our comprehensive services are available to residents of Cuyahoga, Lake, and Geauga counties, with onsite services available to anyone who can travel to Cleveland Sight Center's University Circle location.
History. . .take it personally
The Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS) was founded in 1867 to preserve and present the history of all of the people of Northeast Ohio. Today, it is the largest privately supported regional historical society in the nation. WRHS exists to collect, preserve and present Northeast Ohio history and make this history accessible to audiences of all ages through exhibitions and programs that explore the heritage of this region. The Society's main campus in University Circle houses the History Museum, the Archives/Library, the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum and Chisholm Halle Costume Wing.
Serving children with disabilities and their families for 75 years
Founded in 1940 as a three-man Rotary Club service project known as Society for Crippled Children, Achievement Centers for Children is one of Greater Cleveland's most effective agencies providing high-quality services and programs for children with disabilities and their families. Our mission is to enable and empower children with disabilities and their families to grow, learn, play and prepare for lifelong achievement in society. Children served at the Achievement Centers have a wide range of disabilities including physical, neurological, sensory, cognitive, emotional or a combination of these. We focus on the key program areas of family support, education, autism, therapy & recreation/adapted sports. In fiscal year 2014-2015, the Achievement Centers served over 2,300 children and their families through our 3 locations and in community and home settings. Our dedicated staff are partners in a family's challenging journey and help children and their families find hope and get results.
Our Food Bank serves more than 700 member agencies in six Northeast Ohio counties
Founded in 1979, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank works to ensure that everyone in our communities has the nutritious food they need every day. The Food Bank collects, warehouses, and distributes food and grocery products to more than 450 social service agencies that feed the needy in the Northeast Ohio area. The Food Bank provides food to child care centers, group homes, and programs for the elderly. The Food Bank uses the Ohio Benefit Bank software to enroll low income clients in the public benefits they are eligible for including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Clients can call the Food Bank's Help Center for assistance or meet with our outreach workers in the community. In FY2014, the Food Bank distributed 40.7 million pounds of food and other essential products to partner agencies. Including the meals provided via SNAP benefits, the Food Bank made possible over 45.5 million meals for individuals in need in our community.
Maintaining, preserving, and enhancing Lake View Cemetery
The mission of The Lake View Cemetery Foundation is for the purpose of maintaining, preserving and enhancing, for the benefit of the general public, the historically and architecturally significant buildings, monuments and areas located within, and the horticulture, botanical gardens, and landscape of Lake View Cemetery and provide education outreach programs.
The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra
Named for the classical god of music and the sun, Apollo's Fire was founded in 1992 by the award- winning young harpsichordist and conductor Jeannette Sorrell. Sorrell envisioned an ensemble dedicated to the baroque ideal that music should evoke the various Affekts or passions in the listeners. Apollo's Fire is a collection of creative artists who share Sorrell's passion for drama and rhetoric.