Community West Foundation SocksPlus Initiative is Huge Success at 78th St. Studios

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David T. Dombrowiak, President & CEO Community West Foundation, welcomed guest to Friday’s SocksPlus event at 78th St. Studios.

David T. Dombrowiak, President & CEO Community West Foundation, welcomed guest to Friday’s SocksPlus event at 78th St. Studios.

Hundreds of guests were inspired to make a difference as Cleveland artists and performers shared their talents on Friday, March 20, at 78th Street Studios in support of Community West Foundation’s SocksPlus initiative.

The SocksPlus effort uniquely targets support for Cleveland’s homeless through donations of the basic necessities of life.

The exciting and inspiring event was a huge success. It included the unique “Portraits of Homelessness” photography exhibit by social worker/volunteer Lydia Bailey, live broadcasting from the studios of oWOW (Cleveland’s leading internet radio station), and a poetry reading featuring writers Katie Daley, Russell Vidrick and RA Washington.

Poets Russell Vidrick, Katie Daley and RA Washington.

Poets Russell Vidrick, Katie Daley and RA Washington.

A highlight was the world premiere reading of Daley’s poem, “Lionhearts,” an original piece dedicated to the homeless.

No matter what you give, your gift makes a difference. A gift of even $10 is enough to supply ten pair of new socks.

The Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH) continues to collect items for the homeless, which can be dropped off at 3631 Perkins Avenue, in Cleveland. NEOCH will distribute items directly to the city’s least fortunate residents. Items needed include: new socks, blankets, coats, RTA one-day bus tickets, toiletries, hand sanitizer, water bottles, towels/hand or washcloths and tissues, backpacks, gym bags, and tents.SocksPlus Flyer

Provide Ongoing Funding

Donors can also help provide ongoing support to organizations that address homelessness through their Donor Advised Fund.

For more information, contact Community West Foundation at 216-476-7060.

Click here to view the entire photo galley.

Lionhearts Poem

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