Community West Foundation…Join the Movement! Celebrate the Power of Community!

CWF LogoToday’s youth are an inspiration! Students from Rocky River, Our Lady of the Angels and Waite School of Medina recently joined with Community West Foundation in its mission to help the homeless.

Want to join the cause! All are welcome – just call Community West Foundation and learn how you can make a difference! Get your school, church or organization involved in the fundraising effort.

You can host a car wash, have a sock hop or start a collection box. Be creative!

Visit CommunityWestFoundation.org for more ways to help and for more information call, 440-360-7370.

Maddy’s Mission Spreads Winter Warmth

Maddy Wrobbel1-1Meet Maddy Wrobbel, a 6-year old girl with a heart for the homeless who started “Maddy’s Mission” in support of the SocksPLUS Program at Community West Foundation.

Maddy Wrobbel2-2She started collecting items and funds from family members, friends and generous neighbors. Students from every classroom at Goldwood School in Rocky River where Maddy attends rallied behind her and made blankets. Mellow Mushroom, Psycle™ – an indoor cycling and fitness studio in Westlake, and Starbucks in Rocky River helped to collect items throughout the month of January which resulted in thousands of items for our homeless neighbors. Maddy has a generous spirit that is far beyond her years and she is a true inspiration.

WOW! Waite Elementary School Collects 1,436 Pairs of Socks for the Homeless!

Ralph E Waite Elementary School-4The SocksPLUS drive is complete at Ralph E. Waite Elementary school in Medina. 1,436 pairs of socks collected will help to warm the feet of those in need.

The school celebrates this great success and it’s all thanks to the efforts of three third graders, Abigail Nort, Katie Rubino, and Hailey Getz who decided to make helping the homeless a school project.

Waite Elementary School’s Principal Cindy Grice and the girls reached out to Community West Foundation to learn more about the SocksPLUS Program. They learned that socks are the most requested item by the homeless and they wanted to take action and quickly organized a sock drive to help the less fortunate this winter.

The 3rd grade class worked together and set a goal of collecting 1,000 pairs of socks in the week-long drive. They never expected they would collect as many as they did. They are happy to report that they exceeded their goal. “We are wowed by the abundance of socks collected in every color and size! The entire school celebrated this great socks success by having a “Crazy Sock Day,”’ said Principal Cindy Grice.

The girls felt great about this project and know that they really helped a lot of people who need it. A simple pair of socks can really make someone happy.

The third grade students showed everyone that the smallest act of love, can make a big difference. “We love that they are giving back to the community this way and helping the homeless,” said Grice.

Thanks so much for your support Abigail, Katie, Hailey, and the third grade class who contributed to this great cause. Fantastic Work!

Our Lady of Angels School Friendly Class Competition Helps Homeless in Need

Our Lady of Angels School-3Students at Our Lady of Angels School in Cleveland held friendly class competitions to see who can collect the most items for the homeless in need. The collection drive took place during Catholic Schools Week and students of all grades came together to work on the joint service project. The enthusiastic students were able to assemble essential items that will benefit homeless men, women and children in need.

Everyone really got on board and donated what they could and the end result was hundreds of socks, underwear, hats, gloves and scarves. It was Miss Rosenbaum’s 5th grade class that collected the most items – an impressive 191! They did a great job that will help a lot of people.

Our Lady of Angels School students are known for their special level of faith and compassion and their support of the SocksPLUS Program is heartwarming and inspiring.

Socks are the number one requested item by the homeless, so there is always a need for them in any size. You can join the movement, too. Let us know what you come up with so we can use your example to inspire others.

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