Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Announcing the Community West Foundation Annual Report

One of the organizations Community West Foundation helps to fund is Laura’s Home, helping women and children in crisis. Laura’s Home accommodates about 60 women and 90 children each year. Since 2003, Laura’s Home has been committed to caring for the most vulnerable women and children in our community.

The Community West Foundation’s 2017 Annual Report is complete and the publication takes a look back at our wonderful community that helped to shape its inspiring theme, Faith in Action.

There is nothing like putting your Faith in Action! Just ask the Foundation’s many Faith in Action exemplars – from its donors, board members, nonprofit partners, volunteers, to the SocksPLUS supporters, all uniquely impacting and serving our community in so many positive ways.

The report is packed with information about the achievements over the last year including the news that Community West Foundation provided a total of $4.8 million in grants$2,991,167 to support our community, and $1,852,790 for programs at Fairview Hospital, Lutheran Hospital, and Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals.

“There is no work so important and so full of compassion as the work among the poor, homeless and helpless. Items collected through the SocksPLUS Program are distributed to our partners at the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH). For all the good work they do, help-ing provide services and necessities for neighbors in great need, we are glad to support NEOCH in this way.” – David T. Dombrowiak President and CEO Community West Foundation

“Our partnership with the Community West Foundation allows us to make a greater impact to help those experiencing homelessness here in Cleveland, especially the many families with vul-nerable children struggling to find housing. The Foundation helps us save lives and give support to those most in need. The SocksPLUS Program has touched thousands of people in our commu-nity.” – Chris Knestrick, Director, NEOCH

We are traveling together in this journey of giving and in just a few short years since the winter of 2014, SocksPLUS has raised over a half million dollars in monetary donations and collected thousands of in kind items for the city’s homeless. How Sock-cessful is that!

In addition, the Donor Advisor family and agencies shared $808,637 to benefit a wide range of charitable causes.

Thanks to the generosity of thoughtful donors and friends, in 2017 the Foundation raised $10,791,473 in donations, which is a great testament to the faith of our community.

There exist many unmet needs, poverty and homelessness within our community, and these issues are at the forefront of concern and work at Community West Foundation to serve “the least of these.” The Foundation’s focus continues to help our brothers and sisters in need, because behind every gracious gift they receive are the inspiring stories of Faith in Action.

Read All About the Community Foundation at www.communitywestfoundation.org/2017-annual-report.

A recent initiative by Community West Foundation is the installation of the notable Homeless Jesus sculpture now on display if front of the Foundation offices at 800 Sharon Dr. in Westlake. This sculpture created by Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz captures the Foundation’s strategic plan found in Matthew 25:40, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

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