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Week of Caring Volunteers Provide 200+ Hours of Service

Our 26th annual Week of Caring brought together over 60 community and business members - including groups from Brookside High School, the Just Energy Foundation, Macy's Systems and Technology, the Natural Stone Institute, Neighborhood Alliance and PolyOne Corporation - for a September week full of volunteer opportunities in support of our collaborative work.

Volunteers Sort and Organize Over 10,000 Books for Ready Set Go

Ready Set Go received a ton of help labeling, sorting, and organizing over 10,000 donated books as part of a two-part volunteer project on Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28.  

The '10K Books Project' included helping hands from HandsOn Northeast Ohio volunteers and the Lorain County Community Action Agency's youth group - just over 20 volunteers in total.

THRIVE! and City Fresh Join Hands to Provide Access to Fresh Produce

THRIVE! Southern Lorain County is working with City Fresh to ensure area residents continue to have access to fresh fruit and vegetables while the Wellington Farmers' Market is closed this summer.

City Fresh, a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program founded in Cleveland 13 years ago, has added Wellington as a "fresh stop" along its healthy produce route.

`Fill The Bus' to Support Students This Fall

Help out the youth of the Lorain County community and 'Fill the Bus' to support students going back to school this fall! United Way of Greater Lorain County is partnered with the Lorain County Educational Service Center and H&R Block for School Supply Drop Off Dates & Locations!

List of School Supply Drop Off Dates & Locations Below: 

  • 8/10 - Elyria Big Lots - 825 Cleveland St, Elyria, OH 44035 - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

KEY Encourages Community to Walk, Bike & Roll

KEY sponsored Walk, Bike & Roll - a no-cost, easygoing, move-at-your-own-pace opportunity for local residents to get active for a portion of their afternoon. The event, hosted by the Community Collaborative on Sunday, July 8th at the LaGrange Community Park, encouraged community members to participate by walking, biking or wheelchair rolling with friends and family. Water bottles donated by Ross Builders were available for participants - you know what they say, hydration is key!  

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