Acts of Kindness and Stop Human Trafficking committees celebrated (and brought sweets) to the exciting new opening of the Renee Jones Empowerment Center. The Center is important: designed to be a nurturing safe place for those that survived being trafficked or sexually assaulted to rebuild their lives. #actsofkindness#wearencjw#stophumantrafficking❌
Acts of Kindness + Focus on Foster Care committees joined forces. We assembled Journey bags filled with comfort items for children entering foster care. Many times, garbage bags are used for this transition and instead, we provided a duffle bag with a blanket, pillow, stuffed animal, a journal, toiletries, etc #actofkindness#wearencjw
1 summer. 12th school library we revitalized. 15 committee members. 1,000 volunteer hours. This little boy is one out of an entire school at Dike Elementary who have a beautiful new library to foster a love of reading. #BuildingBridgeswithBooks#librarylife
Visiting with @news5cleveland today! They’re interviewing us about our Building Bridges with Books program- where we weed, update and catalog books for Cuyahoga County schools in need of assistance. We just revitalized our 12th library at Dike Elementary School. Tune in on Wednesday to learn more. #behindthescenes#librarylife
Board meeting in session! Today we’re at a special spot: Council Gardens. This is a special place for us. NCJW/CLE broke ground on Council Gardens in 1962, a nonsectarian, independent living apartment complex for the elderly with moderate incomes, a first of its kind in Cleveland. Today, we still sponsor this high-quality and safe living environment.
This week we were lucky to have @crcc_support come to our office. Alex guided us on how to talk about sexual violence and support survivors. It’s so important to be able to talk fluently about this topic and guide people to get the support they need.
@MuhammadAli fought for justice and social change. To commemorate the anniversary of his passing, We’re sharing #WhatIFightFor - Women’s reproductive rights! What do you fight for? For every post with #WhatIFightFor, @Bombas will donate 100 pairs of socks (the most requested clothing item at shelters) to the homeless community in Ali’s hometown, Louisville, KY.
Today we went to University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital with an important delivery.
NCJW/CLE recently launched the “TLC Program” (Threads for Life and Comfort) -- designed to support victims of sexual assault in Cleveland. Victims of sexual assault who come to the emergency room for medical care find that all their clothing is taken by specially trained nurses for evidence. NCJW assembles kits full of clothing, fleece blankets, flip flops, and other toiletries for them to use, and more importantly, to help them restore some measure of dignity when they leave the hospital.
Today was our first delivery of kits to UH - we met with the amazing sexual assault nurses. We wish this wasn't a need in the community, but we are glad we can support the hospital and the sexual assault victims (who, by the way are as little as 4 years old) in some way. #WeAreNCJW#TLCProject
NCJW’s incredible DigKnitters brought handmade warmth and comfort to Metro Hospital’s NICU unit today...16 knitted teddy bears, 5 knitted snakes, and 21 knitted/crochet baby blankets were donated, to be exact. #WeAreNCJW