08 Apr 2015 Scholarship Program Fundraiser – Clothing Drive
Who: Cuyahoga Falls Residents and Business Leaders
What: Please donate bags of clothing, bedding, towels, and curtains.
Where: City Hall Parking Lot (South)
When: Friday, May 8/3 pm – 6 pm AND Saturday, May 9 / 10 am – 5 pm.
This clothing drive directly benefits the Cuyahoga Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc. This is our Scholarship Fundraiser which gives scholarships for Cuyahoga Falls/Silver Lake resident graduating seniors.
- DONATE HERE:
OPTIONS to donate:
- Fill YOUR bags with your donated clothing and drop off during the clothing drive dates below or call us and we will pick up!
- Drop off your items during the 2 day clothing drive to the City parking lot. (South) Look for the large Easter Seals Truck.
- Drop off your items (any time before the clothing drive) directly to Easter Seals – 2080 State Road, Cuyahoga Falls – please make sure you tell them it is for the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce.
- Porch Pick Up – Call or email the Chamber Office for Saturday, May 9th “porch” pick up. You will need to leave your bags on your front porch by 10 am that morning. Call/email: 330-929-6756 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Easter Seals Northern Ohio
2080 State Rd
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
City of Cuyahoga Falls
2310 Second Street
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221
Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce
151 Portage Trail, Suite 1
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221
Cuyahoga Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc.
The Cuyahoga Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation recognizes and values the youth of our community as future business leaders.
PURPOSE – To encourage higher education and professional development by means of Chamber Scholarships.
PROGRAMS – The Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Program and the Night at the Races event are designated to financially support the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc. The Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc. Board can also designate other events and programs deemed fit to this cause.
VISION – Our hope is that our Scholarships will encourage the recipients to excel as future business leaders and participate in the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce and give back to the community.
CHAMBER HISTORY – The Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce began in the fall of 1926 by a group of businessmen and property owners. At the Annual Meeting of the Falls Civic Association, a committee of 15 was appointed for the purpose of organizing a Chamber of Commerce. The first Meeting was held at the City Hall on November 24, 1926, followed by a membership campaign in January 1927.
Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for nearly 100 years. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals.
Tragedy Leads to Inspiration In 1907, Ohio-businessman Edgar Allen lost his son in a streetcar accident. The lack of adequate medical services available to save his son prompted Allen to sell his business and begin a fund-raising campaign to build a hospital in his hometown of Elyria, Ohio. Through this new hospital, Allen was surprised to learn that children with disabilities were often hidden from public view. Inspired by this discovery, in 1919 Allen founded what became known as the National Society for Crippled Children, the first organization of its kind.
The Birth of the Seal In the spring of 1934, the organization launched its first Easter “seals” campaign to raise money for its services. To show their support, donors placed the seals on envelopes and letters. Cleveland Plain Dealer cartoonist J.H. Donahey designed the first seal. Donahey based the design on a concept of simplicity because those served by the charity asked “simply for the right to live a normal life.”
The lily – a symbol of spring – was officially incorporated as Easter Seals’ logo in 1952 for its association with resurrection and new life and has appeared on each seal since.
Easter Seals Emerges The overwhelming public support for the Easter “seals” campaign triggered a nationwide expansion of the organization and a swell of grassroots efforts on behalf of people with disabilities. By 1967, the Easter “seal” was so well recognized, the organization formally adopted the name “Easter Seals.”
Easter Seals Today Easter Seals offers help, hope and answers to more than a million children and adults living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other disabilities or special needs and their families each year. Services and support are provided through a network of more than 550 sites in the U.S. and through Ability First Australia. Each center provides exceptional services that are individualized, innovative, family-focused and tailored to meet specific needs of the particular community served.