Ways to Get Involved in Northeast Ohio

In last week’s blog, we discussed ways great workplaces involve themselves in their communities. The benefits of community involvement are building teamwork, retaining employees, increasing morale, improving public image, making a positive impact in the local community, and teaching others new skills.

If your organization is looking to become more involved in the Northeast Ohio community, here are some local organizations to consider. The following sampling of non-profit organizations in Northeast Ohio have opportunities available for community involvement:

Health Advocates
March of Dimes http://www.marchofdimes.com/ohio/ohio.asp
Make a Wish Foundation http://www.makeawishohio.org/
JD Breast Cancer Foundation http://jdbcfoundation.org/
National Multiple Sclerosis Society http://walkoha.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=12300
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America http://www.ccfa.org/chapters/neohio/
Muscuar Dystrophy Association http://www.mda.org/?cvridirect=true
Social Service Advocates
Harvest for Hunger http://www.clevelandfoodbank.org/site/PageServer?pagename=hfh_home
Cleveland Foodbank http://www.clevelandfoodbank.com/
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank http://www.akroncantonfoodbank.org/home.aspx
Domestic Violence Center http://www.domesticviolencecenter.org
United Way Services http://www.uws.org
Deepwood Foundation http://www.deepwoodfoundation.org/
Meals on Wheels http://www.mow-starkwayne.org/index.html
Juvenile Advocates
Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland http://www.rmhcleveland.org/
Akron Reads http://www.akronreads.com/
Cleveland Reads http://www.clevelandreads.org/
Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland, Inc http://www.jacleveland.org/
Cleveland Jewish Big Brothers/Big Sisters http://www.bellefairejcb.org/menu_jbbbsa.htm
Young Professionals of Akron http://www.ypakron.org/
The Littlest Heroes http://www.thelittlestheroes.org
Additional Resources
Business Volunteers Unlimited http://www.businessvolunteers.org/services-for-businesses.aspx
Charity Navigator http://www.charitynavigator.org/
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