There are plenty of ways that you can get involved to support Adoption Network Cleveland: The Ohio Family Connection through philanthropy in your home, workplace, or community!
Donate by Mail
Please make your check payable to Adoption Network Cleveland and mail to:
Adoption Network Cleveland
Attn: Development Department
4614 Prospect Avenue, Ste. 550
Cleveland, Ohio 44103
Please include information about special designations, honorariums or other pertinent details.
Make a donation right now using Adoption Network Cleveland online donation system. The site is secure and easy to navigate. Payment can be made using MasterCard, VISA, American Express or Discover.
Donate by Phone
Contact the Development Department at (216) 325-1000 between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday to donate using MasterCard, VISA, American Express or Discover.
Adoption Network Cleveland also accepts in-kind donations of items and services that are appropriate for the services provided by our organization. Please contact the agency directly with inquiries about in-kind donations.
Annual Gift Card Drive
Each winter (November-December), we hold a drive to collect gift cards for youth/teens in or adopted from the public child welfare system. This allows them to make their own shopping decisions, empowering them to be independent. The majority of gift cards are given out for the holidays, while some are also used to celebrate special occasions like birthdays or graduations. You can organize a drive with your family, friends, coworkers, or church/civic group.
Click here for this year’s flyer.
Corporate Partners Program
This program for corporations allows them to make a one-time investment in Adoption Network Cleveland’s mission and make a real difference in the lives of thousands each year while getting valuable exposure all-year-round. Benefits include visibility around and attendance at our Creating Futures Benefit & Silent Auction (link to Creating Futures Benefit & Silent Auction) and Mini-Golf Outing (link to Mini-Golf Outing), listing on our website, logo display in our monthly e-newsletter, The Hub, and social media exposure.
Click here to view our most recent Corporate Partners Program informational packet.
Want to get others to help support Adoption Network Cleveland on your behalf? Whether for a birthday, graduation, bar/bat mitzvah, another special occasion, or just because you care, create a fundraiser on Facebook benefiting Adoption Network Cleveland! You can invite your friends to donate and share out to your network to raise funds to support our cause, and donations are completely fee-free!
Here's a quick step-by-step guide:
- Go to our Facebook fundraisers page and click on the blue "Raise Money" button
- Enter your fundraising goal and the day your fundraiser should end (we suggest 3-5 days after an event you're celebrating in case people jump on late).
- Tell your story: What makes a fundraising page special and unique is YOUR story and connection - a little time personalizing this will go a long way!
- Select a cover photo: You can use our cover photo or one of your own that helps tell your story.
- FUNDRAISE! Invite Facebook friends and share on your timeline and in any groups to which you belong.
Go Casual for the Kids (GC4TK)
We invite area businesses and organizations to help us carry on our important work and change the lives of local children and youth in foster care by hosting a Go Casual for the Kids (GC4TK) dress-down drive to raise money for Adoption Network Cleveland's programs and services. If your business already has a regular casual day, set up a day to dress in formal attire or have a crazy hair or hat day. Wear corporate/school colors. Be creative and have fun!
Adoption Network Cleveland has all the materials you need to make it happen. Click here to download our GC4TK Coordinator Kit – this includes a participation form, pledge forms, and event posters. Adoption Network Cleveland can also provide a webpage for online donations.
If you have any questions, contact Tammy Willet, Director of Development and Communications, at (216) 482-2319 or email@example.com.
Matching Gifts Program
Does your company have a matching gifts program? Many companies have a matching gifts program that allows employee's financial contributions to causes they care about to be doubled or in some cases even tripled. Major local companies who do matching gifts for employees include, but are not limited to: Aetna, Boeing, Citizens Bank/Charter One, Eaton Corporation, Gap Inc., KeyBank, Lubrizol, MCPc, Morgan Stanley/Bank of America, Nordstrom, PNC Bank, Progressive Insurance, Sherwin-Williams
Each program is different and has different requirements. Contact your Human Resources administrator to see if they have a matching gifts program. If you have any questions, contact Tammy Willet, Director of Development and Communications, at (216) 482-2319 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adoption Network Cleveland is a proud member of Greater Cleveland Community Shares, the workplace federation with a focus on social justice. If your workplace sponsors a Community Shares Campaign, you can designate Adoption Network Cleveland to receive your donation. If your workplace does not do a giving campaign, but would be interested, contact Tammy Willet at (216) 482-2319 or email@example.com.
Adoption Network Cleveland's State of Ohio Combined Campaign number is 4503.
Shop as you normally would through Amazon and .5% of your total purchase (of qualified items) will be donated to Adoption Network Cleveland each time you shop. Follow these three easy steps to sign up:
- Go to our Amazon Smile page
- If you aren't already signed in, you will be prompted to sign in with your Amazon.com email and password.
- SHOP! 0.5% of your Amazon purchases will go to Adoption Network Cleveland.
You Shop, We Win! Help your favorite cause for free.
At over 680 brand name stores, a portion of each online purchase is donated to your favorite cause! Your stores, your cause, their money. You just shop like you normally would and money gets donated to the cause you care about. To sign up, follow these four easy steps:
- Go to iGive.com/ANC.
- Enter your information, or login with Facebook to join iGive.
- Install the iGive extension/button on your web browser. iGive-eligible stores will automatically know you want them to donate to Adoption Network Cleveland for your purchase.
- SHOP! The percentage of proceeds will vary from store to store, and some are even eligible on gift card purchases!
Click here to see some other fun, creative fundraising activities that you could do to support us!