There are numerous ways you can get involved to support the mission and work of Adoption Network Cleveland: The Ohio Family Connection through philanthropy in your home, workplace or community!
Annual Gift Card Drive
Each year during November and December, we hold a drive to collect gift cards for youth/teens who are in or were adopted from the public child welfare system. This contribution 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 such as birthdays or graduations. You can organize a drive with your family, friends, coworkers, or church/civic group.
Corporate Partners Program
This program allows corporations to make a one-time investment in Adoption Network Cleveland’s mission, thereby providing 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), a logo on our website and a logo in our monthly e-newsletter, and mentions at events and promotional materials.
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!
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 that offer 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, please contact Tammy Willet 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 0.5% 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 (https://smile.amazon.com/ch/34-1603766)
- If you aren't already logged in, enter the email and password for your Amazon account.
- 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 steps:
- Go to iGive.com/ANC (https://www.igive.com/welcome/lp15/wr35.cfm?c=30487).
- 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! A percentage of proceeds will vary from store to store, and some are even eligible on gift card purchases!