2016 Celebrate the Center will be held on October 15, 2016 at the Banquet Center at St. Noel, 35200
Chardon Rd., Willoughby, Ohio. Cost of admission is $75 and all proceeds will go toward Thea Bowman’s mission of providing food support, adult education, youth programs and resource services to improve the quality of life for the Mt. Pleasant community.
Tickets may be purchased by calling the Thea Bowman Center: 216-491-0699. RSVP by October 1st.
Cuyahoga Arts and Cultural created in 2006 by residents of Cuyahoga County to fund public art and culture activities. The organization is the largest local public funder of arts and culture in the nation and has invested $15 million in organizations of all sizes throughout Cuyahoga County. The Thea Bowman Center received its first grant this year for the TBC KIDS summer program, a joint grant effort with Neighborhood Connection. www.cacgrants.org
Neighborhood Connections is a community building organization created by the Cleveland Foundation in 2003. Neighborhood Connections seeks to provide grants to small grassroots organizations to fund citizen-led neighborhood projects, events and activities that benefit the communities of Cleveland and East Cleveland. Neighborhood Connections is helping to fund the Thea Bowman Center TBC.KIDS summer program in the Mt. Pleasant community for a second year. www.neighborhoodgrants.org
Is your business or organization looking for ways to get involved in the Thea Bowman Center? Recently, several organizations have contributed to the Center in varied ways. In December, a business donated all of the proceeds from a company-wide holiday raffle to the Center. One company sponsored a grant for our GED program , another company helped sponsor our Youth Summer Program and a third company sponsored our printing costs. Other businesses and organizations sponsored our Annual Benefit Dinner.
HOW WOULD YOUR ORGANIZATION LIKE TO GET INVOLVED? Please contact Ella Thomas, Executive Director at email@example.com if you have questions or ideas on how you would like to get involved in the Center. Thank you!
Our Saturday buffet lunch and weekly food pantry have both seen a 25% to 30% increase in clients served beginning in fall of 2013. Approximately 200 children and adults are now served each Saturday in our new kitchen and enlarged dining facility. This increased need in food support is expected to continue or even rise further due to the current economy, along with the cold weather.