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2020 - 2021 non-profit lwc grant recipient
Lakewood Women's Club is proudly announces CLE Diaper Drive as our 2020-2021 Non-profit Grant recipient. CLE Diaper Drive supplies local charities with donated diapers to give at no cost to their clients. In our first two years combined we collected nearly 150,000
diapers to give to these partner organizations.
These organizations include: Lakewood Community Services Center, Migration & Refugee Services, MetroHealth Friends of Mothers and Infants, Neighborhood Family Practice, Garden Valley Neighborhood House, Zelma George Family Shelter, and The Baby Love Project.
2018 - 2019 non-profit lwc grant recipient
Gigi’s Playhouse Cleveland was our 2017-2019 Non-profit Grant recipient. GiGi’s Playhouse Cleveland focuses on serving the nearly 900 individuals with Down syndrome in Northeast Ohio. They have a core set of programs to provide something for all age and developmental groups, from birth to adults. The programs offered focus on advancing self-esteem, literacy, math skills, social skills, muscle tone, speech, language and more, as well as fostering acceptance and networking resources for parents and siblings. All programs are volunteer-run by local therapists, educators, and community volunteers and are 100% free of charge. Gigi’s mission is to increase positive awareness of Down syndrome through educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community.
2019 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
Lakewood Women's Club is also very proud to announce its 2019 scholarship recipient! Valentina Teles lived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the first 11 years of her life. When her sister, Renata moved to the United States, Andrea, her mother and brother Victor decided to move here.
Valentina is the captain of the Sparkles Squad, a cheerleading squad for students with disabilities. She volunteers with Help to Others organization and visits local nursing homes to help the elderly with crafts and bingo.
Valentina discovered her passion for health care and plans to study nursing either at Cuyahoga Community College or at Cleveland State University. Preparing for her future, she attended West Shore Career Technical District in the West-Shore Health Career program. During her senior year, she completed her clinicals with O’Neill Healthcare and the Cleveland Clinic and is now a state tested nursing assistant.