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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.
2020 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
Mariana Stockman won a $2000 scholarship from the Lakewood Women's Club. Mariana is graduating from Lakewood High School and will be staying in Ohio to attend Ohio University. She is very pleased to be receiving the student scholarship from the Lakewood Women’s Club. Mariana appreciates the diversity of the City of Lakewood, which she contributes to by being an open-minded person.
As a younger student, Mariana struggled with dyslexia. She met the challenges by working very hard, which has given her a sense of accomplishment and inspiration. She now knows that she can tackle whatever new challenges cross her path. Her two older brothers have also been a positive influence by encouraging her to
advocate for herself.
“I was a part of the student council for two years and loved being able to plan dances, pep rallies, fundraising and other student events. In my senior year on the Lakewood girls cross country team, I was a captain. It was fun for me to motivate the incoming freshman and younger runners to become enthusiastic about running,” said Mariana.
Mariana will be majoring in music production and recording at OU. Since she was four years old, Mariana has been playing and composing music. She’s been interested in music for most of her life, but it wasn’t until high school that possible careers emerged for her as a music therapist or film scorer. The enjoyment she found in the challenges of managing projects and people led her to decide on business management in the music industry. Billie Eilish is a role model for Mariana because they are close in age, and Billie has become a very successful musician by focusing on her authentic self and her music and not an image. She hopes to be as
strong and successful as Billie Eilish one day.
Mariana looks forward to attending college, and she knows it might be a difficult. She looks forward to the opportunity to grow, and wants to show others that she is strong.
The Lakewood Women’s Club wishes Mariana a bright future at Ohio University and in her future career!